Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Voodoopowder's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Dacula , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
long term resto on a '63 Overlander

I have a 63' Overlander that I've been working on for 7 years. Really I only work on it a couple days a year, usually a day or two before I need to use it. I have replaced the floor in the front with out removing the shell and started stripping the orange paint the PO painted on every thing inside the AS. I have removed the propane tanks to save weight. I have only been to one camp ground that had hook ups, and found out pretty quick that I had busted water pipes through out the AS. I don't usually camp at places that have hook ups, so fixing the the pipes is pretty low on my list to do. Currently I setting up my new TV, a 1957 Chevy 1/2 ton. For some reason no one makes tow hitches for that year so I had to make one out of a Reese hitch for a Toyota. Next for the AS is the brakes and to install WD hitch. Would like to thank the member who turned me on to this site, and gave me a great gaucho for free. It fits perfect just need to make plywood under the cushion. If anyone has a pic of this let know, I have an idea how it works. All for now.
__________________

__________________
Voodoopowder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Cool, another '63 Overlander...

We are getting close to having ours useable, having done a shell off.

Post some photos!
__________________

__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
I really like the 63 Overlanders. Let us see some of your work.
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
Voodoopowder's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Dacula , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
1st view

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-3...rachel+005.jpg


I'm having trouble uploading the pictures straight from google+. The link takes you straight there.

Here's the 2nd view:



https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s...rachel+066.jpg
__________________
Voodoopowder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 07:52 AM   #5
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
I'm just starting a restoration on my 63 Overlander. Would love to see interior pictures too!
__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 08:26 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
utee94's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,636
63 Overlanders are the best!

Welcome to the site, sounds like you're getting plenty of use out of your trailer while you're making your repairs and changes, and that's great. I'm halfway through a total renovation of my own, but stopped so that I could use it for a while (turns out a "while" is going on 4 years but who's counting? ).

Thanks for sharing, please keep us updated with your progress and like everyone else, I love seeing pictures.

-Marcus
utee94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 01:33 PM   #7
Moderator
 
HiHoAgRV's Avatar

 
1991 34' Excella
1963 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Central , Mississippi
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 5,325
Images: 29
Blog Entries: 49
Cool photos. I noticed the door has 64' style hinges. Has it been replaced maybe? Perhaps it's a verrrrrry late '63 because of the door and fridge covers.
__________________
Hi Ho Silver RV! Vernon, Sarah, Mac the Border Collie -
A honkin' long 34' named AlumaTherapy http://www.airforums.com/forums/f205...num-54749.html
and a 26' '63 Overlander, Dolly http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ome-71609.html
HiHoAgRV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 02:51 PM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
Voodoopowder's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Dacula , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
That's a good question, I got the year off the tag paper work. Now that I know how to read the SS#, I will check to be sure. Mine has two plates near the door. A large one with Land yacht, and the other is small. They both have numbers on them, but the small one is real hard to read.
__________________
Voodoopowder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 05:04 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Someday'59's Avatar

 
1959 26' Overlander
Powder Springs , Georgia
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 641
Images: 18
Wow! You're from Dacula! I grew up there but live on the other side of town now.
What a cute trailer! Do you have any pictures of the inside?
__________________
~Lynnetta

my restoration & travel blog:
http://someday1959.blogspot.com
Someday'59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 07:22 PM   #10
Rivet Master
 
ALANSD's Avatar

 
1966 26' Overlander
Woodstock , Georgia
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 8,462
Hey Join our Georgia Airstream Camper group here...we are all crazy about aluminum..though when we camp together there are hook ups...LOL
__________________
1966 Overlander
AIR #005
Please visit our blogs and web pages:
OUR AIRSTREAM PASSION! BLOG
RESTORING AN AIRSTREAM
Our AIRSTREAM and TIN CAN TOURIST Rallys
ALANSD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 09:21 PM   #11
1 Rivet Member
 
Voodoopowder's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Dacula , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
You have a link, I've tried to find the club, but came up with nothing. Still trying to find my way around in here, I get lost and distracted very easily, so much cool stuff to read.
__________________
Voodoopowder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 09:40 PM   #12
1 Rivet Member
 
Voodoopowder's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Dacula , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
The SS# is 263T549 the small tag is T0028688 for MHMA travel trailer approved standards health and safety. Everything looks original that's still in or on the trailer except the interior lighting and the residential water heater hiding under one of the beds. I will have to see what the last production #'s were for 63' to see were mine falls.
__________________
Voodoopowder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 10:13 PM   #13
1 Rivet Member
 
Voodoopowder's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Dacula , Georgia
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 13
The new TV

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1264075341.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	607.9 KB
ID:	157300
__________________
Voodoopowder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 10:36 PM   #14
Site Team
 
reinergirl's Avatar

 
1963 26' Overlander
Hollis , New Hampshire
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2,639
Images: 15
According to your vin its an Ohio made (26) 1963 (3) Twin (T) and the 549th made (549).


Mine was #186. I'm not sure if there's a registry of the numbers used somewhere?
__________________

__________________
Shelly : TAC NH-6 | AIR 41359
Visit my blog!
Parts needed : Braund Antenna front tube fold down model!
reinergirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.