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Old 01-11-2014, 04:02 PM   #1
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Got the '62 GT home

When I did my introduction, y'all asked for pictures. Got some. We got the GT home today. We looked at each other and panicked. Not really, we realize this is going to be a big project and we are up for it. Wifie says make sure it is safe and solid. well it does need flooring, glass, new wiring, gas lines, flooring and some body work. Now I am having an OMG attack. It will be a lot of work but the end result will be worth it. view the pics and enjoy.Click image for larger version

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Old 01-11-2014, 04:29 PM   #2
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Congrats! Looks like a nice find from a very good year. Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 01-11-2014, 06:07 PM   #3
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Congratulations, Globe Trotters RULE!

From 1962 GT advertizement in Airstream's archives...

"Here’s a trailer that’s light on the hitch, light on the hills and fast on the straight-way – a “natural” for those who want a lightweight trailer to go places. Designed to meet the need for a sturdy yet lightweight, go-anywhere trailer, the Globe Trotter is the perfect small home on wheels. It is all-metal, all-riveted, with double rubber-sealed doors and windows, aircraft tight, vibration-proof fastenings and many other outstanding features. The extras that anyone may desire usually can be installed in the Globe Trotter. We think the Globe Trotter is the world’s finest small travel trailer."

Have fun...
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Old 01-11-2014, 07:14 PM   #4
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Right you are! GTs are so easy to tow. Looks good, Peted!
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:15 PM   #5
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Not much work done yet. Went over the GT and so far need to replace the axle, brakes , new floor, electrical, plumbing. So a complete resto is in order. Looking for information on what paper do I use for the inside of the original light covers, information on the 30012 number on the GT. We'll enough for now.
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:42 PM   #6
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Snap!

She looks just like my baby, "Bubbles". Built in Ohio, even the same fabric on the gauchos. What is her serial #?
Awesome find.
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:51 PM   #7
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Smile

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My serial number is 192D316
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:35 PM   #8
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Sisters!

Ours is 192D252, so she is a few months (weeks?) younger.
Nice.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:49 PM   #9
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Lights

I just realized one of my posts got lost.
RE: lamp shades
I would suggest going to a electrical/plumbing specialty store (not big box, we have one up here in Ontario called Living Lighting) and ask about flexible lampshade materials that are rated to take the heat. Or, you could switch to LEDs which hardly heat at all (or use much power) and use a nice paper of your choice.
Our lamp shades are just perforated metal, and it doesn't look like they had any other covering inside that, now that I look at them really closely.
I will be installing LEDs just for the efficiency. The price has really come down and the quality of light is improving leaps and bounds.
I am ordering our new axle from Colin H next week so that I will be ready to go when we finally thaw out. Just have to: finish clearing out garage/workshop space, strip Bubbles out, build gantries, remove rivets, lift shell, and on, and on, and on.
Can't wait to get started.... finally.
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Thanks for the information. I appreciate your time. I think LEDs are the way to go and that solves the heat issue and I can keep the current fixtures. I also need to lift the shell off and replace the floor and all the other stuff. I just got my 5th wheel done so we are able to travel while restoring the globe trotter.
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