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Old 12-11-2009, 05:29 PM   #15
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made it home

Well it is now parked in the driveway. I managed to get all the lights and brakes working befor leaving. However the brake system decided to give out after an hour of driving. As condition were really good we went carefully and had an uneventful trip. I'm really impressed with the Tacoma pulling the airstream. Turning a 180 inside the ferry, 9% hills, snow covered mountain roads etc. No question a great truck.

Now comes the project... we were going to gut it completely but the interior is much better than expected. just one door missing and the front seating area. So now the pondering begins.
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:16 PM   #16
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Well, depending on where in AB you are, from the weather you may have had so far, there will be lots of "pondering" time!

Congrats on getting it home!

Please buy new backer plates (loaded with all the bits), you will need the brakes at some point in your towing experiences to come...
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:26 AM   #17
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Guess I better update that... we now live in Penticton. I wouldn't have considered driving it back to Alberta. Now I only have 3 months for winter projects

And yes have four complete brake units on order.
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Old 12-12-2009, 12:43 PM   #19
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Guess I better update that... we now live in Penticton. I wouldn't have considered driving it back to Alberta. Now I only have 3 months for winter projects

And yes have four complete brake units on order.
Well, I have one cousin in Kimberley, and another in Revelstoke. I'm trying to work out a plan to get out and see them next summer.

As Stephen Wright says, "Small world but I wouldn't want to paint it."

Good move on the backers.
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Hi! I am a proud new owner of a 1969 Sovereign (in need of lots of repairs) and the trip bringing it home was - well, let's just say it could have been better. The advice above is great and I would definitely follow it. Our trailer also had lots of missing/broken interior hardware, loose doors, etc. We used "blue tape" (painters masking tape that doesn't leave marks) to help keep the interior doors from flopping around when we towed it. We took it off right when we got home and it left no marks on the woodwork. Just test it to make sure it won't leave marks on whatever you stick it to. Good luck!
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Hello and wlecome to the forum, PattiT!

Might be a good idea to start your own new thread over in the Sovereign part of the forums. There's a sub-forum already started for the '69, and you could start your blog right there.

You chose the right place to join, there's tons of great info on here.

Post lots of photos, OK?

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