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Old 12-16-2017, 09:13 AM   #1
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1962 Airstream Globetrotter mid demo/needs resto

As listed, I have a 1962 Globetrotter ( manufactured in Ohio) bought from original owners. I have all original paperwork, including original sales receipt, warranty, etc as well as an open title from the original owner. She was untouched since 1978 when the right rear was damaged in an accident. The damaged exterior and interior panels on that side were removed as well as any damaged interior woodwork. All the original, salvageable parts/accessories have been kept. Including all sinks, fixtures and original pieces. All piping (exhaust, sewer, water and propane lines have been removed. All glass and window fixtures is original and in excellent shape. Very minor exterior leaks. Everything is in suprisingly good condition overall. The frame is in good condition and is only rusted/damaged/bent in the rear under the shower area. She has new tires and rims (still have original rims) and the bearings have been maintained well so the trailer pulls like a dream. In the process of prepping for restoration and am looking to sell as is, right now. Or to do the restoration myself. This is the last of the "Wally" year models as after his death, overall production quality went downhill. Excellent work was done considering her condition at this age. I myself have limited funds/time to do the restoration work she deserves and would prefer she go to someone who will see the diamond in the rough, that she very well is. All inquiries can be sent to my inbox. Accepting any reasonable offers. Keep in mind, I myself have a fair amount of time and money already tied up in her but am motivated to see her in the right hands. So, feel free to ask, I'll answer all questions to the best of my knowledge as I am newish to the airstream world. Thanks for looking!!
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Old 12-16-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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I can't help you with selling the trailer, but would be interested in purchasing one of the fiberglass front/rear window guards and associated hinges/brackets, etc. should you choose to not reuse them.
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Old 12-16-2017, 09:19 PM   #3
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JD nice trailer, you'll need to post a classifieds add to sell that but am sure lots if folks would be interested.
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:11 AM   #4
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Post issue solved, more questions for the guru's

Ok guys, figured the classified forum out. My bad. Anyways back to business at hand. I have pulled all the interior wall attachment pieces, but the wall separation braces and am prepping to sand and possibly paint " if that is wise " to paint the interior panels now or to just scrub and clean them? Also what is the best paint to use on aluminum? Because of a very recent detrimental financial issue happened am now left with a VERY limited budget. I'm left to simply minor improvements and at the moment thought I would go smaller scale and simply remove and may be limited to repairing the leaks in the outer shell and stopping any further damage and pull what insulation I can to minimize moisture it contains without removing any interior panels ( any lazy man short cuts there? ) repairing other cheaply remedied common issues despite any manual labor that would be involved in properly sealing both the interior and exterior shells. Oh, one last thing. What kind of bracing should I use to replace the badly damaged central bracing pieces between the window and bumper. Any ideas you guys think would be beneficial would be much appreciated. Here are the latest pics.
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Old 12-17-2017, 09:06 AM   #5
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JD looks like you are moving along. Save all your pieces for reference.

We have a recently acquired 61 GT and it looks very similar. I thought surely the upholstery was new but ours is that identical burnt orange color. Maybe that was original to the trailer. If so that was a very good quality fabric to withstand so much time.

We will go new axel's first, road safety then address interiors.

Have fun.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:07 PM   #6
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Awesome, definitely best to make sure she is roadworthy first. Would love to see pics of yours. And yes, all interior pieces are original including the stove pictured. I think even the fancy little table. But they did use amazingly high quality materials and technology for the time.
You all doing a restoration as well now? Or already complete? Would love the advise.
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Old 12-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #7
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No restoration yet ours is pretty much original but will need work.

We have two (just sold a third) and work, life, family, budgets get in the mix plus we're slow. We do dry camp in then during the process.

We measured the beds and feel like the couch across the front is the larger of the two. We may take out the couch on the curb side and put a small comfy dinette in time.

Photos are on my desktop but I'll look to add a few so you can see the similarities.
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Old 12-17-2017, 11:42 PM   #8
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Here are two photo's, don't want to clog up your thread, so you can see, very similar.
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I like it. Plus a very good reference for rebuild. Thanks!
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I would recommend you just stop the demo, and sell it as it is. You need to make sure your buyer is aware of the condition the trailer is in, and is prepared to do a full rebuild. Don't try and put "lipstick on a pig" to attract a buyer who isn't prepared for a full rebuild, but thinks they are buying a shiny trailer that they can camp in this weekend.

The way you describe this trailer, in this and the other threads you have started suggests that it needs a fair amount of body work and probably a complete floor replacement. There is also likely to be frame damage that needs to be attended to.

If you intend to fix the floor, do the metal work in the rear, and address any frame issues, you have months of work ahead of you, and no small expense, even if you do all the work yourself. You will never recover the cost of the time, effort, and materials you invest just to make it something more "sellable."

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