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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-18-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Aerowood
Being that I had the biggest share of the...

Being that I had the biggest share of the sidewall to frame fasteners removed it lifted very easily, I had also already removed the the belly pan and banana wraps and clecoed the skin back to the C...
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-18-2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 202
Views: 33,084
Posted By Aerowood
Reading about your door brought back memories of...

Reading about your door brought back memories of my former door work. I had to re-form my GT door twice, first time was with just the frame mounted to get it close. The second time was before I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 02-18-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Aerowood
I did something very similar, at one time I had...

I did something very similar, at one time I had the rear skin off and screwed some 2 X 4s to the rear frames and jacked it up, and the another time I jacked up the back end with a couple of 2 Xs on...
Forum: On The Road... 02-15-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,418
Posted By Aerowood
last December I flew up to Abbotsford BC to...

last December I flew up to Abbotsford BC to oversee the completion of some modifications to our C-130 and bring it home. As the flight up was delayed I got into Abbotsford late. There is a Boston...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 45,906
Posted By Aerowood
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Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 02-02-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By Aerowood
Take a look at how the floor sits on the wheel...

Take a look at how the floor sits on the wheel well flanges. I routed the bottom of the new floor sheet to clear the wheel well flanges. This prevented the flooring bulging up at the wheel wells....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-28-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Aerowood
I replaced it in halves, back half first. Removed...

I replaced it in halves, back half first. Removed flooring from the middle to aft then replaced aft to middle. Front the same way, middle to forward the replaced front to rear. I unbolted the entire...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 01-23-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 45,906
Posted By Aerowood
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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-21-2018, 12:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By Aerowood
I routed the bottom of my new subfloor so that it...

I routed the bottom of my new subfloor so that it cleared the wheel wells, the new subfloor then set tight against the frame rails. This will pay off when the new interior goes in as the subfloor...
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 01-19-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 177,400
Posted By Aerowood
Im having trouble staying home, in the last 9...

Im having trouble staying home, in the last 9 months Ive been gone for approximately 5 months
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 01-18-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 177,400
Posted By Aerowood
Will do

Will do
Forum: 1970 - 1978 Globetrotter 01-18-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 177,400
Posted By Aerowood
I'm as usual "On the road again" 42. 52' 48" S....

I'm as usual "On the road again" 42. 52' 48" S. 147. 19' 59" E
Forum: 1947-1949 Liner 01-07-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,665
Posted By Aerowood
Nice find, I would love to get my hands on one

Nice find, I would love to get my hands on one
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 12-21-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,068
Posted By Aerowood
How often have you greased the wheel bearing on...

How often have you greased the wheel bearing on your new car? Sealed bearing are the new normal now.
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 12-21-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,528
Posted By Aerowood
Dexter axles are also an option. You don't have...

Dexter axles are also an option. You don't have to pay for shipping if you pick up from one of their dealer's

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Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-21-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,405
Posted By Aerowood
They are not specific to aircraft, but the...

They are not specific to aircraft, but the aircraft type have to be FAA PMA certified which makes them more expensive. Your local HVAC company should be able to help you out.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-21-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Aerowood
The upper corner segments are different on...

The upper corner segments are different on different years and I don't know the exact splits, Late 50's to 68 are the same (I think) 69 to 80 something, then the late models wide bodies. Hopefully...
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-21-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By Aerowood
I bought my water heater, heater, and fridge from...

I bought my water heater, heater, and fridge from wrecked SOB's that were listed on craigslist. Not all came from the same trailer. The water heater and heater had never been used. The fridge had...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 12-21-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,405
Posted By Aerowood
You will have to use hoses and fitting that are...

You will have to use hoses and fitting that are rated for Freon. Freon molecules are much smaller then hydraulic and a hose rated for hydraulic fluid will leak with Freon. Hoses and fittings rated...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-20-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By Aerowood
All the 50's and 60's trailers except the 69 have...

All the 50's and 60's trailers except the 69 have flat sheet lower corners made from alclad .032 2024-T3.
If you are talking the upper corner segments, then it's a different story..
Forum: General Repair Forum 12-14-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By Aerowood
I welded my shock plates on after I cut them off...

I welded my shock plates on after I cut them off of the original. I located them as described by glrtex and welded them on, both sides. The swing arm is substantial and little heat was transferred to...
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 12-08-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,963
Posted By Aerowood
My thoughts exactly. The little fan in the AC...

My thoughts exactly. The little fan in the AC unit may not have the power to push the cold air in a direction it doesn't want to go. An additional helper fan my be required. Can you close up the duct...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 12-08-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,507
Posted By Aerowood
Interesting picture. It looks like you have power...

Interesting picture. It looks like you have power from the transformer behind the trailer hooked up to your antenna. Would that be a "Power Boost Antenna"
Forum: General Interior Topics 12-06-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Aerowood
There are several different kinds from fiberglass...

There are several different kinds from fiberglass batts to self adhesive closed cell foam that is aluminum faced. This insulation is expensive because it has an FAA PMA associated
with it. The...
Forum: Windows & Screens 12-06-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Aerowood
You could also take the window frames apart on...

You could also take the window frames apart on both windows, have a glass company sand down the new glass to fit the old frame and then reassemble. 69's were a year in transition and had many parts...
Forum: 1975 Overlander 12-04-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,679
Posted By Aerowood
I'll see if I can get up there between the...

