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Old 07-15-2014, 07:20 PM   #21
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The lower was to provide a place to "spline" them together. Earlier trailers just butted them up on a cross member and those trailers all seem to have flooring cracks at those joints. As far as spanning that far, all I can imagine is the added weight might be an issue, particularly towards the extreme ends but maybe it isn't an issue.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:28 AM   #22
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Here is the frame fresh from its sandblast/paint trip. Hope to start the cleanup in the rust spots when I get back to town on Friday.


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Old 07-27-2014, 07:12 AM   #23
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I am using a VHB 3M double-sided bonding tape between the dissimilar metals. Comes in a variety of widths - the stuff is really strong though, so once it has a chance to bond it's pretty tough to remove. I'm also using it in areas where Airstream originally used Butyl tape. They used it as a sealant/moisture barrier though, not as a barrier to galvanic corrosion.

If you want more input and feedback etc.. ask the moderators to move your thread to the Overlander section. Seems to be where most of the full restoration threads are located.

Good luck with the restoration - looks like you are getting after it!
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Old 07-27-2014, 07:22 AM   #24
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Thanks KCN! I'm done all of the frame repairs and painted the spots with Epoxy yesterday. Now I'm waiting (impatiently) for the neighbourhood to wake up so I can rip sheets of plywood in my driveway and start on my floor. Click image for larger version

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:03 PM   #25
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I've followed the direction from another post of leaving 1/4" of plywood overhanging the outriggers but what about at the door? The outriggers there seem to stick out further. I don't have the handle/plate that covers the step in yet so I haven't bolted down anything but the front most piece. I just don't want to get to the other end and find that I have to start all over again.

I'll be searching the forum tonight but any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 07-27-2014, 06:06 PM   #26
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Here's what I have
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Bumper side of step


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Old 07-28-2014, 01:33 PM   #27
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various outrigger lengths

This link http://www.airstream.com/wp-content/...41aa4eaa52.pdfwill take you to your original trailer specs. It indicates that your floor was 92" wide. Older ones like mine were 88 ish. The 1/4 inch overhang on the outriggers of my trailer may or may not be accurate for your vintage? If you have your original floor you can measure that to see what it was. I don't know why your step outriggers are longer than your other ones, but I bet if you email/PM either Frank Yesnan at Frank's Trailer Works or Colin Hyde they will have the info for you.

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Old 07-28-2014, 02:32 PM   #28
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If it is the step then the door threshold will cover that, you need it!
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Old 08-05-2014, 05:09 AM   #29
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Pulled up the new floor when the levelling jacks I ordered came in faster than expected. I've installed them, welded in the new plate across the door opening, and am back at putting in the floor. Click image for larger version

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Hope to put the shell back on soon!


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Old 08-28-2014, 08:14 PM   #30
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It's official. I hate doing bearings.
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I've changed the bearings, races, and seals. I haven't done the brakes because I haven't sourced the replacement parts yet. I'm not worried because the wires are just dangling anyway.

What have you guys been doing about the original brakes and backing plates?

I'm on the fence. The originals are overbuilt and in great shape like everything else but it seems like the masses are just swapping out to a whole new setup. Are the new ones as good or better? Any feedback would be appreciated.

Also, I'm marrying the shell and frame back together this weekend. Any words of wisdom for this newbie?


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Old 08-29-2014, 06:51 AM   #31
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Replace the axles with complete new brakes.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:27 AM   #32
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Hi Top!

I've been contemplating that as I'm unsure of the bushings and all the other bits. Since the only original piece at this point is the frame and shell, it would provide piece of mind.


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Old 08-29-2014, 07:39 AM   #33
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Probably easier to do now you have everything apart.

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Old 08-29-2014, 01:28 PM   #34
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I did my axles first. Glad I did, but if I had it to do again, I would have ordered axles Dexter axles from my local trailer supplier and not had a third-party order Axis for me and pay all that extra freight.
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Old 09-09-2014, 06:51 PM   #35
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After a long separation, the top and bottom have settled their differences and decided to reunite! Click image for larger version

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ID:	221375I'm pretty sure I'm going to follow your advice and swap the complete axles.

Wait until I upload the pics of what I'm going to attempt this weekend....

Hint: it's the only way I can keep working on 'ol Lucille over the winter. I'm busy for the next three weekends so I only have this Sunday.

Keep your fingers crossed boys and girls.


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Old 09-14-2014, 06:40 PM   #36
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Here's how today's efforts turned out. I'll start on the wiring next week. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-14-2014, 07:26 PM   #37
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Hi Drabnormal,
That is one pristine frame. Solid base to work with. Body looks clean, too. I agree with Top and other to replace the axles. I'm told the rubber in the tubes gets stiff and could promote rivet pop! Love the garage! I need one of those. You're neighbor is going to eat his words. Looks like you don't have a problem with trailer restrictions in your neighborhood.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:46 PM   #38
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Hi Surfpod.

When I brought the rig home it had a vibration just below highway speed. I figured it was the tires. Changed those and the bearings but it was still there as I was towing the frame/floor out to where I stored the shell. When I put the shell back on and drove it home I actually popped a few of the short rivets that tie the floor to the frame.

Definitely going to change the whole axle. Thank you for the input. I don't like the idea of things rattling themselves apart.


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Well...I guess I haven't been keeping up with this post as diligently as I should have.

I'm laying on my bed in the 90% completed trailer typing this. We're in a provincial park and the rest of my family is still sleeping. We use it every weekend and I continue to work on it throughout the week.

Let me see if I can get a few pictures uploaded before everyone wakes up.
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