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Old 10-31-2017, 07:40 PM   #113
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David - is that the new to you trailer you are renovation? If so, it looks great! I have a few in those ‘70s windows in my “Frankenstream” ‘68 Tradewind that someone replaced years ago. I actually prefer them over the Corning glass windows.
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Old 11-01-2017, 10:27 AM   #114
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Greetings Atomic 13: Yes, that is a photo of my new to me, old 1975 Overlander. It appears to have been well maintained through the years. The interior was "renovated" back in the "oughts" and is in good shape. And the body is in good shape. But don't ask me about the rear subfloor and rear cross member. I think "toast" is an apt description. And the appliances are 42 years old and I believe need replaced too.

My trailer has single pain windows and no vista view windows. Yea! Double pain windows were an option in 1975 for those buyers in colder climates. These windows are much easier to replace than the curved glass Corning ones. I think that fact makes the trailer a bit more useable as I don't have to fret about a broken window.

Unfortunately my 75 Overlander will not be valued as highly as the mid sixties trailers in my view. The Overlander looks more like a new Airstream, not a vintage one. And my trailer is too long at 27'. The short ones carry more market value. But that said, a 75 Overlander in documented great shape with modern features is so much cheaper than a late model Airstream. I think I can put $7k in it and it would attract buyers at my total spend.

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:37 AM   #115
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Not much progress since last post. Went to Italy for a couple of weeks for a good break and a fair amount of overeating.

Picked up the flags shown in the pics below, painted by a guy who bills himself as Bob Bond, Car Artist. Interesting guy in Lee's Summit, MO, who does all kinds of custom painting. The International emblems were a bit pitted and I opted for silver paint rather having them re-chromed. Still may pull them back off for re-chroming, as they don't pop like they should.

Towed the Tradewind from Pleasant Hill to KC and met up with Atomic_13 (Brian) and TTBikes (Tim) last Saturday morning at the Roasterie on SW Boulevard (where the below pics were taken). Had a good time trading Tradewind tips. Danny O'Neill, who owns the Roasterie and has an Airstream, is interested in hosting more get-togethers in his parking lot. So, for any other KC Airstreamers on this forum, let me know if there is any interest in meeting up there on a monthly or quarterly or some other basis.
I failed to bring 64 Tradewind to KC but here is a picture.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:10 PM   #116
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Nice. Would love to check it out next time we get together.
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:33 PM   #117
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Removed rock guard from front window today for clean-up and repair. Need to epoxy a couple of cracks and two broken-off corners. Otherwise, it is in pretty good shape.

Dropped off Airstream letters above front and rear windows and Tradwind emblem by door to same guy who repainted side flag emblems.

Continuing with tedious process of caulking inside seams and rivet studs. Got a roll of window and door gasket stuff from VTS, along with some 5/32 aluminum pop rivets, Capt. Trolley's crack cure, a couple of tailight housing reflectors and some other odds and ends. Removed curbside taillight housing and was surprised to see how it was mounted with pop rivets going into dead end holes.
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Old 12-01-2017, 12:27 AM   #118
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Glad to hear the rock guard is salvageable. It’s expensive to replace those!

I’m curious how the individual airstream letters were originally attached? Pop rivets?
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Old 12-01-2017, 06:27 AM   #119
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I’m curious how the individual airstream letters were originally attached? Pop rivets?
In 1967 and 1968, there are studs on the back of the letters, with speed nuts on the interior.
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Ah, so similar to the emblems. Thanks, Wayne.
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Glad to see things are moving right along!
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Here are the repainted letters and emblems, ready for reinstallation.
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So Mr. Slats, how did you do such a great job repainting the emblems on your trailer? Inquiring minds want to know.

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So Mr. Slats, how did you do such a great job repainting the emblems on your trailer? Inquiring minds want to know.
Yes! Please include the brand and color of the paint you used.
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Looks great, Dale!
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So Mr. Slats, how did you do such a great job repainting the emblems on your trailer? Inquiring minds want to know.
I took them to the same guy that did my flag emblems (see my post #109).

I don't recall the exact paint brand, color or number. He just showed me a sample of light blue and I said that looks about right, so that's what he used.

Interesting guy. Just google Bob Bond Car Art Lee's Summit to see his work. When I was there he was doing a paint restoration job on a couple of antique sleighs. He does motorcycle tanks, hot rods and all kinds of custom paint jobs. He had just gotten back from doing a custom coffin for a long-time customer, whose widow of about half an hour called him before making any of the other arrangements.
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