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Old 05-11-2008, 11:40 PM   #29
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Looks like you're well stocked with GT's.
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Old 05-11-2008, 11:43 PM   #30
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Disk brakes? : )
Love those Globetrotters! Any grey tanks?
I've been thinking of a "couple" trailer just for Mona and I.
Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it!
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Marc,

This has a new axle, and new brakes, so the disc brake update would be in the more distant future, after we decide what we're doing with it.
It doesn't have grey water storage. It is all original in that aspect.
I will probably add a small converter/charger to help the 12V system become more stable. Right now the battery is only charged from the tow vehicle.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:18 AM   #31
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.........other than the dump valve seepage and the tires.
Uwe,

Congratulations, it looks like a sweet, choice purchase.

We have been wondering about tires on a single axle, are there tires available that will not blow out and damage a trailer?
A buddy mentioned that they are out there.
I know under inflation leads to most blowouts.
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:54 AM   #32
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What a great find. I have always like the GT size & layout & almost bought one about a month ago...you know, one for the kids!

Check the pictures by forums member wagsrp. He shows in detail how to overhaul the brass dump valve. One of my coworkers (a tech) used those pictures as a guide to overhaul my dump valve. If you need the details I can get them in the morning.
Here's the link to the photos of the brass dump valve repair:

www.airforums.com/photos/browseimages.php?c=500&userid=524

When we repaired my dump valve, we installed new o-rings, gaskets & sealer, reinstalled back in the Airstream & it still leaked (bench tested OK). The bass slide valve was warped & had to be straightened and ground down to seal to the brass.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:17 AM   #33
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Congratulations, it looks like a sweet, choice purchase.

We have been wondering about tires on a single axle, are there tires available that will not blow out and damage a trailer?
A buddy mentioned that they are out there.
I know under inflation leads to most blowouts.
It scares me a little bit, too. But I have never had any tire problems with any of my trailers. I will buy some new ones for the Globetrotter, or use the ones from the Flying Cloud, which I just bought very recently. The Flying Cloud isn't ready to camp in yet.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:27 AM   #34
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Old 05-12-2008, 08:51 PM   #35
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Nice GT. one of my favorite models and almost my favorite year.
I see you have a wally table. I have not seen many of these still with the trailer. We finally got around to renewing ours after five years of looking at the green spray painted legs and broken plastic edging. Sanded legs and repainted, and replaced plastic edging with metal.
Thanks for the pictures.
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:08 PM   #36
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I was looking over your pics Uwe - great shape for that age! Just one observation - careful cooking with those rear burners - that drape looks close when closed.

Enjoy the trailer! I have a feeling you'll be adding the area63 touch soon - it's always hard to leave them alone!
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Old 05-12-2008, 10:16 PM   #37
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I see you have a wally table. I have not seen many of these still with the trailer. We finally got around to renewing ours after five years of looking at the green spray painted legs and broken plastic edging. Sanded legs and repainted, and replaced plastic edging with metal.
Do I have a Wally Table???
It doesn't look quite the same as both of your photos (note my square corners) - yet the formica seems to match the rest of our trailer. All I know is that it seemed to have been tucked away in the closet, untouched for decades.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:41 PM   #38
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Nice GT. one of my favorite models and almost my favorite year.
I see you have a wally table. I have not seen many of these still with the trailer. We finally got around to renewing ours after five years of looking at the green spray painted legs and broken plastic edging. Sanded legs and repainted, and replaced plastic edging with metal.
Thanks for the pictures.
Nice job on the table. Looks great.
It seems that ours is in good condition, and does match the cream colored counter top.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:45 PM   #39
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Do I have a Wally Table???
It doesn't look quite the same as both of your photos (note my square corners) - yet the formica seems to match the rest of our trailer. All I know is that it seemed to have been tucked away in the closet, untouched for decades.
You can have a Wally table if you want it to be one...I don't mind.
Your table looks great, too. Mine will fit betwen the goucho and the galley cabinet/heater grille, since it is quite narrow.
It stores inside the closet, on the wall next to the stove. There's some adventurous bracketry inside.
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Old 05-12-2008, 11:48 PM   #40
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I was looking over your pics Uwe - great shape for that age! Just one observation - careful cooking with those rear burners - that drape looks close when closed.

Enjoy the trailer! I have a feeling you'll be adding the area63 touch soon - it's always hard to leave them alone!
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I just want to do minor repairs on this one. The wood paneling and the cabinet fronts are sort of dry, I was thinking of trating them with lemon oil, or a suitable commercial wood treatment. I usually deal with new wood, therefore this is a research project for me.
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I just want to do minor repairs on this one.
never heard that one before

you could try some teak oil on your cabinets, it'll really bring out the richness, but try it in an inconspicuous spot to see if it works well with your wood.
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:04 AM   #42
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You can have a Wally table if you want it to be one...I don't mind.
Your table looks great, too. Mine will fit betwen the goucho and the galley cabinet/heater grille, since it is quite narrow.
It stores inside the closet, on the wall next to the stove. There's some adventurous bracketry inside.
Uwe, I am not trying to highjack here... This table, It is original? Mine came with a drop leaf style. It has a metal scroll work at the top of the legs. Sorry I do not have a photo, but I have seen others discussing ones exactly like it and someone said that it was the original table at the last rally. My real question is this: I have heard that there were hooks and a strap to restrain it while in travel. Do you know anything about this? I have scoured the archive photos and do not see it in the years close to 1962. I also do not see any locations that might have had hooks that were removed. Maybe I should go take photos of the table and then post this question elsewhere. Sorry if I am highjacking here.
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