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1963 Overlander Redo

Posted 12-07-2016 at 01:17 PM by Jcoop
Updated 12-07-2016 at 01:25 PM by Jcoop (Add photo)

I bought a well used 1963 Overlander last December, and worked on gutting it for the first five months of this year. But once Spring arrived here in northeast Wisconsin, camping, biking (and bikecamping), and outside activities took over.

Now that winter has come back, I'm also back in my shop and working on the trailer again.

I'm doing a shell-off rebuild. This week I hit a couple milestones. My gantries were finally finished, the old Armstrong air conditioner was...
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Sven and the art of Airstream Maintenance.

Posted 04-10-2011 at 12:23 PM by Mr.E

Yes.

I could write that.

In fact, I'll take the liberty to template it here!

Ya see, it started with me... Mr.E. bloggin my story into the inter-stream... And being that mystery has some responsibilities. Among them is sharing information that may help others form-within... get 'in-formed' if you will.

So, let me share with you a treasure I found in the stream:

I needed a manual for my '72 27' Overlander and happened across...
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Floor and door edges

Posted 01-31-2011 at 03:56 PM by dave f (1956 Overlander: 26' of iconic family fun. Potentially.)

A couple of answer to questions:

Flooring - 100% natural rubber tiles.
In the UK there are certainly quite a few suppliers online. Lead times for delivery can be really tiresome (no pun intended). I got plenty of samples, shopped around and found someone with stock. I've laid rubber floor myself and quite enjoyed it. Once laid and sealed, it can be buffed to a high shine and is very very durable. I love it.

Door edging - aluminium edge strip!
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Latest interior pics

Posted 01-17-2011 at 03:38 PM by dave f (1956 Overlander: 26' of iconic family fun. Potentially.)

Just received these lovely pics from ARC. We're just missing a few finishing touches, retro curtains and a few cushions to make it feel cosy.

Bunk beds work really well, really happy with all the details. Great to see the old stove back in again too.

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refurb *almost complete*

Posted 01-09-2011 at 11:32 AM by dave f (1956 Overlander: 26' of iconic family fun. Potentially.)

Just returned from month in New Zealand with my wife and daughters, including a very successful 10 days in a camper van so feeling much more confident about the prospect of using our trailer with all 6 of us crammed in there. Also now much happier about the camping-in-a-trailer regime. Although it definitely makes a difference having warm weather - North Island NZ was into a summer drought but when the rains came we were stuck in our camping a little more. But the kids still enjoyed it.
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