Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 12-05-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Currently Looking...
Portland , Oregon
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 68
Reinforcement for New Cabinet Install

I have a 1952 Silver a Streak Clipper. Major rebuild. Finishing last of the exterior panels. My new interior plans include lots of new over window cabinets on both the curb side and street side.
I saw these at Colin Hyde's shop that he is using for 1950 era Airstreams. Also here is some of the same attached to the wall.Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1449358642.536345.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	538.1 KB
ID:	253419Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1449358718.633361.jpg
Views:	104
Size:	53.8 KB
ID:	253420
There are some horizontal ribs on the curb side that are already there. You can see them in theClick image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1449359066.955659.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	689.8 KB
ID:	253421 above the door arch. Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1449359138.216482.jpg
Views:	92
Size:	263.1 KB
ID:	253422this was my starting point, so I don't have anything to refer to.
My question has to do with attachment devices, 5/32" blind rivets, attachment points, as should they have a rib to attach to or the interior skin only. This then gets more complicated as should I also add a vertical arched rib also. Hey to fab the cabinet carcass is cheap and storage is precious and my plans are for almost full length cabinets. This will be done in 30" widths. Limited by my 30" HF brake.
bikeukeguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 07:53 PM   #2
Rivet Master
batman's Avatar
1964 22' Safari
modesto , California
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,094
You can double-up on the interior skins in areas you would like to mount cabinets and other things. That should give you the needed support without adding ribs, etc.

batman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2015, 01:35 PM   #3
Rivet Puller
SeeMore's Avatar
2003 28' Safari S/O
Atlanta Burbs , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,879
Images: 3
You can add horizontal aluminum strips between ribs in the locations necessary before re-attching the interior panels. They will provide substantial mounting points.
SeeMore is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mercedes GL receiver reinforcement hartusi Hitches, Couplers & Balls 18 06-26-2009 12:19 PM
Frame reinforcement - 1973 O'lander Lothlorian Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 2 02-10-2008 04:46 PM
Reinforcement of Frame Lothlorian Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 0 12-10-2007 06:15 PM
Reinforcement plate for 76 31ft. sovereign? chris's 67 Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 2 02-24-2007 09:38 PM
WBCCI Families & Youth - Positive Reinforcement LuminumTraila WBCCI Forum 44 07-18-2006 11:51 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.