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Old 01-04-2008, 11:57 AM   #1
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Hello to all. I have just put a deposit on a 67 26 Overlander, after searching for the past two months for one that fit our wants. After extensive study, I narrowed my search down to three years, 63, 67, 68, in a 26' or 28',for various reasons including: bathrooms, original woodwork, and kitchen cabinets.

We found a 63 28" that was a good deal, but it has some exterior damage that finally curbed the deal at the last minute. If anyone is looking for a 1963 28 Ambassador Double let me know and I"ll hook you up..

I have not picked up the 67 26 yet, and I'm obsessed with studying everything I can for now. The article posted by "UWE" I believe titled "63 for me"??. Was one of the best posts I've read so far.

I know that I'll have a lot of future time on this website. The 67 we found Is overall very good condition. The only exterior repairs needed (so far) is on the exterior wheel well trim. right now i'm looking at spare wheels, trailer plugs, wheel well trim, etc. Hopefully it won't be buried in snow when time to pick it up. I'm going to have to drive 690 miles one way to pick it up in Wisconsin from Kansas.

Any other owners that have the same type of wheel wells that can hook me up with replacement trim, or links to, please let me know. For anyone that is interested, I will post more later. Also need a owners manual.??
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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Alright!!! another '67 owner.

Congrats on your purchase. Where in Wisconsin are you picking it up? I've got an original manual that I would be willing to make a copy of for you. PM me if you are interested... and feel free to stop by on your way back to KS.
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

I too have a 1967 Overlander which my family & I have enjoyed immensely. '67 was an excellent year for Airstream products.

My Overlander has it's own web site. Let me know if you would like more detail on anything listed there.

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Old 01-04-2008, 04:48 PM   #4
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Hi Todcor,Welcome.
It sounds like you're doing all of the right things in terms of getting as much info as you can ahead of time. Make sure you know how to check for rear end seperation and floor rot.
Good luck,
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #5
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Welcome to the forum.

I too have a 1967 Overlander which my family & I have enjoyed immensely. '67 was an excellent year for Airstream products.

My Overlander has it's own web site. Let me know if you would like more detail on anything listed there.

Tom
Thanks for the welcome Tom. We checked out your web site. Looks like you and your family are really enjoying your 67. It made me smile.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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Make sure you know how to check for rear end seperation and floor rot.
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Dave, Thanks for the positive encouragement. I am very familiar with floor, and wall rot, from three previous campers I have owned.

I didn't know rear end seperation was a problem in pre 70's models in 26'.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:21 PM   #7
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Alright!!! another '67 owner.

Congrats on your purchase. Where in Wisconsin are you picking it up?
We're picking it up in Colfax, North of Menomonie. (45 miles East of St. Paul, MN.) Thanks for the welcome.
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Old 01-06-2008, 10:58 PM   #8
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Very cool...I just got my '67 Overlander in October and have been full timing it since then down here in Deep in the Heart of Texas...so welcome. BTW the folks here on the forum are great and can help immensely with any and all questions you have. I just joined the forum and everyone has been fabulous.
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Old 01-07-2008, 12:18 AM   #9
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Welcome to another '67 owner! These trailers are the greatest! See you down the road. Happy Trails, Ed
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Old 01-07-2008, 03:25 AM   #10
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We're picking it up in Colfax, North of Menomonie. (45 miles East of St. Paul, MN.) Thanks for the welcome.
So you'll just be dipping into Wisconsin for a few moments and then back out again. Make sure you stop at a cheese stand while your here.

Good luck and have a safe trip.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:36 AM   #11
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Congratulations on your new purchase!!

Pay special attention to the windows and how they are sealed. There were three years (including 67) when the corning windows were used. There are some good posts on how to seal them and be sure to lubricate the hardware too.

Good luck!

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Old 01-07-2008, 09:32 AM   #12
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Another new 67 Overlander owner

Congrats. I just bought mine in November. Went through all the gas and water, had to do some repairs, but now ready to consider some winter camping.
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Old 01-10-2008, 02:49 AM   #13
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I loved the story.

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Welcome to the forum.

I too have a 1967 Overlander which my family & I have enjoyed immensely. '67 was an excellent year for Airstream products.

My Overlander has it's own web site. Let me know if you would like more detail on anything listed there.

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Tom,
I read your "aquisition" story. I laughed outloud. I loved the description of your uncle Les and your aunts "airstream" comments. I imagined the whole story like it was happening right in front of me. I'm afraid when I get my first A/S and I lose interest, someone's gonna pull the same thing on me and I'll end up doing the same thing he did. Thanks for sharing. What a funny article.
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Tom,

Having read your story on your acquisition I wondered what your Uncle and Aunt, and your father, thought once you had the trailer redone?

I know my parents wanted an Airstream very badly in their travel days but with so many kids they found it hard to justify. They both were alive when we started our search but passed before our actual acquisition.

Great story, loved the way you presented it.

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