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Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-20-2019, 11:26 AM
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Posted By KCN
Hi - yep, I am using butyl tape as well as the...

Hi - yep, I am using butyl tape as well as the TremPro.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-20-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Thanks for the kind words - yeah, for sure great...

Thanks for the kind words - yeah, for sure great just to have it at the house and have everything in one place! :)
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-17-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Ok, I took some time off, took a deep breath,...

Ok, I took some time off, took a deep breath, back at it. There's no crying in baseball....or airstream reconstruction.

Took my end-caps in to a fiberglass shop and had them repaired and primed. ...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-01-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
The Next Step - seeking recommendations

Ok, I've gotten to where I wanted to be on my own - the shell is patched, trailer is sealed, the fans (including the one I ripped off) and skylight are installed.

I live in Jackson, Wyoming but...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 06-21-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 217
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Posted By KCN
Wabbit - that was certainly not my intention but...

Wabbit - that was certainly not my intention but you're right...and in hindsight, that IS fun :D Hope it didn't cause any lasting damage.:angel:

And while your stated admiration to my attention...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 06-20-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
After performing the first three years of a...

After performing the first three years of a proposed six year leak-test, I came to the conclusion that the windows needed to be pulled out entirely and re-placed with new sealant between the frame...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-19-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Thank you :) And yes, that eyebrow with the edge...

Thank you :) And yes, that eyebrow with the edge trim (same as the j-trim I'm putting on the wheel wells) really gave it some structural integrity. A nice alternative solution to having to fabricate...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-19-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Thanks - and even better....it no longer falls...

Thanks - and even better....it no longer falls off and actually opens, closes and locks! :)

Kathy
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-19-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
So, so true - a thing of beauty... :)

So, so true - a thing of beauty... :)
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-17-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
The Door

I took my trailer down to Denver this week (takes me about 10 hours because 500 miles) and the very kind and talented Vinstream built me a beautiful new door. The trailer tows so well - I now have...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-13-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Electrical stuff

I never got around to showing what I was doing with my electrical plan because I was kind of in a rush. At any rate, I'm doing things a bit differently by design and talking to lots of folks and...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-05-2016, 12:30 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Evidence of things unseen...

Been a while, but finally started committing one day a week to getting back to work on the trailer. This startup business stuff is all-consuming, but it's so rewarding. My biz link is in my...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 06-28-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,517
Posted By KCN
Gal - Yay! So fun!

Gal -

Yay! So fun!
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-17-2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
The trailer with the snow is my actual trailer,...

The trailer with the snow is my actual trailer, yes. It's naked now, as I removed all of that snow....

The trailer in the quilt, however, is from a silly little Nick&Nora pajama print that...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-17-2016, 07:38 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
cool parts

Well, I got lucky - last visit here I checked out the classifieds and a fellow vintage owner on the forums is restoring a 61 Starliner and was selling some parts...including the complete fan. Very...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 01-23-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
I'm still alive, and see my trailer every day,...

I'm still alive, and see my trailer every day, since it's parked outside the storage unit where I store all my tools. All in good time. Had to take some time off the trailer to go back to school...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 08-28-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 84,906
Posted By KCN
:) How fun for you to get together with Shelly! ...

:) How fun for you to get together with Shelly! Your trailers look/leak beautiful together! Keep it up you two - learning lots from both of you.

Kathy
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 07-24-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
I think it's just that Montana Mud (aka "gumbo")...

I think it's just that Montana Mud (aka "gumbo") that makes the tires look larger. The wheels are just the standard 15x6 on 5 1/2 OEM that Redneck Trailer carries and I had them powder coated black....
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 07-24-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
I know what you mean - I really love this...

I know what you mean - I really love this trailer. I'm fairly brave, but I was still stressing about it... but after a few hours on the road I started to relax when I realized how well it was...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 07-18-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Just wanted to share a photo from the end of the...

Just wanted to share a photo from the end of the day. Drove 500 miles yesterday - pulled like a dream.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 07-16-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Lights, brakes, sharks.

It appears to be 58-63 Overlander update week - so I'll join in. 9 months of no work...life sure goes by quickly.

Finally got my brakes wired yesterday and my rear marker lights. Last fall,...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 04-06-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,746
Posted By KCN
I've used UShip as well, for a car, and the guy...

I've used UShip as well, for a car, and the guy who got my contract also does trailers/motorhomes (can put on trailers or haul on their own). You can specify covered or open carriers as well. You...
Forum: Photography 04-06-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,453
Posted By KCN
maiden voyage

My first trip (500 miles) with my 1962 Overlander (aluminum tent stage) after completing a 2 year shell-off rebuild. Very proud of how well she pulled, through rain, snow and strong wind. Not done...
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 03-19-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,832
Posted By KCN
It's a puzzle because VIN's weren't standardized...

It's a puzzle because VIN's weren't standardized until the mid-60's. Coupled with that is the fact that California-made coaches had to conform with the Department of Housing regs beginning in 1958...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 03-05-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Doing a welfare check on my trailer to see how it...

Doing a welfare check on my trailer to see how it survived the winter in Montana. Four months away from the trailer is a long time. No mouse poops and no leaking. Each of my side windows have only...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-27-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,628
Posted By KCN
Glad you are making progress! ...

Glad you are making progress! Fabricators/hotrodders/wheelers are very helpful - out of the box thinkers, haters-gonna-hate types, which is really good at times because there is no "the" way, but...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-24-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,628
Posted By KCN
Just read that the screws in the corner are...

