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Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 04-13-2017, 09:40 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,117
Posted By 1959newbie
Luther & I really enjoyed meeting everyone, too!...

Luther & I really enjoyed meeting everyone, too! And I still can't believe Sid "helped me" put my ProPride on!
Thanks to everyone for the hospitality, especially the organizers. Hope to see you all...
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 03-20-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 68,001
Posted By 1959newbie
I just pulled the trigger on one of their 100aH....

I just pulled the trigger on one of their 100aH. Guy I talked to at BattleBorn said they've tested them with the exact Progressive Dynamics 4-stage charger I've been using for 10 years, it works fine...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 03-09-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,117
Posted By 1959newbie
Just lucked into a cancellation! I live between...

Just lucked into a cancellation! I live between Blanco & Johnson City so was planning just to drive over for awhile, but it's always more fun actually to camp!
Trying to complete some new work on my...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-14-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By 1959newbie
Thanks! The triagular pieces were not folded over...

Thanks! The triagular pieces were not folded over before, but will check tomorrow to see if this arrangement will work. May take some effort to get them to fold at this point! One of those pics...
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 11-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By 1959newbie
Vintage Trailer Supply Astradome-earlier problem

My Astradome assembly is completely original and functional, including the Ladeau (how it's spelled on mine) lifters. However, the PO's replacement cover blew off on my last camping trip, after 9...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 10-22-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 158,140
Posted By 1959newbie
Anyone have info on #2959, which appear to be the...

Anyone have info on #2959, which appear to be the original numbers on my 1959 Overlander?

Thanks!
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 06-06-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 17,791
Posted By 1959newbie
My friend, Sally, flew in last night from LA, we...

My friend, Sally, flew in last night from LA, we hope to hit the road by noon, plan to camp at Balmorhea State Park tonight.

Can't wait for the fun to begin! Even though a few of my "rally...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-11-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By 1959newbie
Hi, Jim, Gary's description is just like mine...

Hi, Jim,
Gary's description is just like mine was. I am still using the original 1959 LP reefer, but serious scorching in the wall made me create a new exhaust system!
For intake, I installed some...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-11-2012, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,140
Posted By 1959newbie
I have the original 1959 LP-only fridge working...

I have the original 1959 LP-only fridge working in my Overlander. I had it pressure-checked by two different people, just to be sure: no leaks, and it cools like crazy. I did have to find a...
Forum: WBCCI Rallies & Events 03-11-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 17,791
Posted By 1959newbie
Hi, Ken, Very excited to be coming to a...

Hi, Ken,

Very excited to be coming to a Restoration Rally, finally! Had to figure out most of what I needed to know in 2006-2007 on my own, but am still an avid learner. Working on windows, solar...
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 29,110
Posted By 1959newbie
Correction: while I was playing with my iPad down...

Correction: while I was playing with my iPad down by the river, 3 more Airstreams arrived, making the total now 7 -- the park's starting to look pretty cool!
Forum: Forum Rallies & Meet Ups 12-07-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 29,110
Posted By 1959newbie
We live just north of Blanco and have never been...

We live just north of Blanco and have never been to a Rally, are planning to come Sat. afternoon/evening (my husband already had a pig roast planned for Friday!)

No spots were available at the...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 04-10-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,516
Posted By 1959newbie
Jerri, I had my axle, wheels, brakes &...

Jerri,

I had my axle, wheels, brakes & springs all replaced by the local horse & utility trailer shop. I did source all the parts, to be sure they were right for my 1959 trailer, but they had no...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-30-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,921
Posted By 1959newbie
Thanks to everyone for the input! Family issues...

Thanks to everyone for the input! Family issues blew up and pulled me away from the trailer for awhile, but I plan to get back to the refer problem tomorrow.

The manual is great, and actually...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-18-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,921
Posted By 1959newbie
It is the same one. And I've had it working 3...

It is the same one. And I've had it working 3 times since 2006, but haven't left it on more than overnight because needed to repair door liner & replace gasket, and didn't really NEED to use it till...
Forum: Refrigerators 03-18-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,921
Posted By 1959newbie
Unhappy Anyone still out there with a working 1950's-1960's LP-only Dometic?

because I'm really frustrated!

My trailer has been stationary and in use merely as a guest room for the past 3 years, and so I've been slow to repair the inside door liner of the original Dometic...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 02-24-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,516
Posted By 1959newbie
You've seen his work -- so, is it good? Thanks!...

