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Old 09-23-2008, 12:40 AM   #1
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i just bought my first airstream

hi guys and girls,
I just bought a 63 overlander that is to be quite honest alot of work. I am a little scared but after looking at the forums i can see that the people around here are very knowledgeable and most importantly helpful. so i will be asking questions as i have never renoed a airstream or any other trailer before.
well thats it for now, i'm sure i won't be a stranger to this site.
thanks and have a great day
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:11 AM   #2
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Hi Norm,

Welcome to your new adventure! Learn to use the search function (upper right corner) and post some pictures - we love pictures.
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Old 09-23-2008, 02:18 AM   #3
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Nice year! Let me know if you have any questions....
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Welcome to the Airforums Norm...and congratulations on your Airstream...you're in good company and in the right place to find out all that you'll need to know, plus a healthy bit of moral support... Good luck!

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Welcome to the forums. There are a few 63 overlanders here. You can contact Utee94 since he is in the process of redoing his 63 overlander now.

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Old 09-23-2008, 08:59 AM   #6
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:32 AM   #7
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Best of luck with the vintage 'stream. You will get to know this site quite well in the next few months....
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:36 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forums and congrats on the new trailer. We'd love to see pictures. Did you find the trailer in PG?
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Old 09-23-2008, 10:03 AM   #9
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Yes indeed, the '63 Overlander is a FANTASTIC trailer, you've made a wise decision.

I was lucky and bought a trailer from another Forum member, it is one with AirForums history and a thread all its own that started several years before I acquired the unit. Terry aka "Overlander63" fixed a lot of things on my trailer and you can read all about it starting here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ect-16692.html

Then of course, one of the most "famous" of the Full Restoration threads on this website is Uwe's "A '63 For Me" thread, that just happens to also be about the restoration/renovation of another '63 Overlander. You can find that one here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...ler-11687.html


Finally, I recommend to all new vintage Airstreamers who will be doing a lot of their own work that they read as many of the Full Restoration/Renovation threads as possible. I consider them homework and required reading for anyone taking on a restoration project. Many of them are long and span several years-- this is a good thing, as it shows you exactly what will be required of you. It's not an easy undertaking, but everyone who completes it will tell you how incredibly rewarding it is. The links to all of those full resto/reno threads are right here:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...ons-35399.html

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Welcome to the forum and glad to see you purchased a real vintage unit. Keep us informed of your progress and slide in a few pictures.

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Norm,
Good luck,let the adventure begin.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:00 PM   #12
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thanks for the support

Hello and thanks to all for the warm welcome
well a friend of mine helped me drag it home today, and my wife seen it for the first time... the only thing she said was "the nursery in the house gets done first". so that will be done next week.
I am just trying to decide where to start. i am guessing at the front and work my way to the back, all of the cabinets (what few there are) need to come out. I am sure that i will have more than a few questions and will be doing alot of home work on this site. I did find the stream in PG some old fella horse traded it for something a few years back so i have a few minor registration problem, but nothing to serious i have til the summer to get them figured out.
So right now i am trying to figure out what i want it to look like.
well thats all for now here are a few pics of my new project, i warn you they are not pretty
Thanks and have a great day
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Congrats on your AS and welcome to the forum. I hope you will document all you do and share the pictures with us.
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #14
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It loks like a nice trailer. For ideas on what to do with the interior, this is a great reference:

Vintage Airstream Photo Archives

It's a photo archive of nearly every year and model of Airstream. If you scroll down to 1963 Overlander, you'll see that there are interior shots of 7 different trailers.
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