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Old 01-14-2019, 08:33 AM   #1
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Replacement shower faucet for 67 Overlander

I removed the shower faucet set from my 67 Overlander and it appears to be original. Shower head and hose are fine and I prefer to reuse them. Looking for a replacement faucet set that looks period correct, is metal and has 4" centers. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:11 AM   #2
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I rebuilt the assembly in my 68. Generic plumbing parts from ACE hardware, if you can live with the finish. It looks like yours will polish up OK. Mine has a few of the rough spots in the chrome but honestly no one ever sees it. We have found that we don't use the shower very often, preferring the campground bath house showers but my original works great when we need it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:33 PM   #3
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Might try fixing

Everything is pretty much frozen/corroded. Maybe a good soak with loosen up everything enough to repair. Finish will probably clean up well enough to be presentable.
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I just redid mine from my 67. New washers and a polish. I'm very happy with it.
Keep it if you can.
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That looks like the one I got at CW a few years ago for my 86. Still have the old one.
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I'd guess that there are things here and there, in every trailer built, that Airstream's ungineers totally misconceived. One of the ignorances found in the '67/'68 bath is the tub faucet. It appears that it is installed upside-down, and the H & C handles(not valves) are switched. Why? Because of their misconception or ignorance of the actual day-to-day bathing function in a tiny space, and an inability to read or interpret the installation directions of the Alsons shower wand.


Among the manuals that came with my 68GT, I found the Alsons installation brochure that clearly states NOT to install it the way Airstream did (voids warranty). Correct installation results in a pleasant caternary curve that drapes in a way not to cause stress on the hose.


The hose kinking, double curve can be eliminated by positioning the faucet pointing down. This correct positioning will unfortunately mis-align the supply lines in the “hamper” area, which is a hassle to reconfigure supply because Airstream soldered the connecting brass into the faucet.


If you're willing to correct the installation, you'll find that the H&C valves operate in a more intuitive on-off rotation, and the hose will drape up along the wall, out of the way, as Alsons intended, without the sine wave stress.


You can rebuild the original faucet by dressing the seats and replacing rubber washers and packing. Should be about a dollars-worth of easily found seals.


the 4" spread is the same as old clawfoot tubs if you're looking to replace entirely, but the original is easily made good as new.
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