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Old 03-31-2009, 06:13 PM   #15
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Thanks Andy. I was hoping you would get back to us.

I have the same issues stated above regarding the stringers but not as bad. I was shocked at first that the stringers were not attached to anything at each end. At least there were no rivet misses in mine.

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Old 03-31-2009, 06:23 PM   #16
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Thanks Andy. I was hoping you would get back to us.

I have the same issues stated above regarding the stringers but not as bad. I was shocked at first that the stringers were not attached to anything at each end. At least there were no rivet misses in mine.

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Airstream, "did not" attach the horizontal stringers to anything from day one, until recently.

Another name for them was called "stiffners." That kept the oil can buckles off the flat metal.

When gutting an older trailer for a major overhaul, it would make the shell stronger, if the stringers were indeed attached to the main bows.

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Old 04-01-2009, 08:13 PM   #17
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Good point, and it does not seem overly difficult to do with the interior gutted.
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Has anybody used the huck rivets, which are used on Peterbuilt trucks
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Old 08-23-2009, 09:58 AM   #19
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I'm very familiar with Huck bolts but not sure what type are used on truck bodies. The ones I have used on aircraft would be way overkill strength wise for an Airstream. If you could you post a picture of the back side I could tell what type they are.
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