Originally Posted by LAarchitect
I am glad some one else asked the quesiton also. I have no idea what "where the end caps meet the straight sections" mean!!!
Interior and exterior. Double-skinned. You are going to have a lot
of fun reading around here, I can tell (if indeed an architect). The stresses inherent to a semi-monococque design can make for frustrations in repairs, but the beauty of the design is forthright.
The history of materials used for interior furnishings ought to be right up your alley, as A/S has sadly increased the weight of the whole via "marketing pressures" without a comparable re-design of the chassis/shell (retroactively done, to some degree). Streamline
used aluminum cabinetry rivetted to the shell which made for the largest interior volumes at the lightest weight while also reinforcing the structure. How's that for elegance?