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Old 01-31-2004, 04:03 PM   #29
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Aluminum Frame

Thanks Andy and mark.

That is kind of what I thought. Just didn't know for sure. I have looked at aluminum boat trailers and they are always much beefier than thier steel counterparts. How about Titanium? Maybe a carbon fiber titanium composite frame with a anti-gravity hover axle. I will think about that next time I rebuild the Airstream in 2050.

Patience is a virtue, and I have no time for impatient people.
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:18 PM   #30
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carbon fiber?

I think by 2050 frames will be made of buckyball (C60 - buckminster fullerene).

But then, back in 1969 we all thought there would be permanent colonies on the moon by 2004.

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Old 01-31-2004, 09:25 PM   #31
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Well just came back from working on the airstream today, and I have discovered rot at all the predicted places, and ain't too happy.

We knew there was rot, but didn't think it was too bad. I thought I could use some of my old house restoration techniques to fix it. No such luck.

My bath was complete, in good condition, and I don't want to do a shell-off. So now I need to find out what order to remove the bath fixtures and how. Big bummer, but from what I have read, I am not alone.

So here is to re-reading everything.


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