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Old 10-05-2005, 09:42 AM   #1
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Question Shell-Off Floor Replacement e-book

The following is from NorCal Bambi: I am working of an e-book section for the Airstream Knowledge Sharing Forums. I am also working with Andy R. The purpose of this book is to consolicate much of the very good information found in these Threads. The project I am working on at present is the Floor Restoration. I WILL NEED LOTS OF INPUT FORM ALL WHO ARE WILLING!
My current need is a suggested list of Threads on this subject that can be use for reference. Also a list of tools need to do this job, special tools and other wise.
I am open to all help and suggestions.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:02 AM   #2
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I appreciate the fact that you chose the "shell off" method of floor replacement for your e-book project. This method allows for a clean, original, and durable repair, which is much easier to document than all the different shell on methods, used by many to repair their floors.
I have pictures a a bit of information I can contribute if you need it.
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Kudos to you for compiling this invaluable resource. As someone with a trailer that only needs modest floor repair, I would like to see a section for shell-on repairs as well. Just my $0.02

Thanks again for taking on this monumental task.

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Thanks for your reply. Your thread is of great use. May I use the information form it? Can you contribute any list of tools. I will use your thread as a referance in the e-book. Do you have any other pictures that the ones on the thread?
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:29 PM   #5
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Thanks for you suggestion. After the Shell-Off method a section Shell-On Would also be helpful to may. Would you be willing to start collecting iformation you find on threads that we could use when we get to that stage?
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Old 10-06-2005, 10:35 PM   #6
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Hi Don,

I have used the shell on approach and found that it worked well enough for me. Check out the following thread and especially my post #3. It has some pointers to other threads that have details on what I did. There is a pretty good list of the tools that I found usefull in one of them.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=15492

I would be happy to participate in the floor replacement topic as I have time.

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Hi Malcolm, I looked at your threads and your pictures. I also liked the diagrams you created. Did you do those on the computer? I have created a cover and introduction pages. I have sent those to Andy R. He will be reviewing those pages + a sample layout I sent him to approve. The Section on shell-off floor replacement is what I am currently working on. There is a request for a shell-on floor replacement (see below). What I would like to do once I get a little further along is send you the current sample. I think we should work with this by e-mail until Andy R gives an approval on a go ahead. Thanks for you offer.
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I did use CAD software for the diagrams that I have posted. Excpet that is for a few hand sketches I think I made somewhere along the line. When the time comes I believe that I have a bunch more photos that I have never posted too.

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It sounds like everyone has been really busy. I havn't forgot about an e-book project. I'm just in a holding pattern waiting for input and coments form above. This will be a big project once it gets started, so it's good to take it slowly and get it right. The wife and I are off to the Beverly Beach State Beach Gathering this weekend. Good folks and good times.
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