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Old 01-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #1
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Weight of a shell needed

I am starting a resto/renovation on my 1951 Silver Streak 22' Clipper. It does need work. It is gutted.
First item of business is belly pan/insulation/frame/axel/c channel/floor redo. I know once I pull the floor the extent of the work can easily turn this into way more work. I see frame work ahead.
I have an idea for removing the shell without distorting the alignment but I would like to find an estimate of the weight of the following unit: Shell, inner shell and c-channel. I remember seeing an old Airstream ad and 4 guys were holding up that same unit. I figure maybe 400-500 lbs. Any confirmation.
I will start another thread on my idea.

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Old 01-23-2014, 03:10 PM   #2
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I'll take a stab. Each linear foot of 4' wide .032" T3 2024 is about 1.84 lbs/ linear foot. So if your trailer uses say 140 linear feet outside and the same area inside that's 280 ln ft and your at 515 lbs. I don't know if your trailer is made from that material or in fact if it uses that area either but that's my 60 second calculation/ guess.

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Old 01-24-2014, 10:34 AM   #3
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I am buying the New Tweco 140 Amp Mig 3 in 1 120 VAC this weekend. Wow I get a free Helmet. Total new guy to MIG, did in hacked together work stand in stick. Where should I post a review?
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