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Old 09-27-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
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Introducing our "Full Monte" which we have named HVY MTL (Heavy Metal). We are Head bangers at heart and it is a little bit of a play on words for these iconic light weight trailers!
It's 1967 Trade Wind , but with the recent purchase of a "67 Overlander for parts and registration papers, I might call it a 25 ft Overtrader or Trade lander!
The frame on the original trailer ended up being so badly rusted that I decided to build a new frame, and had just started welding it up when I came across the Overlander which was pretty much toast considering the crushed roof from heavy snowfall. I needed a couple windows and the purchase of the trailer was less than what I could get the windows for! It was previously gutted but I was able to salvage almost all the windows and doors as well as the ribs etc. the main frame looks good ,and I will have some parts to sell when I am done !
Marine grade plywood ,Por 15 for the frame, extra supports for the roof air, all new Airstream metal for the interior, as well as all new appliances , holding tanks, axles and tires and wheels! I am well into the restoration (call it Hot Rodding), and am a little behind schedule, with the new frame and having to tear apart the parts trailer, but I have learned so much here at Airforums and can't wait to show off my finished product.
I am a journeyman RVTech and have been at current job for 3 months ,which just so happens to be an Airstream dealer. So yeah ,I work on them all week ,then get to work on my own eves. and weekends. How cool is that!
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Old 09-28-2014, 12:05 AM   #2
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Spare parts, very cool. We also own a 67 TW.
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Old 09-28-2014, 08:11 AM   #3
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Good luck with your restoration! I may be interested in purchasing some of the road side front panels from your Overlander if they're in good shape.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:28 PM   #4
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Welcome

Another Canuk, yay.
I am green with envy regarding your vanity license plate, we can't get them in Ontario. Has to have a motor, dang it all.
I about the fact that you work on them during the day because usually the plumbers taps drip and the carpenters roof leaks, and the mechanics car has no muffler.
Awesome that you got a parts trailer too.
Best of luck on your reno/resto.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:22 PM   #5
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A couple of the panels were good and the top one had a ripple in it .
I will sell them, although I don't know for how much and, wouldn't the freight be a lot!
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Old 10-02-2014, 06:07 AM   #6
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Just noticed you're in British Columbia. Shipping would be too expensive. Thanks anyway.
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Old 11-13-2014, 09:56 PM   #7
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Finally got the frame finished up and coated with POR15. as well as 3/4" Marine grade plywood ,sealed and installed with 1" blue styrofoam insulation underneath and wood grain Lino on top! Do you know how hard it is to lay down glue and lino in the wind under a walnut tree??!!
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:35 PM   #8
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Wow, that is a beautiful floor! Can't wait to see that thing completed. Looks great.
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Old 11-17-2014, 03:38 PM   #9
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Hilarious

That is the exact same flooring we have for ours, too funny. It is very nice. I wish I could work on our baby right now but winter has descended. Too cold and too much snow.
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That is the exact same flooring we have for ours, too funny. It is very nice. I wish I could work on our baby right now but winter has descended. Too cold and too much snow.
It looks good and I got a smoking deal on the lino too!

It was -4c this weekend and I was still working on it. At least I have a warm shop to crawl back into.
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What brand of flooring is that?
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Old 12-02-2014, 10:26 PM   #14
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Unfortunately ,I don't know what brand it is . I bought it as a roll end and got a great deal on it and the receipt just says "misc. cash sale"!
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