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Old 07-31-2006, 09:54 AM   #1
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Question Does Anyone Have?????? Goucho Arms

The goucho arms to fit a 1961 Bambi. I am almost certain that a 61 Overlander has the same arms. And perhaps any of the '61's.

I took them off my front couch when redoing 7+ years ago and I miss them terribly. Even a template and explanation of how it is constructed would do.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:11 PM   #2
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Do they....

look like this?
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Old 07-31-2006, 02:23 PM   #3
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No.... that would be groucho!

you need to send this to the Hijacking Thread!

Thanks anyway
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:25 PM   #4
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Do they look like this?

If you're not in a big hurry, I can get you a drawing in a week or so.
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Old 07-31-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Our 63 Bambi has "cushion" arms...

Hello,

We have a 1963 Bambi and our front goucho had "arms" that were essentially foam pillow "arms" covered in upholstery fabric. We had them recovered, and they work fine. Not sure if that is what you are looking for. But I will attach a picture or two of shots that show them as "original". These are "before restoration pics". Are you looking for dimensions?

Not sure if 63 had the same item...as yours

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Old 07-31-2006, 11:39 PM   #7
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61 Bambi cushions

I have one of the cushions which sit at either end of the front sofa of our 61 Bambi. The other is long gone.

I'm on the road for the next week or so, but I can get you pix and measurements after that if it would help.

This is the cushion which is curved along one side to match the front curve of the Bambi. I believe that the Overlander is wider, but the curve may well be the same.

Let me know if you want the pix etc.

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Old 08-01-2006, 08:33 AM   #8
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Do they look like this?

If you're not in a big hurry, I can get you a drawing in a week or so.
I am not sure if the arms had the portion that hangs down in front. But they did curve along the side wall. I think I need the dimensions from either CaddyGrn or bfk.

Thanks all of you.

bfk, I have a '61 Bambi so yours would be most accurate I assume.

CaddyGrn, wish I'd had the sense to keep mine as you did.
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Old 08-01-2006, 09:56 AM   #9
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I need the shelf dimensions

Anyone who might have the time to send me the dimensions of the shelf behind the Gaucho. A drawing or pattern would really help with the curve involved. ALSO.... need the same for the rear bed shelf in a 69 Caravel....I know....thats pushing it.
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Old 08-01-2006, 10:41 PM   #10
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I am not sure if the arms had the portion that hangs down in front. But they did curve along the side wall. I think I need the dimensions from either CaddyGrn or bfk.

Thanks all of you.

bfk, I have a '61 Bambi so yours would be most accurate I assume.

CaddyGrn, wish I'd had the sense to keep mine as you did.
Well, sometimes it is a curse... I hate to throw stuff away... a real junk collector at heart.

If you decide you need measurements from my pillow arms and better pics... just PM me and that will help me remember. (Too many "senior moments" sometimes...)

I think you may want to ask some of the "experts" around the forum about the shelf dimensions. Each trailer is rather custom made in its own way, and I know after our shell off for the floor replacement everything tweaked just a tiny bit.. and it seemed that fitting all the items required some slight "negotiations".... and some colorful metaphors uttered by my husband.

You might want to make a cardboard template, it may give you the best measurements.

Good luck!

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Bambi cushion pics

Hi there,

Here are some pictures and measurements on the end cushion from our Bambi. The grid in the picture is one inch squares.

If you need more detail let me know.

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More pics

Oops,

For some reason not all the pics went through, so here are the rest. Plus a better version of the outline.

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Obviously a conspiracy...

OK here are the rest of the rest.

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UNder goucho

Hi, We"re new to this site and was wondering what the support pannels under the front goucho of 1963 Bambi 16 ft. land yacht look like. We are restoring as much as we can, Also, the front couch or goucho, what goes behind it to hold the front leanback cushion in place? Is there another cushion? Bubbles
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