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Old 05-17-2015, 06:52 PM   #29
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After a long delay I got back to work today... A little. Drilled more rivets and and removed the vent fan and separated the A/C unit. Can't figure out how to get the A/C down but I need to build a gantry anyway. That's all for now


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Old 05-18-2015, 06:28 PM   #30
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A/C is off! It wasn't pretty but it's done. No damage to the AS, the A/C ( not that it mattered) or me. 
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:43 PM   #31
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Still plotting along, first Gantry is up with another to follow. Will need to work more on cleaning the area around the former A/C. Sorta feels pretty good to get started on the next big thing. Click image for larger version

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Slow going but good times ahead....


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Old 10-24-2015, 04:57 PM   #32
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Back to it. Gantries are in place and have begun to brace the interior for lift off. Click image for larger version

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Also took off the 4 corner banana wraps. Belly pan must be full as wellClick image for larger version

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Front street side
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Anyway body should pop in the next two weeks.



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Old 10-27-2015, 02:00 PM   #33
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I have seen the C channel, and it is Grand!!!

Though I have read it is not necessary I put in some bracing in today. Should be really close to lift off.

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Old 10-27-2015, 02:08 PM   #34
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:37 PM   #35
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Popped. Click image for larger version

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Body us all strapped down. Now back to the mouse works and insulation. Should be another long day tomorrow


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Old 10-31-2015, 08:21 PM   #36
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Houston, we have lift off! This is where the fun really starts. Plan now for your final design concept and place your grey, black and fresh water tanks while you repair the frame and floor. It will save you a whole lot of headaches later. BTW that polish is looking AWESOME!!
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:03 PM   #37
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Well, I thought removing the interior was rough... Getting the C channel and "A single" floor section off was as bad. That being said, the C Chanel is in pretty good shape which is a good thing 'cause making templates from my floor ain't happnin. C channel has been mounted on 1/4 plywood for later use on templates.
The floor is a mess
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The back has the expected rot...
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The front was also pretty rotted
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Got the front off.
Lastly, what does everyone else do with all the cool AS Souvenirs you get from doing the full monte?
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Good times, Good times.
Thanks again to everyone who has gone this way before. I depend on the forum to remain motivated!



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Old 11-01-2015, 05:36 PM   #38
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:35 AM   #39
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The progress continues
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Special thanks goes out to whoever came up with this methods for hole sawing around the elevator bolts. Click image for larger version

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If there is any doubt about Colin Hyde's explanation of why water gets into the back of 70s trailers, here it is (as I understood it)
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That 4 inch aluminium plate to the left of the bumper literally collects and directs water under the body
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I also found the expected rust
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Finally, I continue to collect old rusted screws bolts and nuts
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Old 11-04-2015, 05:02 PM   #40
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Worked on a smaller gantry for the rotisserie. You don't realize how handy it would be to flip the frame until your underneath it. Nuf sed


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Old 11-05-2015, 06:56 PM   #41
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May have over done the smaller rotisserie gantry
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:21 PM   #42
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Found the first picture I posted
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