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Old 05-06-2013, 02:32 PM   #1
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1957 Overlander restoration

Hey folks....wanting to get some advice. We just lugged home a 1957 Overlander that has been sitting in a field for a couple of decades. She's worse for the wear, BUT...I'm wondering where you think we should start? It needs a serious wash...but the windows & seals are shot.

Should we just start with taking everything out? We are going to be very careful in the removal of the interior, as it was all intact and we are hoping to preserve most of these items. (If not for our use, at least someone else's). Anyway, what do you guys suggest? Wash the exterior or start removing the interior???

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Old 05-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #2
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Well, if it's been sitting out in the rain for a couple of decades already, a wash isn't going to do any more damage than has already been done. How accomodating are the neighbors on the looks of things? You'll need to wash it anyway to figure out where all the leaks are... and washing her will make her feel better too! Go for it!

Take lots of pictures as you take things apart too. It's amazing how many times you will refer to those pictures when you put things back together.
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Kay, thankfully she is sitting at my family's farm/barn, so no neighbors to worry about
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Well, here we go....gutting process begins today! Hazmat suits & respirators in effect.
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Good luck! And take lots of pictures as you disassemble things. It will help later, trust me! We're stripping this weekend (clearcoat, not clothes ). Wish us luck too.

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