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Forum: Local Regs & Licensing 01-02-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,595
Posted By 195Pilot
If you are in old part of Bluff Park I doubt...

If you are in old part of Bluff Park I doubt there is a HOA or restrictions. 30 years ago that was considered way out of town, out in the country.Most of those homes were built in the1950's.
The...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-11-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By 195Pilot
Shadeemry, The one I'm working on has a rear...

Shadeemry,
The one I'm working on has a rear hold down plate, The plate is in the center and runs between the main frame beams, under the plywood and runs up the rear shell. The plate is riveted to...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-10-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By 195Pilot
Last night it was down to -1 with only 8 to 10...

Last night it was down to -1 with only 8 to 10 inches of snow on the ground.
The hold down plate will be bent on approx. a 100 degree angle, at least thats the way it was on the 31 ft.75 model....
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 12-10-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By 195Pilot
Melissa, Yes thats the way their built. The...

Melissa,
Yes thats the way their built. The rear ribs don't tie into the rear bows on the floor. The frame is held in the rear by the skin riveted to the bows that are bolted thru the plywood into...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 12-08-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,825
Posted By 195Pilot
Mike, On the welding, I bought the 199.00 mig...

Mike,
On the welding, I bought the 199.00 mig special; from harbor freight, 240 volt, and welded up a complete new frame. Get a good auto-dark Helmet. Play with it on some scrap when you feel...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 12-07-2012, 10:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,825
Posted By 195Pilot
desertair, After I made my outriggers I cut...

desertair,
After I made my outriggers I cut out the slots with a jig saw with a 32 teeth per inch bi-metal blade. Drilled out the top and bottom position with a 3/8 hole saw.
After the cut was...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-04-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,906
Posted By 195Pilot
Most thermostats are 24 volts DC, common is a...

Most thermostats are 24 volts DC, common is a transformer inside the A/C unit that steps down 110 A/C volts to 24 volts D/C.
Not aware of a unit that uses the house battery voltage to power the...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-30-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,382
Posted By 195Pilot
IT's good that your doing your research. Most...

IT's good that your doing your research. Most here that have vintage airstreams have been in your shoes.
I don't want to rain on your parade BUT; With the rust in the step area and the belly wrap...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-18-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
Well it looks like I have shot myself in the foot...

Well it looks like I have shot myself in the foot on this repair.

There are only two welding shops in town (40 miles away) I have contacted both one there building burnt down recently and is out...
Forum: On The Road... 10-21-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By 195Pilot
Before that wind hit I had my shell off trying to...

Before that wind hit I had my shell off trying to align the shell to frame. The shell was on chain hoist/gantry's it started to cloud over so I went inside to look up the weather forecast, 40-70 mph...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-17-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
Thanks Wabbiteer and Frank. Frank I have been...

Thanks Wabbiteer and Frank. Frank I have been trying to call today to discuss this repair. Sounds like you fellows have seen this before. How should this door jamb/sill weld be performed.
All I...
Forum: 1980 Caravelle 10-17-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 56,840
Posted By 195Pilot
Timzog, Been following your work, your doing ...

Timzog,
Been following your work, your doing a great job.
Can you elaborate a little more on the 1/16" plate. Did you extend the plate past the frame rails? My idea was to shape the 1/16" plate...
Forum: Winter Living 10-17-2012, 11:27 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 54,563
Posted By 195Pilot
I've got a lot of kin folk that dream of selling...

I've got a lot of kin folk that dream of selling their trailer and moving into a house.
Good Luck,
Keep us posted
Jack
Forum: Airstream History 10-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,236
Posted By 195Pilot
I'm in the middle of a shell off, build new...

I'm in the middle of a shell off, build new frame. I have learned a world of info that I would not have otherwise sought.
About 10 years ago my wife was looking for an Airstream, we were traveling...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-17-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
I will check my door measurements. I am at...

I will check my door measurements.
I am at about the same conclusion about the front radius. This is the only place there was a deviation from the original. Also in trying to keep things as water...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-16-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,447
Posted By 195Pilot
IIRC they were made out to 22 ga.

