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Old 04-25-2011, 09:04 AM   #1
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1964 26 ft Overlander needing a new toilet

I have a 1964 26 ft Airstream and im thinking about buying a new toilet or rebuilding mine. This is my first post so im going to try to upload some pictures to see what you guys think.


ok, uploading is harder then i thought
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Old 04-25-2011, 09:16 AM   #2
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Welcome harrison,

I am in Houston as well, North Houston / Tomball. I was also looking for a vintage. I just like the way they polish up.

Rebuild? New might be easier.

Good luck.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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Whats the problem with it that makes you think you should replace it?
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:53 PM   #5
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not sure. I have not got that far. Maybe I should try to fix what I have. I just thought it might be a good ideal to spend $350 or so and buy a new updated one. I need to go to a rally and see a 1964 to see how a restored one looks and works. thanks Scott
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I haven't seen one like that before, I suspect retro fitting would be a nightmare. Does this one not work?
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Old 05-27-2011, 11:47 AM   #7
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Hey, Harrison. I have the very same trailer... and toilet. Mine works fine, except there's no foot pedal (see other posts), and at the moment I'm using a broom handle pushed down on the lever to flush it.

Can't help you out, but if you decide to replace the toilet, maybe you can help me! If you have the pedal, do you wanna sell it?

Good luck with your new beauty,

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Old 03-26-2013, 01:24 PM   #8
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We have 1964 overlander and the toilet is leaking some in the back, almost certain that it has been replaced at one point. We would like to fix ours without giving up the size so we can keep the cover. Has anyone repaired or replaced one ? thanks
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:39 PM   #9
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not sure. I have not got that far. Maybe I should try to fix what I have. I just thought it might be a good ideal to spend $350 or so and buy a new updated one. I need to go to a rally and see a 1964 to see how a restored one looks and works. thanks Scott
IMO, if it's not broke, don't try & fix it! Especially in these "airliner-style" mid 60's bathrooms. Once you start fiddling with it, you will find it next to impossible to find replacement parts. If you have leaks in seals, you will need to make your own gaskets as replacements are not to be found...we actually bought OEM gaskets from someone on eBay years ago. The problem is, the "new" gaskets were just as old and brittle as the ones you are trying to replace. Check out "Maxwell gets some TLC" to see the "before" and "after" of our 1964 GT toilet/tank repairs.

Once a toilet is replaced in a 1964 - there's no going back to the cool streamlined restroom that is so iconic to the era. It's only "original" once...

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Harrison, You have the exact same toilet I had. My advise would be to try to rebuild your Toilet if possible. I know it is a sanitary nightmare with the fiberglass covering. But unless you want to majorly change things, and with your rear hatch it is little more challenging to get it to look right.
The toilet worked in my 64, However I was doing a total restoration and decided to Remove the rear hatch and replace ours with a new Thetford Toilet.
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