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Old 09-12-2014, 01:06 PM   #547
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Looking at that picture closer, I think the black sealant you've used in the corners gives me an optical illusion of the frame being flared out.
Looks great!!

Thanks Kip
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:25 AM   #548
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Kip,

Thanks for the link to your thread. It was like a good book that I couldn't put down. Sorry you haven't made it to the end yet. . Awesome work. As I was reading through the thread I was wondering if Mr. C had read the threads. Maybe that is where he has come up with some of his "brilliant" ideas. He had not read your thread, but is now reading through it.

On our 62 GT, he is also tempted to replace a lot of the exterior skin, because he can. I keep talking him off the cliff. I get that now is the time to do it. However, just because you can, doesn't mean you need to. I argue if you wanted a new trailer why did we buy a 50 yr old trailer. He says because he can't afford a new one. My point exactly! . We don't come by materials quite as freely as you do.

Our plans for the interior are similar to yours with a fixed back bed, curb side wet bath, street side kitchen galley, front dinette. All in good time. Right now we just need to concentrate on getting the shell back on. With temps in the 30s last night, we are feeling the pressure. We may also use our GT as a rolling tent once the shell is back on.

Keep up the great work!

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Old 09-13-2014, 09:14 AM   #549
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Thanks for the kind words. I would really like to finish up the GT, but as usual I am heeding out again Monday morning, but only for 2 weeks this time.
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Old 10-05-2014, 07:05 PM   #550
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I read of your disapproval of AS's quality and must say I agree. The channel is not flat to the floor, the plywood floor stops at half the width of the channel, and the ribs do not always make it down to be riveted to the channel. Mine is a 1970 GT. I am ready to lift the shell but don't think I will do as good of a job as you. Too much to remake.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:39 AM   #551
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The QC of these supposedly Hi-End couches is very lacking, and Airstream's reluctance to address their manufacturing processes and continue to produce trailers with the same issues decade after decade is truly mystifying.

Don't cut yourself short, all the issues that you listed are easily fixed.
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Old 10-17-2014, 04:46 PM   #552
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Man that's a nice stomp shear,Looks like new.
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Before long you will have enough tools to build Airstreams from scratch. I don't have room for anymore toys. I will have to build more shop space or get a bigger place.

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