Ok, So i found the frame is just way to gone for a part of frame repair by part of frame repair, I have acquired a frame from a user here called overkill.
(SELLS AWSOME AIRSTREAM PEACES!! IF HE DOESN'T"T HAVE IT, HELL GET IT
. He has been a life saver to me all the way from stock 75' panels to complete Frame replacements.. a frame with the black factory paint on it nice and thick for 150 USD, Can't beat that.)
SO the rear end of it was rusty, easy solution, since all the pieces were their, Tom (Ornametals welder) can fabricate the pieces easily. The frame sill had the water tank hinges on, with very little rust, this in itself was awesome. Outriggers are nice and cheap at out of doors mart, thick metal that's already painted black. Replacing them all for the hell of it.
Now here is the part I'm going to hate, I decided to do a shell off, as the frame have is destroyed in several areas.. I have 3 acres of land to work with, main problem is its all grass, unless this is easily circumvented.
Can anyone please offer some words of advice? Gantry crane systems, jacks? How much does the shell weigh? I already know to sand bag the shell down to prevent it from blowing away, but how in the world do you lift a 31' shell safely? I know what I need to do to get it off rivet floor wise, but no idea how to lift the thing. do I need to take out the over head cabinets to, i.e. is this advisable or doable?
While I'm doing this, I'm also putting on new axles', if someone (*cough* Andy, *cough*) wants to sell me some or give me advice on which ones to get so I don't have to mod them heavily with full backing plates, I would be appreciative. Dumb move here and don't repeat it, NEVER JACK the axles, jack the mounting plate where the axles bolt in.
Oh yes, while prepping the frame and removing the insulation, I got hit by a scorpion, please be CAREFUL when futzing with the insulation as critters like to bury themselves in it, and on a side note, the donor frames insulation is still bright pink and usable, no wetness at all.
This is why i decided to replace the frame, after showing this video and hearing the horror stories, I MUCH rather be safe then sorry.