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Old 10-02-2009, 08:48 AM   #1
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What should I do?

A good friend that knows I'm addicted to aluminum brought me a big present yesterday. The serial number is 26-7147. It isn't pretty and is missing almost everything The caps seem to be in perfect condition, just covered with a little paint. The door is trashed as well as most of the windows. I'll try to get some other photos later today. I'm sure everyone will have fun with this. It seems to good to scrap, but to far gone to restore.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:17 AM   #2
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Looks like a '58 Overlander. Sad... <sigh.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:18 AM   #3
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axles look good
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:22 AM   #4
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She'll polish out with a little elbow grease!

Seriously, I think we've seen worse brought back from the dead. The shell seems intact, and it gives you a chance to build her the way you want.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:24 AM   #5
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Looks like a playhouse or pool house or cabin to me!
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:26 AM   #6
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With a reasonably straight shell it seems like a shame to scrap her out. Certainly would be an endeavour to restore her back.

I'm surprized the shell isn't beat up more than what I see in the photographs.

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Old 10-02-2009, 11:15 AM   #7
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If the glass is all there and not broken....the outer body looks good.
You could paint it and fashion the inside as you wish.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:39 PM   #8
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Don't scrap it, someone on the forums might want buy it and to restore it....
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:59 PM   #9
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I'd rather have that trailer "as is" than a modern SOB...keep it, take your time (and money), and bring her back to respectability. Or the pool house thing.
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:39 PM   #10
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That's a pretty cool outfit parked behind the Argo; What is that?
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #11
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Forget you ever saw it. You will spend more than you ever thought. Run!
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:13 PM   #12
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Forget you ever saw it. You will spend more than you ever thought. Run!
What's the line...."fools rush in"? Rigs more trashed than that coach have been brought back to life.
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Old 10-02-2009, 03:59 PM   #13
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Kinda like the stimulas money. You'll pay for it latter. But hey, it's a project. It might keep you out of the bars or drive you to them.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:16 PM   #14
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Doesn't have tree through the roof...

just sayin.
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Old 10-02-2009, 05:56 PM   #15
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Wally - My 2 cents would be to polish a panel or two to show what it could be and sell it to someone looking for a project, or someone that has a damaged trailer looking for a good shell to restore an otherwise totaled trailer. Proceeds could go into your flying cloud. Watched a rolled, most window glass gone 67 sell on ebay for around $1000, didn't save the auction, thought I had. That could pay for your custom tanks etc.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:23 PM   #16
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It's got the number 20 to the left of the front window. Does that mean she is part of a fleet and if so, are 1 through 19 equally as beautiful and available?
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Old 10-02-2009, 08:21 PM   #17
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Number 20

This AS Overlander has been painted and was one of many that was used for migrant housing during apple harvest etc... I took a few minutes today and stripped the paint and kinda polished one segment. I love all the helpful suggestions.I like Scott's idea that I either find a bunch of windows or someone that has windows and needs metal
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:03 PM   #18
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Are you sure the person who gave it to you was a friend? Just sayin..
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:26 AM   #19
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If you think you might part it out I could use some window frames...and I'll drive over and help take them out.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:13 AM   #20
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SAVE the old girl....give her another chance at life.
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