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Old 05-31-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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Hello !!!! I started on my 59 overlander!!!! what a mess...

I just want to say hi and what a cool bunch!!!! Info seems endless here... I just started to tare out my 59 overlander .... what a mess .... you name it I think I found it in this trailer ..... I dont know what to keep and what to toss ... I will be replacing the floor for sure and as for restoring to original we will see .... anyways back to tare out ... ps I am having trouble taking the tub out .... any tips would help thanks stain
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Old 05-31-2009, 12:55 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! You have come to the right place to get loads of information on all things Airstreams. Good luck with your restoration.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:14 PM   #3
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I haven't done it myself, but I know there are others around here that have taken out the tub in coaches around your vintage year. Good luck with your restoration. We'd love to see some photos!
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:32 PM   #4
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Hi Stain, you're in for a lot of work or fun. (there's no way taking the insulation out could be called fun!)

I'm just putting the floor back on mine. A '61, so it's quite similar if you run into any problems.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:33 PM   #5
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Hi Stain,

If you are having trouble removing the drain, I've read about a few people who applied heat to the drain pipe to get it to loosen up. Put up some pics when you get a chance. I'd love to see another 59' Overlander in the process of being restored.

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Old 05-31-2009, 05:49 PM   #6
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Hi and welcome. '59s are the best!!!

If you get the drain plumbing out and are still having trouble getting the tub out then try to run a thin piece of metal under the tub as in most cases, the factory glued the bottom to the floor. Mine was really stuck down and I used a piece of aluminum about the size and shape of a wooden yardstick to get the glue loose.

Best of luck and as everyone else says "Show us some pix."

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Old 05-31-2009, 06:08 PM   #7
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