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Old 04-19-2015, 01:55 PM   #1
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Tom's 74 Overlander project

I bought this a couple weeks ago and have since gutted it out and pulled the shell off. The frame was near nonexistent as you will see from the pics. I used my Kubota tractor a C channel and a ton of wood blocks to jack the shell up, drive the trailer out, and then lower the shell to the ground to rest on 3 2x6 blocks high, just enough to get my floor jack under the edge. My plan is to fix this Airstream up as a vintage style party pad as a rental for weddings and other events.

Shell:

What was left of the frame, I kept the plywood deck boards and cut the rest of the trailer up.

Rusted out junk

Gutted inside except kept the end caps, I might leave them in there

Another gut shot

Front shell shot
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Old 03-28-2016, 06:06 AM   #2
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Hello Tom,

I am working on my 74 overlan


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Old 03-28-2016, 06:13 AM   #3
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Sorry, hit sent

As I said. I am working on my overlander. I found a lot of rust in the bathroom area and decided to take the shell off. It looks like you have some experience and may be you have some advice for me

What is the best way to get the elevator bolts out?

How did you remove the belly pan on the side to get the shell off?

Do you have some picks on how you lifted the shell?

Thanks

Udo




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Old 09-08-2016, 05:50 AM   #4
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Thank you very much everybody for the advice. I will cut most of it out and I will try to get it out as a small piece. If not I will drop the axel.

This project started as a just do some interior work. Then i took all the interior out, after that I found a lot of mouse crap. Now I removed the walls and the smelly insulation and I worked my way through a rust through back end. Which I get replaced tomorrow. I removed the belly. I guess I am at a point to replace everything and redo the whole trailer.


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Old 09-08-2016, 05:50 AM   #5
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Sorry wrong post. Was not meant for you


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