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Old 06-06-2012, 06:43 PM   #1
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Just about ready to pop the top

Ok interior and inner skins removed,
banana skins removed
bolts through floor and frame to end C channels removed
rivets along sides to double C channel drilled out.
rivets through front plate and skin drilled out
building gantries tomorrow.
what am I missing? are there any secret connections from top to bottom i am missing?


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Old 06-06-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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I have no personal experience removing Airstream bodies but I have spent a life taking things apart. Like anything you do, practice makes perfect only I'm guessing you don't want too much practice....
I am sure you will find out it will be fine.
Good luck,

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Old 06-06-2012, 08:25 PM   #3
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Remove the trim around the wheel wells there are some hidden rivets there if you haven't done so already. Well at least on mine there where

I just pulled mine a week ago Here is what I did.

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Old 06-07-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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There is a hold down plate in the rear too. On my unit the same rivets that went to the channel went through the plate too, or what was left of it.

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