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Old 02-21-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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Number of pieces of interior skin, or six packs to get them out ( I can't remember which one I was making marks on the wall for). The weather finally cooperated, and the shell is off.

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end . But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill ...
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Old 02-21-2010, 03:31 PM   #2
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Number of pieces of interior skin, or six packs to get them out ( I can't remember which one I was making marks on the wall for). The weather finally cooperated, and the shell is off.

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end . But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. Winston Churchill ...

I was just watching a special on Churchill this past week.
Love that quote...

You are involved in BIG work! Wow. Keep us posted.

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Old 02-21-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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I am curious how you've anchored that gorgeous aluminum balloon atop those custom launch racks... AND I am envious you have the chance to pressure wash the interior of the shell - . Talk about an itch I can't reach! I guess I also shouldn't go on about my fantasy of towing the frame down the Interstate to clean out the insulation & mouse condos, etc... .
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The cross members are bolted to the Airstream ribs.
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I'm sure your buttoned down but I canna see from the pictures... 'A' frame of saw horse lag bolted or ground spiked? Strapping/rope over the shell bolted to pavement?? Anything to keep 'lift' from occurring! With that much sail area a moderate gust would exert tons of force... If not I am fearing it'd carry the scaffold along as landing gear?

Again - totally envious here that you have opportunity to get a clean smelling trailer. The fence mounts you show, we listened to belly pan aluminum flex 'thunder' all night more than a few times when North winds got underneath my stack on the back of the garage and pulled out the screws, strap them down good!
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A frames are ground spiked.
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

I got excited when I saw the title of this thread. I said, wow, that's Daisy's tag number!! Granted, that's not the popint, but, oh well. Daisy was excited too.
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Got the chassis to a friend's shop this weekend and got the belly pan and tanks removed. Any idea what the 6 x 9 notch in the water tank is for?
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Could it possibly be there to act as a baffle?
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Finished sand blasting the top part of the frame, and got it flipped over. Now I'm thinking instead of flipping it back over I'll turn the outriggers over and convert it into a low rider. Should be easier to get in and out of when I get to be subtle aged.

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Your making this look so easy... Thats a lucky airstream!
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wow. Frame up rebuild. Nice!
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