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Old 11-02-2008, 02:48 PM   #1
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Looks Like I Will be Doing It Too....

The more I tear out in my recently acquired 1957 Overlander, the more work I realize will need to be done, and I question how much I will be able to save that's original.

I did the initial cleaning not too long ago, and started tearing things out. The disgusting linoleum tiles started to pop up on their own, so I started to move the process along. I had a feeling I would be doing at least a partial subfloor, but the more I clean out, the more I realize I will have to completely remove the subfloor (frame on, I do not have the space to do it off), POR 15 everything, and see what else needs to be cleaned. It's rotted right down to the insulation...ewww. Check out what I've found so far:
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:50 PM   #2
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it will get worse unfortunately... sorry.
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:58 PM   #3
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BIG JOB! BIG JOB!! BIG JOB!!! Did I say BIG JOB!!!!
O but so much fun.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:13 PM   #4
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But think what you will have when you are done. You have a lot of work to do but it will be worth it.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:30 PM   #5
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and all the great friends you will make during the whole process.
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:00 PM   #6
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........and I just ran into a '57 Overlander that is just waiting for me. I have almost completed (of course I know that I will never be finished) with my '61 Safari.
Do I really want to go through this again?????
I think that ".....all the great friends....." will run like hell when they hear I'm about to do this again. Oh well, I was born without friends (you have to make those), I guess I can start over.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:09 PM   #7
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But think what you will have when you are done. You have a lot of work to do but it will be worth it.
When your done?
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:43 PM   #8
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:12 PM   #9
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........and I just ran into a '57 Overlander that is just waiting for me. I have almost completed (of course I know that I will never be finished) with my '61 Safari.
Do I really want to go through this again?????
I think that ".....all the great friends....." will run like hell when they hear I'm about to do this again. Oh well, I was born without friends (you have to make those), I guess I can start over.
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Hehe. You know, Oregon is just a hop skip and a jump (a 2 hour one, but still...) from where I am...and another 57 Overlander??Wow...
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:24 PM   #10
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BIG JOB! BIG JOB!! BIG JOB!!! Did I say BIG JOB!!!!
O but so much fun.
Yes, I agree...I know lots of work. There is more important stuff missing than not (no hot water heater), then there is lots of original stuff I want to try to save like the cabinets...and the shower/tub deal...but I know lots and lots of work ahead of me.

This is my first trailer. I know they are like tattoos-rather addicting once you get your first one. I should know about the tattoo deal-I have 7 and am not done yet, including a backpiece that is about 14 hours so far (a huge pheonix, I lost 125 pounds or so), a thigh piece on my left thigh that was about 4 hours-and I slept thru that one! It's been a long time since I've done a lot of the stuff I plan on doing, but I guess it's like riding a bike-it will come back as I do it, plus I have always been pretty handy AND crafty. My concerns are the big stuff-redoing the electrical, propane, and fresh water system. I suppose I can figure out the fresh water system-and am seriously considering a biolet just to avoid having to do dump stations and such *EWWWWW* lol. I have a friend who is an electrician coming to do the electrical work for me. I need to find someone who can do the propane when the time comes. The smaller stuff I can handle myself. I am really looking forward to all of it.

the attention factor in the end will make it all worth it...all the "wows" and stares. Love it.

By the way, I know this is slightly off topic but this is my backpiece:
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Suehowie, if you keep loosing weight that thing will end up looking like a hummingbird!! Take a look at my blog, I am going thru the same process as you. Give into the moment and enjoy every step. You will be rewarded in the end. NUTZ
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:19 AM   #12
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Oh, and folks, don't apologize for the amount of work that's going to be involved restoring this baby...that's half the fun!!! And out of curiousity, how many females have been the pretty much the solitary person doing all the hard core (minus electrical and propane-but doing all the other work: cabinets, veneering, subfloor, the whole nine) AND decorating work on their Airstreams when renovating??
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Old 11-04-2008, 12:14 PM   #13
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Hi Sue... Steph Roberts (a moderator) did it all herself... also see the "ladybug" threads.. (search ladybug... her name escapes me).. see also the "we can do it!" threads for some can do women...
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Old 11-05-2008, 12:06 AM   #14
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Hi Sue... Steph Roberts (a moderator) did it all herself... also see the "ladybug" threads.. (search ladybug... her name escapes me).. see also the "we can do it!" threads for some can do women...
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LOL Thanks Marc....is there anything you DON'T know about this site?? I swear...
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