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Old 07-15-2013, 12:01 PM   #337
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Aerowood do you have a diagram you could share with us or maybe a photo?

I think what you are saying is that you ran the hold down plate straight down and bolted it to the vertical part of the rear cross member? This would elimintate the whole sandwitch problem with the floor being too high in the center because the hold down plate is under it. I had this problem and since there were beds over this area, it did not bother me.

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Not quite that way. The horizontal leg still runs under the floor but I just relieved the ply at that area so the ply could set flat on the horizontal leg of the rear cross member. I made the whole angle longer so that the vertical leg of the hold down angle nests in between the rear skin and the two vertical frames that run on each side of the rear window. I made a tapered shim that allowed a easy transition of the skin to frame at the top of the hold down angle. I don't know if I have a picture of this or not. I'll have to check my computer at home.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #338
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The way airstream originally installed the angle was to just nest it in between the frame and the ply, which caused a bulge in the floor and a gap at the ends of the angle. I extended my new aluminum angle so that it would tie into the existing vertical frames also. What I did was route a relief on the bottom of the ply to a depth equal to the thickness of the angle so that the ply now sits flush over the angle. the relief is .063 deep and around 2" wide. It just makes for a cleaner installation.
I like this method,and did something similar. I tied the frame vertical members to the angle aluminum that I installed using 90 degree tisted aluminum mending plates. That way the vertical frame members are tied to the horizontal plate much better than the original design which was steel angle,rivets to skin,and bolted through the horizontal chassis aluminum framing. Too many disimilar metals for me. I used aluminum nuts,bolts,washers,angle,and brackets. The cost was not any more per se....
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #339
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We got back half welded! We finally found a welder! It is our 4th or 5th one I think. I've lost count. Anyway, it was a distant relative by marriage. He did an excellent job. Now to paint, insulate, and put down flooring. I will post pics later. It is hard to work and take pictures. Haha!
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Old 07-20-2013, 06:43 AM   #340
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"It is hard to work and take pictures" too!

Indeed, but your adoring public loves following your progress and truly appreciate both.

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Old 07-20-2013, 03:41 PM   #341
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Ok here are a few pics of what has been done. I know it is not detailed photos with a good camera, just taken from the phone. We cleaned frame and inside today as well. We cannot put on POR 15 today because of the rain. Tom has helped a lot today!
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #342
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:40 PM   #343
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10 bolts and about 100 rivets from a shell off?
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:28 AM   #344
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Looks like you are making progress.

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Old 07-28-2013, 04:47 PM   #345
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Frame is starting to look brand new! I'm so excited! Our progress is just so slow right now, which is killing me. Maybe I am to learn patience. We head out in a week driving to Minnesota. I really wish my AS was ready. When we get back school starts so I won't have much time. All you travelers that have tips on places to see from Georgia to Minnesota, let me know.
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:18 PM   #346
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Where in Minnesota will you be? We live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Maybe you could stop by? Would love to meet you!

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Old 07-29-2013, 05:44 PM   #347
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Where in Minnesota will you be? We live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Maybe you could stop by? Would love to meet you!

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We are going to be staying in Rochester, but have plans to go to Minneapolis and would LOVE to stop by and see you both and Little Girl. :-)
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:22 PM   #348
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I am sure many of you think we abandon ship, but we haven't. We have had soooo much rain and other things that side tracked, but progress, slow progress has been made. I am back teaching full time so I don't have as much time. :-(. We ordered axels and they are here, but not on yet. We have started cutting subfloor to fit. We still need to seal and put in it. I need thoughts/advice on insulation.
Oh and we started painting (POR 15) on front. Does anyone know what that thing is attached to the a frame in the first photo? Thanks! We will get floor and axles on this week and post photos.
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Old 08-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #349
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The thing on the left is for a weight distributing hitch and the little ball is for a friction sway control bar. Do you have the rest of the stuff? You would need two load bars that hook to the thing on the left and the corresponding thing on the right. The bars have chains on them and you hook the chain to the little hoop shaped thing with the hook on it. You then take a piece of pipe and lift the hoop upwards and secure it with a pin. The ball has a friction bar that goes on there and the other end goes to a ball on the hitch. I can send you something on it, if you have all the pieces.

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Ok I have seen that on my Dad's AS. No, I don't think we have the rest of the parts. :-( Bummer!
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