Erecting Aer-O-Dome
GM Futurliner Restoration Project
National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States

'33 World's Fair

1936 Parade
1938 Previews
1941 Parade
1953 Parade
1954 Parade

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Appreciation Letters
In-Line Six
Other Futurliners
Oral Roberts Cathedral Cruiser

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The aluminum framework is off-loaded from one of the semis using a truck-tractor adapted with a boom.
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The framework is laid out on the ground and partially bolted together. Ropes and pulleys were used to hoist the arches to an upright position.
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The skeleton is erected and the tent material is laid out on the inside of the framework to be pulled to the center ridge pole and fastened to the arches.
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Up the tent goes to the center ridge pole. All that remains is to fasten the sides to the arches. The first time the Aer-o-dome was erected it took the crew three days. With lots of practice, it was erected in four to five hours.

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