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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-06-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Pics!

Pics!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-26-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
I can't believe I'm saying this... The shell is...

I can't believe I'm saying this... The shell is back down! Rebuilt frame, new belly pan, new c channel, new floor, retro fit gray tank, new waste lines installed, new axles, all done. Now it's time...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-12-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Ok everyone, I'm back. I didn't give up, just got...

Ok everyone, I'm back. I didn't give up, just got caught up in that thing called life. I ordered a gray tank and fresh tank from VTS, along with an Intellipower unit and plumbing parts. Ill finish...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-22-2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
I know. No time to waste. Gotta keep on moving....

I know. No time to waste. Gotta keep on moving. I'm kind of bummed about not being able to put the fresh or gray tanks in the floor, but its a giant trailer so it should be fine.
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-21-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,668
Posted By P&K
Some of these parts distributors have found ways...

Some of these parts distributors have found ways to "make themselves necessary," like "we are the only one that can get this part with the exact radius of kanooder bracket for your trailer" or "its...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-21-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Picked up the frame today and everything looks...

Picked up the frame today and everything looks great...except that they painted the bumper also. I wonder how a gloss black bumper will look? I am thinking of doing black striping instead of the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-20-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
I went to pick up my Dexter axles at the factory...

I went to pick up my Dexter axles at the factory today. They loaded the axles onto my truck and they looked good, but when I measured them there was a big problem - the brackets measured 66.5 instead...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-19-2011, 12:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
So lets talk floor plan, Im thinking of doing...

So lets talk floor plan, Im thinking of doing something similar to this (https://ableandbakerdesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/airstream-photos-youve-been-waiting-for.html) which I'm sure everyone has seen....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-19-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Top, I like that tank but am hoping to fit the...

Top,
I like that tank but am hoping to fit the tank totally within the rails, like the one from VTS does. Unfortunately, VTS is out of tanks for a couple more weeks and I need one now. Yikes.
...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-19-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Oh lord. Now you got me wondering. Does anyone...

Oh lord. Now you got me wondering. Does anyone know of a good source for a gray tank that will fit between the frame rails? Or any ideas on an above floor gray tank involving pumps or something?
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-19-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,734
Posted By P&K
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-16-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Sorry, that post reads kind of rude. Didn't mean...

Sorry, that post reads kind of rude. Didn't mean it that way. It just seems that the tongue is always supported by either the truck or the tongue jack, so it doesn't suffer from the same stress as...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-15-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
The heavy tongue weight is why you have to have a...

The heavy tongue weight is why you have to have a weight distributing hitch. There is pretty much no camper that gets around that.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,734
Posted By P&K
C-Channel Gauge and Dimensions

I need to have some straight sections of c channel made for my ambassador. Anyone know the gauge, type of metal, and dimensions of the c-channel? You know, just off the top of your head. haha!
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-14-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Streamtrain - you are just figuring out your rot...

Streamtrain - you are just figuring out your rot situation? It can be a terrible feeling, but it is fixable. Long road though...many hours of lost sleep...Im having fun though
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-14-2011, 08:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Didn't they put the water tank under the front...

Didn't they put the water tank under the front window on older model trailers? Doesn't more tongue weight, countered by the weight distribution system, equal a smoother ride? I'm planning on an open...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-13-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
I need to do some measuring, but I'm thinking I...

I need to do some measuring, but I'm thinking I will just put one bigger tank under the fold out couch in the nose. That will even things out. What do you guys think? I need help with this part.
...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-12-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Weight distribution is important for sure. In...

Weight distribution is important for sure. In fact I didn't even list it because in my mind it is a given. By all means, suggest away. Im not reusing my fresh water tank because it is broken. Im not...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-11-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
I'm working on my plumbing layout now. I need to...

I'm working on my plumbing layout now. I need to get the tanks figured out so I can move forward with the floor. I am going to add a 16 gallon gray tank from VTS. I know that is not very big, but...
Forum: Axles 09-11-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By P&K
This is old news, but I ended up ordering 2...

This is old news, but I ended up ordering 2 Dexter Torflex axles. 3500lb each with 10" brakes. Here are the details (yours may vary)

80" Hub face to Hub face
61.5" Inside of frame to inside of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-11-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,273
Posted By P&K
This is what TOP posted in my thread asking the...

This is what TOP posted in my thread asking the same question. From this, I concluded I should just sandblast and paint POR-15 on - no marine prep or metal ready necessary since all the rust and oil...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-10-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
All the glass is real glass. I did not see any...

All the glass is real glass. I did not see any warnings about glass, so I did not do anything. Did not seem to hurt the glass. I removed all plastic. All my handles are shot and pitted. The only...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-10-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,899
Posted By P&K
What is the purpose of the vacuum breakers? It...

What is the purpose of the vacuum breakers? It would be impossible for the fresh water to become contaminated since it is a separate system. Is it to prevent backflow into the sink from the gray tank?
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-10-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,899
Posted By P&K
Help with plumbing layout

I'm sure that this has been covered, but I am having no luck finding it. I'm just still trying to wrap my head around the plumbing vents. Someone straighten me out.

I am looking at a diagram from...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,194
Posted By P&K
How about North Dallas RV?

How about North Dallas RV?
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-10-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,276
Posted By P&K
Brand New Cadillac...

