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Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 11-13-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 699
Posted By DougZ
2024-0 is going to be very workable because it is...

2024-0 is going to be very workable because it is VERY low tensile strength. The workabilty will be offset by by the resistance to denting. To show you how soft it is - 2024 T3 is 45 KSI yield and...
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 09-30-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,539
Posted By DougZ
I use my iPhone instead of an antenna on our...

I use my iPhone instead of an antenna on our Overlander. All we ever watch is movies so this works out perfectly. Save your self some time and agrivation and get the cable from your local dealer. The...
Forum: General Repair Forum 09-30-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,750
Posted By DougZ
How far are you going to have to haul it? That...

How far are you going to have to haul it? That will make a big difference in whether to pull it or tailer it.
Forum: Vintage Kin 09-27-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,104
Posted By DougZ
Even though I drive a 1950 Studebaker that is an...

Even though I drive a 1950 Studebaker that is an AACA Senior I still love to see a well built restorod. I would hate to pull my Overlander with my Champion.
Forum: 1972 Overlander 02-22-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By DougZ
My trailer was prety well gutted by the PO. The...

My trailer was prety well gutted by the PO. The designed weight was long since altered. :(
Forum: 1972 Overlander 02-21-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By DougZ
Thanks Aage. That's what I was looking for.

Thanks Aage. That's what I was looking for.
Forum: 1972 Overlander 02-21-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,232
Posted By DougZ
Overlander weight

Can anyone tell me what the original empty weight and tongue weight for a 1972 Overlander were? After much rework, I would like to get it weighed to see that I stay close to original design.
Forum: General Repair Forum 02-07-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,676
Posted By DougZ
I replaced all 3 vents and covers and never had...

I replaced all 3 vents and covers and never had to actually get on the roof. I leaned the ladder against the sides and could reach over half way across the roof so I never needed to climb on it. It...
Forum: Member Introductions 09-24-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By DougZ
My wife & I had an SOB and loved it -until we...

My wife & I had an SOB and loved it -until we discovered our Airstream. Once we looked at it we couldn't stand our TT. We have been working on it for almost 2 years and can't imagine owning any other...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-17-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By DougZ
I saw one that had them painted satin black. It...

I saw one that had them painted satin black. It looked pretty racey.
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 09-13-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By DougZ
Looks good Erik!

Looks good Erik!
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 09-08-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,978
Posted By DougZ
I went out in the country to a road with no...

I went out in the country to a road with no traffic. I found an abandoned drive way and practiced for 3 hours backing in. I did it from both sides -passenger and driver's. When I was done, I could...
Forum: General Repair Forum 08-14-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By DougZ
John hit the nail on the head. Take it out a few...

John hit the nail on the head. Take it out a few times just to get your feet wet. If you tear into it with no camping experience you may wind up wasting time & money. Our '72 Overlander has a few...
Forum: Airstream Lifestyle 08-07-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,025
Posted By DougZ
We owned a 1997 SOB and got rid of it for a 1972...

We owned a 1997 SOB and got rid of it for a 1972 Airstream because it was in far better condition. That should answer your question. ;)
Forum: General Motorhome Topics 08-05-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By DougZ
Your second sentence explains itself why they...

Your second sentence explains itself why they don't recommend Maxxair. I have 3 Maxxairs over FF on my overlander and have never gotten a drop of rain inside. I leave the FF cover open all the time...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-28-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By DougZ
The amount of damage that could be done towing it...

The amount of damage that could be done towing it while it is not structurally sound could be huge. If it were me, I would hire another reputable welder with a portable rig. I'm sure your BIL...
Forum: Photography 07-01-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By DougZ
Actually that is a Flux Capacitor cover off a...

Actually that is a Flux Capacitor cover off a DeLorean. It is probably so rusty because it spent so much time in the past.
Forum: Doors & Locks 05-25-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 856
Posted By DougZ
Interior door latch repair

I have a 1972 Overlander and most of the interior door latches are in need of repair. Can they be repaired or replaced without dis-assembling the door itself? I looked to see if there was a video or...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-15-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By DougZ
I didn't try it. I have no place to insert rivets...

I didn't try it. I have no place to insert rivets without drilling through my tail light bezels, and I'm not about to do that. I will wait til this summer and go at it from the inside. It's going to...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-10-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By DougZ
If I am reading this correctly, I do have to...

If I am reading this correctly, I do have to remove the interior panels to insert the rivets - correct? Do you have to do this each time you want to change a light bulb too?
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 04-08-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By DougZ
Removing tail light bezel.

I give up. I can't figure out how to remove the tail light bezel on my 1972 Overlander. I sure hope I don't have to remove the interior panels to get to them.
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-24-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,023
Posted By DougZ
The previous owner never heard of aluminum or...

The previous owner never heard of aluminum or stainless steel. Every fastener he used was zinc plated steel. That is why you have that beautiful brown patina on everything.
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-01-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 642
Posted By DougZ
Removing the Univolt

Can anyone instruct me how to removed the Univolt box from a 1972 Overlander. It is mounted on a piece of plywood that seems to pivot a couple inches left or right but I can't find out how to get it...
Forum: Fun & Games 01-01-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,991
Posted By DougZ
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: On The Road... 09-01-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,185
Posted By DougZ
Two trips from South Florida to North Carolina...

Two trips from South Florida to North Carolina this summer netted me one sighting. I am always on the lookout because it eliminates the bordom of Interstate driving.
Forum: Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 08-30-2011, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,240
Posted By DougZ
Roof vent replacement

Does anyone have pictures of replacing their AS roof vents? I have replaced several of the 14" square vents on SOBs but the vents on AirStreams look entirely different. I don't want to screw anything...
Forum: Wheels, Hubs & Bearings 08-30-2011, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By DougZ
In my world new tires and repacked wheel bearings...