You've seen his work -- so, is it good?
Thanks!

Lynne
Central Texas

P.S. Who is Eric Stolz?
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 05-09-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,728
Posted By 1959newbie
Mark, Here's a couple of sites to look at: ...

Mark,

Here's a couple of sites to look at:

HAND RIVET SQUEEZER from Aircraft Spruce (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/handrivetsqueezer.php)

Rivet Squeezer & Accessories:...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-21-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By 1959newbie
Thanks, Tim. It does OK if I just put a bucket...

Thanks, Tim. It does OK if I just put a bucket under the drain -- but I'm wondering what to use at a campsite? I thought they usually had a hose-type grey water drain connection at "full-service"...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-21-2007, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By 1959newbie
Unhappy Urgent vintage grey water drainage question!

Hello, all. I'm coming up for air, near the end of my overwhelming, aggravating and extremely expensive restoration effort.

I'm at the point of trying to live in the trailer, to test the systems....
Forum: Off Topic Forum 01-05-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 883
Posted By 1959newbie
Looks cool and compact, but screen's pretty...

Looks cool and compact, but screen's pretty small. Samsung does make the best LCDs, though -- love my 15"!

Regards,
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 01-05-2007, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,088
Posted By 1959newbie
This sounds like an "FRP" (fiberglass reinforced...

This sounds like an "FRP" (fiberglass reinforced plastic) panel. That's what I'm using, to replace the greyish-colored dull vinyl-type stuff that was on the water-exposed wood in my bathroom. Decided...
Forum: Sinks, Showers & Toilets 01-02-2007, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,109
Posted By 1959newbie
If yours is like my '59, it's neither fiberglass...

If yours is like my '59, it's neither fiberglass nor ceramic, but some type of hard plastic. I took mine to a professional tub refinisher to sand off the peeling coating that a p.o. had put on,...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-02-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,688
Posted By 1959newbie
Hi, Joe, I have recently done a "shell-on"...

Hi, Joe,

I have recently done a "shell-on" sub-floor replacement on my 1959 Overlander. I am currently staying in Austin, would be happy to meet with you and discuss the process, show you pics,...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 12-14-2006, 02:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By 1959newbie
Sorry to have taken so long to reply. What...

Sorry to have taken so long to reply. What finally worked for me was to unfasten the endcap at the window -- even though it was clearly lined up correctly with holes in frame -- and start cleco-ing...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 11-14-2006, 11:50 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,107
Posted By 1959newbie
Mark, I have a nearly identical Dometic,...

Mark,

I have a nearly identical Dometic, the hinge pins really DO come out, pretty much like a normal door hinge. But I agree, looks like they won't.

Then, even with the door off, we had to...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-14-2006, 11:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,938
Posted By 1959newbie
Thanks for your help, Scott! I'm still looking,...

Thanks for your help, Scott! I'm still looking, too.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 11-13-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,938
Posted By 1959newbie
12v Grover pressure pump

Hi, Scott,

My Grover is black, and I just got the bad news that it would cost ~$300-400 to repair it (new windings, etc., etc.). Do you (or anyone) have any idea where I could find a similar one?...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 11-05-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By 1959newbie
Hi, Dave, Nothing on mine is cracked YET,...

Hi, Dave,

Nothing on mine is cracked YET, but I'm fearful I'm going to damage something while trying to get the thing back in place. So, on yours the rivets went thru window trim, then thru...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 11-05-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By 1959newbie
Clecos

Hi, Joe. Clecos are temporary rivets, little spring-loaded gizmos that have bent wires inside which extend and move close together (so they fit thru hole) when pressure is applied to end with special...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 11-05-2006, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,864
Posted By 1959newbie
'59 fiberglass endcaps

I am SO excited to be at this point, but I need some help from those of you who have removed and replaced fiberglass endcaps, please. They were the last thing out, so they're the first thing in.
...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-19-2006, 09:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,904
Posted By 1959newbie
Wayne, Not vintage, but here's a folding...

Wayne,

Not vintage, but here's a folding door lock: #100024067 on www.homedepot.com (http://www.homedepot.com).

Also, search "folding door" on their website to find doors previous poster was...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-17-2006, 11:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,364
Posted By 1959newbie
Expanded Polystyrene Board

Needed >48" wide aluminum for my belly pan, found it at Fruehauf Trailers in San Antonio. Chatting with counter man, I asked what they use as insulation under subfloor of their refrigerator trailers....
Forum: Axles 09-15-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By 1959newbie
When you only have one axle, it's 47 yrs old and...

