Well, folks here I am 7-1/2 years later finally getting started on my Airstream restoration. In that time I have had a stroke, open heart surgery, emergency hernia surgery, diabetes, the company I worked for shut down our plant and laid us all off, short sold our house in Vacaville, got a killer new job and moved to Bakersfield.
Though it all, I've managed to keep my wife's minivan, my '66 C-20 and our '65 Overlander! I'm finally making good money now, and we've somewhat recovered from the huge hole we found ourselves in from 2005 to 2010. So now - I'm resolute in resuming our restoration efforts on the camper.
The truck has a new drive train, a new, modern-er front-end suspension (with disc brakes and REAL power steering!) new shocks, springs and tires all around and in spite of her outer appearance, she pulls the Overlander rather effortlessly! (saving up for a paint job)
Well, we did a lot of research and I think I can put together a pretty do-able plan for our camper. First things first, a good cleaning! Oh and from reading this forum, I found a part number for the brake hardware kit I need to keep the left trailing wheel from locking up.
Window glazing doesn't seem so ominous now that I can buy the strips for about $4.00 apiece. I resurrected the Dutch Oil I had purchased for the wood work and the laminate floor stuff is still all there waiting to be installed. I have located the parts I need to replace/ repair all the 14X14 roof vents and the "Astrodome" but for now they've been sealed off and winterized to keep the rain outside.
The pictures below are when we first picked it up in 2005. The first one is where we found her in a field.
No.2&3: hooked up to the U-haul truck for her first voyage to Northern California
No. 4: My frield Larry & I having new trailer rated tires put on for the "maiden" voyage.