I'll see if I can get up there between the holidays, if I can't, it will be mid February before I have time. I'm going to Tasmania 8 January.
Forum: 1975 Overlander 12-03-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,679
Posted By Aerowood
What is your timeline? Id love to come up and...

What is your timeline? Id love to come up and see your project. I am currently in Abbotsford BC until just before Christmas.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-03-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 45,906
Posted By Aerowood
Sent you a PM

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Forum: 1975 Overlander 12-03-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,679
Posted By Aerowood
What type of Rivets are you going to use to hold...

What type of Rivets are you going to use to hold it all together?
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-03-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Aerowood
I would also try a vacuum slide hammer or the...

I would also try a vacuum slide hammer or the inter tube method before I would resort to skin replacement. You might be surprised with the results.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 12-03-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 416
Posted By Aerowood
First you need both the #30 and the #21 bits for...

First you need both the #30 and the #21 bits for your tool. The Rivets are actually 1/8 and replaced with the 5/32. No need to sell to the larger size until just before the final installation of the...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 11-22-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 14,528
Posted By Aerowood
I moving the huge original rear bath to curb side...

I moving the huge original rear bath to curb side wet bath. We want a dedicated rear bed and as we spend more time sleeping then showering the bigger bed won the compromise. I have already moved all...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-22-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,185
Posted By Aerowood
Welcome from Arvada

Welcome from Arvada
Forum: 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 11-21-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 26,303
Posted By Aerowood
I have plugged to many holes to count. Another QC...

I have plugged to many holes to count. Another QC problem with AS. I think their construction methods are to "Measure with a Micrometer, Mark it with a Crayon. Cut it with a Meat Clever, and Drill...
Forum: 1966 - 1969 Ambassador 11-20-2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By Aerowood
It was snowing out when I sprayed the POR 15 on...

It was snowing out when I sprayed the POR 15 on mine, no problems. Bought a cheap Harbor Fright touch up gun and just threw it away when done. All done outside in the gravel and rocks.
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-20-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,517
Posted By Aerowood
I wish I had picked a 23 footer instead of the 21...

I wish I had picked a 23 footer instead of the 21 we have. When I had the sub floor up I wish I would have added leveling jacks at the axle location and tongue jacks at each corner like the 34...
Forum: Doors & Locks 11-10-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Aerowood
The door project took me awhile. I️ had a friend...

The door project took me awhile. I️ had a friend weld the frame and Im not sure how long that took, around 4 Id guess. I️ spent around 12 hours on the new latch. 1 hour making new center channel....
Forum: Axles 11-09-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,435
Posted By Aerowood
That looks correct to me. I was going to suggest...

That looks correct to me. I was going to suggest the high profile mounting brackets but you corrected it on the second post. You shouldn't need side mount hangers. If you use a Rotobroach or...
Forum: Axles 11-07-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Aerowood
I believe the axles are welded on on the 61's, so...

I believe the axles are welded on on the 61's, so you either weld on the new or weld on the axle mounting plates and then bolt on. I've seen it done both ways. Dexter is a supplier but you have to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-05-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Aerowood
I took the sheets forward of the end pieces first...

I took the sheets forward of the end pieces first then R&Red the ends first
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-05-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Aerowood
I replaced the end sheets first. I then left the...

I replaced the end sheets first. I then left the center of the trailer float. The sides will flex out allowing the sheets to just pop in. Really easy actually. I was originally just going to replace...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 11-05-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,420
Posted By Aerowood
Skin repair using an English Wheel

An English wheel will not work on diamond plate. If I was you I would just use a piece of .063 and wrap it around the corner with some stand-offs. The compound is slight. I replaced the forward...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-05-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Aerowood
I did a shell on on my GT, it really wasnt that...

I did a shell on on my GT, it really wasnt that big of a deal. I also did some frame repairs. As stated above, it really depends on the condition of the frame.
Forum: Doors & Locks 11-02-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Aerowood
The door resin is there somewhere. A lap seam...

The door resin is there somewhere. A lap seam will match the rest of the trailer. If you do decide to go with the lap make sure it matches the lap on the skins forward and aft of the door.
Forum: Classic Motorhomes 11-02-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,711
Posted By Aerowood
I would try a combination of both suction cups...

I would try a combination of both suction cups from the outside and massaging from the inside. Pulling the interior end cap is not that hard to do. I would expend some of my labor before replacing.
Forum: Doors & Locks 11-02-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Aerowood
Im no wizard guys, I put my pants on one leg at...

Im no wizard guys, I put my pants on one leg at a time just like you, Ive just been doing aircraft sheet metal work for a long, long time. Bucked my first rivet in 1975.
Forum: Doors & Locks 11-01-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Aerowood
The name of the thread is 71 Globetrotter Full...

The name of the thread is 71 Globetrotter Full Monte
Forum: Doors & Locks 11-01-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Aerowood
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f416/71-globetrott...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f416/71-globetrotter-full-monte-26902.html
Forum: Doors & Locks 10-31-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Aerowood
I started on F-105Gs

I started on F-105Gs
Forum: Doors & Locks 10-31-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Aerowood
They changed the AFACs at some point. I was a...

They changed the AFACs at some point. I was a 42755
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