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Old 10-06-2015, 09:27 PM   #1
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Photo of a 1961 frame, please?

Trying to get a sense of what work is ahead if I buy this 1961 Overlander,...can anyone point me to a photo or schematic of its frame? I'm guessing a dozen crossbars? I know that a few are rusted through but can't see most of them. Hoping for the best, anticipating the worst $$$ and trying to be realistic about what is ahead.

Thinking of doing the skin off approach but I will need to learn it all as I go. Been reading the posts of many brave women who tackled just such a project and lived to tell about it.

Can I trust a non-AS mechanic to replace the torque axles and shocks?

Also, is there a way I can search the membership by geographical area? I could really use a fellow Mainer to talk to about local resources.
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:44 PM   #2
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Here's an old thread documenting my overlander 1961, lots of frame pics etc, hope it helps :-)
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Old 10-07-2015, 07:44 AM   #3
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I have some frame pictures in this thread, starting with post 176. The amount of work you will have is probably best determined by the amount of leakage from your shell/windows/roof vents.

You don't need an A/S mechanic to change axles. Closest and best axle person to Maine is Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations.

To search for Members, click on Community in the blue bar in the upper part of your screen, then Member List. If you look carefully, you'll find "Search Members". Click on that to search for members near you.

Good luck. It's all do-able, but takes twice as much time and money as you'd expect.

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