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Old 04-22-2002, 08:38 PM   #1
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1963 Airstream Globe Trotter - Where Can I find these Parts

Hi,

I purchased a 1963 Globe Trotter from a friend.
Was not even looking to buy a Travel Trailer. I guess you would just call it, serendipity. My wife would call it something else. Anyway, before I start towing it around it needs some work.

Here is my list (any help is appreicated):

Shocks - most important tried an Autoparts place not much help! Guessing a RV dealer next!

Wheel Bearing Grease Retainer - one slightly damaged not sure if it will leak grease. Tried same autoparts dealer as for the shocks

Brakes - Not critical right now and guess I could always get them re-shoed!

Replacement Toilet - original cracked and leaking and not sure if some of the replacements on the market will have any trouble fitting?


Once I have these items repair I think she will be road worthy. I hope the first three are not too hard to find. If I cannot find these I can hear the "I told you so's!" echos for months to come.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-22-2002, 09:54 PM   #2
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Replacement Shocks

This may help.


This is a FYI post. I just changed out the shocks on my 68
Globetrotter. I used the NAPA Part # 94005 gas shocks, the part
number came off of the VAC list. The shocks fit fine, I did have to
pry the top mount over some to get the shock on, and this was also stated on the VAC list. The removed shocks were Delco and had split bushing which would let you install without prying on the top mount. Takes about 2 hours to do. The old shocks were shot. Cost was $22.69
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Old 04-23-2002, 01:15 AM   #3
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Shocks

We have a '64 GlobeTrotter & got new replacement shocks from from Andy @ Inland RV...they fit like a glove!

Check out his webpage for the model numbers or give him a call. He may also have some of the other parts you are looking for.

You can also check out pictures of ours at:

www.insideout-design.net/maxwell

Click on "During" and then "Running Gear" for photos.

Good Luck!

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My 1966 Overlander has vertical shocks, 12X2 brakes so my expirence on the suspension is this:

Shocks - NAPA part # 94005 (small interference on by lower mounting point, email if that is an issue) $22.77 ea

Grease seals - Timkin part # 442109 (bought at Auto Zone) $8.99 each

Brake shoes - NAPA part # AE-4005 $85.89 ea set

Brake shoe hold down springs NAPA part # 89135 $5.77 each

All prices are from Phoenix AZ in the month of April 2002

I have yet to get brake return springs. Baby moon wheel covers and to determine if white wall tires are supposed to be on my trailer. It came with 700X15 LT bias ply white walls.

Also note for $75.00 a wheel plus shipping you may obtain a loaded backing plate (shoes, springs, and magnets) from Inland. That would be much easier and no running around.

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Old 04-23-2002, 03:51 PM   #5
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Thank you all for the info (will be using this info this weekend!) This is a big help! Actually being able to move the trailer "safely" will be a big help in the "why I needed this in the first place"

Thanks Again!
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UPDATE ON BRAKE SPRINGS....

I went to the local (Phoenix) Dexter Axle Dealer and found return brake springs. The package came with hold down brake springs too. So here is the data....

Dexter part # K71-363-00 $2.58 ea wheel.

Local Dexter dealer is Auto Safety House in Phoenix and they have a store in Tucson.

So I am returning the NAPA hold down and return brake spring kits. And I have spent $108.94 (plus tax) per axle for brakes. This was done mostly cause the trailer sat for years. The shoes could have been reused and the magnets and bearings are looking good.

So I am pleased with the project as a whole and feel comfortable with the running gear for any situation.

Now if I could only find baby moon wheel covers.......\

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Baby Moons...

Well if you find them, please post the details...

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Shari,

The good news is I found baby moon wheel covers that fit the existing wheels on my Overlander. The bad news is they are all used ones. I found 1 in a hub cap shop in Mesa, AZ, and 3 at AZ RV Salvage.

What I did find out is the baby moons that fit my unit were manufactured by a company call Appliance Wheels. (I seem to remember that company's name from highschool days selling aftermarket wheels... Mags) And Appliance Wheels has been out of business for 10 to 15 years. Hmmmmmm ...another opportunity to fill a market.

Since the original Duo Therm penquin did not cool (just a fan opperation) I bought a used low profile Duo Therm A/C unit from AZ RV Salvage. It was in awesome condition and I got it to work on Sunday.

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Thumbs up BABY MOONS!

Okay, here it is!

We found a webpage/online catalog of a company that sells new baby moon hubcaps!

http://www.wheelvintiques.com

They are kinda tough to find on the site, but if you click on "Caps" at the top, then "Nostalgia Caps" on the right, it'll show the picture.

Then click on "Catalog" and download the 44 page PDF and scroll down to page 33 (actually, page 31 of the catalog) This shows the different sizes available to fit the different sized wheels.

Part #1011 is what will fit our new wheels. They are priced at $39.96 per set of four and can be purchased individually instead.

We haven't ordered them yet but are tucking away this info for when we are ready to after polishing.

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Shari,
Have you ordered the 1011 hub cap? How does the quality and fit compare to the original hub cap? Can you determine the name of the manufacturer of the 1011 hub cap?
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Have you ordered the 1011 hub cap?
No we haven't ordered them yet...we plan on doing that this spring after polishing. In the meantime, we found "cheapies" at Pep Boys that fit great! I think they were $7 each...quality is not there, but from 10 feet away they look great!
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How does the quality and fit compare to the original hub cap?
We didn't have original hubcaps to compare with, but with new wheels they would fit differently anyway.
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Can you determine the name of the manufacturer of the 1011 hub cap?
No, but you may try calling them for info...when we called they were pretty helpful.

Good luck...post anything you find out ~

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Globetrotters are supposed to have shocks? My my original axle had them but they looked like a bad patch job. I thought the PO was trying to compensate for a worn out Torflex axle. I cut everything off and installed a new axle. The new torflex did not need any shocks. Do you have leaf springs, or a torflex?
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