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Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 05-09-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,933
Posted By nmbosa
Still Camping!

Haven't been on the forum much lately, but the Captain is still camping strong. Went out to Grayland State Park a few weeks ago and have another trip in a couple weeks. Unfortunately we lost our...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-11-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 84,958
Posted By nmbosa
That roof looks really clean and ready for...

That roof looks really clean and ready for winter.

Norm
Forum: Vintage Kin 09-21-2015, 10:56 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,257
Posted By nmbosa
Glad to hear the vintage plate worked out. ...

Glad to hear the vintage plate worked out.

Polishing is a regular headache with these old trailers. I try to re-polish mine every couple years, but this year only got about 80% done before I ran...
Forum: Vintage Kin 09-15-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,257
Posted By nmbosa
Looks great! Congratulations on the first trip. ...

Looks great! Congratulations on the first trip. Hope we see you on the road.
Norm
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 07-05-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,861
Posted By nmbosa
Looks sweet! Keep posting the detailed photos of...

Looks sweet! Keep posting the detailed photos of the progress.
Forum: Vintage Kin 06-22-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,257
Posted By nmbosa
Beautiful and convieniently located within reach...

Beautiful and convieniently located within reach of the door. I find we frequently keep the door open while lounging around in the campsite and it is nice to be able to quickly reach in and grab...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 06-21-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,933
Posted By nmbosa
Hey John, Good to hear from you. The waves...

Hey John,

Good to hear from you. The waves are actually the casing that wraps around the awning fabric when it is rolled up. It's a really nice feature of these awnings.

Norm
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 06-15-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,933
Posted By nmbosa
We bought direct from Zip Dee. Very happy with...

We bought direct from Zip Dee. Very happy with their service and the quality of the hardware. Expensive shipping, but we were able to combine shipping with a friend's order which helped a lot.
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 06-14-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,933
Posted By nmbosa
Awning Install Party

Thought it was about time for an awning. Got this installed yesterday just in time for a trip to sunny Eastern Washington.
Forum: Vintage Kin 05-30-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,257
Posted By nmbosa
You are doing a true first class restoration. ...

You are doing a true first class restoration. The cabinets, hardware and mechanicals all look beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 34,861
Posted By nmbosa
That's awesome! I'm looking forward to following...

That's awesome! I'm looking forward to following this build. Did you get rid of the O'lander? Five years on from our restoration, I can finally imagine doing another one, but Mary would kill me if...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-12-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By nmbosa
I've seen several trailers that have separate...

I've seen several trailers that have separate vents upstream of the gray tanks for the waste plumbing. For example, many of the '60s California built trailers have a vent pipe at the rear sink that...
Forum: Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 04-11-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,259
Posted By nmbosa
That's what we did. Works fine.

That's what we did. Works fine.
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 01-20-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 12,580
Posted By nmbosa
Beastie looks capable of a cross-country trip! ...

Beastie looks capable of a cross-country trip!

By the way, the story of your door falling off was hilarious. That road fix with the plywood door was impressive.

Norm
Forum: 1959 - 1965 Ambassador 10-18-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,372
Posted By nmbosa
Cool trailer. I wish more people were restoring...

Cool trailer. I wish more people were restoring Ambassadors. You should have little trouble placing the gray tank/s under the floor, but if you keep the rear bath layout it will be tough to fit the...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-16-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 88,839
Posted By nmbosa
Get on it Javier! Every year in the driveway is...

Get on it Javier! Every year in the driveway is a year of missed camping. Seriously though - life can get in the way of this hobby pretty fast. Good luck with the finish work.

Norm
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 08-12-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,940
Posted By nmbosa
I bought one can of Acryl R with the applicator...

I bought one can of Acryl R with the applicator from Airstream.com and it has been more than enough over the last several years. It is for the exterior seams. You will need a set if dental picks...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 08-12-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,940
Posted By nmbosa
I wish we did have some sketches. We need to...

