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Old 09-08-2019, 03:19 PM   #1
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End Cap fit through the door?

Hello all,
Finally started complete shell off remodel/rebuild of my old 1966 Overlander.
Inside is gutted, all the interior skin is removed, with the exception of the fiberglass end caps.
I thought that I had read somewhere that the end caps will fit out the door once carefully taken down.
Is it true that all interior components are installed through the door?
If it fit going in it will fit going out is the thought.
I just don't see it.
I had to trim the top 6" off the fiberglass tub to get that out the door, but I wont be reinstalling that, the end caps are irreplaceable in my mind.
Thanks, this is quite the job but I'm enjoying it.
Mike Collins
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Old 09-08-2019, 04:44 PM   #2
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We had all the interior of our 66 Safari out, including the tub assembly. The end caps do fit through the door. Donít really remember, but I think on edge and worm it through. But it will go. The bath assembly went through the door upside down and backwards. AS assembled from rear forward. Just the opposite in disassembly. Good luck
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:18 PM   #3
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Hi

Normal assembly process seems to be:

1) throw up the frame
2) Put on the outer shell
3) do the insulation / wire / piping stuff
4) get around to the inner shell
......

Given that it's Airstream, who knows what they might have done one time. I'd bet that, just like a house, the basic process above has been how they have done it pretty much forever.
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Old 09-08-2019, 06:19 PM   #4
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All right Bubba, I'll give it a try, better get some help.
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Old 09-09-2019, 09:57 AM   #5
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Bubba,
My wife and I removed both inside end caps from our 65' Caravel and reinstalled them. It's best to have them warm. It is more pliable. But it's do-able! Good luck!
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:06 AM   #6
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Thanks for the encouragement, it came right out, with another set of hands helping.
Now on to removing the 54 year old AC unit.
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