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1963 Overlander Redo

Posted 12-07-2016 at 12:17 PM by Jcoop
Updated 12-07-2016 at 12:25 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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And the Shell Comes Off!!!

Posted 02-09-2013 at 12:35 PM by Silver Trout
Updated 02-11-2013 at 09:11 PM by Silver Trout (Misspellings)

Well, I finished the lifting frame, drank a big glass of courage, and lifted the shell. All went as planned with no complications so far. My biggest fear was dealing with wind after the shell was off, so I spent extra time designing a plan to make sure she was anchored down. We had 20-30 mph winds last night and I groaned every time I heard the wind pick up. I went out to check on her this morning and she did great! The frame feels very sturdy and I can't even make it flex when I put all my weight...
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The lifting frame for shell removal

Posted 01-30-2013 at 09:24 PM by Silver Trout

The frame to lift the shell is coming together. We decided to bolt it directly to the ribs with self tapping sheet metal screws. Total of seven 2x6's across the width with 2x6's run legthwise to spread the jacking pressure across all the cross members evenly and prevent buckling of the walls. Afer these pics were taken, we added two 16 ft 1x6's in an "x" pattern across the top to prevent torsion. Finally, the end caps wre supported with 2x's attached to the main frame to keep their weight...
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