Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-23-2012, 11:30 AM   #15
Rivet Master
r carl's Avatar
Vintage Kin Owner
Lin , Ne
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 2,128
Originally Posted by 195Pilot View Post
Thanks for the input guys. Any more idea's before I start cutting metal.
If you plan on running china tires you better make the inner fenderwells out of 1/4" boiler plate.

r carl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 01:41 AM   #16
3 Rivet Member
salzburg , salzburg
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 123

Originally Posted by 195Pilot View Post
Thanks again for the input.
The tire blow out aspect is going to be a bad deal any way you look at it. The major damage will be in the aluminum skin, the long sheets on either side.
I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel, I would like to improve the frame, after all if I copy the old frame to the tee, it should last 37 years.
As far as the car trailers with oak floor, I told my wife a couple of weeks ago, just buy a 40 ft. goose neck trailer and set the shell on the oak floor, make some nice steps off the trailer, you got a place for generator and anything else you need will camping.
That didn't go over real well, I don't think she liked the idea. Then I said how about a long pontoon boat and trailer then we can have an amphibious Airstream, Well that wasn't a good idea either so I am back to building a new frame.

mrgreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 04:41 AM   #17
3 Rivet Member
1973 25' Tradewind
Augusta , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 123
Originally Posted by wahoonc
I would go just slightly heavier to maintain the flexibility and light weight. Then either galvanize or POR-15 the entire thing for rust protection.

I would proceed very cautiously with a galvanized frame - this could led to galvanic corrosion of the aluminum shell anywhere the shell contacts the frame I.e. around the perimeter. Use a a good quality enamel or epoxy paint.
DGJackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 12:56 PM   #18
Rivet Master
1981 31' Excella II
New Market , Alabama
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5,706
Galvanize is zinc and zinc is anodic to aluminum and steel so how is the zinc going to lead to corrosion?

Galvanization - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


perryg114 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

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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