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Old 02-25-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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Hello All! I am very excited today because my Godfather is giving me his 1964 Overlander. It has been sitting for 20 plus years in Chatsworth, Los Angeles and has never leaked! I am curious what type of connection it needs for brake hook ups though. I used to own a 63 Aristocrat and it required a special adapter. Also does anyone know what type of polish is used and how its applied? I would like to get started on that right away. Anyway, great site! I'm glad I stumbled on it. Can't wait to drive down and pick her up!!!

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Old 02-25-2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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Hi Sean, welcome and congrats on your "new" Airstream! I'd recommend using the search feature (near the top of the screen) to start looking for answers to your questions. There is a lot of good info there waiting for you. Good luck with your new project!
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:38 PM   #3
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Welcome Sean!!! You have come to the right place and congratulations on your new toy!

Beware though, ALL Airstreams leak at some time or another, especially if they have been sitting around for a long time.

Become familiar with the various subjects listed on this site, ask questions and enjoy!!
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Hello All! I am very excited today because my Godfather is giving me his 1964 Overlander. It has been sitting for 20 plus years in Chatsworth, Los Angeles and has never leaked! I am curious what type of connection it needs for brake hook ups though. I used to own a 63 Aristocrat and it required a special adapter. Also does anyone know what type of polish is used and how its applied? I would like to get started on that right away. Anyway, great site! I'm glad I stumbled on it. Can't wait to drive down and pick her up!!!

Sean
Be sure to check out the axles.

All brands of torsion axles will have their rubber rods fail, due to lack of use.

If the torsion arms, as they go rearward are parallel to the ground or, go uphill, then the axles are done.

When the rubber rods are done, bottoming out will happen as you hit even small bumps. That in turn, causes severe pounding to the frame and shell, which in turn, causes many expensive damages.

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Old 02-25-2008, 09:33 PM   #5
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Thanks for the warm welcome! I didn't think about the axles. I will call my down there and see if the torsion arms look like you described. I'm nervous to move it all the way back to Reno in a condition that could put anyone in danger. I did use the search tool and found all the info I needed on polishing. So Helpful!!
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