IIRC they were made out to 22 ga.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-16-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
I checked the hinge pins, grab front bottom of...

I checked the hinge pins, grab front bottom of door and pull up very little movement, Also checked for hinge alignment, screws tight, no play in hinge for adjustment that I can see.
The front of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
Well after removing the shell and cutting out for...

Well after removing the shell and cutting out for the door sill plate, The door to door Jamb margin is still 3/4 inch at the bottom on the front side of the door. The rest of the door margin is...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
In reviewing my credits for PHD I realize I will...

In reviewing my credits for PHD I realize I will have to take Zip DEE Remove, Reinforce, and replace 401 before I can submit my application.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
I completed my 200 hours of unpaid internship the...

I completed my 200 hours of unpaid internship the first week. I would like to submit my year and a half Cessna 195 AIRCRAFT POLISHING Duty. I understand that those credits will transfer
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
Minno, I missed that dado in the plywood for...

Minno,
I missed that dado in the plywood for the door threshold. I will cut that out tomorrow and hopefully that will square up the door frame.
All the plywood around the door was gone long...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-10-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,496
Posted By 195Pilot
Door jamb too wide after shell off.

After welding up new frame I copied as much of the old subframe as possible. Basically the rear 2 Ft. and the front curves were mush. I installed the new subfloor, leaving the front and rear long to...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 10-08-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By 195Pilot
Quad 50's I believe I heard some where that BATF...

Quad 50's I believe I heard some where that BATF had a buy one get three free special a while back.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-01-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,145
Posted By 195Pilot
I used 2x5x.120 rect tube its avaiiiable at any...

I used 2x5x.120 rect tube its avaiiiable at any steel supplier. Used it for main rails,cross members and made my out riggers out of same material. Welds up easy and easy to cut square. Cut the out...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-29-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,145
Posted By 195Pilot
That boxed in area with the lightening hole is...

That boxed in area with the lightening hole is factory. IT's solid back to the first crossmember where the A frame ties into the main frame and first cross member aft of there the lightening hole...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-29-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,333
Posted By 195Pilot
If your going to make a mobile diner I think you...

If your going to make a mobile diner I think you will need some serious frame reinforcement if not new frame. The Airstream frame minimal at best. I think your frame is 4" c channel .120 thick.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-29-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,886
Posted By 195Pilot
I'm considering using mirrored film on the rear...

I'm considering using mirrored film on the rear window, I guess my next question is where do i purchase a disco ball?
Jack
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-29-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,333
Posted By 195Pilot
I just put my shell back on the frame yesterday....

I just put my shell back on the frame yesterday. Fit like a glove.
Really the only extra work involved in an shell off is building the lift system.
If your going to do frame repair its a no...
Forum: 1974 - 1979 Ambassador 09-28-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,893
Posted By 195Pilot
If I were to purchase another 70's model...

If I were to purchase another 70's model airstream I would make a deal with the owner to drop the belly pan enough to take a look and inspect the frame. Agree to drill out 10-15 rivets and willing to...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-27-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,218
Posted By 195Pilot
Perry, Sorry to here that about George . I...

Perry,

Sorry to here that about George . I have had a few dealings with him in the 40+ years of aviation. Is the airport going to remain open?
My Wife learned to fly there in a 1946 Aronca...
Forum: Belly Pans & Banana Wraps 09-27-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,218
Posted By 195Pilot
Unless Aircraft Spruce has changed there policy...

Unless Aircraft Spruce has changed there policy they can roll any length of material up to 0.40 for shipping.
On my 1975 31 footer the first cross member is 36" from the front hold down plate, the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-26-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,447
Posted By 195Pilot
Shadeemry, Sounds like you and I have the same...

Shadeemry,
Sounds like you and I have the same trailer. Everything was rusted out to the point that there's just enough evidence to get you into trouble.
I live in very rural South Dakota, the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-25-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,447
Posted By 195Pilot
Shadeemry, Your right in that the tank frames...