Just read that the screws in the corner are temps. Sorry I missed that.
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-24-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,628
Posted By KCN
I could show you pictures of my several attempts...

I could show you pictures of my several attempts at the corners, as could most of us who have done this vintage. They. Are. A. Pain. And they were for Airstream as well, or they wouldn't have kept...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 02-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,628
Posted By KCN
Dena, Once I got the shell back on I took my...

Dena,

Once I got the shell back on I took my trailer to LineX and had bed-liner sprayed inside my wheel wells. Super-sealed that way.

Kathy
Forum: Interior Restoration Forum 02-17-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,832
Posted By KCN
Tearing out is really fun and interesting, but...

Tearing out is really fun and interesting, but proceed cautiously and slowly with the removal of the existing cabinets, even if you plan to replace all of them with something new. They are a great...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 02-15-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By KCN
I spent a lot of time looking at bumpers and...

I spent a lot of time looking at bumpers and taking pictures of them. My 62 has your style, but others have the guard-rail style. I've about decided that if you have a trailer of this 58-63, then...
Forum: 1965 - 1969 Globetrotter 01-25-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 31,628
Posted By KCN
Hi - I've been off the forums for a few...

Hi -

I've been off the forums for a few months so I missed your thread - great work so far! Mine is sitting in a barn far, far away for a few months - I miss it. Glad to see you are smarter...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 01-22-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,754
Posted By KCN
Towing my 26' 1962 Overlander with my 2014...

Towing my 26' 1962 Overlander with my 2014 Ecoboost, CrewCab, 6 1/2 foot bed, 3.55 rear end (daily driver) Have only hauled the trailer 500 miles so far (have put 13K on the truck itself, though),...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 01-12-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 93,186
Posted By KCN
Good to see the progress...inspirational as...

Good to see the progress...inspirational as always!

Kathy
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-29-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 21,537
Posted By KCN
I love mine. Got similar, but it's my daily...

I love mine. Got similar, but it's my daily driver, so I did a few things differently. I got the FX package, 3.55 and mine's silver. Matches my trailer :) Line-x'd the bed immediately.

I...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 12-29-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,617
Posted By KCN
Wise Sales

I see someone posted a link to Wise Sales - can't say I'd ever do business with them....I ordered a Honda generator and the extended run gas tank Nov 17 - showed in-stock, expected ship 2-3 days. ...
Forum: Tow Vehicles 12-06-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,898
Posted By KCN
I bought nearly the same truck as you in...

I bought nearly the same truck as you in September, and definitely paid attention to your research and thread on the subject. As I'm now looking at topper/cover options, I'll follow this thread as...
Forum: Member Introductions 11-18-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By KCN
Also try VintageAirstream.com as well for lots of...

Also try VintageAirstream.com as well for lots of good information/pictures/resources.

Welcome!

KCN
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-17-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By KCN
Thank you TG Twinkie. I'm planning on having...

Thank you TG Twinkie. I'm planning on having most of the things you mentioned in the trailer when it's done, so that's good to know. Sorry for asking questions that are probably answered ad...
Forum: Generators & Solar Power 11-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By KCN
Looking for Electrical System Gurus

I don't usually post outside my restoration thread, because I really don't like posting in general and the only reason I do that thread is to prove to myself that I'm actually making progress. So...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-15-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Question Power musings

I'm contemplating purchasing my trailer's power system this winter and using components of it/familiarizing myself with how it all works before I install it. The reasons for the this are two:

1)...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11-03-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Shakedown trip

Just completed a 500 mile trip with my aluminum tent - about 14 hours. Pulled like a dream - some challenging weather - pouring rain, turned to sleet then snow, then high wind, then beautiful clear,...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Trying again with pictures - my internet is slow....

Trying again with pictures - my internet is slow.

Got pulled over on the way home from getting my wheel wells done - only five miles from my house, figured I'd make it without putting the...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-29-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Very Busy Last Week. My brother drove 18 hours...

Very Busy Last Week. My brother drove 18 hours to help me on my trailer, and we've worked 8 12 hour days to get it ready to travel.

Had a big do-over, which was a big problem. The axle mounting...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-12-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Airstream Pajamas - back at Target!!!

This might not excite some of you like it did me, but about 10 yeas ago Target had an issue of "Nick & Nora" flannel pajamas in an airstream-and-flamingo print - very popular among 'streamers, and...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-10-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
An awning rail position isn't very exciting, but...

An awning rail position isn't very exciting, but logical I guess. So which rail position is correct to use with awnings might purchase today? The existing one has fewer rivets holding it in place...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-04-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Question Weird row of steel rivets

One more oddity - I have a row of evenly spaced large-head STEEL pop rivets tucked in beneath the awning rail every 6 inches for the entire length of the rail. Any idea what they would have been...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-04-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Thanks, all! I'm glad to know they weren't...

Thanks, all! I'm glad to know they weren't original so I won't feel bad ditching them. Not that I'm overly concerned with originality. Shelly, I did see your patch, and am likely to do something...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 93,186
Posted By KCN
Shelly, everything looks really good! Good to...

Shelly, everything looks really good! Good to know on replacing the vent cover springs per the above post...now if only I had the cover....
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-03-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 24,626
Posted By KCN
Vent questions

So here are pictures of my vents. The refrigerator had been pulled out, so I didn't see how that all worked, but the upright furnace was still in place when I bought it.

I found a through-the...
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