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Old 06-30-2012, 04:39 PM   #1
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1963 Airstream Extra Rib For AC

Does anyone have pictures of where Airstream put the extra rib in, for the air conditioner? Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-19-2012, 02:11 PM   #2
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Im taking the 2 full ribs from front cap and back cap from another unit, and putting them in on both sides of the ac unit. I think this will be adequate to support the extra weight. Will add pictures when completed.
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How did the go? I might be doing the same as I have some broken ribs in my 64 due to the weight of the a/c.
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Old 11-19-2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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These may not be super helpful, since I have a '65 and they don't show scale, but I snapped these to remind myself what we did for ours. We welded in aluminum C channel (the outer braces) to distribute the weight, but had to add in the L (inner braces) when we got the AC unit on and discovered it needed more support directly under it. Not as good as putting in another arch, but it should still help quite a bit.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:38 AM   #5
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Looks great! Did you weld them in your self? Looks like I will be doing the same. Except I will more than likely rivet the c-channel in.
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We had help welding them in. I wouldn't have tried myself, but a friend is a trained welder and general contractor. And the trailer happens to be parked five feet from his shop.
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