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1956 Airstream Overlander
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Year 1956
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Model Overlander
Length 26
Options Gas Refridgerator
1956 Airstream Overlander
1956 Airstream Overlander
Overview Serial #7032 may be a 1955 but on the bill of sale (from 1962, second owner) it is listed as 1956. The trailer was parked in 1969, sat for 43 years until my wife discovered it was for sale. We picked it up after Labor Day 2012. The flat bed operator was respectful of it's age and delivered it safely. I would use him if your in North Jersey.

The tires on split rims still had air in them???

The second picture is the trailer's new home,my back yard. It has been washed, 50 year old gas tanks removed and broken windows replaced.
1956 Airstream Overlander Exterior
Storm damage (not from Sandy!). I think this may be my biggest challenge. If it was a newer trailer with formed panels I don't think I would attempt. I was told that 13 panel trailers used Alclad sheet stock.

1956 Airstream Overlander Interior 1956 Airstream Overlander Interior 1956 Airstream Overlander Interior
The interior as found. Time and leaks did this damage. This trailer was virtually untouched since 1969. That's the good news, everything even the Airstream folding table was there.
The next two pictures are after cleaning. During the cleanup I may have thrown out the heating rod for the fridge not knowing what it was.
The bad news is the I don't know the extent of damage to the frame from the leaks. One third of the floor has been replaced and so far so good.

1956 Airstream Overlander Customization 1956 Airstream Overlander Customization 1956 Airstream Overlander Customization
I am replacing the floor 1/3 at a time,a kind of shell on/off rehab.
more later..........
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:05 AM   #2
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1958 26' Overlander
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