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Old 05-16-2005, 05:33 PM   #1
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Mystery items in my "new" 66 GT

The nylon mesh pocket mounted over the window might just be for extra storage, but the two wall brackets are fairly heavy duty and have two hanger positions.

The overhead chain with the nylon sleeve can be detached at either end. There are two other wall brackets where a bunk might mount so I'm guessing maybe this chain is part of a bunk bed setup?
Any clues?
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Old 05-16-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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I don't know what they are for but I have the same ones in my 64 Safari from the looks of your picture. I too have wondered what they were for at times. I hope someone will post an answer.

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Old 05-16-2005, 06:26 PM   #3
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The overhead chain with the nylon sleeve can be detached at either end. There are two other wall brackets where a bunk might mount so I'm guessing maybe this chain is part of a bunk bed setup?
Any clues?

Maybe the PO had a lot of hanging clothes they took with them?

Is the chain one solid section, or two joined at the middle?
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:41 PM   #4
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..There are two other wall brackets where a bunk might mount so I'm guessing maybe this chain is part of a bunk bed setup?..
A bunk bed is my guess; I looked into them at one point. Inland Andy posted something a while back about making bunks available again. The picture he showed had mounts very similar to what is on your ceiling.

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Yep, Rog, the hooks in the ceiling are for the standard Airstream bunk system. Same for the wall brackets. The chain and the mesh pocket are probably just inventions of the previous owner.

You're lucky. The bunk setups are hard to find. But I believe the weight rating for the bunk precluded anyone but a child.

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Mystery items in my "new" 66 GT

Greetings Roger!

I agree with the others, those are the mounting points for the Airstream Hammock Bunk -- my '64 Overlander originally had one mounted above each of its center twins -- the weight limit was 90 pounds according to what the original owners' of my coach related to me -- I believe that there was literature included with the coach that confirmed that rating (at least for the '64 version).

The brackets on eithr side of the window appear to be an automotive gun/fishing pole rack that has found a new home -- the Hammock Bunk bracket can be seen in the photo very near the bulkhead wall.

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Old 05-16-2005, 08:57 PM   #7
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The nylon mesh pocket mounted over the window might just be for extra storage, but the two wall brackets are fairly heavy duty and have two hanger positions.

The overhead chain with the nylon sleeve can be detached at either end. There are two other wall brackets where a bunk might mount so I'm guessing maybe this chain is part of a bunk bed setup?
Any clues?
The OH brackets are for the bunkbed.
I have one of the canvas bunkbeds from my dad's 31 footer.
They are pretty ingenious things.
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Old 05-18-2005, 06:45 PM   #8
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Thanks for the nice comments, Leo. I like the GT a lot. It's 2' longer than my former '71 Caravel, but 380 lbs lighter. I've always liked the solid wood cabinets better than tambour.
I found it by word of mouth. My brother spotted it for sale just 30 miles away and gave me a shout.
I will not camoflauge it and I will not polish it...well maybe just a little. I've already started on the baby moons.
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Actually, you're all wrong. The chain on the ceiling is for riders to signal the driver up in the tow vehicle that they would like to get off! Hee hee.
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Oh Rog, don't start polishing again! You know what happened last time - and you promised you wouldn't do that again
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Old 05-18-2005, 07:25 PM   #11
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LOL, Stef. No way I'm going to polish this one. It's my camper. not a showpiece.
I did sand, primer and paint the water heater door. The baby moons are lookin good but I'll stop there.
OK, maybe just some aluminum paint on the LP tanks. That should be enough.
Hmm, a little Turtle wax wouldn't hurt.
OMG, here I go again!!
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