Shadeemry,
Your right in that the tank frames bolt into a C channel that hangs down off the rear cross member. Mine had rusted out tabs on the main frame on each side, I assume the side of the tank...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-21-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,035
Posted By 195Pilot
As for the furnace opening I would make a Flush...

As for the furnace opening I would make a Flush patch.
I will try to explain but if you go to a local airport and talk to an airplane sheet metal person they may be able to explain it better
On...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 09-20-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By 195Pilot
I am building a new frame. The main rails are 2x5...

I am building a new frame. The main rails are 2x5 .120 tube with the 2x3 scrub rail running full length from the rear tying into the axle plate.
I extended my trunk 12" to install two batteries in...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-19-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By 195Pilot
Tex, Try this tread I started awhile back: What...

Tex,
Try this tread I started awhile back: What holds the tanks in place? in the frame and floor repair forum on the first page about half way down.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-10-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By 195Pilot
Friday, Evidently you have a problem...

Friday,
Evidently you have a problem understanding written word. I said find an airframe mechanic, in aviation there is an Airframe Mechanic and then there is a powerplant mechanic. You can obtain...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-10-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By 195Pilot
Good for you!!

Good for you!!
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By 195Pilot
Read the post on late model AS. Many folks are...

Read the post on late model AS. Many folks are having problems with water damage and rusted frame issues.
This panel is a major link to the frame with the shell hold down riveted through this...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-10-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By 195Pilot
Most "old airplane mechanic" have much more sheet...

Most "old airplane mechanic" have much more sheet metal experience than any Airstream tech.
Look At the regular practice of cutting out a panel and overlay another and popping rivets(Airstream's...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By 195Pilot
If olympic rivets where as strong as Bucked...

If olympic rivets where as strong as Bucked rivets Boeing and Airbus would be using them
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-10-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,820
Posted By 195Pilot
Here's the good news: Looks like f that it's the...

Here's the good news: Looks like f that it's the rear FLAT panel.Can be repaired with flat sheet material not formed panels.
In your location with no airstream dealer close by I would consider...
Forum: On The Road... 09-06-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,088
Posted By 195Pilot
Bubonic plague is very common in Prairie Dog...

Bubonic plague is very common in Prairie Dog towns. Prairie Dog populations in South Dakota are declining due to the plague running through the Dog Towns.
I live in very rural South Dakota with Dog...
Forum: Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 09-06-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,373
Posted By 195Pilot
In another life I was a District Service Manager...

In another life I was a District Service Manager for GMC Truck . The THM400 was the strongest transmission GM ever produced. That tranny will preform with little input from engine, and again its as...
Forum: Shipping & Export/Import 09-03-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,053
Posted By 195Pilot
You didn't say the year or model so barring, ...

You didn't say the year or model so barring, THIS IS THE ONLY MODEL LEFT ON THS PLANET here goes;

Two weeks time off, driving, expenses, you don't really know if it will make it home without...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 09-02-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By 195Pilot
My 1975 31 footer the plywood subfloor is 91...

My 1975 31 footer the plywood subfloor is 91 1/2"- 91 5/8"wide, with the c channel,shell and moldings I'd say 93-94" total.
Just pulled a 67 tradewind out of some cedar trees where its been sitting...
Forum: 1966 - 1968 Safari 09-02-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,117
Posted By 195Pilot
I have just got a 67 Tradewind. Yours came with a...

I have just got a 67 Tradewind. Yours came with a Armstrong Bay breeze unit and they had two holes one the refrigerant lines and one for the motor shaft to run through the roof. Also if yours is like...
Forum: Axles 08-31-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,806
Posted By 195Pilot
DKB_SATX, I found your blog very interesting,...

DKB_SATX,
I found your blog very interesting, some would have you believe ONLY AIRSTREAM APPROVED AXLES will safely take your coach down the road.
I am in the process of welding up a new frame on...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-27-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 912
Posted By 195Pilot
This got me to thinking. I'm 57 years old and I...

This got me to thinking. I'm 57 years old and I have 137 years of projects to do right now.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-26-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,145
Posted By 195Pilot
That's why pipeline welders use stick!!

That's why pipeline welders use stick!!
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