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Old 12-23-2010, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hi folks,

Lurking for a while. Searched for a vintage AS in decent shape for past few months. I found this one close to me Monday. After talking to seller and seeing pics. I'm driving to pick it up in a few hours. It's a unfinished project. I've been told AC works great serviced recently. Furnace and WH removed for inspection/service. Plastic bins are there too. Subfloor replaced in bathroom. I'll have many questions after I get it home.

What have I gotten myself into?
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:20 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congrats on the new baby. She looks really cool.
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Old 12-24-2010, 06:34 AM   #3
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Merry Christmas, looks like Santa did you right.

You may want to check out TomW's web site that chronicles his work on his 67 Overlander
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:32 PM   #4
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Maiden Voyage

We made it home. One minor issue. She started flapping her wings trying to take off. I had to stop for some duck tape. The latches were removed from most windows. Latches are in the parts bin.

Snapped a quick picture at the start of our 125 mile journey home. I think they go together well.
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Old 12-24-2010, 09:47 PM   #5
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Window clips can be found from several aftermarket suppliers. They just slide on the glass with some sealant to hold them in place. The window cranks and parts are a little difficult to find. They come up on eBy at really high prices. You can find some on parts trailers if you are lucky. If you have all yours you are blessed.

Nice trailer, good year. Have fun.
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Old 12-25-2010, 09:34 AM   #6
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Welcome teufel,

Congratulations on the O-Lander and welcome to the forum. Love the Bluffton area, we spend a good bit of time on the May river digging oysters and catching blue crab.

Keep us posted on your efforts and progress.

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Old 12-25-2010, 09:55 AM   #7
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Welcome to the FORUMS. I have a 1967 Overlander. It's a nice trailer. I am sure you will enjoy restoring yours.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:19 PM   #8
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So a couple of questions.

I assume the univolt should be mounted in the rear wardrobe closet on the right. There's a 6x6 aluminum bracket mounted mid height. Time for a new inverter. Searched a few threads in electrical section, and found the Power Dynamics on ebay they talk about. I'll order one of those soon. Meanwhile I have house power and an improvised inverter. (battery charger/tender) Not camping just keeping lights on while I clean inside.

This is a bunkhouse model. The original cots were stored below twin bunks. Does anyone know all the necessary parts? I don't think everything is here. I see metal brackets mounted in ceiling near air conditioner, but they aren't solid and appear to be mounted in inner skin only.

How solid are the wall brackets for the cots? Could a hammock be strung between brackets instead?

How stiff should the toilet lever be? Steady pressure opens the valve, and it closes. I think the misses will want it a bit easier to operate.

AC is a Duo Therm and not the Bay breeze I've seen in other posts. AC works, but needs to be cleaned.

Next task is plumbing inspection. I'm waiting on weather to warm up. Wait 5 minutes and the weather changes. Snow and freezing temps past few days. 70's this weekend.

The original, or last WBCCI # is 19232. WBCCI sticker and remnants on front. Buried in paperwork I also found a matching sticker. It was in the owners manual.
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Old 12-29-2010, 05:31 PM   #9
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congrats, she looks great. I think the cots were a canvas type with a frame and attached to those brackets with a cable, but I've never seen one in person so I couldn't be much help. Glad you didn't lose any glass, that stuff is expensive, clips are an easy install.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:23 AM   #10
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Glad you didn't lose any glass, that stuff is expensive, clips are an easy install.
Well unfortunately it looks like more than window clips. I have clips and I have the window locks. The locks are frozen/rusted, or missing the small clip piece. I don't see a way to rebuild other than replace the locks clip. I haven't found a replacement yet.
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Old 12-31-2010, 12:50 AM   #11
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Snap and post a few photos, lots of people have rebuilt and or may have extras of those latches (which by the way are still to my knowledge not in production). flyrc on here might still have a few kicking around from a totalled 67 he picked up for parts a couple years ago. best bet is to start soaking those cranks etc with some good penetrating oil (something like PB blaster, not wd40) for a few days, that will help get things moving without breaking it in the process.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:35 PM   #12
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baseboard furnace

Sorry no pics. Only one key and I left it at work. Will get pics tomorrow evening.

Ready to put the base board heater back in. Need heat so I can work in AS. One problem, where does it normally mount? Sorry no pics.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:48 PM   #13
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congrats on the 66. I bought the same year Overlander in the summer, still working on it. Where is the stove in yours? We have a get together in N GA in April if you are interested.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:50 PM   #14
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The small heater has been cleaned up, but not sure where it normally mounts. I have a few open gas lines. Any idea what the wooden plug could have been used for? What normally mounts at front of Airstream with the holes? Last is a window latch missing the inner tab to secure the window.
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