Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-10-2008, 09:48 PM   #81
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Progress

I was able to get a bit done this weekend. I removed an unsightly pair of storage boxes from under the trailer. I posted a picture for reference. They were just ahead of the axles, rusty, broken locks. I don't miss them at all! I also installed a cam lock for an access panel to the Dometic fridge since I was missing the key.

The big thing I got done was to get the new astrodome installed. Thanks to Frank for sending me a lifter! I still need to get the screen frames polished and new screens put in both roof vents. I am a bit closer to being able to camp.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0656 copy.JPG
Views:	94
Size:	65.7 KB
ID:	65442   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0814 copy.JPG
Views:	87
Size:	86.5 KB
ID:	65443  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0643 copy.JPG
Views:	93
Size:	69.6 KB
ID:	65444   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0831 copy.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	53.7 KB
ID:	65445  

BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 03:57 AM   #82
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,545
Images: 2
Barry,
The real person you need to thank is Rob Baker, aka Robandzoe. He was kind enough to give me a pair. When I got them they were incrusted in grime and did not operate at all. I soaked them in WD40 for a few days and then they were cleaned out with high pressure air. Low and behold they worked again. I have had them sitting in the shop waiting to be installed. My plan has changed for the way my astrodome will be lifted, so I did not need them. Rob had said on the most recent VAP that he needed to get a lifter for his Astrodome and I sent it off to him, you were fortunate to need just one too. It worked out for everyone. I think they call it serendipity baby. Shoot him a note and thank him. He has a thing for the 1962's even though he does not have one....
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 07:33 AM   #83
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Hey Frank - I will thank Rob as well. Thanks again.
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 08:12 AM   #84
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,342
Images: 40
Cool - you're progressing right along. As you have witnessed and benefited first-hand, this group of Airstreamers is like family. Such offers of generosity with spare parts and advise is one of the major reasons I love Airstreaming so much.

What's next on your list besides buttoning up the windows once your seals come in? With those completed, is your Overlander sealed up and now you can start on the inside?

Keep at it, my brother.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 09:55 AM   #85
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Next on the List

I couldn't agree with you more, brother. My wife says that "you've found your people!"

Four things I need to do before camping:

1. I need to install my new shore power line.

2. I ordered all new side and clearance lights. I need to polish around those areas and install them.

3. Install new front window.

4. Clean, clean, clean.
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 09:32 PM   #86
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Dent Removal

Once in awhile you get REALLY lucky. Today was one of those days! As you can see in the before picture, I had a major dent in the top left front of my AS. Had is the key word here. After reading a bit about paintless dent repair, I thought I would have to pay around $1000 to have this dent repaired. I went out and bought a $5.00 suction cup dent puller and after two pulls, the dent is completely GONE. I had one of the best days I've had in awhile. It literally took 10 seconds. I don't know that this will work for everyone but it worked for me.

I also was lucky enough to have my brother Bob, a licensed electrician, come over and put in a 30 amp circuit and plug in my garage AND helped me replace my very weather beaten shore power line. I got shocked from hot skin last week. I had all of the stuff bought to save time.

All in all, I had a great day.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0585 copy.JPG
Views:	112
Size:	90.2 KB
ID:	65506   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0833 copy.JPG
Views:	108
Size:	100.9 KB
ID:	65507  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0832 copy.JPG
Views:	118
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	65508  
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 09:35 PM   #87
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,342
Images: 40
WOW !

That looks excellent. Doesn't look there are any residual effects from the dent and this wasn't even on your to do list. Congratulations on your great day. Say "Hi" to Bob for me.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 09:52 PM   #88
Rivet Master
 
utee94's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,640
That is fantastic, congratulations!

I see a time very soon when 3rd brother Bob gets an Airstream of his own. So far you're all Legacy guys, so I'm thinking the years 1958-1963 are the best for your family members. Tell me which model he would like, and I'll find it for him!

Keep up the good work, I'm enjoying following your progress.

-Marcus
utee94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 10:04 PM   #89
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
My oldest brother Bob just shows up once in awhile to see what's going on and likes to help out. It's a nice way to hang out and catch up. I could see him getting his own but I hope he waits until mine is done
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 10:06 PM   #90
3 Rivet Member
 
Alumanutz's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Chico , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 178
Can you give us a little more detail on removing your dent? I got a suction cup from Harbor Freight and didn't have any luck. I've head some ppeople use heat along with the suction cup.