In my world new tires and repacked wheel bearings are a must before towing. Depending on your tow vehicle and the terrain, you might also want to consider getting a brake controller. There may also...
Forum: Our Community 08-09-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,681
Posted By DougZ
Sorry Kevin. I have been the target of thieves a...

Sorry Kevin. I have been the target of thieves a couple of times myself. It makes me so mad I want to shoot somebody. It doesn't matter what you do to burgler proof your stuff, they will still find a...
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 07-27-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,751
Posted By DougZ
One thing to remember is - No matter how bad you...

One thing to remember is - No matter how bad you do backing up you will never look as stupid as the people at a boat ramp trying to get their boat in the water. :lol:
Forum: 2011 - 2015 International 07-25-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,751
Posted By DougZ
I have the answere to your problems. It's a front...

I have the answere to your problems. It's a front hitch. I have one on my F-250 and can park anything anywhere. I have helped quite a few people that gave up and were going to quit.
...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-16-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By DougZ
What do your stretch marks look like? I looked on...

What do your stretch marks look like? I looked on mine (which has not been buffed) and couldn't find anything. This aluminum thing is getting complicated. :D
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-15-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By DougZ
I wasn't trying to say that AS are or were...

I wasn't trying to say that AS are or were anodized. I was using anodize as the ultimate protection of aluminum and anyone who owns a boat knows even anodize doesn't hold up against salt or other...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-15-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By DougZ
Shari, I don't pretend to be an expert on the...

Shari, I don't pretend to be an expert on the finish, but I think the only place that any Chromate may be left on this vintage AS might be under the numbers. The rest will probably be weathered away....
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 07-13-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,334
Posted By DougZ
You may be able to get rid of the ghosts if you...

You may be able to get rid of the ghosts if you sand that whole section down with 1000 or 2000 grit wet sandpaper and then polishing. I have gotten water etched spots out of aluminum sheets this way...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-05-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By DougZ
If she truely was guilty, the prosecution should...

If she truely was guilty, the prosecution should be taken out and flogged. They did such a poor job that I would have had a hard time convicting her even though I think she did do it.
Forum: On The Road... 07-01-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,239
Posted By DougZ
I have unfortunately caused a couple of accidents...

I have unfortunately caused a couple of accidents while driving my 1950 Studebaker. Both times it was senior citizens who were very excited to see the old car. Now when I see somebody pull alongside...
Forum: Our Community 06-19-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By DougZ
If it's prices right, buy it. You really have to...

If it's prices right, buy it. You really have to work hard to loose money on a Bambi!
Forum: Fun & Games 06-11-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,780
Views: 115,916
Posted By DougZ
You will always be remembered for the single...

You will always be remembered for the single worst thing you ever did.
Forum: Exterior Storage Compartments & Access Doors 06-05-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By DougZ
My battery compartment door fell off

I have a 1972 Overlander and this weekend the battery compartment door fell off. Luckily it was in the yard when it happened. Does anyone have a picture of what the hinges are suppose to look like?...
Forum: Clearcoat, Exterior Paint & Trim 06-04-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By DougZ
My dad always said that there was nothing made...

My dad always said that there was nothing made that couldn't be repaired. I wish I wasn't such a worry wart. I always go the extra mile to try to prevent any damage. I think my dad had a lot more fun...
Forum: Fun & Games 06-04-2011, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By DougZ
Oh-Oh! We've been there. ;)

Oh-Oh! We've been there. ;)
Forum: Fun & Games 06-04-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,683
Posted By DougZ
I'm kind of a boring person, so I just used my...

I'm kind of a boring person, so I just used my first name and the first letter of my last name. I know - booooorrrring. :o
Forum: 2006 - 2010 International 06-03-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,873
Posted By DougZ
The tail light housings on my 1972 Overlander...

The tail light housings on my 1972 Overlander look better than that! What gives? :sad:
Forum: Fun & Games 05-31-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,991
Posted By DougZ
Thanks Shawn. This gives me some ideas. The old...

Thanks Shawn. This gives me some ideas. The old Cypress Gardens here in Florida is suppose to be LEGO World later this year so I'm sure I will be able to get parts to build one of these beauties.
Forum: Fun & Games 05-31-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,991
Posted By DougZ
A LEGO Airstream?

Has anyone ever built a LEGO Airstream? I was to the LEGO store in Downtown Disney this weekend and they had LEGO everything - except an AirStream. Has anyone ever tried to make one from LEGOs?
Forum: Stella's Kitchen 05-22-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,339
Posted By DougZ
I use an old gas side burner off a gas grill that...

I use an old gas side burner off a gas grill that dieds years ago. This makes it nice for using when you don't have electrical hook ups. You can even run it off those little green bottles if you get...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-18-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By DougZ
Remove the fuses and check them with a continuity...

Remove the fuses and check them with a continuity checker. Don't assume they are good because the element looks intact. I wasted a lot of time making that stupid assumption. :(
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 05-16-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,104
Posted By DougZ
Interior ceiling light swap out help

For some reason I hate those lights around the vents on my 72 Overlander. Has anyone swapped them out for a different type of lighting? I would love some ideas and pictures.

Thanks,
DougZ
Forum: Other Rallies & Events 05-15-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,098
Views: 62,919
Posted By DougZ
I was also told July. :(

I was also told July. :(
Forum: Member Introductions 05-13-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,506
Posted By DougZ
StinkyDaddy. Welcome to the forum. There is a ton...

StinkyDaddy. Welcome to the forum. There is a ton of great aluminum information to check out here.

To everyone else - I got to see this trailer last December at Hillsborogh River State Park in...
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