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lunadog 03-15-2012 04:50 PM

Frame Parts for 1963 Sovereign?
 
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We are just about ready to start frame repair on our "project" Airstream - a pretty rough 1963 Sovereign. The central beams seem ok but what I think are called the stringers or "joists" front and rear are very bad and will need replacing. I thought I saw somewhere a supplier for pre-cut steel stringers but can't find it now. Does anyone know where they might be available in bundles for Airstreams?

wasagachris 03-15-2012 05:45 PM

Inland RV lists both crossmembers(stringers as you call them) and outriggers for 1969 to 1993 units. I would call them to see if they will work or if they sell ones for your year trailer.
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marzboy 03-15-2012 06:18 PM

The crossmembers for the early to mid 60's are a bit different. Greg at Inland told me to use 2 2" steel angle. I actually had some custom bent out of mild steel, piece of cake. Those outriggers look pretty shot. I chopped them off mine and bought em from Inland. Yours might have to be cut down a bit. Nothing an angle grinder cant fix.

lunadog 03-18-2012 12:09 PM

Thanks for the info! I am going to start a new thread with more photos and of course more questions. We are using the search feature and learning so much.

marzboy 03-21-2012 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by lunadog (Post 1121774)
Thanks for the info! I am going to start a new thread with more photos and of course more questions. We are using the search feature and learning so much.

Ask away! I was in the same boat as you a year and a half ago. Your brain is gonna get so big youll need some new hats.


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