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Old 12-06-2013, 04:26 AM   #15
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Yes you can clear coat the aluminum but I have only heard of it being done never tried it myself! Will be awesome when you get it done can not wait for the pictures. Thanks for the updates.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:24 AM   #16
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Ms. Maid,

You are correct, that era of trailer in known to have rear sag issues. Since you're going to all the trouble you have so far (gutting the trailer) while your there, you should take the extra time to put in place the fix for the rear sag issue even if you don't currently have it. Would hate to see someone go to all the trouble you are to then a few months after it's finished have to fix it anyway.

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Old 12-06-2013, 11:30 AM   #17
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I love the idea of a birchwood interior but what about strength? Is the inside skin part of the structure and is it critical to use aluminum?
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #18
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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what exactly is the fix for sag? lol I cant find a post on it specifically
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:06 PM   #20
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sorry, i thought you were close, had the wrong person
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:17 PM   #21
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Below was copied from this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...-103725-2.html


Regarding a repair of rear end sag is that a gusset plate would need to be added to the sides of the frame in the area where it is bent. This would involve re-straightening the frame, by jacking up the front and rear end until the frame is straight, then applying the gusset plate. I found some references to bolting on a plate and others that note welding on a plate.

Basically what you are doing is adding strengh to the frame by welding/bolting another piece of steel along side the frame that is already in place in the rear. If memory is correct, they also tried to bolt a piece if metal sitting on top of the subfloor, through the subfloor and down into the frame (but don't hold me to this one).

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Old 12-06-2013, 06:51 PM   #22
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The WBCCI WDCU has a rally at the OBX during the month of Aug 2014 (Camp Hatteras) in Rodanthe, NC, Hope to see ya there. FYI many have come down with unfinished trailers if you don't get it done in time. A couple of us go down from the Winchester/Front Royal, VA area. Enjoy,
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Old 12-28-2013, 08:04 PM   #23
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he rear sag in the frame ? did 2 here last year. Jackson has a KIT !!!!
if you have rear sag also need to check floor side to side for sagging wall support gussets ( kit also available ) for rear = jack up so wheels dangle , jack stands at extreme rear of frame , add weight ( I used sand bags ) at center of axles , heat where buldged on bothg side and allow to settle out . whatch the heat closely so as not to have frame bend upward once is straight install reinfirc kit from AS and weld in place . is plug welded to keep distortion down . this is a job for a skilled metal worker.
if you have sagged side gussets will show with a straight edge laid across floor wall to wall should lay flat ? on the last 1 I did I had a 1 1/8" drop on pass side = body had dropped on pass/ side was a job to fix but trlr was already gutted to repair rear frame. good luck , feel free to contact me for pics if you think it will help .
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