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Old 01-19-2007, 02:22 PM   #1
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Greetings all...from Terry and Hank....what started out as a lark became a reality with our "new" 68 Overlander. Purchased about 3 months ago it needed TLC to say the least....after many hours of work, she is ready for spring and some weekenders at least. All in all quite a learning experience, but All systems are go and the last phase of polishing should be done by time to hit the road. It is amazing what some people could do to actually mess up one of these vehicles. Guess the most challenging part was locating a small leak behind the toilet and under the tub......no access from the back to reach it so out came the tub....someone had drilled a new hole from the bottom to add a water line hookup....when they did, they drilled all the way into the bottom of the black ABS drain pipe. I imagine there will be other challenges down the road, but with all new plumbing and electric including a 60 amp Progressive Dynamics 9260 all seems good. The Univolt still works, but with the Intellivolt you can actually turn on all the lights and fans at the same time with no apparent drop in current and no noise... Look forward to seeing you on the road.
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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Welcome Hank! Sounds like you have done a LOT of work over the course of three months. Isn't it amazing what previous owners can do to mess up a perfectly good Airstream? I'm sure just about every vintage owner here has a rant or two on that topic! Hope your first camping trip is a great one - be sure to post some pics (especially of the polished trailer - in most parts of the country, we can't even think about that yet due to the weather, so you can inspire us until then...)
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:29 PM   #3
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Terry and Hank,
Welcome, sounds like you have a great work-in-progress that you can now use. As you probably know already, there is MUCH info here on the forums to help you on the restoration journey.
Did you just recently find the forums, or have you been lurking for a while?
Nice to have you here,
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:42 PM   #4
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welcome! maybe we'll see you when we are over in the mountians this summer... i'm just south of raleigh and there are others from NC on this forum... post some pics when you get time...
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Old 01-19-2007, 02:43 PM   #5
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Welcome Terry and Hank. Sounds like y'all are going to fit it nicely around here. Susan and I hang out in Brevard often. Maybe we can drop by and see your handy-work sometime.

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Old 01-19-2007, 02:56 PM   #6
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Been on for a while

Have been lurking and learning from the forum....much like I did on my vintage auto. I agree it is a qreat source of info, but some topics you just have to do on your own. I have found that searching old RV supply stores is a wealth of treasures sometimes. I actually found all new cabinet latches, both brown and white and new ceiling light covers, NOS. Most expensive of any one was less than $4 each. Only other major repair is to locate a couple of windows to replace the plexiglass..... will study up on posting pics and post soon.
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Old 01-19-2007, 03:17 PM   #7
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In the essence of time here is a link to some of the pics of the Overlander polish job, still a work in progress...

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Old 01-19-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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Nice shine! I just finished "touching up" the polish on my GTlast fall. A lot of work, but very rewarding.
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Old 01-19-2007, 05:46 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Hank A
"new" 68 Overlander. Purchased about 3 months ago it needed TLC to say the least, but with all new plumbing and electric including a 60 amp Progressive Dynamics 9260 all seems good.

Hank,

Welcome and it is obvious that you have been very busy to say the least. Very good to have a fellow Carolina owner so close by.

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Old 01-19-2007, 07:31 PM   #10
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Welcome Terry and Hank! We are up your way (Hendersonville) fairly often to see my folks - great area! There is decent activity in the southeast - you may want to check out the spring rally in Hiawassee, GA in April.
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Old 01-19-2007, 09:03 PM   #11
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Hank & Terri,

Welcome from another WNC newbe to the AS forum! Though we've had our '70 23' Safari for a few years, we've just recently started to try out camping instead of having it as a guest house.

Keep after those leaks

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Old 11-13-2007, 07:28 PM   #12
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Hey Newbe

Hey Dark Cove
Look who it is the Newbe from sylva with the 69GTAS. So you are moving it around finally huh? Those babies need to be on the road and in the woods.
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Welcome Terry and Hank,
As relatively new members ourselves,I think you will find the forums a wealth of information and many nice folks. We are just over a few hills from you in Blowing Rock. If you are ever in the area,hope you will stop by our campground.
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