Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2011, 01:28 PM   #15
4 Rivet Member
Bauxter's Avatar
1973 31' Sovereign
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 266
Images: 2
Has anyone used 1.5" X 1.5" X 1/8" angle to make crossmembers? I was planning to use one across the top of the c channel and one across the bottom, with a couple vertical pieces to reduce the deflection of the top piece when walked on. I see outriggers @ $20 ea. I am thinking 14 3/4" 1.5" angle, and a piece of cut and bent 14 ga. steel underneath to complete the profile.

Bauxter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2011, 01:47 PM   #16
Aluminum Falcon Mechanic
Darkspeed's Avatar
1972 31' Sovereign
Wesley chapel , Florida
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,169
Images: 6
For a time example, it took me 6.5 hrs to fit and tack weld everything , 5 hrs to go back and seam weld everything , 1.5 hrs to install / weld axles . 13 hrs fab for a complete towable frame.
If it takes months they are screwing you over.

Darkspeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2011, 07:23 PM   #17
2 Rivet Member
musicmaster's Avatar
1976 31' Sovereign
Greenwood , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 96
Images: 10
Your telling me, not even a kiss. To top it off the rear crossmember was made too wide , top to bottom, and welded in 1 inch out of place. Then he wouldn't fix it, I had to take it to another welder to do that. Needless to say I was not a happy camper.
musicmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2011, 05:38 AM   #18
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
I think the best thing you can do is keep his beer cold and stay out of the way. This is not rocket science.
The biggest mistake I think most people make is to make a frame that is too stiff. Most think it needs to be beefed up and that is not what should happen. The frame needs to flex as it goes down the road. Just copy what is there and it will turn out perfect.

Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tube Frame Debate crzycpa Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 9 07-05-2011 09:34 PM
'69 Overlander frame repair colin57 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 6 04-25-2011 10:45 AM
frame reinforcement - rear end separation silversafari Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 1 03-17-2011 10:16 AM
1965 Caravel Frame funhouse 1965 Caravel 0 03-01-2011 09:12 AM
The frame is ok ~ Patching the floor. LawChick Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12 01-30-2011 02:39 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.