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Old 06-05-2014, 08:07 AM   #41
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I replaced my boat wood floor couple years ago and replaced it with fiberglass. I used a piece of mylar and traced out the pattern with a marker. It was an exact fit when done and saved a whole bunch of time.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:33 PM   #42
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Adjustable arc.

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This looked interesting. I wonder if it would work for the curves in our beloved Airstreams?
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Old 06-11-2014, 03:51 AM   #43
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Ok I'm ready to have the replacement frame pieces made.
The crossmembers measured about .o8o
Is this correct? ?? It sure seems thin.
What did others use?

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Old 06-11-2014, 03:54 AM   #44
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Broke my digital camera too. It slipped out of my hand and hit a very soft spot on the old floor.
Darn it!

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Old 06-11-2014, 05:16 AM   #45
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Ok I'm ready to have the replacement frame pieces made.
The crossmembers measured about .o8o
Is this correct? ?? It sure seems thin.
What did others use?

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The original crossmembers that I've measured were .090" thick, & when we have new ones fabricated, we have them done from .125" thick material.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:22 AM   #46
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Colin do you use .125 on the pieces of 1.5 x 1.5 angle that run from front to back between crossmembers?
Is it ok to add one of these in the bath area? My Caravel did not have one and seems like a good spot for one.
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Old 06-11-2014, 10:35 AM   #47
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Colin do you use .125 on the pieces of 1.5 x 1.5 angle that run from front to back between crossmembers?
Is it ok to add one of these in the bath area? My Caravel did not have one and seems like a good spot for one.
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Earlier 60's trailers & the 50's era trailers didn't have the center stringers that you refer to. They are a good idea to stiffen the floor a bit, but not absolutely necessary. We typically removed the portion hanging down in order to install grey tanks.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:03 PM   #48
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Should I get my new outriggers made fron .125 as well?

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Old 06-15-2014, 01:54 PM   #49
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Shell on, so far so good.
I hope to have the newly fabricated frame parts by this coming weekend.
Today I worked on cleaning up the cabinetry.
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Old 06-15-2014, 02:33 PM   #50
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Are you going to have the wheel wells replaced? Most fab shops can make good ones and you have the shell on? More pictures please if you would.
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Old 06-16-2014, 10:19 AM   #51
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Yes shell is on.
Right now I am very frustrated trying to find some one to fab up the outriggers and crossmembers.
Yes new wheel wells are planned too.
First things first though.


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Old 06-16-2014, 07:05 PM   #52
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Find a local ac shop or find out where they get there work done!
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The local a.c. shops can do the wheel wells but not the frame parts.
I have one place left to check tonight.
Thunder and lightning this morning.
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I picked up the metal at lowes and had the fabricator bend it for me then I used a hack saw and cut it myself! You are doing an awesome job so keep looking and you will find a source!
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Woot woot! I found a shop that took my drawings and will make the parts for the frame repair.
In theory I can pick them up in a week.


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Old 06-18-2014, 06:29 PM   #56
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Awesome job knew that you could now stay on them so it happens and remember you are paying so it is not out of place for friendly reminders! I had a welder that made the flipping yoke took 4 months and then did it in a week when I said long enough!
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Old 06-28-2014, 06:54 AM   #57
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I picked up a pallet full of frame parts on Thursday as promised.
A shout out to Always Welding!
After haircolor this morning I will start removing and replacing frame pieces.
Now it feels like I'm getting some where.
I found a retired sheet metal guy to do my wheel wells and he may fab a fridge scoop too.
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Old 06-28-2014, 07:15 AM   #58
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I am guessing silver to match the airstream? Cool at least you have the weather for working on yours I have renamed our to titanic as after the downpours I run out dry up water and look for the leaks! Got to find the other 2 then maybe no more puddles.
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Silver looks awesome on an Airstream but I try to keep my silvers at bay. Its all smoke and mirrors.
I got the front 2 outriggers welded in yesterday before the rain ended my fun.
While I did the welding my friend Sue came by again and she did some cabinetry refinishing.
A great day all in all.
Rain this morning. :-(
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Any reason I SHOULDN'T buy this?????
5/8 marine grade from Menards.

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