Originally Posted by submariner
Is there anywhere a good write up about the pipe frame?
I don't remember anyone posting a detailed progress-type thread here on the Forums about rebuilding a frame for one of the pipe frame Airstreams, but the following threads do have some data about pipe frames:
Replacing Pipe Frames
-- Sadly, the gentleman, Bud Cooper, who is mentioned several times in this old thread passed away several years ago. He was definitely well-versed in the engineering of the pipe frame and its replacement.
1949 curtis wright clipper tube frame help
-- Several post down in this thread is a somewhat detailed post about one method of structuring a new frame to replace the pipe frame.
-- This thread deals with constructing a new frame that is designed to maintain the appearance of the pipe going down the center.
I am sure there are other threads, but these were some that prompted my memory of having read them when they were among the latest Forum activity.
Try the "Google Search" feature under "Search" here on the Forums and the results can be astonishing!
Good luck with your project!