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Old 06-05-2009, 05:18 AM   #1
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Hello from Germany

Hi there all. First time here for me to post. I own a 1963 Globerotter and when I got it from the US roughly 5 years ago it was more or less a big bunch of Alu sheets. First 4 years the Globetrotter stood in a barn - I had no time to work on it. But within the last 10 months things changed.

First I welded a complete new chassis, hot-galvanized it and mounted a new complete pulling equipment according to german standards. Then I placed a complete new floor ground out of waterproof scandinavian phenolic resin coated plywood - just like it is normaly used for truck floors or trailer floors. On the floor I fixed the whole frame of the Alu top,
removed nearly all outer alusheets and replaced them by new ones. Then built in three new alu-windos, two new roof-windows and moved the entrance from side to back using the original door frame. So, the status now is: "Outside OK".

I don't know when I will have time again to work on the next steps. New job now - we'll see.

All this work produced a couple of old airstream parts I now don't need any more. Maybe someone is interested in. The parts are really old and not i a good shape, but I guess some of them are original. You can find the parts on ebay.de - my ebay-name is "derliebejoerg". Maybe they can be found on the ebay-US-site as well. So have look. If nobody is interested I will through them away.

Next time I appear in this forum I will post some fotos of the working process up to now.

Nice greetings from germany.

Derliebejoerg


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Old 06-05-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to airforums.com!

You've undertaken quiete a project and we'd love to see your pictures. Good luck with the Globetrotter. It's certailnly appropriate that a "Globetrotter" ended up finding a good home in Germany.

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Old 06-05-2009, 07:20 AM   #3
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Welcome. I would really like to see photos of your work, it sounds substantial...
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:36 AM   #4
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Welcome and salutations for your brave project

May I ask what your job experience is that has afforded you the awesome skill sets to take on such an extensive project. I am very impressed and yes, please do send photographs.
When I went to visit my trailer at the restoration company, a similiar project to yours, was going on in the spot next to mine. New frame ( built by a British race car builder ), new high tech floor ( plastic wafer, I picked up the whole floor with two fingers ), new high tech hitch, and the ceiling height was raised to accomodate a 6'4" owner. The cost was estimated to be about $ 250,000 American dollars ( 220,000 Euros dollars ? ). You may want to fit that information into a conversation if you ever want to brag about your finished project. Dave
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Yes, welcome to the forums. Pictures would be delightfull.

Why don't you post the items your have for sale on the forums classified?
Many of us look there first.

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When I went to visit my trailer at the restoration company, a project was going on in the spot next to mine. New frame ( built by a British race car builder ), new high tech floor ( plastic wafer, I picked up the whole floor with two fingers ), new high tech hitch, and the ceiling height was raised to accomodate a 6'4" owner. The cost was estimated to be about $ 250,000 American dollars ( 220,000 Euros dollars ? ). You may want to fit that information into a conversation if you ever want to brag about your finished project. Dave
Dave is there anywhere that we might read more about this quarter mililon dollar boon-doggle? Sounds like something our new government might order for tall displaced constituents thru FEMA.
Wonder what ol' Wally would think about a $250,000 upgrade of one of his "tin cans"?


Who did your restore? Colin by any chance?
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