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Old 10-29-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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pulling channel in

I have been searching for a post that gives a description of a homemade tool with two pieces of channel,some all thread and a turnbuckle to pull the c channel in to secure to the floor.Anyone know what I'm refering to?
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:04 PM   #2
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Actually two pieces of angle iron and the turnbuckle
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:50 PM   #3
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I'm trying to guess what you're doing . . .

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I was looking for that post the other day, as I just finished that part of my restoration... I was unable to find it, but I found a ratchet strap to work pretty well also. You know, the kind you would use to hold something down in the bed of a truck.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:22 PM   #5
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shell shift

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The shell shifted out 1/2 or so while installing the floor .Need to pull the sides inand get even on the outriggers.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:24 PM   #6
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I was looking for that post the other day, as I just finished that part of my restoration... I was unable to find it, but I found a ratchet strap to work pretty well also. You know, the kind you would use to hold something down in the bed of a truck.
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You could just drop the hooks over the channel and ratchet away.Don't have a helper to push in on the skin.
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the post you are refering to is in Minno's " Little Girl Refurb" thread. Do a member search and look for threads started by him and you'll find it.
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http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...b-50967-3.html

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I actually had it open in another tab! So much to read, can't always keep up with it.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:55 PM   #9
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Steve...I looked at the turn buckle "clamp" and wonder why you can't just use a big tie down strap...hook onto either side with reinforcements and ratchet the sides into place.
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Steve...I looked at the turn buckle "clamp" and wonder why you can't just use a big tie down strap...hook onto either side with reinforcements and ratchet the sides into place.
Got 2 15 ft. ratchet tie downs at HF for 16.00 Should do the trick,then I can use later.Floor went in perfectly.Glad I did a trial run with $6.00 sheets of Luan.Certainly worth it.Was able to install by myself without the teen helpers! Prodex here tomorrow so I will be toastie when it starts getting cold.
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Look under sub-forums : 1972 Sovereign, "Little Girl Refurb" by Minno. He made a tool to pull his frame together when he replaced his plywood.... trex
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Gee, so nice that you all noticed!
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Minno.... I like your thread because your attention to detail in your photo's/log, and the fact that we both have 1972/31' sovereign AS's. It helps to see how to do things the right way. Keep posting Minno, trex
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Thank you! We count it as quite a compliment when people refer to our thread. Chris cobbled that turnbuckle contraption together out of things he had in his workshop - we don't need it anymore so if someone wants to come get it...
Chris isn't posting this because he is currently enroute to Connecticut to pick up our Navy son's trailer to bring home for storage for a couple of years since Navy Boy unexpectedly just got transferred to a sub stationed in Pearl Harbor. Chris said he saw lots of trailers on the road today, but no Airstreams. Oh, we get their dog temporarily too.
Our trailer is closed up for the winter now. We have indoor house projects to keep us busy, and Chris will try his luck at fabricating waste tanks later this winter, but we won't be posting much on our thread. Give you a chance to catch up! (and us!).

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