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Old 06-05-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Just bought a 1962 Globetrotter. Big project!

I am a newbie to Airstreams, but I got the bug and just bought a 1962 Globetrotter. I lost my 1949 Ford F-1 truck in the California wildfire, so I have been anxious to get a new vintage project. The GT is pretty well gutted. I am in the process of replacing the floor, belly and found that I need to replace some of the cross member supports. Good thing I can weld! I'm sure I'll be asking for plenty of advice from this great forum as I go along.



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Old 06-05-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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Sorry to hear about the '49 Ford, but glad to hear you're back in the game with a vintage Airstream. Welcome aboard, start reading, and don't be afraid to ask question, no matter hall silly or small they seem. Because you can bet somebody will have the answer or answers you're looking for. There are lots of restoration / rennovation threads here to help you along your way. Keep us posted and good luck on your project.

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Old 06-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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Hi Eric, Nice looking GT. I love the door with-in the door and the GT layout. You'll have fun restoring and learning about the AS trailer.
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Old 06-05-2009, 01:22 PM   #4
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Good luck with the restoration. Don't forget pics.

Here's a great thread that links to some of the best info on this forum.

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Old 06-05-2009, 02:03 PM   #5
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Congratulations on your new Globetrotter & welcome to the forums! I purchased a '63 Globetrotter a few months ago, but I have not started on my new restorstion project. Good luck.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:57 PM   #6
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I bought a 63 a couple of months ago and I knew what I was getting into and did it anyway,main frame is good and all the outriggers,but the cross members are all shot.Now I`m going for the new black and adding a new gray tank.THis way I can reconfigure the cross members to fit the tanks.The tanks will hang a little below the frame ,so there went the 4 season camping,unless you keep it down here.Well onward and onward,and onward.Dave
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:00 AM   #7
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Globetrotter Layout

I am trying to figure out what goes where in my 1962 Airstream Globetrotter. What are the small outside doors for? I know one is the water heater, but what about the others? I don't have a manual and it came to me gutted.

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:17 AM   #8
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Here's's link to their archives with a bunch of photos on the 62 GT.

That should give you an idea. If there are different layouts that year, the window placement and those access doors can help you narrow it down, plus I'm sure someone can help you decode your serial # to confirm those details. The small outside doors, the smaller one on the street side, if its like the pictures appears to be a battery door, back one Water heater. The curb side one appears to be like the curbside on our 63 and its simply a storage area under the couch.

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:33 AM   #9
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Welcome to the forums!! I live in San Diego so we are almost neighbors, 10-15 miles apart. I have a 63 Trade Wind still in origional condition. As far as the small doors well there is a storage for the electrical cord to hook up to shore power, i believe 2 are for the frig in the same area one above the other, a fresh water fill up compartment. battery compartment, an H2o heater and furnace comp. I don't have a GT so not totaly sure of placement. I'd like to see your GT sometime.
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Old 12-29-2009, 07:37 PM   #10
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sanfire - if you're still looking for answers, i have a 62 GT. depending of you have a CA or OH model - the rear-most panel (mine says bowen water heater). on the OPPOSITE side is a funny looking round vent - this is either the fridge or heater or both. at the front is battery storage. i have on other panel - a locked door towards the rear on the sideopposate of the HW heater - i dont have a key for it, so i dont know what it is. based on my research, there are no manuals before 1964. FYI. please email me if you have Q's about the original layout, etc . i have parts ill probably be looking to get rid of too.

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