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Old 12-18-2007, 07:57 PM   #15
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Stringers are analogous to crossmembers, they extend out to the bow (another term) and support them through the floor. Bows are the vertical crossmembers that start at the floor, and go up to the center. And yes, the insulation is taped in place, otherwise it would fall down the inverted curve to the ceiling.
So the ribs that I am seeing are what is called formers ( forming the basic shape of the AS)...in Semimonocoque terms? and the crossmembers that are horizontal are stringers?
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:59 PM   #17
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So the ribs that I am seeing are what is called formers ( forming the basic shape of the AS)...in Semimonocoque terms? and the crossmembers that are horizontal are stringers?
Yes.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:50 PM   #18
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Your floor looks great...what did you treat it with?
I had several partial cans of poly that I mixed all together. semi gloss ,satin, gloss, indoor, outdoor. some tinted maple, you name it , it all went into a large can and I squeegeed it on,three coats worth. After everything is done I will most likely put some epoxy down that I have.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:53 PM   #19
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Can water come through a hole where a rivet used to be...on the side of the trailer. I remember seeing some water track marks from a location on the side of the trailer. There is a rivet missing.
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Old 12-18-2007, 09:46 PM   #20
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Attaching the stringers to the frames will not cause the shell to become any stiffer or cause any point loads.
True... but bearing the rib on the "C" channel/floor will. There is a reason they stop the ribs above the floor.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:20 AM   #21
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Hello All

I am selling my 68 Overlander. I am asking $800 for it. The Shell and Frame are in great shape. Still has Original clear coat in it. I would be flexible with the price. Need to get rid of this ASAP.

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I wanted to give everyone a heads up on this list before I post it on ebay on Monday.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:20 AM   #22
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Hey- sorry to hear you're giving up on the Overlander. I'd buy it if I were closer to Ann Arbor, and I'll bet you'll sell it here before monday. Good luck! -tim
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Yeah...things didnt work out as planed :?(
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Aluminati,

Thanks! Trailer made it home safely. Started the clean up and parts to order list already. Best of luck to your sons!!!

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Time to revive an old thread......
I pulled the 68 out of storage on Saturday and labored today.....
First order of business was to clean the old girl up. This is the first time I have ever washed an Airstream. Used an "O Cedar" floor polishing tool. WOW did it do wonders! Also started to repaint the trim. Got to keep her looking good for the neighbors.
Then on to cleaning the interior. Found that spic and span with a scrub brush did the trick. You can see the three stages of the cleaning method.
First a rag to wipe down and get the heavy stuff off then to the brush.
I need to replace the floor. First clean, clean, clean.....
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Please disregard this post. Wrong thread....
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