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Old 05-15-2009, 08:06 AM   #169
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I am very sorry to hear of your decision - its a very nice trailer with great family history -

I'm a little concerned about the wetness of the new trailer - drying out the floor is one thing, that insulation is like a huge sponge and not sure you will be able to dry that out very well.

I sure enjoyed meeting you in Albuq - sorry we did not get to spend more time together - the only regret I have doing these rallies is I don't get as much time to visit as I would like to.

We really enjoyed your seminar on the "new method" of skin repair - sure gives a new meaning to a complex task.
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Old 05-15-2009, 10:50 AM   #170
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Bummer! I dunno, I think it might lighten up after being painted and taking down some of those partitions.. .but I know it's important for ALL parts of the family to be happy. Perhaps you could keep working on it as a hobby... I know I love just tinkering on my '63.

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Old 05-15-2009, 02:19 PM   #171
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I sure labored with the decision. If it was up to me I would just use the excella till I restored the Overlander. I really like the reduced weight. Taking the excella apart, it looks like weight was not a consideration when it was designed. The floor is chipboard, the cabinets are formica covered particle board. I could not believe how heavy the two small tables were up forward. And the gaucho. I love the interior design of the trailer though, and love the generous use of windows. They are beautiful trailers and the interior will look nice when finished. Taking all the fabric wall coverings and gaucho and putting leather on it all. Changing the hardware to more of a mission look and using a mission theme throughout the trailer. Removed all the carpet from the rear of the trailer this afternoon and found no more moisture, but have not gotten the carpet out from under the beds yet. I guess i will take the bed frames out and pull the interior panels and address the rear dents. Its amazing how you start out to do a little and the project grows geometrically. I put the ovelander up on craigslist and will put it on these classifieds also. Hope I can find someone who will restore it, it will make a great trailer. Mary Anne loved her father, but told me he would be just fine with me having the newer trailer . Truckasaurus thanks much for the wd-40 tip. It really works great. I have a ton of recaulking to do, I sure found a ton of areas where it could be leaking. I am just going to remove and recaulk everything. Ken, I told my wife I dont think anyone could have been a more gracious host than you. I hope you and marc wont ban me from the vintage group. Those trailers sure stole my heart. david
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Old 05-15-2009, 02:35 PM   #172
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Naaaw - once vintage always vintage at heart! You are more than welcome anytime - in fact I sure hope you can make it back next year - or even yank the "new" trailer to balloon fiesta!

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Old 05-15-2009, 06:47 PM   #173
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Navyeod,


As for your sealing the leaks on Leadzilla...After you get the floor dry and the old Vulkem cleaned up you may want to look at using Acryl-R and Parbond instead of / in addition to the Vulkem. The Acryl-R and Parrbond have better wicking abilities for getting between panels and trim pieces and panels.

Here are some links to the products and a how to video from Out of Doors Mart...

Acryl-R Applicator
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Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

I hope you find a good home for Eugene.
Deitz, thanks. Ordered the applicator and the acryl-r. Stuff sounds great. Thanks for the info. That brings my total to around 36k for the Alumninitis outbreak and yet to go camping. And people worry about swine flu. Is there a vaccine for this affliction. Soon I am going to put up those awnings in my driveway and just camp. But first have to get a 30 amp service to get the ac going, awaiting a call back on a hensley hitch, need air bags for my Tundra to keep the rear end level....... But the incredible thing, my wife is behind it all. What we guys do to please our wives.
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Old 05-15-2009, 07:17 PM   #174
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David, I too was sad to hear you are selling Eugene. I was looking forward to sharing stories with you as we both dumped thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours into restoring our Overlanders, but it sounds like you will have plenty to do on Leadzilla in any case. I really enjoy reading your posts. Keep em coming.

