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Old 01-11-2019, 08:57 PM   #113
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Gosh, awful news. I hope they can catch the perpetrators and convict them. I bet they are on camera somewhere in the compound.

Lousy luck. I hope your rig will be okay. Airstreams are an attractive target.

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Old 01-12-2019, 07:29 AM   #114
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Is your original frame still intact? Would it be possible for you to measure from the front plate that is welded to the front of the bow to the center of the door opening (Center between step outriggers).

That front plate is the one with a half a million rivets (holes). and the hole for the electrical connector.

My unit is a '76 31' Sovereign. I don't think there were any major differences in the door placement?

Can you also confirm the distance between the two step outriggers? The step is 21" wide, but I don't know about clearance.

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Hey Greg,

The distance from the front plate to the center of the door opening is about 90
The step outriggers are 21 3/4 from inside to inside. My step is 21 1/16 wide.

Hope that helps. My 77 is mostly apart so let me know if you need something else.

Kristoff, hope your trailer didnt get vandalized...

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Old 01-19-2019, 06:33 PM   #115
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A quick note to let everyone know that Lucy is totally fine, that we went out there today and every tool, jackstand, 2 X 4 and other sundries have all reported in correct.Tomorrow is a possible shell off day now as the weather is supposed to be excellent. MTF. Thanks for all you concern.
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Old 01-19-2019, 08:03 PM   #116
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Very happy your Lucy the Airstream survived the break in at the RV storage yard. I'll bet some others weren't so lucky. So far I have not had any thefts or vandalism with my trailers at home, or on the road. Knock, knock, knock on aluminum. There is no real in my Overlander. Well, there is plywood for a floor and under the cushions I guess.

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Old 01-20-2019, 12:17 PM   #117
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We do not normally have any issues when we are travelling and camping.
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:32 PM   #118
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Shell Off Today!

Shell came off today. Still lot's to do but I consider this the half way point. After the sand blasting, frame repair, painting, it is just put the thing back together. I am looking forward to that!

Thanks to Clayton Mackay, once again a great fellow to compare notes with and super with a wrench/hammer/saw - you name it. I pride myself today for contributing - sometimes it may be easier to dig a trench than build a scaffold. Just saying. Those last two inches are crucial!

We are feeling pretty stoked today.
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Keep up the good work! I'll be watching closely as our 78 continues to sit neglected.
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Well, you should be pumped! Shell off! Your merit badge is in the mail.

You mentioned you feel like you are at the halfway point. Be patient, you have a long, long ways to go. The disassembly is usually much faster than the re-assembly. At least that has been my experience.

Gee, the subfloor didn't look awful terrible as you pulled the frame out from under the body. Maybe you won't have just a lot of frame welding to do.

And you gotta get that good looking shell down and tied down. They have been known to blow over in a very strong wind.

Someday maybe I'll earn the shell off merit badge.

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The rule of thirds. 1st third is pulling it apart, pulling the shell, refabbing the frame, floor and belly pan and reattaching the shell. 2nd third is wiring, insulating and installing the interior skins. The final 3rd is the interior if you rebuild all of the stuff. Your mileage may vary....
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The rule of thirds. 1st third is pulling it apart, pulling the shell, refabbing the frame, floor and belly pan and reattaching the shell. 2nd third is wiring, insulating and installing the interior skins. The final 3rd is the interior if you rebuild all of the stuff. Your mileage may vary....
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Then there is the 4th third...
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Then there is the 4th third...


Oh yeah. Polishing.
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Congratulations Kristof. Im sure you felt a sense of accomplishment and relief. And the fun continues.
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