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Old 06-09-2009, 10:03 PM   #81
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Thanks, Dave.

I have a great deal of Olympic rivets that I bought when I placed an order for other stuff at my local Fastenal store and will be the way that I likely go. I've already had to replace several rivets along the c channel using them. I just have to find my Dremel tool to remove the stems once they are all installed.

I didn't expect anything to come flying out at me, but with everything else I've encountered with my trailer, I wouldn't put it past it. The jack worked like a charm when it had electricity to it, just wanted to get some new grease in there and change out the wire.

On your A/S, how many bolts did you end up using along the rear mounting plate. I recall having 2 large machine bolts and rectangular washers like up front, and then an elevator bolt every couple inches. Surprisingly I didn't have any rear sag to begin with, but want to prevent it down the road. Like most trailers of my year, the entire floor section in the back was rotted and I'd like to beef up the rear a bit like you suggested at the rally in KY.
The more the merrier, bolts that is.

You can install bolts every 3 to 4 inches.

Remember, that the shell holds up the chassis, therefore the greater the holding strength, the less chance of rear end separation.

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Old 06-10-2009, 10:30 AM   #82
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If you are looking to buy a new tool I would highly reccomend the air rivet gun from Harbor freight, you will wish you had one when it comes to put that trailer back together.
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I hope you mean air "pop" rivet gun. Their air hammer is no good for bucking rivets...you need a #3 rivet gun (thanks, AEROWOOD) to buck most rivets on an Airstream.

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Old 06-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #83
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I agree with Andy on the # bolts in the rear, put 'em every few inches....and use stainless!

Yeah Zep, air operated rivet gun, if it is like most other tools from H.F. it may hold up to finish the job.
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Old 04-15-2010, 06:40 AM   #84
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Old 07-07-2010, 01:26 AM   #85
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No updates as of today. Have been back from Guam for 2 months and back from vacation for just a week. We're having quite a heat wave here in the south, an opressive heat wave at that. I first have to find a storage site for my SOB so that I have room to work on the A/S, but that shouldn't be too hard.

I've learned alot from camping in the SOB and it's helped me determine what to put in and leave out of the A/S when the time comes to start putting her back together. I'll get an update up as soon as I get back to work on the silver monster.
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I hear you on the heat, corpus has been brutal the past few weeks.

One item I dont know if you have or not, but what about a ham radio?

I ask because on the 19th I am taking the test to get my licence.
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about to purchase a gutted 75 sovereign any advice on where to get parts and such for renovations
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I hear you on the heat, corpus has been brutal the past few weeks.

One item I dont know if you have or not, but what about a ham radio?

I ask because on the 19th I am taking the test to get my licence.

There are quite a few on the forums that are Hams. Good luck on your test, be sure to let us know how it went. Rich, KE4GNK

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