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Old 06-12-2009, 02:08 PM   #15
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Way better shape than our 65. Can't wait to see what you do with her.
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Old 06-12-2009, 02:34 PM   #16
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Hey Dave, I know that the toilet looks updated but what else to you see?
The electrical box. All of the electrical that I have seen from that era, including my 56 was porcelain insluators with the glass screw in fuses.
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Old 06-12-2009, 03:53 PM   #17
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I know that the toilet looks updated but what else to you see?
It's been painted too. Good thing the cabinets were not. Also the front gaucho was removed and a cover made for the stuff up front. Very nice skin from what I see in the photos.
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Old 06-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #18
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I thought the green Zolatone looked original. I almost hope that it has been painted so I won't feel bad re-painting it. That green isn't my favorite color I know the gaucho was removed but the thing at the front looks original and hides the fresh water tank. I looked at a few other 55's and seems consistent.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:08 PM   #19
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Barry, congratulations on a great find. Looks like a beautiful trailer.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:39 PM   #20
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Okay, the floors are bad ....but the fridge works, the stove and furnace work, all of the interior lights work.
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Old 06-13-2009, 01:46 PM   #21
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Come on... you knew the floors would be bad.

Still a great find, looks to have been well cared-for. And if it's more to your liking than the 62 Overlander was, then you'll enjoy the renovation that much more.


Love the whale tail.

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Old 06-14-2009, 12:46 AM   #22
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I knew the floors would be bad. All of the windows need to be re-sealed and a couple are also broken. These are much more difficult to repair than the 62s. It is still a very cool, original trailer and I look forward to bringing her back to her former glory.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:41 AM   #23
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I thought the green Zolatone looked original. I almost hope that it has been painted so I won't feel bad re-painting it. That green isn't my favorite color I know the gaucho was removed but the thing at the front looks original and hides the fresh water tank. I looked at a few other 55's and seems consistent.
I was wondering if that was the original green Zolatone. The few unpainted Zolatone spots left in my '56 are similar in color but have grayed over the years. Maybe green Zolatone was a California thing. In fact, when it comes to finishes there is a whole lot about your trailer that is similar to mine. The thing in front probably is original. If you had original seating in front it could have been a divan that folded down into a bed rather than a built-in gaucho.

That is absolutely an awesome trailer. Congratulations!
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:51 AM   #24
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Some of my earlier comments about the interior were from memory. Now that I have it home, I am nearly certain that the green Zolatone is original. It has the spatter pattern and is in the closet areas and nearly impossible to reach areas. I got the trailer home yesterday. It was 4 miles from my home at a local RV dealership. They had it in their back lot for 12-15 years. Do you have pictures of your front dining area? I would love to know what I need to find or re-build up there.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:53 AM   #25
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I didn't have a dinette or "dining area". Originally mine had a stand alone foldup or drop leaf table that lived under the streetside windows between the divan and the galley. I've PM'd a link to you of pics of the '56.

Wow, I can't believe you found that beauty nearly in your own backyard. Who knows . . . your completed trailer could have passed by my frame while in the factory. I'll bet some of the same hands took part in their assembly.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:34 PM   #26
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It was there for 12-15 years and no one else beat you to it, I would go by a lotto ticket for sure this week, what a trailer you have now.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:59 PM   #27
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Bringing Her Home and Some Other Pictures

Here are some pictures hooked up and ready to bring her home. The next couple of pictures are after we parked her next to my 1962 Overlander. I think she may be a little jealous and probably should be. I'm actually selling the Overlander since I can only work on one at a time. Then there is a picture of my dad who helped drive the whopping 4 miles home and a shot of me trying hard to not break the camera.....

Interesting note: the only thing holding the aluminum vents on the roof was the rubber gasket. The rivets were all lose. If the trip would have been at normal highway speed, I'm sure I would have lost one or more. I have already riveted them all back on and they work fine. They weren't stuck.
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Old 06-14-2009, 10:08 PM   #28
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Front Door Handle

I lucked out and the curb side door handle was off but was slid into the hardware that attaches the door when open to the side of the trailer. A good thing since these reproduction handles are $150. Another project for today was to get a friction pin and re-attach it. I made the least expensive trip to the hardware store to date: 20 cents. Here are a few pics and this was easier than expected.

There are a few other interior shots too after removing the gross carpet.
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