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Old 03-10-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
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Started Floor replacement on 63 Globetrotter

I bought this a few months ago and joined up. I love the Website! I will try and contribute with my floor replacement process as i go. I am pretty sure it is a 63, the guy i bought it from had no idea about anything about it. I always like photos they are helpful. I bought this not realizing the extent of the damage like many others on here. I love my trailer though and two weekends of work later I have completely gutted the bad boy; other than the water heater heater, it seems to be a bit trickier i will get it the next nice day (we got a lot of snow here lately). I would be happy to answer any questions or take any advice from anyone! i am redoing all electrical, the floor and maybe a new axle they are pricey. until i get the floor off or the belly pan i won't know what i have under there, but all in good time. A good polish will be be in the works as well bc someone did a half crap job on the outside.
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:40 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums, and good work so far. I'd agree, looks like a '63 to me as well. If you have your VIN handy we could decode it and know for sure. It should be stamped onto the nameplate just outside the door.

I can see that you have similar floor rot in the back compared to my trailer, a '63 Overlander. You might also have some frame rot in that area, you'll know more when you have the floor out and the bellypan off.

If you're interested in seeing a similar project on another '63, please feel free to check out my blog, linked in my signature below.

Good luck and keep the pictures coming!

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Old 03-10-2009, 12:44 PM   #3
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Welcome to the group. You have good access to remove that pesky water heater now. If you have any "glitches" when removing it, send me a PM and maybe I can help. (I just removed one from a '64 about a month ago)
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:14 PM   #4
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Welcome and congrats!

As Marcus said, post your VIN number and we will be able to tell for sure, but I will say that your trailer looks VERY familiar... so I would guess it is a '63 GT as you were told.

BTW, If you buy a Suburban brand water heater you will be able to keep your vent assembly virtually as-is except for a few non-visible modifications.
Steve & the crew
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:57 PM   #5
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Looks like you have a good start. We found significant rust on the rear frame areas, virtually identical to what you've encoutered. Your photos were also very helpful for us to see how the waste lines that were already removed were routed, or at least the idea of how they were routed.
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