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Old 08-19-2016, 10:59 AM   #1
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Pipe frame owner.... Whats under you subfloor?

We are working on a 1947 liner and built a new frame for it. We recently pulled the shell off the old frame. Here is what we found. Its scary to think I towed it home and to a rally but it seemed pretty sold. We have two other pipe frame Airstreams to restore and I know the frames on those two are far worse then this one.
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:10 AM   #2
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Here is the replacement frame.
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Great job

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Here is the replacement frame.
Beautiful job Sprouty. How long did it take to do that ?
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Old 08-29-2018, 09:04 AM   #4
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[QUOTE=pierrew;2148678]Beautiful job Sprouty. How long did it take to do that ?[/Q

I have a local shop build them. I bought an AutoCAD file form a guy and then we tweaked the design with the shop. They cut the metal with a water jet and welded it up on a jig. It then went to a powder coating shop . I had two built and how we have everything in place to build more as needed.
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Seventy years of rodent dwellings!

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The pipe frame is in rough condition. MrRivet knows there is one point of an almost complete rust through. Will know full extent of its condition soon when we do the shell transfer to the new frame. Iím sure at that point we will realize that maybe we should not have towed her home when the purchase was made. LOL
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That looks very familiar. Itís a great picture of how the ribs where secured to the frame. They just bent brackets out of aluminum sheet and pounded a type of twisted shank spike in to hold it. Itís amazing how well it held up for 70 years!
Good luck with the project.
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