When you only have one axle, it's 47 yrs old and VERY rusty, you're basically having to disassemble/clean/repair or replace/reassemble everything structural and functional -- not to mention the...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-14-2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,542
Posted By 1959newbie
Markdoane, Tonight, after another...

Markdoane,

Tonight, after another ridiculous conversation with the guy who's making the tank(s), I reverted back to my original plan, because he just didn't seem to "get" the whole grey tank...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-13-2006, 10:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,904
Posted By 1959newbie
Wayne, I'd be really interested in knowing...

Wayne,

I'd be really interested in knowing how your room dividers are made. Mine were missing. The tracks are there and seem original, the sliders left in mine are a type I've seen several...
Forum: Axles 09-13-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By 1959newbie
Doug, I went back with a Dexter axle to...

Doug,

I went back with a Dexter axle to match original. It was a "special order," but I don't think it cost any extra. Complete axle/hubs/brakes was ~$265.

I am planning to go back with air...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 09-13-2006, 01:11 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,107
Posted By 1959newbie
I have the 1959 Airstream catalog in Adobe...

I have the 1959 Airstream catalog in Adobe acrobat if anyone is interested in floor plans.
Drew[/quote]

If you still have this, I'd love a copy.

Thanks!
Forum: Axles 09-13-2006, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,310
Posted By 1959newbie
My leaf springs for single axle were 36" eye to...

My leaf springs for single axle were 36" eye to eye, I had them copied exactly at an old, old spring shop in San Antonio, took a couple of days, just under $300. Things sure do look better...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-12-2006, 11:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,542
Posted By 1959newbie
So, I'm also trying to figure out how to add a...

So, I'm also trying to figure out how to add a grey tank, and need a new black tank.

Found a guy who'll make some fiberglass tanks at reasonable price, but he'd like to put both under floor so he...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 09-10-2006, 01:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,364
Posted By 1959newbie
Michael, are you out there somewhere? I also am...

Michael, are you out there somewhere? I also am interested in how the factory is using foil bubble-type insulation now.
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 09-09-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,655
Posted By 1959newbie
We are going to be needing a direct hook-up for...

We are going to be needing a direct hook-up for about a year. What exactly do you mean? To put a P-trap (or some other type of trap?) in the buried line from trailer to septic? And have the grey...
Forum: Tires 09-07-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By 1959newbie
jack under solid axle

What's the worst that can happen if a "jack"-ass puts a jack under your (single solid) axle (contrary to your express instructions)?

I made him bring it down as soon as I realized what he'd...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 09-05-2006, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 923
Posted By 1959newbie
Original 1959 seam-sealant -- what IS this?

After laying in a stock of Vulkem, which was my understanding of what was supposed to be used for sealing seams of new panels, spent today removing my badly-patched street-side lower panel.
...
Forum: Shocks 08-23-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,507
Posted By 1959newbie
Just went through the shock investigation this...

Just went through the shock investigation this week. According to the Airstream-certified tech at closest dealer (and according to Inland RV), Airstream uses exact same shock on every unit, from 19'...
Forum: Refrigerators 08-08-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,921
Posted By 1959newbie
Ryan: YEA! Glad you got the Klixon to click! I'm...

Ryan: YEA! Glad you got the Klixon to click! I'm interested to hear how things progress.

Don: the drawings I found are actually pretty vague on relationship of aluminum tongue to flame, so if you...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 08-07-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 31,728
Posted By 1959newbie
Wow, Ken, it's looking great! Hope to catch up...

Wow, Ken, it's looking great! Hope to catch up with you by Labor Day.
Forum: Refrigerators 08-07-2006, 12:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,921
Posted By 1959newbie
Klixon valve

We had to hold flame on the round metal valve (with round collar of aluminum around metal disk, aluminum tongue extending over burner) for a LOOONG time, more than 5 minutes, it seemed like, until it...
Forum: Axles 08-04-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,305
Posted By 1959newbie
How many leaves in a leaf-spring axle???

For those of you with late 1950's-early 1960's trailers which had/still have original axles & springs: I'm replacing mine, trying to match original equipment. One side of my trailer has 7 leaves, one...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-02-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,741
Posted By 1959newbie
Kudos for getting it done, and so quickly!

Kudos for getting it done, and so quickly!
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