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Old 03-03-2016, 01:01 PM   #15
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Shower curtain track

I really like the way you did your shower curtain, specifically that there is no hanging rod or track. Looks like it is glued onto the endcap. Would you reveal what it is and where you got it? Thanks!
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:10 PM   #16
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I really like the way you did your shower curtain, specifically that there is no hanging rod or track. Looks like it is glued onto the endcap. Would you reveal what it is and where you got it? Thanks!

Thanks Joy M. It is a modified ceiling curtain track with the mounting flange cut off and then adhered with 3m VHB tape. I labored for some time about how to do this without hanging something down or drilling into the endcap. I am quite happy with it and a huge improvement over the nasty original accordion "shower curtain" unique to 1968. Only thing I would change are the rings, which are a bit large but I will change later when I find smaller ones. Take a look at my google album which has more process photos. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PGQHPI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailp age_o06_s00
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Old 03-03-2016, 02:11 PM   #17
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Here is the google album: https://goo.gl/photos/zMvU7XSkhK1P8nyd7
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Old 03-04-2016, 09:16 AM   #18
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Thanks for all the info and links. You're very innovative and your trailer is beautiful!
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Old 03-08-2016, 11:52 AM   #19
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Hi, AirstreamPDX:

Thanks for sharing your work with the rest of us; I enjoy seeing and learning from what others have done. Your redo is very nicely done - congratulations!

Looking through your pictures, I couldn't tell what was going on with the exterior skin work. Did you just remove the clear coat? I would prefer to keep my mill finish, and if clear coat removal on mine ends up looking like that, I'd love it.

Also, have you needed to remove any of the 3M tape, requiring some type of solvent?

Thanks again,
Alan
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:52 PM   #20
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Hi, AirstreamPDX:

Looking through your pictures, I couldn't tell what was going on with the exterior skin work. Did you just remove the clear coat? I would prefer to keep my mill finish, and if clear coat removal on mine ends up looking like that, I'd love it.

Also, have you needed to remove any of the 3M tape, requiring some type of solvent?

Thanks again,
Alan
Alan, I have removed the clear coat using CitriStrip. I am at the beginning of the process of sealing and polishing as I go. Trying to track down a leak at the rear. Haven't found it yet. Probably the window. I may resort to a non period correct drip cap. In the meantime I am trying to stabilizing the plywood subfloor rot at this spot with 'GitRot'. Seems to be working so far.

I haven't tried to undo 3M VHB, but a long razor blade should sever the connection and then one would have to clean up with a solvent I imagine. Can't be worse the cleaning up Vulkem, that is for sure!
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:52 PM   #21
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1968 Overlander - First Polish

Hi everyone, Yesterday I started polishing for the first time. Since my Overlander skin is in pretty good shape (just removed clear coat last fall) I am using Nuvite G6. Still working on my technique, but the results are encouraging. I do have some minimal swirling.

We are not going for mirror shine (this year at least) so I was hoping that the progressive quality of G6 (gets finer as it is used) would allow me a single pass. Time will tell if this is correct.

Will update on process with more photos but in the meantime see the ones I've attached and more here https://goo.gl/photos/zMvU7XSkhK1P8nyd7

As an aside...
  • someone used silicone on my marker lights at some point. Advice on getting it off?
  • Our original WBCCI numbers are #1377 and #3793. Could someone look these up and tell me if either is available and/or previous owner's name?

Gear:
  • Citristrip
  • Harbor Freight 10amp/7inch polisher...bought on Sale for $39!
  • Spray bottle of denatured alchol
  • Twisted Wool pads also from Harbor Freight...prefer to order from Vintage Trailer Supply but their shipping times are rediculously long and expensive! Only buy from them when I have to.
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Old 02-23-2017, 11:58 PM   #22
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Hi AirstreamPDX,

Did you remove one or both arms off of your sleeper? How do you like it?
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Old 02-25-2017, 05:10 PM   #23
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IKEA sofa

I noticed this post was a few years ago. Do
You still have your overlander? If so, wondering if you could send me a picture of what the IKEA couch/bed actually looks like in your trailer? I'd really appreciate!
So what did you guys end up using as your table? The original? I'd love to check out!
We've got original couch/bed but it doesn't feel/ look like it will be comfortable.
Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2017, 08:58 AM   #24
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stephiejo,

Welcome to the forums. Hopefully PDX will answer. We've been inspired by a number of his ideas.
It looks like the Ikea sofa might just fit across the width of the trailer, although, I'm not sure where he may have moved the fresh water tank. Can of Beans may have done some measuring. We didn't like the front sofa either and wanted a bed where we could each get out on our own side. I'll offer what we did in the following link; https://www.airforums.com/forums/f39...er-155180.html

Since our 68 Overlander was a twin, we converted one of the twin beds into a dinette/bed.

Good luck,
Roy and Marie
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Old 02-26-2017, 03:15 PM   #25
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stephiejo,

Welcome to the forums. Hopefully PDX will answer. We've been inspired by a number of his ideas.
It looks like the Ikea sofa might just fit across the width of the trailer, although, I'm not sure where he may have moved the fresh water tank. Can of Beans may have done some measuring. We didn't like the front sofa either and wanted a bed where we could each get out on our own side. I'll offer what we did in the following link; https://www.airforums.com/forums/f39...er-155180.html

Since our 68 Overlander was a twin, we converted one of the twin beds into a dinette/bed.

Good luck,
Roy and Marie


Wow! Great photos! How did you paint your tub/sink
Etc? Ours is that awesome 60's yellow. Mr. Tubby I've heard is a good choice? I'm tempted to leave it it's original yellow, but the white just looks fresh and clean.
Also, looks like you have both AC and heat separately? We're thinking of putting/heat/Ac all
One unit on top if we can find one that mounts to roof?
Our kitchen is in great shape, we're able to even salvage the original stove, which is exciting.
I would like a small microwave, but not sure how it will fit.

Putting bamboo flooring in, electrical and plumbing
And let's just hope we're off and running by this Summer!

Thanks again and any feedback is so appreciated!
Best,
Stephie and Billy
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:35 PM   #26
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I am just amazed at some of the creative things our members can come up with to bring their trailers into camping condition again! Keep up the great work and keep posting all you do with lots of photos! Thanks All! Ed
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Stephie and Billy,

The tub in our '68 is original. I think Airstream backed off the 60's yellow in '68. We did recoat the tub, sink and toilet bench in our '64. It was the yellowish color you described. Since we had to gut the '64, we had a commercial tub spraying company do the job. I set up a small spray booth in my shop to avoid overspray. That was over 10 years ago and it has held up very well. I'm confident, the job could be done with the tub in-place, if needed. There may be a photo at 64airstream.com.

We added a microwave in the '64 and don't use it very much, so we left it out of the '68. A small microwave would probably fit easily below the stove top, in the cabinet.

We skipped the strip heaters in the air conditioner because we had installed a new furnace and have an existing installed catalytic heater. The furnace is pretty substantial (30k BTU) for cooler weather.

I'm sure many would like to follow your progress, if you want to start a thread on your project. Regardless, enjoy the project and even more, enjoy traveling and camping in your trailer.

Roy and Marie
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