I wish we did have some sketches. We need to finally get some cushions for the dinette and lost the measurements we took back in 2010.

While you are going about sealing things up, one of the...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 08-11-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,940
Posted By nmbosa
Great looking Overlander. Brings back memories...

Great looking Overlander. Brings back memories of when we brought ours home five years ago. Looks like you are on the right track to figuring it all out.

Norm
Forum: Our Community 06-14-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 373,736
Posted By nmbosa
Nope, but I got over $400 just for the aluminum...

Nope, but I got over $400 just for the aluminum siding off my house and that stuff was pretty dang thin. :o
Forum: Our Community 06-09-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 373,736
Posted By nmbosa
Wow, that went fast. Seller was only asking...

Wow, that went fast. Seller was only asking about $3,500. Practically scrap value.
Forum: Our Community 06-07-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 373,736
Posted By nmbosa
1960 double door 30'. Don't see many like this -...

1960 double door 30'. Don't see many like this - AIRSTREAM TO RESTORE (http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/rvs/4509222531.html)
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 05-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,933
Posted By nmbosa
I still find these scattered about the alley, my...

I still find these scattered about the alley, my garage and near the trailer. Brings back good memories. :) Anyone recognize the photo?
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 05-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,493
Posted By nmbosa
Hmm. Been looking for one of those trips you can...

Hmm. Been looking for one of those trips you can start early on a Friday. I'll see if I can get up there in the next month.
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 05-08-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 93,493
Posted By nmbosa
Steve, what a great update and amazing photos. ...

Steve, what a great update and amazing photos. Glad to hear things are going well on your travels. Are you back in the Northwest yet this year?

Norm
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 05-02-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,933
Posted By nmbosa
Thanks. Hard to believe it has already been five...

Thanks. Hard to believe it has already been five years since we brought the Captain home and started our restoration. Glad we got it done and have managed to keep it on the road for regular camping...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 05-01-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 34,933
Posted By nmbosa
The Captain Has New Wheels

Found a nice set of 2010 Airstream wheels and a good pair of 40lb Worthington propane tanks for the Captain during the offseason. Starting to get things cleaned up for the 2014 camping season. First...
Forum: Vintage Kin 03-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,257
Posted By nmbosa
I contacted DOL and pointed out that trailer's...

I contacted DOL and pointed out that trailer's are included in the definition of a "motor vehicle" in the RCW. Based on that, a supervisor at DOL in Olympia agreed that a trailer qualifies for the...
Forum: Vintage Kin 03-15-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 57,257
Posted By nmbosa
Just catching up with this thread. Great looking...

Just catching up with this thread. Great looking trailer. Nice work on the first pass with the polish.

Norm
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 01-26-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1,051
Views: 171,166
Posted By nmbosa
Awnings look very nice. I'd love to see a...

Awnings look very nice. I'd love to see a write-up on your installation of the curb side big awning. That's a project I'm hoping to tackle somewhere down the line.
Norm
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 01-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,931
Posted By nmbosa
Welcome to the '59 Overlander club! Looks...

Welcome to the '59 Overlander club! Looks beautiful. I can vouch for Twinkie's door handles. They are awesome.

Norm
Forum: Sprinter and B-van Forum 12-26-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 12,652
Posted By nmbosa
The Camp Chef big stoves at Cabelas all work off...

The Camp Chef big stoves at Cabelas all work off low pressure propane. We use ours hooked up to the trailer all the time and love it.

Norm
Forum: Member Introductions 12-20-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,559
Posted By nmbosa
Welcome to the forum. Looks like a nice...

Welcome to the forum. Looks like a nice Overlander. Cant tell for sure whether it's an International without a look at the VIN tag. Back then, the International model's usually had an I at the...
Forum: Vintage Kin 12-19-2013, 11:33 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 163,123
Posted By nmbosa
Looking good. Love this thread. Norm

Looking good. Love this thread.

