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Old 02-10-2014, 06:30 PM   #1
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72 Overlander Frame pics?

Hey folks,

I am deep into the rear end separation issue on my 72 Overlander, at the point where I need Welding. Does anyone have photos of the Rear frame *after* its been finished. The PO on mine used angle iron to extend the frame and correct the issue. Anyway, I'd like to see what it looks like when it is correct. Also like to see the galvanized pan done up right as well.

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Old 02-12-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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Hey Dave- I had the same issue. I had to re-create my frame the best I could. I completely redesigned the mounting and the pans. My pans were completely shot- both rear gray/ black and the front fresh.

I modeled fresh from the '75 I got the new fresh tank from. It used a drop down steel frame "shelf" with a 1" plywood bottom that slides onto the shelf.

I re-designed the rear to work the same way, but used 2 plywood bottoms, so I could pull them down separately if I ever need to.

The rear cross bar, had a lip on the bottom that extended rearward. This is what the old black/ gray pan bolted to. I felt that this was a major reason for the damage, as it trapped water in the pan. I had a rear cross member fabricated so that the lip was on the forward side of the cross member. I used the lip, along with the skid bars to become the bottom shelf for the plywood that the tanks sit on.

I cut the holes out after mocking up the tanks in place and used a hole saw, which was kind of tough.

I plan on keeping the bumper storage hinge plate AWAY from the rear of the camper so that the water can now simply flow down and out the bottom of the bumper storage with holes in it. I'll use this storage for my dirty sewer hookups, and/or anything else that can get wet.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:57 AM   #3
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Mixter,

This is exactly what Ive been looking for. Thank you for your help!

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Old 02-24-2014, 06:23 PM   #4
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So what I've decided to do is replace the entire rear frame rather than scab good to bad. Replace the black tank as well as the galvanized pan that holds it. I will route the drain straight through the bottom of the trailer instead of taking up space in the bumper trunk. New c channel and subfloor. I am adding a 30 amp stainless plug next to the water heater. And replace the copper with pex back to the kitchen sink. I will paint the sink and tub and surrounds. Then, I'm going camping. Peace out.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:44 PM   #5
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Am starting a restore of a '69 (without gray tank) - replacing and adding tanks. Where did you buy your tanks?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:14 AM   #6
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Silver Hawk,

I've shopped quite a bit but settled on Vintage Trailer Supply. They have high quality made to fit products. My 72 only came with a black tank. I'm not adding a gray at this point. I use a blue boy that works fine for a gray tank.
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