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Old 12-07-2014, 11:53 PM   #1
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End cap support, '68 Tradewind

I've recently acquired a 1968 Tradewind 24T and am in the process of gutting it to start remodeling.

It was the victim of a half-hearted attempt by previous owners and I am going to have to remove essentially everything and start from scratch.

The forward end cap was "butchered" to add a "custom" cabinet. I removed the cabinet this morning expecting to see support ribs that I could attach new aluminum skins to, but it looks like support ribs were not used behind the end-caps.

Any suggestions how to create enough of a stand-off to allow insulation and the attachment of the interior panels? My initial though is to use aluminum square tubing and bend it on a tube-bender to match the arc and then use an adhesive to hold it in place.

Any thoughts or ideas are appreciated.

I will have several more questions as I work through this project since I have a laundry list of items to replace:
  • furnace
  • AC
  • Holding tanks (replacing all of the plumbing and adding grey water tank)
  • Toilet
  • Axles
  • all electrical
  • all appliances
  • basically everything

Thanks in advance for the help,
Steve
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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End Caps are all self supported with no internal structure. Check out the thread below for info on making an aluminum endcap.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...ed-102982.html
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Much easier solution than what I was planning. Thanks for posting the link.
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