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Old 05-16-2009, 08:39 AM   #175
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Rained last night. Figured out that what I bought was an aluminum collander. Actually wasnt as bad as I thought it would be. Today is marked for removing the rear beds, the night stand, and getting the rest of the carpet up and seeing the rear subfloor. Hope to remove the interior panels and get to the dents in old Led. Will also try to take the rock guards off the front and see what is underneath. The heat lamp is getting the interior to over 100 degrees. So hope this will deal with the insulation sponge. The musty smell is gone. Took the lower wall fabric liners and gaucho to the upholstery place yesterday afternoon. Also took the 9 leather hides from ebay (640.00) Met a Wonderful Japanese woman in her 60's with arms on her like a blacksmith. Husband was a retired Seebee, we shared some stories. One great thing about all these projects it brings you in contact with some interesting people. May be the best part. Norm, I will be watching your retsoration of the Captain and thinking what might have been. Looking more and more like I have a restoration on my hands and not a remodel.
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Old 05-16-2009, 09:15 AM   #176
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David, I too was sad to hear you are selling Eugene. I was looking forward to sharing stories with you as we both dumped thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours into restoring our Overlanders, but it sounds like you will have plenty to do on Leadzilla in any case. I really enjoy reading your posts. Keep em coming.

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I think its more like crying in your beer... been there done that.... and now I can hardly afford the beer....

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Old 05-16-2009, 10:19 AM   #177
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Bottom of the pit

Think I found the bottom of this pit this morning. Gutted the rear bedroom and the floor had been replaced with marine plywood and was dry, except for where there was a leak in the plumbing where the outside water supply hose comes in. I then broke it from the inside tearing the carpet out, so it is going to be replaced. I will attach some pics, where could I find this part. I was sure dreading seeing what was under the rear carpet with what I had found forward.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:00 AM   #178
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Smile Eugene departure

Listed Eugene on Craigslist and got a lot of interest. A nice young fellow from Santa Rosa Beach thought it might be just what he was looking for. I sent him this Thread URL and sent him some pics. He traveled up yesterday and took the Overlander back to Santa Rosa, Florida (look out moosetags) . He will be making a bar out of it at Seaside resort, Florida. Says he will be serving the drinks from it by the 4th of July there. The fact that I had removed the interior was a plus for him. Apparently they have several vintage airstreams there being used as concession stands. I had to shake my head at Eugene the trailer. With his alcoholic history he will once again have the drinks pouring through him. He also couldnt stay away from Florida and the water. I could barely keep him in Alabama for three months. My wife loved the outcome. Ironically it will be only a few miles from Where My wifes father had built a modest beach home and spent many great years there with his family. If anyone wants the cabinet work from the Overlander, I will be glad to give it to them. I have given away the stove/oven, heater, and water heater. Will probably try to sell the light fixtures, tub, and toilet, on ebay or use at a swap shop at future rally's. As far as the 91 Exella, the upholster has finished the gaucho and wall trim and I will pick that up Monday. Will get started on sealing seams, fixing dents, treating the existing floor with epoxy and putting a new floor in. Will add pics as I go. I also have a drink coming from the new owner in July when the trailer is finished. I will send some pics of the vintage trailers down there and Eugenes next resting place. I look forward to seeing him getting some use after all these years and also seeing him polished up like the diamond he is.
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Old 05-29-2009, 08:56 AM   #179
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David,

I'm glad to see that Eugene will live on. Maybe at next year's Can Opener Rally in January at Top Sail State Park we all can go have a drink at Eugene's.

There was a forums member looking for a tub, she posted a comment on my Profile page, maybe she still needs it, I'll check into it if it's OK.

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Drink from Eugene

Rick, its a deal. I look forward to it. No problem sending the tub info. A fellow from Montgomery who buys and sells trailers bought the 75 GT, after I gave him the lead, that removes the temptation from both of us.
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Rick, its a deal. I look forward to it. No problem sending the tub info. A fellow from Montgomery who buys and sells trailers bought the 75 GT, after I gave him the lead, that removes the temptation from both of us.

I found a '63 Globetrotter, it nees a lot of work. The GT you told me about was in better shape, but the '63 is lighter and matched my children's tow vehicles. Of course, they want to know when it will be ready to use!
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I found a '63 Globetrotter, it nees a lot of work. The GT you told me about was in better shape, but the '63 is lighter and matched my children's tow vehicles. Of course, they want to know when it will be ready to use!
Wow, what a nice Dad! Sure wish mine would finish my Overlander reno for me! (To be fair, he has already helped quite a bit ).

Norm,

You and I will just have to do our Overlander renos together. Your 59 is cooler than my 63, but they both have lots of potential. We can be sort of like KenJ and Uwe when they were redoing theirs at the same time a few years back, right Ken?

(Just kidding of course, I am not nearly so presumptuous, those two trailers are absolutely beautiful! )

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