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Old 12-05-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Reinforcement for New Cabinet Install

I have a 1952 Silver a Streak Clipper. Major rebuild. Finishing last of the exterior panels. My new interior plans include lots of new over window cabinets on both the curb side and street side.
I saw these at Colin Hyde's shop that he is using for 1950 era Airstreams. Also here is some of the same attached to the wall.Click image for larger version

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There are some horizontal ribs on the curb side that are already there. You can see them in theClick image for larger version

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ID:	253422this was my starting point, so I don't have anything to refer to.
My question has to do with attachment devices, 5/32" blind rivets, attachment points, as should they have a rib to attach to or the interior skin only. This then gets more complicated as should I also add a vertical arched rib also. Hey to fab the cabinet carcass is cheap and storage is precious and my plans are for almost full length cabinets. This will be done in 30" widths. Limited by my 30" HF brake.
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Old 12-05-2015, 07:53 PM   #2
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You can double-up on the interior skins in areas you would like to mount cabinets and other things. That should give you the needed support without adding ribs, etc.




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You can add horizontal aluminum strips between ribs in the locations necessary before re-attching the interior panels. They will provide substantial mounting points.
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