Norm
Forum: Member Introductions 12-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,242
Posted By nmbosa
Here are a few photos of how everything is tied...

Here are a few photos of how everything is tied together through the c-channel. This should give you an idea of what you need to access in order to get the old floor out and put some new flooring...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-01-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,242
Posted By nmbosa
Just watched the video and it's not clear whether...

Just watched the video and it's not clear whether that guy will try to complete the floor replacement with the pan in place. At one point he mentions reattaching the belly pan and towards the rear...
Forum: Member Introductions 12-01-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,242
Posted By nmbosa
You should really pull the entire belly pan down...

You should really pull the entire belly pan down for a couple reasons - first you will need the access to replace the floor and second you will need the access to inspect and repair any frame damage....
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 11-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,028
Posted By nmbosa
Hard to tell. Could have been a design flaw, but...

Hard to tell. Could have been a design flaw, but since it is not a consistent problem in similar trailers with the same design who knows. Maybe it hit a curb hard during a tow in the past 50 years...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 11-16-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,028
Posted By nmbosa
My '59 Ohio built Overlander has the same rib...

My '59 Ohio built Overlander has the same rib setup as yours. I left it as is and have had no issues through four seasons of camping. Not a single popped rivet or any other signs of excess stress. ...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-27-2013, 11:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,028
Posted By nmbosa
I used 5/8 pop rivets. I have a couple small...

I used 5/8 pop rivets. I have a couple small service sections that are screwed in so I can access plumbing.
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-27-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,028
Posted By nmbosa
Time well spent. The floors in these things can...

Time well spent. The floors in these things can be really cold in the morning. Wish I'd put a little more effort into our belly insulation.
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-25-2013, 12:15 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,028
Posted By nmbosa
Yes it is. You can get nice ones made to be used...

Yes it is. You can get nice ones made to be used as a shock mount from Inland RV. I replaced my originals when I converted to torsion axles. They were relatively cheap.
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 10-24-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 13,028
Posted By nmbosa
Not sure if you still need these, but here is a...

Not sure if you still need these, but here is a photo of the original axles on my 59 Overlander.

Norm
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 10-17-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 84,958
Posted By nmbosa
Thanks John. I know I owe a lot of thanks to...

Thanks John. I know I owe a lot of thanks to many of the same people. We have had so much fun restoring our trailer and using it over the last few years.
Norm
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-26-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 84,958
Posted By nmbosa
Looks very peaceful. Hope you can make it out to...

Looks very peaceful. Hope you can make it out to our neck of the woods someday. We have awesome State Parks with both full and partial hookups in some beautiful locations.

Norm
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Overlander 09-22-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 84,958
Posted By nmbosa
Great updates John. The trailer looks nice. I...

Great updates John. The trailer looks nice. I also jack the tongue up pretty high to make sure my last drain of the season is complete before winterizing. We have gray tanks that hang below the...
Forum: General Interior Topics 09-12-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By nmbosa
Sounds like a big project. I did a complete reno...

Sounds like a big project. I did a complete reno of my '59 Overlander and had to replace the entire floor. We gutted it and pulled the shell. You can keep the shell on while replacing the floor if...
Forum: Vintage Kin 08-18-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By nmbosa
The only Airstream 5'vers I've seen are...

The only Airstream 5'vers I've seen are fiberglass Airstream branded Fifth wheels, but not the classic riveted aluminum shell like this beauty. Wish I could have got a look inside.
Forum: Vintage Kin 08-17-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By nmbosa
Super Streak 3500

This caught my eye as I was driving through Fife, Washington this morning. It is one impressively large Silver Streak.

Norm
Forum: Our Community 08-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2,095
Views: 373,736
Posted By nmbosa
1957 Soverign of the Road

I love the old giants. Hope someone with a healthy restoration budget gets this - 1957 Airstream Travel Trailer 30 foot -$6,500 (http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/rvs/3995248291.html) 1957...
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