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Old 11-09-2010, 12:40 PM   #1
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Well kids I am slowly taking apart my 65 sovereign. I started this last August 2010. I am planning to take her down to the the frame and pretty much replace EVERYTHING! So input please. I dropped the belly pan yesterday, not fun. But I am making progress, next step shell off and frame repair.
I took a couple shots of the underside this morning. The frame, floor and insulation didn't look bad. The black water tank ruptured and rusted out the rear street bumper support so that must be replaced. The only major problem, there seems to be a fair amount of corrosion in the front (street side) main support. Where the tongue joins the main part of the frame. I am adding pics so please weigh in!!

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Old 11-09-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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Great! Another 65'!Been there done that.Good luck to you Marzboy.Check "Gutting the 65" I documented to where I am so far.Might find some tips on the 65.I did however do a shell on and dropped the pan.Best Wishes Steve
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Old 11-09-2010, 03:59 PM   #3
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Long Live the '65s

You have plenty of company around here.
I am in the process of restoring a '65 Safari.

I have been posting my progress here:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f191...ion-69770.html

I, like Steve am sticking to the body on version.
Best of luck to ya'
I have found that they are not that hard to work on, and the work you put in rewards you with a good end product, a fine vintage Airstream.
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Old 11-09-2010, 07:33 PM   #4
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You're going to have a great looking trailer, I'll be following along. Any clues about what you plan?
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Old 11-09-2010, 11:38 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for the group therapy. It is a 30 footer so its a bit of work. @ Truck I have been stocking your thread, nice work. I am not going near as exotic as you are. I am planning to keep it as close to original as possible. But I have noticed that they built these things as if they would never have to be taken apart! So I am going going to add my tweaks to make things a bit more accessible. Also I am going to upgrade all the systems. I am not too sure about the fine points (like battery placement etc) or specific brands. But I have a folder full of notes and samples so that I can stay focused.
I have found it helpful to read only the threads that correspond to where I am. So in short gut, shell off, frame repair, tanks, floors, rewire, insulate ......take lots of pictures.
I will be watching all of your posts guys, so keep it coming!
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Old 11-10-2010, 06:05 AM   #6
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65's are great!

marzboy - Welcome to the forum and glad to see you are bringing another 65 back to life. We love our 65 Twinkie. I will be following your progress....Tim
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Old 11-17-2010, 01:13 AM   #7
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Well this week I was able to remove all the rivets that hold the shell to the frame. Unfortunately its going to rain on Sunday and Monday. I am ready to lift the Shell and get started on the frame repair, but looks like its going to have to wait.
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You are making lots of progress - awesome!
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Marzboy,As I recall I bought my 28 footer last Dec.and have been steady doing a little at a time.3-5 days a week.When money was tight I polished.I am now with a frame resto, new floor, all new LED lights,fiberglass light cans restored,3/4 polished,interior sealed, and ready for Prodex insulation.
Point is ,stay with it and try a trick I learned from Ambie64.Polish a 2x2 spot somewhere on the trailer to use as a motivational aid when you are drilling out rivet 1000 and you think the dirty work will never end.It helps you see where you are going. Hang in there you're making good progress.
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Old 11-19-2010, 09:56 AM   #10
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Marzboy,As I recall I bought my 28 footer last Dec.and have been steady doing a little at a time.3-5 days a week.When money was tight I polished.I am now with a frame resto, new floor, all new LED lights,fiberglass light cans restored,3/4 polished,interior sealed, and ready for Prodex insulation.
Point is ,stay with it and try a trick I learned from Ambie64.Polish a 2x2 spot somewhere on the trailer to use as a motivational aid when you are drilling out rivet 1000 and you think the dirty work will never end.It helps you see where you are going. Hang in there you're making good progress.
Thanks bway,I feel you. Up to this point I dont need help from anyone. But lifting the shell is not a one man job. This weekend looks like rain and my days to work on it are Sunday/Monday. I have been doing the busy tasks when I get stuck. I just ordered the parts to rebuild my windows to keep myself busy. I have been also stalking Craigslist and Ebay for tools. Right now I am watching for a Cyclo Polisher. Just snagged a Sunnex Riveter ($60) and 36" Metal Break ($90). There are plenty of things to do. My strategy is save $ for the major systems and when $ is low do the tedious busy work. I am trying to visit Uwe to check out holding tank setups and swing by Inland RV for some parts. Im on it, Im determined, and it helps to have the forums fo inspiration!
It would be nice to find a Bucking/Resto buddy in my area though....
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Thanks bway,I feel you. Up to this point I dont need help from anyone. But lifting the shell is not a one man job. This weekend looks like rain and my days to work on it are Sunday/Monday. I have been doing the busy tasks when I get stuck. I just ordered the parts to rebuild my windows to keep myself busy. I have been also stalking Craigslist and Ebay for tools. Right now I am watching for a Cyclo Polisher. Just snagged a Sunnex Riveter ($60) and 36" Metal Break ($90). There are plenty of things to do. My strategy is save $ for the major systems and when $ is low do the tedious busy work. I am trying to visit Uwe to check out holding tank setups and swing by Inland RV for some parts. Im on it, Im determined, and it helps to have the forums fo inspiration!
It would be nice to find a Bucking/Resto buddy in my area though....
Check R17 tanks at Ronco Tanks.Uwe suggested these and I have them installed.Hang down slightly so need minor fabrication on bp in that area. Very pleased with them.
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I will check them out thanks Bway. Hopefully I will be able to see Uwe this Tuesday. I ordered window parts so I can rebuild them while I am waiting on the frame repair. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tomorrow weather permitting I will lift the shell of the frame to start my frame repair. It has been very un SoCal weather lately. I had to scrub my shell off because of weather last weekend, but it didn't rain. Tomorrow is suppose to rain in the am but I am not going to wait any longer. My little project is going painfully slow and I am growing impatient! So to keep myself busy I started to rebuild my windows. Inexpensive but extremely tedious, especially when the p/o sealed the windows with calking!!!
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Thanks bway,I feel you. Up to this point I dont need help from anyone. But lifting the shell is not a one man job. This weekend looks like rain and my days to work on it are Sunday/Monday. I have been doing the busy tasks when I get stuck. I just ordered the parts to rebuild my windows to keep myself busy. I have been also stalking Craigslist and Ebay for tools. Right now I am watching for a Cyclo Polisher. Just snagged a Sunnex Riveter ($60) and 36" Metal Break ($90). There are plenty of things to do. My strategy is save $ for the major systems and when $ is low do the tedious busy work. I am trying to visit Uwe to check out holding tank setups and swing by Inland RV for some parts. Im on it, Im determined, and it helps to have the forums fo inspiration!
It would be nice to find a Bucking/Resto buddy in my area though....
marzboy I beg to differ. I lifted a 31 ft shell solo. Well actually 2 friends helped. Both of them were named jack. I used two bottle jacks between the cribbing to hold the shell straight and the floor. four inches at a time front and then back got it up 3 ft and the chassis just rolled out. Good luck I know you can do it. BTW I`ll swap weather with you any time. It`s snowing here now and onlt 30F. Costing $20 per day in propane to keep my shop warm.
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