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Old 03-06-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Hi fellow Airstream lovers!
We've had our first Airstream, a 1959 Overlander, for a month now. So far, we've really enjoyed the restoration process. The forums here have been a huge help. We'll post questions about our new Overlander on this thread.
Thanks in advance for the help!
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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Unique bumper?

We never thought much about our large and boat-like spare tire holder until today. We looked for pictures of other Airstreams with a similar bumper and were unable to find any. Has anyone every seen one like this before?
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:45 PM   #3
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Looks like a one off design to me! Many folks avoid hanging things off the back of their Airstreams as it can help lead to rear separation.

By the Way, welcome to the forums and please post some more pictures of your great Airstream! We love pictures here, no matter what!
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:44 PM   #4
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Someday59,Welcome to the Forum!
Love the rear view of the 59.Post some full pics when you can.I have been restoring my 65 since Dec. and h all the expert help from the members has been invaluable.
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:15 AM   #5
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Welcome!
Always good to see another Airstream nut in the atl. area. So want to find a pic of a 50's coach with a rear bumper mounted spare holder?. Search member LuckyLindsy, a 56 caravanner not the same but similar.
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Old 03-07-2010, 09:01 AM   #6
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We never thought much about our large and boat-like spare tire holder until today. We looked for pictures of other Airstreams with a similar bumper and were unable to find any. Has anyone every seen one like this before?
I need to do something for my GT to carry a spare,I like the way this one is done,if Wally can run all over the world with spare tires on the back bumper,I`m sure I can run the interstates.It seems to be the 70`s trailers that have the rear separation.
What I am thinking of is cutting the spindle off my old axle,and mounting it with new backing plate,brakes,hub and bearings,then use as necessary in case of a breakdown.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:06 AM   #7
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We never thought much about our large and boat-like spare tire holder until today. We looked for pictures of other Airstreams with a similar bumper and were unable to find any. Has anyone every seen one like this before?
Hi Someday

There are tons of threads and posts about rear mounted spare tire mounts here. Possibly you have already researched some and noticed it is one of those "love it or hate it" subjects.

Your 59' is unique for sure. I think it was probably a good solution at the time when many early airstreams were still being towed by the family car and storage for the trailer spare was sparce. I fall on the side that think it can damage the rear of the trailer over time and my personal opinion is it takes away from the look and lines of the trailer.

My suggestion is to cut it off and sell it at the next vintage rally to the guy going to Africa or south America.

And look how much nicer the trailer looks without it!
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:56 AM   #8
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You're right, safari62! It's definitely a "different" look.

I think we're just going to keep it for now.... it seems like the modification has been around almost as long as the trailer. We beefed up the frame so it should support the weight.

(Can't say I "love it" but we're going to "live with it" for now!)

There's a guy going to Africa or South America? Where can I sign up?!?
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:04 AM   #9
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Oooooh, another '59 owner. YEAH !! Welcome. Glad you're with us. We love to see pictures, lots and lots of pictures.

I'm of the mindset that I don't like to clutter up the view of the trailer, so the spare goes in the back of the truck.

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Old 03-26-2010, 12:04 PM   #10
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Where do we put the plumbing?

I know this is kind of a weird question... but the PO took out most of the original plumbing in our trailer. We're getting ready to put in PEX but we're not sure where exactly to put it. Does it go under the twin beds? kitchen sink? Do part of the pipes go under the floor? In the wall? Where do the pipes go that lead to the bathroom sink? Please help!
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:54 PM   #11
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Someday'59, on my trailer, the plumbing all ran along the street side, through/behind the kitchen cabinets, under the street side twin to the hotwater heater (which was also under the street side twin), then behind and around the bathtub over to the bathroom sink and finally the toilet (which in my trailer is on the curb side). The line from the water tank up front came from underneath the gaucho along side the street side floor and was covered by a piece of aluminum trim until it entered the kitchen cabinets.
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:29 PM   #12
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Thanks (again!) Norm.
I finally had enough sense to look at the Picasa album of your trailer. It helped a whole bunch. (I actually forgot that the tub and bathroom sink sit RIGHT NEXT to each other. I was thinking we had to hide the PEX along the wall some way... but we don't!)

I'm still not quite clear about the line from the fresh water tank to the kitchen sink. From the pictures, it looks like it's just a small pipe that runs along the floor against the streetside wall. The trim that covers it is aluminum and looks like finishing trim. Is this right?
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Someday'59, on my trailer, the plumbing all ran along the street side, through/behind the kitchen cabinets, under the street side twin to the hotwater heater (which was also under the street side twin), then behind and around the bathtub over to the bathroom sink and finally the toilet (which in my trailer is on the curb side). The line from the water tank up front came from underneath the gaucho along side the street side floor and was covered by a piece of aluminum trim until it entered the kitchen cabinets.
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I'm signed up to learn Sketchup with Don, but so far haven't "taken any lessons" yet. But we should really put together some plumbing schematics for the 50s and early 60s Overlanders, there always seem to be a lot of questions about them. Once you see it, it's really not that hard at all, but for people with gutted trailers or trailers with major changes, it would be a valuable resource I think.

For example, I had no idea a small water line ran from the front of the trailer to the galley cabinets for the freshwater tank delivery system on your 59. I'd never even thought about it, since on my trailer, the freshwater tank is under the SS twin, along with most of the other plumbing like water heater, city water inlet, galley drain line, etc.

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Thanks (again!) Norm.
From the pictures, it looks like it's just a small pipe that runs along the floor against the streetside wall. The trim that covers it is aluminum and looks like finishing trim. Is this right?
That is exactly right. The original copper line is pretty small (I think 1/2 inch outside diameter, but someone here probably knows better) and the finishing trim piece that hides the line is a tube like cove molding that fits over the line. Unfortunately, that trim piece won't fit over PEX.

There is just a cold water line coming from the fresh water tank back to the kitchen and then on to the hot water heater. The hot lines T off the hot water heater with one going forward to the kitchen sink and one going aft to feed the shower and bathroom sink.
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