A few weeks ago I brought home a 1957
Overlander. Tandem axel, 13 panel endcaps and most of the original interior. I expected to find rotten wood in the floor and a few other blemishes. I was ready to take on a shell off remodel and I was eager to start work.
This past week in Minnesota it rained and rained and rained. I guess it was as good a time as any to search for leaks.As you can see in the photo I have at least one that needs to be addressed.
Its my understanding the damage was caused by a tree. And yes I bought it this way.Someone else went through the heart break of finding the trailer with a tree on it.I get the pleasure of making it better.
The first task has been taking out enough interior to get to the damaged ribs.I look forward to putting it back together. Once the first two ribs were exposed it was just a matter of jacking, pounding and prying them back into shape. The next step will be to start replacing the damaged segments on the front endcap. Once that is done I will start on the back end. Apparently the tree that damaged the front end had a friend.
Im looking forward to seeing how this all ends up