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Old 10-02-2019, 07:44 PM   #1
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Missing rib?

Hello, Airstreamers! I'm new to the forum and new to Airstreams. We've got ourselves a '74 Overlander in the initial stages of restoration. When the interior skins and the insulation came out, we see what seems to be a section of missing rib just to the left of the door (see pics). There is no obvious sign of repaired damage in that area. Is it at all possible that it is meant to be like this? Hopefully, you will be kind if this is a ridiculously stupid question from a newbie! If it does indeed need to be replaced, please do point us in the right direction. Many thanks.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:39 AM   #2
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That's just how they were made. The window prevents the rib from continuing all the way down to the frame so the cut them short. In 1969 (ours) they seem to have cut one full rib in half and used each piece in two different locations. The cuts are right where the A/C mounts making the A/C support a challenge!
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Old 10-03-2019, 08:40 AM   #3
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Oh good - one less repair to make! Thanks for weighing in.
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Might want to check with Airstream "Eve" for the missing rib.
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