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  1. Alwhisman
    You got alot of work done in a short time! I see what you mean about lifting the shell!

    Looks great!

    Al

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  • About PRATTMAN
    City
    Foresthill
    State/Province
    California
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    Gender
    male
    Trailer #1
    1952 25' Cruiser
    Other Interests
    CAMPING, SKIING, FLY FISHING, GOLF, 49ER FOOTBALL
    About My Tow Vehicle
    2008 Chevy Tahoe

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Blog - 1952 - 25' Airstream Cruiser Restoration
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  • Last Activity: 05-15-2012 05:02 PM
  • Join Date: 11-06-2009
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Posted 12-29-2009 at 10:31 AM by PRATTMAN Comments 0
Well the holidays have delayed our progress, but we really got after her again this past weekend.
After we inspected the old frame it became apparent it would take hours to sand blast all the corners and angles and it would cost more than to purchase new steel. So $350 later we had new stronger steel stock to begin a new frame construction.
Using the old frame as our template we rather quickly teamed out the cuts and welds to build the new frame.
We added a few extras, like an...

Posted 11-16-2009 at 12:09 PM by PRATTMAN Comments 0
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Great weekend of work. Mission #1 is completed because we were successful lifting the body off the frame.

This was a slow slightly sketch process using small bottle jack in tandem with adjustable jack stands.

We began by supporting the the interior body structure by fastening 2 x 4's to the interior lower body frame ribs with screws. Then by placing the jacks under these new cross supports we slowly began to lift.

As the body began to seperate, a few stubborn...

Posted 11-10-2009 at 01:24 PM by PRATTMAN Comments 0
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With delivery made by the transport company, we trailered her slowly 20 miles home. We now have begun to strip her down. Everything must go. Our mission is to remove the rottom floor and get to the frame.

After the removal of inside structure and appliance (the beautiful "Dixie" stove and the refer will be refurbished) we drilled out all the lower rivits inside and out, removed all screws then removed the lower inside skin. The C-channel is revealed. I think we are getting...

Posted 11-10-2009 at 01:03 PM by PRATTMAN Comments 2
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yay! Another full monty...
Posted 12-11-2009 at 01:59 AM by Silverfoxrae Silverfoxrae is offline
Prattman - Really nice...
Posted 11-15-2009 at 09:51 AM by whitsend whitsend is offline
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