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Old 09-12-2003, 08:22 PM   #57
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Ours will be looking like that in a couple weeks. Trying to figure out wher on my property to lift the body off. Not level anywhere. Looks like probably right next to the drive. I want to keep the drive clear so I can back the frame up to the garge and sand, clean, repair and paint it there.

After talking to my buddy at great lenght about it, I think bucking is the way to go. Just glad I have a friend with the tools to do it.
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Old 09-12-2003, 09:34 PM   #58
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Trying to figure out wher on my property to lift the body off. Not level anywhere.
Just make sure this doesn't happen to you!

Oh NO!

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Old 09-12-2003, 09:42 PM   #59
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Mark-great idea about the vocational/ highschool kids...in the past it has worked for me....I have hired maybe 300 vocational/highschool kids in the last 35 years!...I have a single mom working for me currently-best 3rd hand I have ever had-bar nun. Check into the issue of the Stainless fastners-my air boat was made for leasing to the Goverment so it's overbuilt and has all Stainless fastners-most all in direct contact with the aluminum hull but they use brass-bronze lockwashers...it's a 1997 and there is NO signs of aluminum/corrosion rust anywhere....it was used for 2 years and then wholesaled to me just out of government service-with only 600 hours of service in two years...OY!...geof
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Old 09-12-2003, 10:06 PM   #60
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.....you all know that it is said that,"you really learn to swear good when....1. You marry a girl form Norwood Ohio 2. You learn to drive in Cincinnati 3.You rebuild your Airstream....best of luck to anyone who goes down this path....geof-near Cincinnati {three time looser}
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Old 09-12-2003, 10:45 PM   #61
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Yeah, I saw that thread. I plan to stake it down once it's off the frame. I think I'm going to replace all the running gear with Dexter axle and brakes. That will slow me down enough to finish construction plans. I'm thinking of using marine plywood for the first and last sheets, regular exterior plywood in the middle.
Geof: I'm planning to use all SS fasteners. They're much cheaper now than when my '59 was built. BTW, I married my first wife in Norwood. Also, I was on the Loveland Fire Department. Grew up in Goshen, Ohio.
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Old 09-13-2003, 11:01 AM   #62
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Busting rivets

Geof & 59Toaster:
I found the easiest way to remove the shell rivets:
1. Get a good #21 drill bit.
2. Split the point if it isn't already. This REALLY helps.
3. My rivets had a small dimple in the center. I hope yours do also. Don't need to centerpunch. If you need a center, use a small file to flatten the crown first, and use a awl instead of a punch.
4. It really is easier than I thought. Takes about two hours to go all the way around. Work slow and you won't oversize any of the holes.
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Mark....You Fire departmant guys have a hammerless center punch for breaking out side/rear car windows-It makes the glass into gravel....they are $10 at Home Depot. You can dimple the rivet head as fast as you can place it on the center....if you buy your replacement rivets for interior at a roofing supply place and buy-borrow or steal a air rivet gun you can put those 1200 interior rivets back in place in one evening. The exterior rivets take somewhat longer-and cost more...I used a 3/16 pop rivet and used Alcoa gutter seam sealer to make it watertite....But then again I didn't have more than 30 exterior rivets to fool with. Most were on those friggin' top oblong windows of which I had to replace one!... geof....keep at it!
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Old 09-14-2003, 08:49 AM   #64
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Mark....You Fire departmant guys have a hammerless center punch for breaking out side/rear car windows-It makes the glass into gravel....they are $10 at Home Depot. You can dimple the rivet head as fast as you can place it on the center....if you buy your replacement rivets for interior at a roofing supply place and buy-borrow or steal a air rivet gun you can put those 1200 interior rivets back in place in one evening. The exterior rivets take somewhat longer-and cost more...I used a 3/16 pop rivet and used Alcoa gutter seam sealer to make it watertite....But then again I didn't have more than 30 exterior rivets to fool with. Most were on those friggin' top oblong windows of which I had to replace one!... geof....keep at it!
I had a WBCCI member that is one of my customers at work off to let me barrow his air powered rivet gun. Plan to take him up on it. I was hoping he would log in here after I talked to him about it.
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Old 09-14-2003, 05:23 PM   #65
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drilling out 1200 interior rivets takes some time....try using a High speed die grinder with a rivet drill that a roofer uses...they are called "stubbys" they have flutes at both ends and are 80 cnts each at a roofing supply store. Once I got the hang of it we were dong a rivet a second...took 2 hours to take down the interior skin....The fiberglass is the old style-use a mask and cover up well and then a cold shower and 25mg. Benedral before bed to stop the itching....when you get it all cleaned out use a leaf blower and a fan in the window to finish off all the glass dust-forget vacumming...then you are ready to start rippong wires and closing off unneeded openings.....geof
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Old 09-14-2003, 07:28 PM   #67
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Just got out of the shower after working on it.

Well it just gets worse the more I take out. LOL. I have managed to strip out the rest of the interror in the rear. The only furnature that is left is the goucho and the table. Pull the plumbing and the executive sh!tah and I can start drilling rivets. YE HAAAAA!

I need to climb under it and get the shower pan plumbing out so it can be removed. The PO was creative in the bath to say the least. Must be 10lb of silicone in there. It feels like the deck over the black water tank is completly rotten. That matches the floor under the tank. Sad thing is I really needed that section to get a pattern. Ohh well, I'll have to mock it up with card board.

I kept hearing a bang when ever I made a big movement. Finnaly dawned on me that enough weight has come out that it lifted off the stands. LOL. I think tomorrow I'll put it on the hitch of my extra truck so it doesn't roll on me. I don't need that kind of excitment.

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How is this for creative plumbing repair...yep that's expanding foam holding the line to the bowl!

Dad had no shortage of imagination that's for sure.
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........some things to have handy:....eye wash-bandaids-splinter tweezers-butterfly closures.....'cuz you never learned to swear real good until you redue an Airstream!....geof
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Suggestion: The drain in the shower is a single piece that screws into the cast iron P-trap. Cross two screwdrivers in the x at the bottom of the drain and it will screw right out.
I thought mine was a two piece, with a threaded bezel onto a brass tailpiece. I had cut most of the way through the bezel when my Dremel tool broke. Tried to drift it out, finally used a chisel. Only when I got it lose did I discover it was a single piece.
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