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Old 07-01-2012, 02:14 PM   #1
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1st Time AS Buyer '72 Ambassador Project !!!

Newbie here with a 72 29' Ambassador Double Project. New to the forum and glad to be part of a great family. Looking forward to this project as I know that any questions I have will be answered. Working on getting pics up and getting a priority list together.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Here she is

I introduce Abygail
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats on the Airstream.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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Hey congrats! We just got the same one. Good luck!
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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Here is what I have come up with as far as a priority/sequence of events that I will try to follow for this restoration. If you all have any suggestions of things that need to be adjusted on this checklist please feel free. I realize there are some small misc. items that are not on the list but are not forgotten but all your opinoins are welcomed!!
Overlander Frame Off Priority List

****TAKE LOTS OF PICS******
-Remove Cabinets, Fixtures, Applicances Front to Rear
-Remove Plumbing and Electrical
-Remove Inner Wall Panels and Insulation
-Check and repair leaks
-Remove Belly Pan and Insulation
-Remove Black and Fresh Water Tanks
-Separate Shell From Frame
-Repair Frame as Needed
-Replace Black/Fresh Tanks and Add Gray tank
-Replace subfloor
-Install Shell Back on Frame
-Inspect/Replace Wiring
-Inspect/Replace Gas Lines
-Replace Roof Vents
-Replace Window, Door, Hatch Seals
-Install New Flooring
-Replace Insulation
-Replace Belly Pan and Insulation
-Replace Inner Wall Panels
-Rough in Plumbing, Electrical, Water, HVAC
-Install New Hot Water Heater
-Install New Bathroom
-Install Cabinets
-Install Furniture
-Install Appliances/Fixtures
-Install Window Treatments
-Replace Axles, Wheels, Tires, and Shocks
-Replace Awning Fabric
-Replace all Exterior Lights with LED
-Polish
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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You forgot the most important one: Take it out and camp and enjoy it.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #7
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We have a snapflash page. I am trying to get it to work so I can share the Album.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:13 PM   #8
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Haha, we're doing the exact same to ours! We're on the patch leaks and rip up floor stage. It's daunting at times isn't it? We will be posting our own restoration thread this week some time. Good luck!
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #9
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Seems simple on paper. Im two years into it....but life is busy and it cost 10 times more than I anticipated because I am particular about what goes back in.

I would flip the trailer upside down and install the belly pan before you put the shell back on, but mine is a 50's trailer and may not make sense for yours. And use 3/4" plywood for the subfloor, I used 5/8" and feel it flexes too much. Just my opinions, do as you please.

Best of luck on your project.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #10
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I'm on the build new inside stage. Good luck it's lots of work.
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:31 PM   #11
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Got a "71" Ambassador last month will be doing the same. About to start the rip out as soon as it cools down in NC. I was able to find a shop manual in CD form from a Guy in BC . Boy is that a good read
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