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Old 06-17-2009, 01:48 PM   #715
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My original floor was not T&G, and was butted together over a cross member. That is how I am in the process of replacing mine.

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Old 06-17-2009, 06:36 PM   #716
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If your shell is off, you might consider gluing the panels together with birch biscuits, even if they are over a framing member. Every little bit of rigidity helps.

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Old 06-17-2009, 07:48 PM   #717
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Off at a tangent but thinking about what I'd do differently on the next one got me wondering if anyone had tried one of these http://norcoind.com/bal/products/oem...me/index.shtml It's a trailer chassis that would presumably need a little modifying.
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:38 PM   #718
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I ending up with 3/4" A/C fir with all the butts glued and over the double cross members. Thanks for all the input.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:22 PM   #719
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Off at a tangent but thinking about what I'd do differently on the next one got me wondering if anyone had tried one of these http://norcoind.com/bal/products/oem...me/index.shtml It's a trailer chassis that would presumably need a little modifying.
That looks like a pretty interesting frame. Would they be available to the general public though? Where can we buy them and how much do they cost? It was hard to tell from the website what sizes they come in.

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Old 07-14-2009, 03:18 PM   #720
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I don't know but I liked the concept. I think I'll try and finish the 1st trailer before I get to carried away with number two Airstream!
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Old 08-18-2009, 06:52 PM   #721
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Jordan & All , My Shell is Off, Wife says get rid of it Now !!! #@!%^# !
Anyway the way we did the Lift worked, very good and it Has been there for some time with out Problems...( RE WIND RAIN SNOW ETC !!).. first I Made "2" Curved wood Pieces from 4x6 to fit the ceiling curve ,Then I had a 4x4 post that was attached to the curved wood with Plywood Gussets this took the weight easy ..to Lift little at a time on both ends ... I Built a frame Of 4, 4x4 posts with 4x6 OVER EACH Vent Hole Tied together with 2x6s to form a rectangle ...And Made them high enough to HANG THE SHELL ON ...I used those 2 Inch Nylon staps with the ratchets to do it ,WOW! Worked so good ! , So then the thing (SHELL) IS IN THE AIR STREAM !! the frame can Then be Pulled out or slid Back in any time ...to work on (RE WELDING ! )
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Hey ,Do you guys Know about CLECO's They Hold your Rivit Holes together all lined up! NICE ! You will Need alot of them to Hold it together then You Pull One then replace with rivit & so On down the Line , These are used in Aircraft building ..Nu
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:43 PM   #723
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Hey ,Do you guys Know about CLECO's They Hold your Rivit Holes together all lined up! NICE ! You will Need alot of them to Hold it together then You Pull One then replace with rivit & so On down the Line , These are used in Aircraft building ..Nu
Yup... I'm thinking we've heard of 'em 'round here on the Airstream Forums... maybe a couple of times or so...: Very handy, indeed.
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Old 08-31-2009, 06:08 AM   #724
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Well, it looks like the only way I'm going to keep my thread from getting HIJACKED is to start working on the Pickle again! So, I did just that. I spent the weekend working on the windows. In my haste to get the thing camp-able for my mother-in-law, I put things back together without totally finishing them up (who's not guilty of that?)

So, I took apart the side window frames, polished up all the screen retainers and latches, put in the aluminum window trim, and screen, and ouala! ! window COMPLETE!

A friend of mine broke the front window glass, so that's motivated me to make that window the next on my list. I've already gotten all the screens cut, it's just a matter of polishing up the remaining screen retainers, latches and frame, and installing it. Then I'm down to only 2 windows!! Yaaah!

I'll post pics in a bit. I let my subscription run out and have no more room to upload stuff.

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Screen retainers

Here's a shot of the screen retainer and latch. Does anyone know where I can get more of the aluminum screen retainers (other than eBay, of course!)

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Try the ACE hardware in Woodstock.

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I wrote that half in jest, half seriously. Old hardware stores many times have lots of old hardware scattered around the backroom. As a more seasoned member here once told me "go into the store and look for the oldest gut working, show him what ya got and see if he has one".

That ACE, over by the railroad tracks, looks like it's been there for a long, long time. I'll bet they have one of those old guys working there. (No offense to old guys, I'm one, too!)

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