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Old 11-03-2015, 08:10 AM   #15
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Got you there

Thanks. I'm glad I finally got it done too. That's actually not paint. That is the original gel coat on the tub. I didn't think it could happen, but with a ton of sweat and hard work, you can buff out 50 years of oxidation. There is a tiny bit of airbrushed paint around the back of the toilet seat as it needed to fiberglass a little when I changed out the seat from a plastic to a real wood seat.
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:11 AM   #16
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Daylight pic

I took all the other pictures with a few halogen lamps, but this is with the curtains pulled back and daylight.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:39 AM   #17
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another paint question..did you repaint the inside of the fridge? Mine is kinda yellowed
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:44 AM   #18
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Very Impressive!
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:45 AM   #19
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A tiny bit. I removed the inside plastic in the door, and repaired it from the back side. However, I did touch up a little bit on the front side to smooth out some plastic repair I did. Mine was bright white, so I was able to use a bright white plastic paint without a problem.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:59 AM   #20
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A real time capsule! Beautiful
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:04 PM   #21
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Hurray!

Hurray! You're done. Big pat on the back. What an incredibly job. Very retro.
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:07 PM   #22
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awesome!! enjoy! Great job!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:16 PM   #23
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Thank you for the wonderful post!
I have a '64 overlander and your pics will be invaluable as we restore. We want it as original as possible.
After I get the b. water tank fixed I plan on replacing the toilet, etc. Great job!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:32 PM   #24
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Wow-- you have done an amazing job and I am jealous! That is precisely what I dreamed of when we were considering whether to purchase and restore a vintage unit or buy new. Your Airstream will undoubtedly be an inspiration to many!
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Old 11-03-2015, 12:50 PM   #25
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A tiny bit. I removed the inside plastic in the door, and repaired it from the back side. However, I did touch up a little bit on the front side to smooth out some plastic repair I did. Mine was bright white, so I was able to use a bright white plastic paint without a problem.
My '67 Overlander has never been restored but has been in frequent use as a family camper for 48 years. The original refer has a 3/8th inch thick door gasket with a magnetic strip instead of the more modern 3/4 inch. I literally called all over the world trying to find a replacement including Dometic in Sweeden but no dice. I found a 3/8th gasket for a larger door in the flea market at DuQuoin International rally and was able to cut it down to fit, but it is not perfect. In a unit as old as yours, you must have had a need for a new door gasket. What did you do? I ask because I plan to pass the trailer on to my son and sooner or later it will need a new gasket again.
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NoNameinNM, sorry you pulled the trigger so quick. It's for sale.

doctari: I didn't have to pull the shell on mine because it was in great condition and had almost no mice issues - a little in the belly pan, but just insulation which I replaced. If you search for my handle - robwok, I documented everything I did replace - axles, tires, 7 way, hot water tank, all the holding and supply tanks, toilet, dump valves, etc. I plan on taking a video as there are several things that don't show in the pictures that well. For example, since I had the belly pan open, I added wires and LED lights at the stairwell, underneath, and in the bumper trunk and rear compartment, so if you go to hook up your dump stuff at night, you flip a switch and everything is extremely well lit and easy to see.
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Coolo, like that toilet deally.
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