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Old 12-02-2010, 07:31 PM   #43
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Mine was wired for optional front and rear clearance lights above the windows. Looks like that might just be the end of the wire... can't tell
YUP! It looked like the wire exited the shell but it's simply taped in place.
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:32 PM   #44
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This is a great thread!!

Just dove into a '66 Ambassador 28'...
Wow - another guttin'! ya got a thread started?
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Old 12-02-2010, 07:38 PM   #45
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Stuck inside with a plasti-velcro-cloth-boot on my right foot stinks...

BUT...I did look at some photos and figured I toss out a question...

Do the window latches use one of those goofy "8" shaped bits to unscrew them?

I think I'm becoming latex intolerant....
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:23 PM   #46
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If your looking for those 8 shaped bits, they are called clutch head. I think size #2. They are kinda hard to find (for good reason). The interior of my 63 Avion is done with these clutch head skrews instead of rivets.
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:26 PM   #47
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Back in post #21 I noted that the bathroon floor had been replaced except under the tub (and toilet I assumed...)...well today I hobbled out and pulled the bath cabinet and tub...

well, it turns out the ENTIRE bath floor has been replaced at some time...but they didn't fix any of the leaks so things went right back to a rotted state...

YUCK!
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Old 12-08-2010, 10:53 PM   #48
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Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I just bought a '62 Overlander and will soon be going through a very similar experience. Your posts are awesome and I can't wait to dig into mine! Keep up the good sharing!

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Old 12-10-2010, 08:24 PM   #49
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The rear is out, inspite of this dang ankle being still swollen after almost 2 weeks.
Tonight, in the dark...I managed to pop loose the rear belly pan and get the dump valve unbolted from the black tank. Dolly still has the original brass valve...
Only 1 bolt was holding the toilet in place and 3 rivits were sorta coaxing the entire black tank to remain in the general area where it belonged...

The tank was undamaged by the rather large dent in the street side rear...
Below all of the crap...a rear cross member emerged in better than expected condition...

Not much wood left back there...a photo reason to seal the wood with epoxy!
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Old 12-10-2010, 08:27 PM   #50
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Oh yeah...the entire bathroom was removed from the topside EXCEPT 4 bolts in the corners of the dump valve...I had read horror stories of the bathtub drain welding itself in place and folks having to spend hours and hours under the floor loosening items just to remove the fixtures...not true in my case...pretty simple!
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Old 12-11-2010, 12:41 PM   #51
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Hey Hi'

I thought the bath floor in my '66 was bad... the channel is in pretty sad shape as well.



There's another thread, where the poster fabricated a custom through-wall flashing that fit around the back bath area. Have you seen it? I'll try and locate, looks like a real good idea.
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Old 12-11-2010, 01:31 PM   #52
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Nice work. Be careful with the ankle. Back in the 80s I couldnt wait to recaulk the bottom of my 36 ft. trawler. 3 days out of hosp. and blew 17 stitches out of my ankle. Took an extra 11 wks. to heal. Sal.
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Old 12-11-2010, 05:30 PM   #53
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I thought the bath floor in my '66 was bad... the channel is in pretty sad shape

There's another thread, where the poster fabricated a custom through-wall flashing that fit around the back bath area. Have you seen it? I'll try and locate, looks like a real good idea.
FCJ,
If ya find that thread, how about plopping it here...I saw it but just like you...where did it go?

It looks like we are on the same rotten path...
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Old 12-11-2010, 06:19 PM   #54
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Found it!
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f191...tml#post916089

Starting on post #41
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:40 AM   #55
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This is the first time I have really checked out your airstream. I can see they made changes from my 1960. My black tank sits inside the bathroom. I am not doing as much as you are. I see you have been taking the interior walls down. I have not done that. I may after looking what you have done.

It looks like you got a really nice trailer. I replaced the bathroom floor in my 1973 and used Nyloboard. It has been over three years since I replaced the floor and I have never had a problem with it. It can get wet and it will never rot because it is made of recycled carpet.

Keep up the good work because it looks like you are doing a great job.

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Old 12-16-2010, 02:07 PM   #56
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This is the first time I have really checked out your airstream. I can see they made changes from my 1960. My black tank sits inside the bathroom...

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The black tank in mine is also above the floor...its a fiberglass unit that extends from inside the closet all the way to the back corner, kinda radusing to follow the wall...the toilet is bolted to the top and the dump valve is bolted to the bottom, under the floor.

If I can get my ankle to work with me and stop swelling, I hope to get the last 2 skins out and pull the rear cap...

Then it's on toward replacing the floor...
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