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Old 05-24-2006, 06:44 PM   #15
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And it seemed so promising starting with S5215. Now I agree with Terry. Go back to the preceeding comments. We won't know more until we hear from somebody knowledgeable who has an Airstream of this vintage. Too bad Airstream Central's website isn't more useful...
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:51 PM   #16
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Hopefully, more people will look through this post. We sure could use the help. Thank you for your help.

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Hopefully, more people will look through this post. We sure could use the help. Thank you for your help.

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Okay, forget the VIN for now. Show us pictures of the vents, or where the vents are supposed to be. We can at least tell you what you need to keep the rain out, and then we can worry about the year and where it was built .
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BTW, you were wanting to make sure you have an Overlander? What name is in script just above the builder's plate, and the California housing plate? Does it say "Overlander" ?
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Your serial # plate is the anomoly here. The number doesn't fit into the normal formats for trailers of this vintage. Replacement plates are available maybe a P.O. ordered a new one some time ago and messed up on the number? Another reason for thinking this is the trim around the serial plate - haven't seen that before.

After looking thru all your photos I am convinced that it is a '64 Overlander 26'. It is a California model as the plate says, and confirmed by your fridge being on the curbside. Your interior while "bombed" shows many similiarities to mine - I also have a '64 Overlander, but mines an Ohio model - same layout with the kitchen flopped side to side. Your A/C is mounted further back but looks similiar is it a Duo-Therm? Your stove is identical to the one I pulled out due to rust (Magic Chef with top vent). Is the fridge a Dometic model M25 (or M52 I don't remember for sure?)
You have a rare option in the bedroom being the quilted vinyl ceiling - that was one of the upgrades in the international package.

I replied to your (or husbands?) prior post on the VIN. http://www.airforums.com/forum...vin-22960.html
My offer still stands on photocopying my manual and sending it to you for just the cost of copies and postage if you aren't able to find one.
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Hi, I am also sure now after further research that it is a 1964. I knew it was an Overlander of course by the plate. I would very much like to have a copy of your manual. Please let me know how you would like to handle it.
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Your serial # plate is the anomoly here. The number doesn't fit into the normal formats for trailers of this vintage. .
No, that plate looks alot like our '64 plate and numbers.
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Replacement plates are available maybe a P.O. ordered a new one some time ago and messed up on the number? Another reason for thinking this is the trim around the serial plate - haven't seen that before
The extra trim around the blue Land Yacht plate is an indication that it had an "International Trim" package which included several upgrades over the standard Land Yacht version....although, in it's current conditon you wouldn't know it ~ Can't wait to follow the restoration on this one!!!

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Hi, I am also sure now after further research that it is a 1964. I knew it was an Overlander of course by the plate. I would very much like to have a copy of your manual. Please let me know how you would like to handle it.
Do you still have the front gaucho (couch)? I'm missing one of the long plastic tubs that slide underneath. If you're gutting and redoing, don't need/want that piece, maybe we could work out a trade? There's around 50 pertinent pages in the manual.

BTW - don't throw out those cabinet catches - the bigger ones are aluminum and will clean/polish up as good as new. The smaller ones are steel and if they're rusty/pitted like mine they may need rechromed, but they are unique and I don't think you'll find replacements anything like them. As a matter of fact I'd recommend saving all the hardware, light fixtures, curtain/doors, etc. Even if you don't reuse them someone else here would probably take them off your hands
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I think we may have some of the trays. My husband is going to start tackling cleaning out the inside tomorrow. So, if we could make some kind of a deal that would be great.
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After looking thru all your photos I am convinced that it is a '64 Overlander 26'. It is a California model as the plate says, and confirmed by your fridge being on the curbside. Your interior while "bombed" shows many similiarities to mine - I also have a '64 Overlander, but mines an Ohio model - same layout with the kitchen flopped side to side.
Unfortunately, the location of the fridge is not an indication of where the coach was built. Here is a photo of our Ohio-built Overlander, showing an almost identical layout to Calredcoat's. And, yes, our Overlander had the same "Post Battle Of Britain" look when we dragged it home, less than a year ago.
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Unfortunately, the location of the fridge is not an indication of where the coach was built. Here is a photo of our Ohio-built Overlander.....
I could have sworn in all my research that I had read somewhere that one of the differences between the Ohio and the California was what was placed streetside and curbside - Obviously I was wrong! - Fuzzy brain cells, late night research? Maybe the difference in curbside/streetside layout is the 2 Twin vs Double bed layout?
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I think we may have some of the trays. My husband is going to start tackling cleaning out the inside tomorrow. So, if we could make some kind of a deal that would be great.
Here's a pic of the tray I'm looking for. It's from under the front gaucho, and it's the biggest one in this trailer. It measures 30" long x 18" wide x 7" deep.
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I could have sworn in all my research that I had read somewhere that one of the differences between the Ohio and the California was what was placed streetside and curbside - Obviously I was wrong! - Fuzzy brain cells, late night research? Maybe the difference in curbside/streetside layout is the 2 Twin vs Double bed layout?
It's looking more and more like the only rule was, there were no rules. I have also been told that California-built coaches like yours had the toilet on the curbside, and Ohio was on the streetside. I have seen them both ways, from both plants. I was also told that California-built coaches had an arched wheelwell and Ohio-built units were straight. Again, that has been proven otherwise, just between your coach, our coach, and Calredcoat's.
One thing that does seem to hold up, at least in 1963 and 1964, is if the coach was built in California, it says "Santa Fe Springs" on the builder's plate, and if it is an Ohio unit, it says "Jackson Center" on it. Later models had a plate that had both. And our Overlander does have center twins.
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Also, since both Great Pumpkin and Calredcoat have Overlanders roughly the same vintage, you may want to check out both Uwe's thread about his major rehab on his 1963 Overlander. A forum search for "A 63 for me" will get you Uwe's thread, with lots of cool ideas for your own, and my rehab thread, "a new challenge", a blow-by-blow account of a rehab on a dime of our post-tornado-in-a-blender-looking 1963 Overlander into a useable coach.
There is also forum member TomW with his 1967 Overlander with his own website for you to drool over. Here is the url for it: http://www.knology.net/~tcwilliams/AirstreamIndex.htm
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