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Forum: Axles 06-07-2017, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By Naddy
Thank you all so much! I looked at the Dexter...

Thank you all so much!
I looked at the Dexter 5200# earlier and that is exactly what I was thinking about.

Action, thanks also for the Post Falls suggestion. I hadn't even thought about...
Forum: Axles 06-07-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By Naddy
Hi, thanks so much for your reply. Yes I am...

Hi,
thanks so much for your reply. Yes I am looking to just replace with a straight axle and I have all those parameters. I guess I was looking for other folks who have done the same and how they...
Forum: Axles 06-06-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,668
Posted By Naddy
Looking for straight axle to replace original HADCO on my '58 Flying Cloud

Hi all,
I've read and understand the advantages of the Dura Torque axle and how much smoother the ride is.
With that said, I just love the article that - I am sure many of you have read - on...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-30-2016, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Naddy
LOL :lol: No kidding!

LOL :lol:
No kidding!
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-30-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Naddy
ijustlee, AnnArborBob, Jammer: Thanks so much...

ijustlee, AnnArborBob, Jammer:
Thanks so much for your replies. It is a swamp cooler and the copper line that connects to it is of course a water line.
I feel a little embarrassed because I...
Forum: Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 06-27-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By Naddy
Propane/DC air conditioner on '58 - what to do with it?

Hi all,
I have a question regarding DC/propane air condition. I assume that is what is sitting on top of my '58 Custom but I really couldn't find any info neither on the cooler on my AS or on roof...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-05-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Thanks a lot NC Camper! I read a few posts on...

Thanks a lot NC Camper!
I read a few posts on the composting toilets and I like the system.
It's just that (despite being a complete amateur), I like to challenge myself with those infrastructure...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-05-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Cliff! I owe you a huge 'Thank you!' When I...

Cliff!
I owe you a huge 'Thank you!'
When I began to post on airforums 2 yrs ago, you reminded me to make sure to get good templates before ripping too much stuff out of the trailer (it was with...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-05-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Naddy
Outch! It's a good reminder that I better quit...

Outch!
It's a good reminder that I better quit whining. I have a lovingly enduring wife and very nice neighbors that offered repeatedly help rather than asking me to take that ugly thing off the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-04-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Naddy
'Blogging tool' that is

'Blogging tool' that is
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-04-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Inside shell is out

The inside shell is out. Taking the rivets and the aluminum sheets out did not take nearly as long as cleaning out the insulation and most importantly vacuuming and vacuuming again the - hmmm - let's...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-04-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Naddy
Hi Bowmans, I wholeheartedly second everything...

Hi Bowmans,
I wholeheartedly second everything what NC Camper wrote. My biggest concern with my trailer is that I only have a garage and a driveway (minor problem) and that I am a complete amateur...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-04-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Naddy
Thanks HiJoeSilver, That perfectly explains it....

Thanks HiJoeSilver,
That perfectly explains it. Now that I think about it I saw the same gaps in another 1957 Overlander thread that Mitch54 wrote on airforums about a year ago:
1957 Airstream -...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-02-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Naddy
Your Liner is beautiful! Subscribed to your...

Your Liner is beautiful!
Subscribed to your blog a minute ago. I have those not fully extended ribs too. I completely agree with you and will make small extensions, so I can rivet them to the c...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-01-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Naddy
Thanks so much for the information. That would...

Thanks so much for the information.
That would make a lot of sense. I was just surprised to see the rising frame members literally free-standing on the wood floor, well, what's left of it. Most of...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10-01-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,135
Posted By Naddy
Are gaps in the C channel normal in a '57 Overlander?

I am finally taking the inside panels in my '57 Overlander off and I found two different profiles that were used to form the C channel. Along the street and curbsides it appears that the channel was...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-30-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Free stuff to give away

I have a few things taken out of my 1957 Overlander that I do no longer need but maybe you can use them?
These include:
1) a complete and almost intact maple gaucho (I think almost all of the...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-30-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Finally the inside panels come off

Now that the paint is gone I finally can take the inside panels off. It's not as if this is the greatest job in the world given that in many areas the rodent owners of the trailer had built entire...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-30-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
David, Thanks for sending the bathroom layout...

David,
Thanks for sending the bathroom layout pics. Your bathroom looks great. I like the placing of the toilet and I really like what looks like a sliding door.
The '57 Overland layout had the...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-16-2015, 12:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Thanks for the advice David. You are...

Thanks for the advice David.
You are completely right, I will have to do quite a bit of calculation. I will get a 40 gal fresh water tank for the front. So that should help.
I was actually off...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-14-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Thanks David, The owner is very demanding....

Thanks David,
The owner is very demanding. Problem is she cannot make up her mind between playtime with dad or getting the camper fixed up to go on trips :blush:
I originally looked at mid 1960s...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-12-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 478
Posted By Naddy
1957 Overlander Gaucho and other parts to give away

Hi Forum members,
I have a few things from my 1957 Overlander that I do no longer need but maybe you can use them? :blush:
These include:
1) a complete and intact birch gaucho (so much so that the...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-12-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Stripping paint

One of my most favorite places to go to look for pictures of renovated airstreams is Eric Stoltz - Vintage Airstream Restore, Rebuild, Repair - Central Texas (New Braunfels, Austin, San Antonio,...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-12-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
And then we threw something away and regretted it

I don't have a shop or a barn and consequently storage space is somewhat limited. When I took out the heaviest mattresses on the planet they were pretty dirty and we thought there is no way that they...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-12-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Emptying out the trailer

I got really paranoid about ripping the interior out of the trailer and accidently throwing things away. So we decided to keep everything and try to take things out as undamaged as possible. Wise...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-02-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 661
Posted By Naddy
I was also thinking about using foam for my 1957...

