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Old 08-17-2015, 03:40 PM   #29
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Slow progress - but at least the green shag rug is gone

I have not posted here in a while because I also have the blog but I also don't wanted to make the impression nothing is happening to the '57 Overlander. So here are a few photos of the horribly slow progress on Naddy. I can not be thankful enough to all you people posting incredible advice on literally any and everything airstream. Helpful beyond words.
What i did
1) Taking Naddy apart carefully see pics, trying to keep all cabinets as intact as possible for reuse and/or templating;
2) Stripping paint. Such a tedious job and I am only two-thirds done.

Next step is to take the shell off for frame repair/axle switch and tank fitting. All happening in September. I am horrified by some posts of shells blown away by storms but I try not to panic. I also wonder how to best template the floor given how rotten it is.

I also figured out that Naddy had a clearcoat, hence the strips of more shiny aluminum in the first pic. The clear coat has been stripped with Citristrip.
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Old 08-17-2015, 03:50 PM   #30
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Things we find

The pic below show what appears to be a repair of a PO of a LP line that is not entirely to code.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:05 PM   #31
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More things we find

The matrasses were original and made out of foamy rubber. they had the airstream factory labels on them with delivery stamp of Jan 3, 1957. They also said 'all materials sterilized' I wish! The rubber was crumbling at the outsides and so they went to the landfill. But wait - now that I am writing this I bet someone will reply, saying 'Dont you know that you could have had those restored?' Please dont...
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