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beaubayou 03-16-2008 03:20 PM

Hello from South Louisiana
I have been reading and looking here for a couple of months. I see there are some really talented folks out there with some great ideas. I bought this 1969 27' Overlander so my would stop fussing about leaving her (LOL) big camper at my deer lease, now I can't get her out of the Airstream. I am doing a lot of reading and have found out this is a great camper and am looking into restoring some things on it. I really got lucky on the shape it is in, I really only had to fix a roof vent and put a couple of o-ring on the water pump. I would really like to get all the running lights, turn signals back in order first off. Well for the time being as I was told to do many years ago; I will take the cotton out of my ears and put in my mouth as I really don't have much to offer yet just a pup at this.

HiHoAgRV 03-16-2008 05:07 PM

Welcome to the forum. Since you've been hanging out here for a while you probably already know there are a number of folks in your area, some which are rebuilding vintage units also.

Good luck and keep us posted with lots of photos!

fotochop 03-16-2008 05:36 PM

hey bruce!

comment 'ca va, bruh?

dere's a bunch of us down here wit dem ole units, ah got me a '69 too.

done lernt me some weldin', rivetin', and advanced aluminum theorizin'...

here's a thread I have goin' but you don't wanna look on a full stomach ;-)

if you run into DL Menard (from Erath), tell him 'rico' from n.o. sez hey...

sounds like you got a good rig, post some pix of it if possible when you have questions

moosetags 03-16-2008 06:08 PM

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us.

TBRich 03-16-2008 06:42 PM

Welcome to the forums...glad you finally decided to join in the fun! You'll be glad you did...

Ease on down the road...

rmpray 03-16-2008 07:03 PM

Welcome aboard! True, there are a lot of talented folks out there on the forum...and then of course the rest of us out there who can give ya plenty of hints about what not to do:)
Now that it is warming up you should have things together for some summer cruisin.
Look forward to seeing your pics.
rob n terry

beaubayou 03-17-2008 07:49 AM

Thanks to all of you
Gald to be here and thanks again. When I get in (on rig in the Gulf of Mexico) I will post some pics. A lady from Houston, TX owned this camper before I bought it (she must have loved Austin Powers). I have left it as is as far as the inside colors, I have added some lights on the inside to go with colors that were there already.:D

Rick I was looking at the Zydeco pictures, you just can't imagine how many gallons of sweat have come out of me dancing to those guys. You must come to the Lafayette area pretty often.

fotochop 03-17-2008 11:33 AM


Originally Posted by beaubayou
Rick I was looking at the Zydeco pictures, you just can't imagine how many gallons of sweat have come out of me dancing to those guys. You must come to the Lafayette area pretty often.

not as often as I'd like to!

mostly shot between '85-'99 and strange to see how much of that whole scene is now gone...kaput.

didn't think those shots would be 'historic' quite so soon! :sad:

can't wait to see the Swingin' London interior photos..

brunoffrance 03-17-2008 01:58 PM

Hi there ( salut la-dedans)
happy to see there is some guys who know some french word at this time... Welcome in the best A/S forum on the earth but we can't speak french as this forum because it is red outside Louisiana and France...
we plan to see your state in the end of this year... after the Texas...

A bientôt, donc...


fotochop 03-17-2008 04:17 PM

allo bruno!

if you have never seen some REAL Zydeco music, try to make it to Slim's Y-Ki-Ki Club in Opelousas LA (outside Lafayette) when you are here. I also recommend the Zydeco Breakfast at Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge on most WEdnesdays and Saturdays. great food AND music. see the 'zydeco' section on my website for more pix, and "The Cajun Country Guide" by Fry & Posner is a good book for fun stuff to do when you are here. send me a message or email if you come, mon frere! (wish i spoke more Francais, but my folks didn't teach me very much and I was a lazy kid ;-)

Overlander & Sea 03-17-2008 04:31 PM


Originally Posted by fotochop
allo bruno!

(wish i spoke more Francais, but my folks didn't teach me very much and I was a lazy kid ;-)

Where are you really from, don't you mean dat your folks didn't "learn" you very much? You know, my wife's maiden name is Gremillion (Grem-me-on), from Baton Rouge.

fotochop 03-17-2008 04:55 PM

I'm "really" from White Castle, which is about 25 miles south of Baton Rouge. I used to play golf with some Gremillions (pronounced like your wife's name) from what they call the 'german coast' below Donaldsonville. nice folks...

beaubayou 03-18-2008 01:49 PM

Fotochop, Overlander & Sea, Brunoffrance; You all sound like you have cut the rug more than once. My wife and I both say that a whole era of music died with Clifton Chennier and Rockin Dopise and the clubs they played around Lafayette. Hate to say it but I guess we are all getting old, we just dance on the back porch these days.

ScottW 03-18-2008 04:24 PM

Yea, I bet you remember the "Keg" in Lafayette!!! I'm married to a Braud!

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