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Old 06-19-2005, 07:08 AM   #43
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No I have not ordered the belly material yet. Planning to use 5052 if I get approval from everybody on the list

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I used Nuvite F7 for the first pass. I've tried several polishes and I like Nuvite the best - easy to use, and you stay fairly clean and it goes somewhat fast. I also use my trusty (and well used by now) DeWalt polisher with pads from Lake Manufacturing.

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Old 06-19-2005, 04:43 PM   #44
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Looks great.
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Old 11-20-2005, 08:57 PM   #45
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Boy am I excited........

Check it out - finally new wheels, axles, springs - this thing may be back on the road yet!

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Old 11-20-2005, 09:09 PM   #46
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Oh my GAWD! That thing is gorgeous Ken. I see Uwe's influence on the choice of wheels. I was really beginning to wonder if this thing would see the light of day ever again. Graet job.

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Old 11-20-2005, 10:54 PM   #47
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Fantastic!

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It just gets better and better. The tires and wheels just look great. Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-21-2005, 05:55 AM   #48
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Excellent looking axels, what is the weight rating?
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Old 11-21-2005, 06:53 AM   #49
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Hi Ken;

Your Project looks absolutely fabulous!! Like several other Overlander Nuts - we will be starting our big redo in the Spring - so we are really pumped at following yours, Gregs, Ewe's and several others (can't remember everyones name this early) But one thing I can remember they are all Overlanders.

Anyway to the point - you have a California made Overlander can tell by the cool wheel wells and the kitchen layout. Are you keeping the same layout as the original and just redoing everything - or are you going to make some mods to be a bit more functional to suit your style? (what ever that may be?)

Also Interested in the weight rating you went with.
We decided to go with original running gear - Spring as opposed to Torsion. It did the rig well for it's first 45 years so why mess with tradition. We had 3500 pound Axles put on her and we too went with the American Beauty Rims - but the ones that came on the 2000 Airstreams - they have what we call the little rivets also around the rim.

Not sure if you noticed but on Airstream there are some 50's windows on the block - might be nice to pick up some spares just in case.

We are looking for one for our 61 - we have 3 parts of the window so we either have to find the channel they used or the whole window.

Anyway great looking time piece you will be so happy and proud when you finally get to roll her out on her innaugural adventure in the 21st Century
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Looking good, my man!
I love the clean look of all new "stuff" under the trailer. Wait 'till the new belly is under there - this will be gorgeous.
OK, now I want a 50's Overlander, too.
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Old 11-21-2005, 08:13 AM   #51
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Thank you everyone for your kind words - and thanks to Uwe for all the help you gave me......

Over - The weight rating of the axles is 5200 lbs - thats the only size with the large brakes and six bolt pattern

GT - yes the interior will be the same as the original - I've made all my cabinets - just not installed yet - need to strip and repaint the interior - zolatone is toast. All new appliance though.... Carpet in rear and laminate in the front.

I absolutely cannot wait until its back on the road next summer.

Uwe - I can see it now - your going to be a 2-3 trailer guy....... yea I just love seeing pictures of new stuff too - in this case its such and improvement over the old that was there.

I love these old trailers - but there are some modern things that make these trailers better and lighter

Ken

The springs are 2280 each - I had those custom made at a local spring shop - wanted similar to what was there before - at the moment it seems a bit stiff, I'll have to see how it behaves on the road.
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Old 11-21-2005, 01:44 PM   #52
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Great job, that doesn't look anything like the trailer you started with.

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Old 11-21-2005, 02:54 PM   #53
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Thanks - I know since you helped me tear it apart - you probably thought I was crazy and had really lost my mind..........

I had a great time that day tearing it apart and taking it to the dump....

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Ken... I'm in the process of removing the furniture from my trailer too so that I can take the floor up. It's a PAIN when you intend on keeping all the original furniture because there are lots and lots of "hidden" screws holding that interior together!

But anyhow, I find it interesting that you did a floor replacement without removing the body. Is the body riveted/attached to the frame at all? Or just bolted to the floor?

Here's my understanding: Floor attaches to frame (screws?), body attaches to floor (bolts?), underbelly attaches to body (rivets). Is that right?
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You said you saw some 50's windows on "Airstream". I need a window that was crushed by a piece of flying tire tread while going camping . What did Airstream mean (Ebay???)?

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Old 11-21-2005, 07:11 PM   #56
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Looks great Ken!!!

Thats the exact same wheels I bought for our 59.
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