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Old 06-27-2009, 09:42 AM   #309
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From the few hints offered so far, I take it that this gizmo is a compound bending/curving device? You aircraft techs have all the fun toys and all the expertise- it just isn't fair...
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Old 06-27-2009, 12:26 PM   #310
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French Horn...

...English Wheel.

At least I think that's what it is called? I only know this from having watched a few episodes of American Chopper...

Here's a demo on Youtube:

YouTube - English Wheel

Very cool, would love to get my hands on one of these some day.

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Old 06-27-2009, 01:16 PM   #311
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...English Wheel.

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Marcus, LOL here. Where did I get French wheel from?...and French horn isn't the first phrase I would have come up with.

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Old 06-27-2009, 08:02 PM   #312
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I can tell you from very recent experience that they can give you a nasty blood blister if you get distracted
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:28 PM   #313
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I can tell you from very recent experience that they can give you a nasty blood blister if you get distracted
Would that be a 'compound' injury?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:52 AM   #314
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French wheel was my bad..

I always think of French when I think of compound curves.

English wheel sounds kind of square.

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Old 07-26-2009, 11:08 AM   #315
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Update

I haven't had much time to work on the GT this summer as I've been the onsite Rep. for our C130 overhaul in Abbotsford BC. I am now at Paine Field (Seattle area) getting the Herc painted. I'm really looking forward to going home. I bet I've gained ten pounds eating in resterants. Here's a couple of progress pics.
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:28 PM   #316
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So what is the sq/ft paint coverage number? They still use something like IMRON? (I'm dating myself with that I suppose). And, as I don't remember if you've already mentioned it, what's the history on that airplane (model?).

That's a helluva building to make a Hercules look that small.
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:02 PM   #317
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No one really uses Imron anymore. There are much better poly paints out now. We use a PPG paint. It took 5 55gal drums of stripper and there is a pallet of paint setting in the hanger but I don't know how manny gallons are on it. I have no idea how many square feet of surface area the herc has.

The aircraft I crew on is an ex Navy Tacamo or Sub communications bird. It had a winch that let out a long wire antenna about 5 miles out the back for the ULF radio . It's a EC130Q.
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I haven't had much time to work on the GT this summer as I've been the onsite Rep. for our C130 overhaul in Abbotsford BC. I am now at Paine Field (Seattle area) getting the Herc painted. I'm really looking forward to going home. I bet I've gained ten pounds eating in resterants. Here's a couple of progress pics.
It looks good. Glad to know you will soon be spending more time in/on/under that Airstream.

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Thanks Berry, you and you friends made the eary part of my trip in BC very pleasent. Thanks again for the dinner and the tour.

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I just got a 72 Globetrotter and the passenger side frame under the shower has deteriated and the bumper support from the frame is missing and the trailer level adjustment is missing from that side too. The bathroom looks like it has been renovated and there are no soft spots in the floor but I am concerned about the support of that area and the bumper. Have any sugestions?
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Welcome Bcogburn,

It sounds like you will have to open up the floor and do some rust remediation there(cut & weld).
You should look in the forum under "frames and floors" and read some of the threads for more info. If you post pictures there you will get the best feedback possible.
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I just got a 72 Globetrotter and the passenger side frame under the shower has deteriated and the bumper support from the frame is missing and the trailer level adjustment is missing from that side too. The bathroom looks like it has been renovated and there are no soft spots in the floor but I am concerned about the support of that area and the bumper. Have any sugestions?
I concur with Viking. You will need to pull the belly pan down to see the extent of the damage. You really do need to repair your frame damage. A good welder should be able to fix you up.
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