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Old 07-13-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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My New 1962 Overlander Project

July 12, 2008, I brought home a 1962 Overlander Internation Land Yacht. It is in remarkably good condition for sitting in the weeds since about 1992 when took its last trip on Ragbrai across the state of Iowa. Follow this thread for occasional updates and progress and pictures.
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Congrats brother. Glad you finally came to your senses and now you are affected with aluminitus. I look forward to your thread and progress.

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Congratulations and welcome to the Forums! Thanks for posting, and I look forward to watching your progress.

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Congratulations and Welcome........ How about some pics?
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Now I've gone and done it. I told my brother in central Iowa about a '62 Overlander that was for sale and he went out and bought it. I told him I would provide him with distance assistance as long as his wife supported the purchase. Can't have a family dispute over aluminitus. She loves it and now it's in their driveway.

Pictures will be coming along shortly, I'm sure. He sent a bunch to me so i know he has some.

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Now I've gone and done it. I told my brother....... Can't have a family dispute over aluminitus.

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Wow!!!

....aluminitus.........

Is it genetic or contagious?

......maybe both!
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Aluminitus at First Site

Hey all. After many requests for pictures - here is the unit as found in the weeds.
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62 Overlander - Started the Project

My neighbor Al, helped me get her home and even volunteered to power wash for me. It helps when you're 6' 6". First order of business is to button her up so no more damage is done.
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Top Vent Issues

Here are some pictures of the front and rear top vents. The previous owner fabricated a galvanized top to keep the water out. My brother created a cool Lexan version that I hope to be able to duplicate. For the rear, I hope to simply replace the cloudy cover and get the motor working. Looks like I'm going to have to do some parts hunting.
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Looks like you need a few lifters, vent covers, T handles and a bunch of cleaning. I believe I've got a few T handles and one lifter, I'll have to look and let you know.

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Sandblasting

Well I know it's a no no to post and then be so rude as to not post any pictures but I made a bit of progress tonight. I sandblasted the tongue and the step. I promise to post pictures as soon as I get some fresh primer and silver paint sprayed! Just getting the peeling paint and surface rust blasted into an oblivion is improvement.
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I recommend POR15 base coat and Stirling Silver top coat on exposed painted parts like tongue, bumper and step. Most readily available paint won't withstand UV radiation for very long, requiring a redo in short order. This POR stuff is amazingly resilient.
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Hey Uwe,
Thanks for the tip. I'll do it that way.
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Sandblasting 2


Here is the trailer step as found and after I sandblasted it. I will apply POR 15 this weekend. You can still see the slag from the sandblasting on the concrete. I also sandblasted the tongue and ordered a new pigtail. I'm not sure if it is worth the effort to clean up the LP tanks and re-use but I'm also not sure I want to spend the $160 per tank for aluminum ones. Thoughts?
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I think it depends on how much money you have and where you want to spend it right now. If you have a limited budget, then you can get the current tanks inspected, new valves, and cleaned up for less money than new tanks will cost.

But if you're planning on the new tanks for your restoration anyway, and you don't mind spending the cash right now, then go ahead and get the new tanks, because that will be cheaper in the long run than refurbishing the old ones and THEN buying new ones anyway.
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LP Tanks - New vs Old

You make a good point. Do you know what it costs to have two LP tanks pressure tested and re-valved?
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If you plan to polish the trailer, you will wish that you bought the aluminum tanks...
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Wow great trailer, wish I had one like that... If you need any input let me know, I can pretty much tell you where all your problems are hiding.
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Your 62

It looks so much like mine. I'm missing the folding table in the front. Also, is the wood oak plywood? That is what is looks like to me.
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Missing Front Dining Table

Can you send me a picture so I know what it is supposed to look like.
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