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Old 12-01-2010, 08:30 PM   #15
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Believe it or not, I still have not gotten the frame back from the welder, slacker. When he picked up the old one in Sept. he said three days, what a joke. However slow, his welding is very good. Judging by progress so far I hope for only 2 more weeks.
To answer your questions; 2 x 6 box tubing, full 1/4" steel axle mounting plates, 2" axle drop, new AS outriggers, new A frame reinforced in bends with 3/16 plate steel, more pics soon.
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That's a nice depth of frame which'll make it easy for you to have some larger tanks. I bet it's heavy though.
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I'll let you know on the weight. I plan on weighing it after I completely finish the remodel, that way I'll know the exact weight when I order the new axles. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2010, 02:39 PM   #18
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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!
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