I have a 1979 Sovereign
that is in decent shape but still needs some work and personal changes. I was wondering if anyone has suggestions for books/blogs/threads/etc that detail the construction and design of 1979 Sovereigns or really all Airstreams in general. I have experience with home construction but I am really in the dark when it comes to the Airstream. I'm quickly realizing they have more in common with boats and cars than they do with buildings...
Primarily, I'm curious what I'd find if I were to totally gut the interior down to the aluminum shell? Insulation? A metal frame? Plywood? I'm curious how the flooring system is built and how weight is distributed (I'm getting scared reading all about "rear separation"??). Any insight or suggestions of other resources are greatly appreciated. I'm just trying to get a good understanding of the structure before I start drilling holes in vital areas.
Overall, I'm really impressed with the breadth of information I've been able to read on this site already! It's really encouraging to see the projects everyone tackles and shares.