The photo in this specific thread has stirred me to action. Yesterday, I discovered that with in-state tuition, welding classes are $24 per course, and it's only four or five courses to get the welding certification and ASW card needed to do this type of work commercially. The entire costs of learning and exams and etc are a lot less than I thought.
I'm thinking of brushing up my skills to a very high level, then doing my frame, then offering my services to the AS community at large at very discounted rates - JUST doing these frame repairs and no other work - it's something to do to pass the time, right?
Long term, it is my ambition to open a small Airstream-only park in central TX, which will have a repair shop specializing in AS repairs and restoration - a lot like Frank!