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Old 09-02-2016, 02:26 PM   #1
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Hello from Northumberland,england

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We bought a 1966, 27ft overlander in May and are in the process of restoring it.
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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Welcome! Would love to see some pics - and I'm sure you'll find folks here who've done similar projects and will have lots to share (not me, of course, but people with exceptional skills and talent!) 😀

Happy camping!
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Old 09-02-2016, 02:38 PM   #3
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Greetings from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:32 PM   #4
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And hello from Colorado. Welcome to Air Forums and the vintage Airstream hobby. Your 66 Overlander is very similar to my 66 Trade Wind 24 footer. I think most of the extra two feet is in the galley area. I've done a lot of work on my Trade Wind and there is still more to do. Never ending.

The Overlander was one of the most popular trailers. A very comfortable and capable traveler. I suppose someone told you that the 66 to 68 trailers have these frameless Corning curved glass windows "for the streamlined look". These windows were only used for three years. And we have Bargman L-100 door locksets with an odd 3 1/4 setback that aren't made anymore.

My trailer had a rotted rear floor under the goofy toilet. So I had a big project to repair that, then decided to remodel the bathroom entirely, and then decided to add new gray and black water tanks, and then decided to replumb the entire trailer, and decided to add a new furnace, water heater, water pump, and fresh water tank. The old converter needed replaced as well as the fuse box and circuit breakers. I needed new axles too. It is indeed a slippery slope to an empty savings account. I've had my trailer for 4 years now.

Air Forums has been a great resource for me.

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Old 09-03-2016, 05:31 AM   #5
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Welcome from Pennsylvania

Rachelfrazer,

Welcome to the forums and we hope you enjoy your project as much as we have enjoyed ours. We restored a '64 Safari (22') about 10 years ago and are just finishing a '68 Overlander (very similar to your '66) now. We have an old webpage at "64airstream.com" for the Safari and have posted some details about the Overlander here at "Shiny Reveal 1968 Overlander". (sorry, I don't know how to do links.)

We've found the folks here are extremely helpful and knowledgable. For us, that made the project much more fun as we searched for ideas and gathered detailed information on everything from which Air Conditioner to install to where to put the kitchen knife storage.

Enjoy,

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Old 09-03-2016, 11:32 AM   #6
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Greetings from Central Kentucky

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Hello,
We bought a 1966, 27ft overlander in May and are in the process of restoring it.
Hello from central Kentucky, the bluegrass state, home of the Louisville Cardinals and the Kentucky Wildcats.

So, are you in Alabama or England?
I've always wanted to go to England, maybe I'll make it there someday.

Welcome to the forum. Post pics of the restoration
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Old 09-03-2016, 01:03 PM   #7
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64airstream here you go:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f394...er-155180.html
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Thanks, OTRA. Now I can just copy and paste the link.
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Old 09-04-2016, 09:13 AM   #9
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Thanks for the kind welcome.

We are busy making a list of th everything that we would like to do 😵 It's quite a long list! And looks like to going to take a while and a lot on money!

But I'm sure we can work through it as the end result wil, be worth it.

I will be in touch when we get stuck and need some helpful advice and tips!
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Wow that's amazing!
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