Andy and Frank both nailed it. I bought 4 gallons, rolled it on, and only used 2.5 gallons. HA! I ended up with Rustoleum Aircraft Remover because I could get it at AutoZone locally. It was around...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-10-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
...and on the shell!!!

I ordered a bunch of POR-15 and all the prep stuff, but then cancelled it. The guy that is going to sandblast and paint the frame has done several units for this shop. He has an epoxy primer that he...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-10-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Progress on The Frame

The frame is off to the sandblaster/painter this week. Here are some pics of what the welders did to shore up the frame. The whole frame was rusted and pitted, but not to the point of needing a full...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-04-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
The sad part is that it is still almost too hot...

The sad part is that it is still almost too hot to live. That shop is in Wichita Falls and the temp has been as high as 120 this year. Most days around 110. INSANE!

So the welders want to "box in...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 09-04-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,276
Posted By P&K
How many gallons of Aircraft Stripper?

I am getting ready to strip the clearcoat off my trailer and am wondering how many gallons of aircraft stripper to purchase. 29' worth. Any suggestions?
Forum: Axles 08-29-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,058
Posted By P&K
Ordered my new Dexters today! I took one of my...

Ordered my new Dexters today! I took one of my old axles up to the plant in El Reno, Oklahoma to verify my measurements. It is only a couple hours north of Wichita Falls, so it was worth it. They...
Forum: Axles 08-24-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,058
Posted By P&K
Regarding the 10" brakes: I spoke with...

Regarding the 10" brakes:

I spoke with Dexter. They use 10" brakes on all of their axles up to 5200LBS, at which point they go up to 12" brakes. It seems to me that the 10" brakes would then be...
Forum: Axles 08-20-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,058
Posted By P&K
Dexter Axle Specs - Am I Right?

So I am about to order some new Dexter axles for our 1970 29' Ambassador. I have almost all of it figured out, I think. All the people I spoke to at Dexter were super helpful.

The factory axles...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 08-20-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,696
Posted By P&K
I have emailed and called Eric Stoltz looking for...

I have emailed and called Eric Stoltz looking for help and pricing before. Once I got an email back that was one sentence basically saying "I'm too busy to deal with you." That must be nice. The...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-20-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
No comments? I expected some excitement! Maybe I...

No comments? I expected some excitement! Maybe I am excited enough for all of us.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-20-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,362
Posted By P&K
Our current shell off fixer upper....

Our current shell off fixer upper. (https://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/finally-some-pics-of-my-shell-off-81432.html)

I am right in the middle of the adventure that you are about to go on. It is...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
I need help figuring out how to make the shell AS...

I need help figuring out how to make the shell AS WATER TIGHT AS POSSIBLE FOR GODS SAKE! I will be replacing the roof vents. I'm wondering if I should pull the window frames and hatch frames and...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
In Deep Now...

https://www.airforums.com/forums/../attachments/gallery/files/4/6/0/5/2/interior_bracing.jpg
https://www.airforums.com/forums/../attachments/gallery/files/4/6/0/5/2/shell_up_1.jpg...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-19-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,316
Posted By P&K
Finally some pics of my shell off

So I have been promising photos for a while now. We are well into a shell off renovation of our 29' Ambassador. So far its been a total do it yourself effort. Ok, I guess the fact that my dad builds...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-15-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 724
Posted By P&K
C-Channel in Austin?

I'm looking for someone in Austin or Dallas that can make a new rear C-Channel for my 1970 Ambassador. Any suggestions?
Forum: Axles 08-14-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By P&K
Sweet!

Perfect! My dad also recommended this place to me today. Looks like a winner.
Forum: Axles 08-14-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,145
Posted By P&K
New Axles in Austin or Dallas

Has anyone bought replacement axles in Austin or Dallas? I am looking for a place where I can have them made and pick them up. Shipping seems like a real drag. I realize that the Duratorques slip...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-14-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By P&K
Pretty sure. That sucker has got to be strong...

Pretty sure. That sucker has got to be strong now. It seems to me that this is the way to go.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-14-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By P&K
I'm sure a new frame would be superior, but is it...

I'm sure a new frame would be superior, but is it really necessary? Material cost is going to be pretty big compared to just patching it. It seems to me that as much as the frame relies on the floor...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-14-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By P&K
Ok. I know I'm being a total slacker with the...

Ok. I know I'm being a total slacker with the pics, but I promise they are coming. We have the shell off, trailer out, floor off, and belly pan off. I will order replacement outriggers tomorrow. The...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-10-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By P&K
Talking Nice!

Sweet! That info should move things along.

This project is getting really fun now. I have been sitting on this trailer for about a year now. My wife and I got fired up about Airstreams and bought...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-10-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By P&K
Wow

Ok everyone. I will probably end up moving this thread into one containing my whole project. This is just the start. I have some great pictures up to now that I will post later.

I have the shell...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-05-2011, 08:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By P&K
2 layers of plywood?

I am in the middle of a shell off floor replacement on my 1970 Ambassador 29'. I have torn the old floor out and noticed that at each lateral frame member (where plywood seams are) there is an...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-22-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,268
Posted By P&K
1970 Shell Off Questions

After about a year of reading forums and looking at the service manual I have finally started restoring/renovating my 1970 Ambassador 29'. I have noticed a couple things that I need advice on.

I...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-21-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,511
Posted By P&K
Yikes. So the channel along the the sides is like...

Yikes. So the channel along the the sides is like a U sitting on top of a C, right? I thought it was simply a U channel all around. This is good to know.
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