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Old 06-14-2005, 12:07 PM   #155
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Greg, looks real fine. How are you supporting the trailer. Are you using the jack to support the front or did you use something between the jack and axels. I noticed my new front panel has a few waves, I was supporting the frame about where the door is with a 4x4 under the whole thing. When I went back to the jack the ripples were obvious due to frame flex. Now I'm wondering will putting the weight in it cause similar problems. I'll be putting in the water tank and half filling it before replacing the front sheet.
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Old 06-14-2005, 03:10 PM   #156
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I have jack stands just forward of the door and the tongue jack has some load on it.There are jack stands supporting the trailer at the axle plates and some near the bumper.I leveled everything out before the floor went on and I have not moved it since.The front skin has a doubler(.040) under it behind the window and I had to support the window and front end when the lower skin was out.It will be a nervous day when all the jack stands come out.
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Old 06-14-2005, 03:39 PM   #157
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Before you complete the shell, you need to buy some first class champagne.

Have the champagne chilled to perfection, for that "day", that you do the unveiling.

When you remove the jacks, etc, you will find that it will ever so slightly drop.

Your chassis support method far exceeds the "book" requirements.

Therefore when you pull all the supports, have the champagne ready, and congratulate yourself for a "job well done".

You used twice as many supports as we do. The additional supports you used, did not assure quality, it guaranteed it.

Now that your around the corner from completing the "easy" part, do you have the rest of your game plan locked in?

More champagne..................maybe?

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Old 06-14-2005, 05:59 PM   #158
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Thanks for words of support Andy. As for future plans I will have my work cut out for me getting the inner skin done.That needs to be mostly replaced too.Some day I can start building cabinets.Maybe after I retire.
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Old 06-14-2005, 06:15 PM   #159
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I would suggest that you give considerable thought to the electrical systems, both 12 VDC and 120 VAC, as well as an antenna system and/or music system. You can also give some thought to a new AC, or it's drain system, and perhaps a solar charger or two.

The perfect time for those projects is when the interior sheetmetal is off.

By the way, before you remove the interior, resupport the chassis.

Best wishes for your future projects, that seem to never end, especially if you tinker with an Airstream.

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Old 06-26-2005, 06:35 PM   #160
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I started planning the electrical system this winter when it was raining too much to make any progress outdoors.I managed to make a few schematics but am held up on that project while I make up my mind where to place batteries,electrical panel,and shore power plug.I am planning the interior layout to be very close to original except with a front dinette and a shower where the rear closet was and a larger rear cabinet to fill in where the tub was.
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Old 06-26-2005, 06:44 PM   #161
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I was far enought along today on the top curbside panel to get started with the lower curbside panel.This is also the first panel I have replaced with .040" sheet.
The heavier sheet is much nicer to work with so far. It is not as prone to buckling with a large sheet as the .032" was.I also included a shot of the top of the doorway .I have to decide how I am going to build the drip cap over the door.The new sheet does not look as shiney as the other new ones because it still has the protective plastic on it.
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Keep the shore power cable at the left rear of the trailer.

That matches campground hookups.

When replacing the shore power cable, considering how much cable is lost within the trailer, we use the Canadian 36 foot cable, instead of the USA 25 foot cable.

Gives you a lot more cable to play with.

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Thanks Andy , that gets me started.
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More work

Beef up the area both left and right, and top and bottom of that right front Jalousie window, with some additional stringers.

The sheetmetal in that area is prone to fatigue cracking, from normal use.

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Managed to get quite a few rivets in curb side over the long weekend.That 040" skin is a lot easier to work with.Had hoped to get time off work this week ,to get bottom of panel done, but no luck.
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Managed to get the bottom row of rivets in this weekend. Going to try to get started on the door this week. Need to decide what to do for drip cap over front door.
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Greg,

Here's my experiences with the door eyebrow. I'm sure with your expereince it will be a lot easier. http://www.airforums.com/forum...ad.php?t=14673

The hardest part was making the pattern. I used chipboard for the pattern. It was very much a cut, fit, trim, fit, cut, trim, cut, bend, cuss, trim, fit operation.
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Thanks for info, very nice job.I'll have to give it a try.
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