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My 69 Overlander Journey

Posted 05-29-2011 at 05:21 PM by hotstuff

I aquired an 27 ft 1969 Overlander in March, and have been pouring mostly blood, sweat, and tears into it for the last few months. And, as my boyfriend watches me drive head first into this project, he suggested that i document it, just like some many of you veterans have. It will probably be a source of many laughs, but i hope that some of yall like (Aerowood, Zepplienum, Uwe, etc) will keep a watchful eye on me, and become some sort of cyber mentor. So, here it goes. The back story....i own a commercial constuction company in Austin Texas. We build restaurants, bars, offices, yoga studios, etc. In 2008, I approached my boyfriend's mother about the Airstream she had parked out in the woods. I had some cash that was burning in my pocket, and the mystic and nostalga of AS has always intruiged me. She was not interested, so it continued to sit, in a sad state. Then, in Feb of this year, i had a revelation, (so of my friends call it a meltdown). i was sitting a home getting fat, and staring at this 52" Plasma TV. And, i the boyfriend's mother had talks about a big screen TV everytime i am around her. She was watching a 20 yr old tube. So, in a stroke of genius, i offer an "even steven" trade (I bought the Panasonic TV, speaker system, and blueray player in '08 during the demise of Curcit City for $1900, out the door). And, after about 12 hours of consideration, she accepted. The rig is a basket case. And i am super pumped to work on it. There are visions of grandure dancing thru my head. i have not officially named it yet...but, the theme has been decided. We are going for a Moulin Rouge vibe, with all modern "Las Vegas" sytle eminities, and technology. I will post pictures monday. [/QUOTE]
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    chowman2011's Avatar
    Great Choice--Over T.V. and the such!!!
    And How Handy are Ya!?!?

    Good for the Soul and the Brain--from a Single Guy Anywho ;-)

    Cheers!!
    Posted 05-29-2011 at 11:00 PM by chowman2011 chowman2011 is offline
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    "My Vision".

    Hi, I can't wait to see your pictures and progress on this trailer. Maybe you should call this trailer "Vision" or "My Vision". Since you had a Vision on what you wanted to have and do to it and because you traded your tele-Vision for it.
    Posted 05-30-2011 at 12:55 AM by ROBERTSUNRUS ROBERTSUNRUS is offline
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    Here are the pictures I took in Feb of this year, when it was still sitting in the woods next to the PO's house. This is when we fell in love . And yes, that is roofing tar above all the windows, door, roof seams, and roof rivets. He was missing 6 pieces of glass, and one frame. The rear large window was missing the frame and the glass. The large front window is cracked plexi, and the two front streetside windows are plexi. The two front wing windows are also cracked plexi. There is a small amount of damage to the street side fender well. It looks like a tire blow out dinged it up pretty good. Other than these issues, the exterior is straight and strong. I was not concerned at all with the interior, because I knew that i was gutting it from the very start. Sorry for changing tenses in my description, this is all past tense. i am just trying to catch yall up to speed. So don't be fooled by the speed of my first posts, I am not working with a 10 man crew. It is just little me, and my iphone blaring Pandora.

    OK- Need a lesson on how to post pictures on a blog...
    Posted 05-30-2011 at 09:29 PM by hotstuff hotstuff is offline
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    "My Vision".

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ROBERTSUNRUS
    Hi, I can't wait to see your pictures and progress on this trailer. Maybe you should call this trailer "Vision" or "My Vision". Since you had a Vision on what you wanted to have and do to it and because you traded your tele-Vision for it.
    That is hilarious! It will be on the list. Right now my friends call it my, propane tank, lead zeppelin, aluminum pickle, and they call me crazy. We have plenty of time to figure something out....i figure 12 to 16 months
    Posted 05-30-2011 at 09:37 PM by hotstuff hotstuff is offline
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by chowman2011
    Great Choice--Over T.V. and the such!!!
    And How Handy are Ya!?!?

    Good for the Soul and the Brain--from a Single Guy Anywho ;-)

    Cheers!!
    I am excited! I hope i have good blogging skills. i would rather be working on the rig, not typing about it. But, so far it is really cool. i love the airstream community and all the moral support!
    Posted 05-30-2011 at 09:40 PM by hotstuff hotstuff is offline
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    Best of luck with this project- it looks like a serious one. The 60's models are my personal faves, and deserve rescuing.
    Posted 06-11-2011 at 02:42 PM by ALANSD ALANSD is offline
 
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