I was also thinking about using foam for my 1957 Overlander. While researching the topic, I came across this blog entry by Hofmann Architecture, who - arguably - do pretty nice renovation work.
...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-17-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
More things we find

The matrasses were original and made out of foamy rubber. they had the airstream factory labels on them with delivery stamp of Jan 3, 1957. They also said 'all materials sterilized' I wish! The...
Forum: Member Introductions 08-17-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
Things we find

The pic below show what appears to be a repair of a PO of a LP line that is not entirely to code.:blush:
Forum: Member Introductions 08-17-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
Slow progress - but at least the green shag rug is gone

I have not posted here in a while because I also have the blog but I also don't wanted to make the impression nothing is happening to the '57 Overlander. So here are a few photos of the horribly slow...
Forum: General Repair Forum 10-06-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,699
Posted By Naddy
Mitch, Get the trailer! It is worth way more...

Mitch,
Get the trailer!
It is worth way more and you find EVERY answer to any of your question here on the forum. There is a complete how to guide how to repair/redo the 1950s Hehr windows, and...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-21-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 181,687
Posted By Naddy
Wow, Thank you so very much gentlemen. Probably...

Wow,
Thank you so very much gentlemen. Probably there is no good rational explanation for it but it does make me very happy to know that the trailer has been on international rallies and that it has...
Forum: WBCCI Forum 09-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 1,089
Views: 181,687
Posted By Naddy
Hi all, I don't know where exactly how you find...

Hi all,
I don't know where exactly how you find all this information but I think it is fantastic. I bought our 1956 Overlander Naddy last and was wondering ever since who may have first purchased...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-22-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Naddy
Repair/replacement of tongue jack 1957 Overlander

Hi all,
I am not sure whether this belongs here or in general repair but I put it here. Hope this is ok. Our '57 Overlander has a jack that is welded on (see images).
I wonder whether, and if, how...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-22-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
Hi Tim, Blogs have become super super easy. I...

Hi Tim,
Blogs have become super super easy. I think most folks here on the forum use www.blogspot.com and that is basically Google's blogger application. So in case you have a Gmail email account...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-22-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
Hi Cliff, Thanks for your great advice. I just...

Hi Cliff,
Thanks for your great advice. I just had yesterday the same realization. AT least in the front and also in the back I will need a template and I should make them now.
I want - well I have...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-22-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
:blush: Ooops - double posting. How...

:blush: Ooops - double posting. How embarrassing. Sorry, will learn my way around here. :blush:
Forum: Member Introductions 09-22-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
Hi all! Thanks so much for the great advice and...

Hi all!
Thanks so much for the great advice and kind words. Meanwhile, three orders have been placed with Harborfreight Tools, Vintage Trailer Supplies and Amazon and I feel equipped to get going....
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-22-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Naddy is loosing weight

Another thing I did today is taking some of that excessive weight of Naddy's extended rear bumper. The frame was extended 7" and there was a 3" diameter steel-tube attached, maybe as storage for...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-22-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Endpanel dent removal

When we got Naddy, we thought that we would have to live with the dents in the endpanels. I do not have the $ to pay an Airstream Service Center repair and made peace with the fact that this is how...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-22-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,305
Posted By Naddy
Naddy's Renovation thread (second attempt)

Ooops - posted this in teh 1956 Overlander forum but I think it should go here :blush:

Naddy is our 1957 Overlander and I will use this thread to update you on the rehabilitation effort....
Forum: Member Introductions 09-22-2013, 12:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
Thank you all!

Thanks for the great advice and kind words. As they say the airstream community is one of the best online communities ever! So, I take a threat about Naddy's renovation (I call it a threat since we...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-03-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
:lol: Not sure about the great taste. Yes the...

:lol:
Not sure about the great taste. Yes the trailer is wonderful but certainly not its current condition... So with great reluctance, I post some images of the inside because I thought we put...
Forum: Bumpers & Bumper Storage 09-03-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,645
Posted By Naddy
It's at least 3/8. I'll measure it later. Weight...

It's at least 3/8. I'll measure it later. Weight aside, I think the 'homemade' stabilizer jacks could be saved, they do not interfere with the bumper per se and I could reduce the frame so that they...
Forum: Bumpers & Bumper Storage 09-02-2013, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,645
Posted By Naddy
Thanks so much for your replies. There is a...

Thanks so much for your replies.
There is a welding seam and it makes a lot sense that that was done for the spare tire. I think during frame repair I will have the bumper distance reduced to its...
Forum: Bumpers & Bumper Storage 09-02-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,645
Posted By Naddy
Strange device and rear bumper on '57 Overlander

Hi all,
I attach 3 images here of my recently acquired '57 Overlander. The rear bumper is quite 'interesting' for lack of better terms. I wonder whether one of you can explain the bulkiness of the...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-02-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,285
Posted By Naddy
My first post !

I just wanted to say 'hi' to all forum members. We recently towed home our first airstream, a pretty beaten-up '57 Overlander named 'Naddy'. She will be renovated for our little 11 months old baby...
Forum: Airstream Registry Discussions 09-01-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,368
Posted By Naddy
Naddy :: 1957 Airstream Overlander

Naddy :: 1957 Airstream Overlander (2013-09-01 19:29:56)
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