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Old 12-27-2007, 06:11 AM   #15
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I think you will find the space under the seat un-usable. You will be sitting on the wheel well in my trailer.

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Old 01-03-2008, 12:48 PM   #16
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No Aluminum shells directly to frame

Originally Posted by rangebowdrie
If shell was attached to the frame, directly, with floor inside of connection, this would be even better.
Aluminum to steel doesn't work so well, thus bolting shell -> wood -> frame. Those old Land Rovers have problems where the body mounts to the frame, especially the firewall area. Maybe thin rubber/plastic insulators @ mounting points would resolve this though?

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Old 01-03-2008, 06:59 PM   #17
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Welcome to the Forum, Airbassador. Your point is well taken. I should have been more specific, conserning the issues of corrosion. The Navys of the world, as well as the shipbuliding,and yacht industries have spent billions of dollors ouer the last fifty years developing methods of connecting aluminum decks and superstructures onto steel hulls in such a way as to eliminate the problem of both galvanic and electrolitic corrosion, they have been very sucessfull in these efforts. A simple barrior strip of a high density material will do fine for the relativly easy life of a trailer, ( compared to the constant salt water attack in the ocean ). In the AS, there is a more or less constant degree of condensation going on within the walls. since plywood is rather soft and easily compressed, it is only a matter of time before the condensate finds it's way thru a fastener and starts attacking the wood. The unsupported plywood edges, subject to the torsional stresses of the aluminum shell cannot hope to deal with this issue for long, before the fasteners start working and letting in moisture.

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