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Old 05-16-2010, 08:03 AM   #1
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1962 19' Globetrotter
1974 25' Tradewind
1973 31' Sovereign
Charlottesville , Virginia
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Smile Globetrotting as soon as I.........

replace the frame and floor and all the systems and repair the belly pan I fell through when the frame gave way and I am having the time of my life!!!!!!!!!

I sure could use some help with the frame replacement, I am having a welder come out but am unsure whether it is better to drop the belly pan (which was torn before I fell through it) and do the repair. What is involved in re-riveting and if a get a good rivet gun can I do it or should I have the welder do it, he is really talented, was in the military and has serious experience with aluminum but it would be expensive.

Also, the frame is rusted through in areas but fine in others, does anyone have a recommendation about treating it to stop the rust? I saw a thread earlier but am now unable to find it.

Thanks for your insight, I am just beginning and need all the help I can get!!!
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Leave all the hard work to the Smiths or the Jones I have a 1987 32 ' Excella 4-sale and am willing to take a lot less for all the work that you are faced with.... I am located in North Mississippi so not so hard to get here to view.... we bought some luxury with slide outs and we would like to pass the good deal to you..... check us out!!!reasonable!
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Old 09-09-2010, 04:29 PM   #3
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I just posted my frame repair experience with my 68 GT in the Globetrotter section. Definitely remove the belly pan. It will make life easier for the welder (which equals cheaper). I haven't replace the belly pan yet, but there aren't a huge number of rivets, so you could get by with a hand riveter. If you have a compressor I'd recommend you buy an air rivet puller. Mine was $35 new.

Rust-grip paint is amazing!
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