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Old 01-17-2015, 08:30 AM   #1
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1967 Globetrotter newbie just getting started

Hi all,
Want to say this is a great forum with tons of useful information.
I have a 1967 GT, the exterior in in decent shape, the interior has the usual issues with floor rot ETC. I have started to gut the interior and plan to take it all the way to the frame. Am about 4 weekends into it and expect this will be a very long project. I do not have a garage to store her in so I am planning to do this shell-on.
My 1st question that I need some advice on; all the glass is intact and original corning, I need to replace the clips on the bottom as most are rusted and unusable. These are frameless windows and am wondering if there is a trick to removing the clips, I have tried gently to remove and they don't budge, I don't want to break the glass trying to remove these.
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Randy
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Old 01-17-2015, 11:36 AM   #2
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Well, The good news is that you have a 1967 GT. That's great, they're terrific.

It appears to have some missing pieces, changed pieces, and added pieces. Everything is repairable and replaceable. Is there fire damage?

I have four years into mine, and it's been an entertaining project. There's tons of great information in the search feature, Google search finds more usually.

With solvent (D-40) and gentle wriggling, the clips will remove. There's threads on this...

Globe Trotters Rule!
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:22 PM   #3
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Thanks, I will give that a try for removing the clips.
No signs of fire damage (as of yet) but quite a bit of water damage inside.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:32 PM   #4
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No fires is good. Looked like the aft street-side window had smoke around it.

Stay flexible with your ideas, sometimes what seems the easiest way, really isn't. There are procedures that have been developed by very experienced rebuilders, and their methods are usually the very best advise.

There are plenty threads to research any issue..

Rebuilding the windows isn't that hard, but consumes time. They are near impossible to seal to the point that they are wind-driven rain proof, but you can get them close.

Folks on the Forum really like lots of pictures to comment on...
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:08 PM   #5
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The First pic is when we picked her up, had been sitting for about 10 years, it was dirt and grime on the aft side, has since been cleaned up.
I'll be sure to post lots of pics as things move along.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:27 PM   #6
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:59 PM   #7
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I love globetrotters! The clips remove fairly easily, just some solvent and patience will do the trick. I think Vintage Trailer Supply has them now. Would love to see interior pictures! When we got ours we planned to save the original interior, but ended up having to gut it . We love it now, but was more work than we initially thought it would be. Congrats! Look forward to,watching your progress!
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:19 AM   #8
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Here are a few before interior pics

Photos look better than in real life, most all of the wood paneling has rot near the bottom and the veneer is mostly gone, hope to save the stove, upper cabinets, the fiberglass shower, bath sink and a few other items.
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:24 AM   #9
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Demo

Started at the front on the demo, it is taking a long time as I'm trying to save as much as I can, on the home stretch now.
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Old 01-18-2015, 10:41 AM   #10
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Cool.
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Old 01-18-2015, 11:44 AM   #11
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I'm a Globetrotter newbie too!!! I bought a 1965 and got in parked next to my garage right as the snow started this year. I'm trying to come up with a plan so I can get started once the weather gets a little better. The floor under the bathroom is pretty shot, so I'm thinking I'll be into a total demolition/ restoration too!
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Old 01-18-2015, 01:34 PM   #12
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I'm in Florida so the winter won't slow me down ��
haven't made it to the frame yet but the bathroom floor was worse than I expected about to wrap things up until next weekend
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Nice find! It will be awesome when you get it like you want it. A good friend has one that has been in the family since it was new, no changes. It's well used, but everyone with the big 5th wheel rigs always want to peek inside and go ooooooh, ahhhhhhhh. Very High COOL factor.
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Old 01-18-2015, 03:26 PM   #14
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The W-D40 worked on the window clips.
Thank you,
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