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Old 11-09-2015, 03:12 PM   #1051
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Albert,check out this link: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ons-35399.html

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Old 11-09-2015, 04:45 PM   #1052
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Yes, I was definitely planning all new plumbing and wiring, after taking off the inside skins.
I guess I'm just hesitant about she'll of, because it's just me and I have no clue how to make it happen. I know it's the right thing to do though. I will probably be keeping this trailer for myself, so I want everything done right.
I did replace partial floors on my ambassador, without she'll off,but it was just partial. Any advise or thread leads to help me out would be awesome. Thank you.

I plan to start a thread on the journey of this trailer as I will have a ton of questions to ask of all of you.
Starting your own thread will be a great start, when I started my thread I also had tons of questions. Learned a lot from Jim & Susan's thread.

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Old 11-10-2015, 08:18 AM   #1053
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I did a shell on restoration of my 57 Overlander. This is my thread, might be of use.
I didn't have space for a shell off restoration, but did a complete rebuild - frame to polishing and everything in between. Without the shell off, putting the floor back in is much harder, but possible.
The worst part of the job was the belly pan replacement- the compound corners in particular, so if you can leave what you have in place then that's what I'd advise. If you can't, then keep as much in tact as you can for a template.

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Old 11-12-2015, 08:58 AM   #1054
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Yup, great advice, lots of how-tos, and inspiration, in the Major Renovation threads.
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Toastie thanks for documenting everything here, I just spent the last few hours reading this thread and it was worth every moment!

How comfortable are those mattresses now that you've had them a while?
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Toastie thanks for documenting everything here, I just spent the last few hours reading this thread and it was worth every moment!

How comfortable are those mattresses now that you've had them a while?
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Thanks very much, the foam is 5" with 2" memory foam for a total of 7" like it very much, however, wanted 6" foam with 3" memory for a total of 9" just couldn't make that work. The removable covers are great, perfect.

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Old 02-12-2016, 11:25 AM   #1057
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Can I ask how you got the floor out while still having the shell attached?

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Notice how the u-channel was constructed on this 1955 Safari, electrical
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Old 02-13-2016, 07:36 AM   #1058
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Can I ask how you got the floor out while still having the shell attached?
My restoration was a full shell off.....

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Old 02-13-2016, 10:14 AM   #1059
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Yes, I saw that as I am still half way through your GREAT thread! But, I did notice that you had your floor removed while the shell was still on. This is where I am at right now with one of my trailers, and I am hoping to get the floor out while still having the shell attached. Possible? How?
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Yes, I saw that as I am still half way through your GREAT thread! But, I did notice that you had your floor removed while the shell was still on. This is where I am at right now with one of my trailers, and I am hoping to get the floor out while still having the shell attached. Possible? How?
My restoration was a shell off (shell braced to control flexing) floor and belly pan removed, framed removed and repaired. What I did with the new floor and what you are seeing was just a test run, making sure fit and finish would work with plumbing, and that the shell would come down using gage pins to frame. There are 4 holes in frame that I used to align shell, floor. Left shell braced to help with alignment until floor was fasten to frame. Hope this make sense.

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Toastie, how did you attache them? One side lays down on the main frame rail and the other two ends attach to the outriggers right?. ON one of my fenders The side that is over the main frame rail has holes in it but no hole in the frame. Cant figure that one out. Are they just suppose to sandwich between the floor and the frame. thanks
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See post 158, notice the holes on the side of the wheel tubs (fenders) The wheel tubs get fasten to the outside skin with rivets on my model. And yes the tubs set on top of the frame and plywood floor on top. Be careful on your assembly sequence.

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It's time to re-polish the trailer again, it's been 4 years. Always trying something new when it comes to polishing and I have hit on something that I really like. Went with Bright Work Polish and finding it superior to Nuvite C, very little black residue. Applying Bright Works with Liberon #0000 steel wool by hand. Then using loose cotton wheel 10" from caswellplating.com with the Dewalt.

Liberon is the best steel wool currently on the market. Unlike other steel wool brands, Liberon treats the steel wool after manufacture to remove the oil used in the manufacturing process. Will not crumble.

http://www.caswellplating.com/buffing-polishing.html
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