NUTZ
Alumanutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 10:13 PM   #91
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Hi Alumanutz,
I think mine worked for a couple of reasons: it was on a compound curve and there were no creases. That dent wanted to come out. There was pressure in there once it came out to hold the old original, non dented shape. I have another dent up on top the is pretty big and shallow but is on a fairly flat area. When I pulled on it, it just went back. On this type of dent, I think I will need to slightly over-pull the dent. The good news it that it is so high up that it doesn't really show up that much.
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2008, 11:16 PM   #92
3 Rivet Member
 
Alumanutz's Avatar
 
1966 22' Safari
Chico , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 178
When I tried mine, the suction cup wouldn't hold. Harbor freight crap. I can't make out the name on yours. What brand and where did you get it. I would like to try again before pulling out my endcap. Thanks

NUTZ
Alumanutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 06:12 AM   #93
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Dent Removal

Hey NUTZ
The brand is Bondo and I got it at O'Riley's Auto Parts. I didn't clean the metal or slightly wet the area which both may help your suction cup hold. I just placed the puller on the left side of the seam and pulled it, released it and made one pull on the right side of the seam and it was out. I really hope this information helps some people because I was shocked at how well it worked for me.
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 09:13 PM   #94
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Misc. Progress

Last night my brother and I replaced the shore power cord. The picture shows the extremely unsafe condition of the cord that we took out.

I also received some parts from VTS today. I can't wait to get these parts installed.

Finally, I installed the butyl tape, glass and the proper gasket for the front window. I'm hoping to get the bulb seal and the window installed tomorrow.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0840 copy.JPG
Views:	88
Size:	94.3 KB
ID:	65577   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0839 copy.JPG
Views:	93
Size:	108.7 KB
ID:	65578  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0843 copy.JPG
Views:	98
Size:	81.2 KB
ID:	65579   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0844 copy.JPG
Views:	110
Size:	73.2 KB
ID:	65580  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0841 copy.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	59.4 KB
ID:	65581   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0842 copy.JPG
Views:	101
Size:	61.0 KB
ID:	65582  

BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 03:10 AM   #95
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,545
Images: 2
Barry, You having fun yet? Sure looks like you are.
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 05:55 AM   #96
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
I am having fun but man, even with your tip about using a screen wheel to help get the seal in the window, it is very difficult and time consuming. I'm hoping that the other shrunken seals won't take as long as this one due to learning curve and the fact that I'm not going to try to remove the glass if possible. My fingers are sore from trying to work the rubber into the seam!

With a good cleaning, I think I'll be able to take her camping. We live only a mile or two from Saylorville Lake, a state park. It will like camping with beds, lights and air conditioning but little else. All of my LP lines are shot and I don't really want to replace them only to replace them again when I replace the floors. I have a tiny 110 fridge and we can take coolers and build all of our meals over the fire. I want to get my family camping soon so they (and I) can stay excited about the project.
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 07:45 AM   #97
Rivet Master
 
utee94's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,640
Good call, Barry, it's supposed to be fun!

Not that I've had a lot of work to do to get the systems running, as Terry did an excellent job of that already, but I'm taking my '63 O'lander out for her shakedown cruise this weekend. We're going to our local City Park which has RV spots right on the waterfront of Lake Austin. We go out there pretty regularly for tent-camping, but this will be the first time ever with AC and our own sink/toilet/bath, so I'm hoping this trip will set the hook and get my wife FULLY on-board. So far she is supportive, but not nearly as into it as I am.

Keep up the excellent work, I'm really enjoying your thread.

Good luck,
-Marcus
utee94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 09:45 AM   #98
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Hey Marcus,
Good luck on your Shake Down Cruise. Getting the family on board is important. My wife, like yours, is supportive and excited about the prospect of camping but hasn't done much to help yet but that's okay, I like a project!
BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 01:55 PM   #99
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,545
Images: 2
Barry,
The hard part is getting the lip of the gasket material up into the channel and not have it seat into the edge of the glass. Once it goes in there it holds very tight against the glass. I find if you mess with any of the seals, you better have a piece of glass on hand.
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2008, 06:35 AM   #100
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Front Window

Well the picture doesn't look like much because the screen looks so bad but I got the new window in. It rained a bunch last night and from what I can tell, it doesn't leak.

Question: does the exterior porch light only run on 12 volt and is the switch for it a small toggle switch just to the left of the entry door and above the window?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0615 copy.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	76.4 KB
ID:	65700   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN0852 copy.JPG
Views:	97
Size:	75.7 KB
ID:	65701  

BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1962, 1962 overlander


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Restoration Project, '72 Overlander surferstyler 1970 - 1973 Overlander 160 08-29-2013 06:28 PM
my new project - '60 Overlander garthbf 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11 07-18-2012 06:40 PM
looking for other 1962 Overlander owners Frank's Trailer Works 1960 - 1964 Overlander 14 03-21-2009 04:44 PM
Our '67 Overlander project robertandjenni General Interior Topics 16 05-14-2003 02:09 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.