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Old 03-04-2014, 01:04 PM   #421
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Hello Brian,

Many good things to know !

Thank you for the details ! And what's the news about yours ?
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Old 03-05-2014, 08:46 AM   #422
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Gael:

Thanks...I have not been on the forums to much lately. I am finishing my last 2.5 months and then I retire. I have been really busting it trying to retire doing a good job. My trailer is finished except for some of the electrical. I just found an electrician to look at some areas where I want to put in a new outlet. I will work with 12v, but I don't feel confident with AC. I also have a bigger reefer and the coils in the back but up against a protruding AC outlet which I want to tie off. Once I get him out I will take my trailer to the trailer place and have my axels checked. I have electric brakes (Hadco) and they are the orginal. If they are in good shape or can be repaired I will have that done.

Only thing I need to do is to install curtains and clean out all the tools and junk in there. I will put tires on it. It is looking really sharp. I will be camping in my 73 overlander later this month.

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Old 03-05-2014, 10:40 PM   #423
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Hi Brian,

Yes, I've seen you made a good job and you'll can purchase it in 3 mounth, it's good !

Electrical isn't the easier...that I think...

Good luck and I hope news about you
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #424
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Gael:

I did not realize you lived in France. Someday I would like to make it over there and do a river boat cruise. My grandfather was from Holland. We have been talking about doing a trip to Europe. The 1960 will be fun going around France. I would like to go visit all the European countries. England would be nice also

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Old 03-07-2014, 03:51 AM   #425
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Hello Brian,

My english is so perfect ? I think that no...

European people wish to visit USA and American people wish to visit europe... ! It's normal,

I agree with you, in europe, you can meet very beautiful landscapes... ! where would you like to go !

I don't really know Holland but yes, I live in France and I'm happy to live here, we have many differents landscapes, very beautiful, east, west, north, south... each place is specific with speciallities (food, drink...), if you would like to come in France, tell me it in private message and if I can help you, I'll do it with pleasure

UK is great too, The Highlands... so lovely...

Have a nice day from France.
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If I visited Europe I would be interested in small villages and landscapes. The local people and everyday life. I am not interested in the big cities. I would like to visit WWII sites. Pay my respects to the allied forces and the soldiers who died there.

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Old 03-09-2014, 11:09 AM   #427
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Hi Brian,

In France, many small villages very beautiful...

We have a prize list of the most beautiful villages in France if you want and I agree I hate cities : too much people and there are not sympatic people... and the prices are... too much for a bad service, the same for food...

If you want to eat a real good french food, please avoid cities ! Choose a small village, in France we tell good restaurants : "Estaminets"



Here, you eat so great ! And if you like beer... we have many good beers in the North of France.

Then, you have very good wine in the South (Bordeaux...for example) and very different food but very good too !! Near Marseille, you have "Bouillabaisse"...

So much choice to have a pleasure...

And for Landscapes... we have many different landscapes in our small country... moutain, sea, mountain and sea in the same time... many many choices...

The best season is july and august because all is open but too many people...
You can choice may, june and september, it's more calm... many less tourists...
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France is amazing, the landscapes are beautiful and the food and wine are my favorite anywhere on the planet.

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Old 03-12-2014, 02:02 PM   #429
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Of course Marcus, I agree.... but the Californian and Australian wines are very fine !
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I am finished. YYYYAAAAAHOOOO with my 1960 AirStream restoration. My thread is located on Overlander 1958 to 1963. It is called my Son's 1960 overlander restoration.


Here is what I am posting about. I am ready to take it to the local mom and pop axle shop to have them check out the axles and electric brakes. They are hadco axles and it is the last thing I need to do. I was looking how low the trailer sits. I am worried about the Aluminium cylinders that hold the sewage hose hitting a speed bump and getting ripped off. I have always read those 1960 leaf springs have special dimensions to them for a better less bouncy ride. Is that true??? I would like to jack up the trailer some inches so It is higher off the ground. The leaf springs look fine, but I am not an expert. I looked on the net bad leaf springs and good leaf springs. They look OK. The trailer shop I go to sells leaf springs and I can always get new ones, but would it be harder on the trailer with leaf springs that don't have the orginal specs.

After I get it out of the back yard, washed axles checked, new tires and hub caps I will take pics. It looks outstanding!
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I am finished.... It looks outstanding!
Congratulations!

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Tomorrow I will pull the trailer to get the axles, brakes and running lights checked. If the trailer gets the OK it will be ready for camping. I just have a few details such as another polish and putting the new mattress in. I have the new TV and I will pick up the radio tomorrow. A 6 month project that took almost 3 years. When I get the OK and wash it I will take some pics

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I had the axles and brakes checked and they are all in great shape (original Hadco's) I was told they were like new and they said the grease was good. I was told that it looks like this trailer was hardly ever used and that it might have never been pulled. All the running, turn signals, and brake lights work. I had them put on another female plug for the trailer and bought a new pig tail.

I took it home gave it a good washing and will have to polish it again. This thing is ready for the camp grounds. Pictures will be coming soon.

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That is awesome news Brian. Now get out there. You've earned it.

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Been a long road Brian. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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Been a long road Brian. Can't wait to see the finished product.

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I'm always a little sad when my favorite restoration threads finish up and come to an end.

But I guess they never really do, do they?

Congrats, Brian. It's been fun watching.

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Thanks guys I would be remiss to think every little thing is done. I have to go back and do some very little things over to make sure everything is perfect. I will put the radio into today. Electronics are not a necessary for the trailer, but they sure are nice to have. It does have new Nylon tires on it,
but I will replace them with steel belted. I have a lead on two new ones from another air-streamer who has two extra in his barn.

I have to order some new polish and get busy putting a second coat on it
I decided to do one section at a time. I will polish with Nuvite 5 and then go over with Nuvite 3 and finish with cyclo orbiter polisher. Any way that is my plan. Do one small section at a time.

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2nd polish done and one to go. She can hit the road. I don't have pictures of the interior because I need to give it a good cleaning and put the mattresses in, but pics will be coming. The "A" on the front is for Atlanta Braves.
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Lookin' good, congrats.

I've been debating how to handle the Land Yacht plaque. Did you polish right over it?

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