Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2012, 04:44 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1973 27' Overlander
Marble Falls , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 5
1973 Rear Bath

How have any of you redone the rear bath? 1973 Overlander. Everything new? Is there replacement counters, bath/shower out there I dont know about?

thanks
__________________

__________________
1973 Owner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
webspinner's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,269
Images: 15
Replacement parts for a 1973 bathroom interior would involve getting them out of another trailer of the same vintage. Transportation of the plastic parts would be tricky.

We gutted the back bathroom of our 1971 Tradewind and saved none of it. Then we gradually rebuilt it from scratch. It's not a path I would recommend for everyone, but it worked for us. It took about 2 years to get it all finished. We camped in it throughout, which slowed the process some.

Rather than find or remake the plastic, we chose to do the interior out of wood. The vanity is in birch plywood and the shower pan is cheap 1/8" lauan laminated to fit the shape of the space and covered with white epoxy for a durable surface. Main tools required were a table saw, a jig saw and a power drill, plus a vise and hacksaw for cutting aluminum extrusions and tools for pop riveting.

Pictures of the before, after and process are in my blog in my signature below.
__________________

__________________
Barbie
Our travel and renovation blog: http://tinpickle.blogspot.com/
webspinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 06:39 PM   #3
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Inland RV Center, In's Avatar
 
Corona , California
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 16,499
Images: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by webspinner View Post
Replacement parts for a 1973 bathroom interior would involve getting them out of another trailer of the same vintage. Transportation of the plastic parts would be tricky.

We gutted the back bathroom of our 1971 Tradewind and saved none of it. Then we gradually rebuilt it from scratch. It's not a path I would recommend for everyone, but it worked for us. It took about 2 years to get it all finished. We camped in it throughout, which slowed the process some.

Rather than find or remake the plastic, we chose to do the interior out of wood. The vanity is in birch plywood and the shower pan is cheap 1/8" lauan laminated to fit the shape of the space and covered with white epoxy for a durable surface. Main tools required were a table saw, a jig saw and a power drill, plus a vise and hacksaw for cutting aluminum extrusions and tools for pop riveting.

Pictures of the before, after and process are in my blog in my signature below.
Very very nice.

But, how come the two black eyes in the front?

Andy
__________________
Inland RV Center, In is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
3 Rivet Member
 
1973 25' Tradewind
Augusta , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 123
Quote:
Originally Posted by webspinner

Pictures of the before, after and process are in my blog in my signature below.
Really interested in your bathroom redo. I use the iPad to access forum and signatures don't appear to be included.

Thanks - dennis
__________________
DGJackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2012, 12:07 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
webspinner's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,269
Images: 15
Dennis - try this:

Tin Pickle Adventures: Shower Pan and Vanity
__________________
Barbie
Our travel and renovation blog: http://tinpickle.blogspot.com/
webspinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:00 AM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
1973 25' Tradewind
Augusta , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 123
Thanks really beautiful work. After seeing your blog I realized you are in cahoots with Barts. As a mechanical engineer also I always look at his posts on various threads. I'm at the point of starting to put my 25' back together and didn't want to go back with plastic bathroom pieces. After looking at this work I figure building a wooden shower pan can't be much different than building a wooden canoe. It's just which side you keep the water one.

Thanks - Dennis
Augusta, Ga
__________________
DGJackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 07:37 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
webspinner's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,269
Images: 15
Thanks, Dennis. I'd be interested to see your progress. I'm hoping that a boat and a shower pan are similar. I may use my new epoxy skills on a boat some day.

As for the OP, 1973 Owner, I'd like to add that my woodworking skills were minimal prior to starting on the Airstream. One reason that I went with using the aluminum extrusions in the vanity framing is that it doesn't involve cabinetry level precision. It's nearly all square cuts on the table saw. Learning to scribe a curve to fit the pieces perpendicular to the curved wall is the other part.

I wouldn't recommend the curved door front for anyone who doesn't want to take it on as a personal obsession. It took me about a year of trial and error.
__________________
Barbie
Our travel and renovation blog: http://tinpickle.blogspot.com/
webspinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2012, 08:07 AM   #8
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1973 Owner View Post
How have any of you redone the rear bath? 1973 Overlander. Everything new? Is there replacement counters, bath/shower out there I dont know about?

thanks
One important but simple thing to do is to retain the bulkheads, the plastic walls that are also the doors and back wall of the sleeping area.

Without these to use as templates, you will have a lot more work making any dividing wall. The same goes for the cabinetry, the furniture beside the toilet can also be used to copy the curve of the lower wall.
__________________
ďCourage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.Ē
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:51 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
webspinner's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,269
Images: 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Inland RV Center, In View Post

But, how come the two black eyes in the front?

Andy
I've updated the picture now, but the "black eyes" were camping pad pieces taped to cover the side windows until we got the rock guard made. We keep the curtains closed since our bed is in front, so there's no functional reason to remove the pads.
__________________

__________________
Barbie
Our travel and renovation blog: http://tinpickle.blogspot.com/
webspinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.