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Old 04-08-2007, 09:20 AM   #1
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The shell has landed - 1948 Liner

Big step was completed yesterday The shell came down on the frame. Lots of freinds came over and helped rise it up, back the frame underneath and then lower it down. Everything lined up pretty close with a little coaxing. Next step will be attaching the body struts to the frame and then drilling out a few hundred rivets to replace exterior skin.

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Old 04-08-2007, 09:24 AM   #2
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Congrats, that looks like a heck of a project

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Old 04-08-2007, 10:40 AM   #3
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From the looks of it, you're working in some tight quarters.

Taking notes for our shell-off.
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Old 04-08-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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Thanx for the pictures. That is going to be really coooool Airstream!
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Old 04-08-2007, 12:35 PM   #5
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This is a busy time for putting bodies back on revitalized frames. It looks like you had a LOT of help getting that body back on. The pictures are great and much appreciated.

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Old 06-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #6
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6 years has past since we put the body back on. I tried to build the end caps with new aluminum and it was a disaster so we put the whole project on the back burner. We are now at a point where life events have settled down so we pulled it out of the back of the barn and will dig in once more. This past weekend we pulled off the botched front cap, realigned everything and will start cutting up 13 new panels. Here we go again!
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:03 PM   #7
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Hello. I know this is over a year old but wondering how you did with the end caps and follow-up work.
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Old 12-10-2014, 12:18 PM   #8
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Last posting X2! How is the work going? I understand those endcap sections can be nearly impossible to re-fabricate due to angles, reductions, etc., but I wish you the best! Just persevere....

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Old 05-24-2020, 05:32 PM   #9
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This is 48_liner. We had to reregister under the name 48-Liner. It’s been awhile since our last post as a few job changes due to lay offs and we are now on our second move. The Liner hasn’t faired too well. Had to strip it down to a flat bed in order to move it. Lost a tire and it damaged one of the wheel wells. It the sat under a covered porch for three years until we began another move. Looked real interesting with a small Kabota tractor and rear mower on top. We have a few more flat bed trips and then it goes into the barn to be stripped to the frame and a new start.
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Old 05-25-2020, 02:49 PM   #10
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Welcome back! MsRivet and I will be anxiously watching your progress when you get back at it!

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