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Old 02-16-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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Question 1957 basket case...

hello - i am looking at a 1957 overlander. its towing yolk has rust through. the frame is severley rusted.the floor is drooping through the rear undercarrige.
the shell is in very good condition as well as the windows. the interior is dank, but it is all there and in restorable shape.

i am wondering how to get this project home since i am sure it can not be towed.

i am also wondering if anyone has info on fabricating a new frame and then placeing the body/floor onit ?
can it be done ?

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Old 02-16-2004, 05:18 PM   #2
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i am wondering how to get this project home since i am sure it can not be towed.
Flat bed truck...

There are several threads on "frame off restorations"...use the search feature & you'll get lots of info to get you started in the right direction.

Sounds like a lot of work to me...hope the price is right~

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Hey Paul - as Shari said, "I hope the price is right." I also hope you have a close friend at the metal supply warehouse and also a friend that's a good welder, unless you can do the welding and fabrication yourself. Once this is done, you should have a trouble-free unit as far as the chassis is concerned. Sounds like there is enough of the interior to work with. If you like a challenge then I say go for it. Post some pictures when you can.

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Old 02-16-2004, 05:42 PM   #4
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basket case

ok
i will check out the recommended search topic.

i have a hobart 175 mig . if it is sufficient to do the job i will use it .

i will post some pics of it tomorrow (as it sits in its delapadated state).

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That mig unit should do it just take your time and don't try to push it. We use the similar Miller unit at work to weld 1/4"-3/8" steel in the field. You have to give it a chance to cool off every now and again but it will get the job done.

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i am wondering... what would low and high purchase price range be for this ???

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forum system is full of these pics
i had 3 more showing full length wall heater grate that is just to your left as you step in (next to sink cabinet/counter area),
the stove, the toilet. all pretty crusty.
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