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Old 11-04-2018, 04:26 PM   #21
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Got the shell back on today so making some progress again.

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Old 11-04-2018, 05:45 PM   #22
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Wow! You now have a strong frame under a great looking "International" Overlander body. That is a major accomplishment indeed. You are well on your way to earning the "Full Monte" merit badge for completing a body off renovation.

You mentioned you have new window parts on hand. Rebuilding those Corning curved glass windows is a challenge. The 68s had the best configuration of the three years Airstream used them. I think the 68s had a little frame around the glass. These special windows are one reason I sold my 66.

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Old 11-04-2018, 07:40 PM   #23
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Wow! You now have a strong frame under a great looking "International" Overlander body. That is a major accomplishment indeed. You are well on your way to earning the "Full Monte" merit badge for completing a body off renovation.

You mentioned you have new window parts on hand. Rebuilding those Corning curved glass windows is a challenge. The 68s had the best configuration of the three years Airstream used them. I think the 68s had a little frame around the glass. These special windows are one reason I sold my 66.

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You are correct on the windows and I definitely have educated myself on these since I started this project. I have to say just the glass and window hardware was a shock on the $'s but also exciting that I could purchase it. Could have bought another small trailer for what it cost but no complaints. Very fun project!!!!
We have a 2014 Redwood also but not as much fun since we purchased new so I am hooked on this project and hope to do more once this one is completed so we are on the search for even an older one.

As in previous post about the other AS.... not older but headed back for it to bring home.

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Old 11-04-2018, 08:06 PM   #24
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Not sure of the exact year at this point but trying to make contact with owner and getting close. We purchased an RV lot in Cherry Grove , SC last year and this is sitting on a far corner lot and people have said that no one has been there for at least 15 years but HOA has been paid???? Very interesting!!

Working on getting this one for another project.

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Old 11-04-2018, 08:43 PM   #25
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Steve, the 66, 67, and 68 Airstreams were unique. Donít know if itís accurate, but have read that the streamlined design of those three years were a reflection of Art Costello who was voted president of the company after Wallyís death in 62. The windows in 66 had absolutely no framing around the glass whatsoever. I think in 67 they started adding framing around the glass. They are fragile, but seem to hold up fairly well. Looks like you are really getting into the renovation spirit. I know I did. Have fun and keep up the good work. Bubba
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Old 11-05-2018, 08:04 AM   #26
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No frame on my 67 .
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Old 11-05-2018, 03:04 PM   #27
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The windows are a beauty and a curse. If they go in right you are laughing but if they don't what a pane( pun intended). I hope you have better luck than we did. We had to add extra weather striping to get ours to seal.
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Old 11-05-2018, 04:38 PM   #28
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this 68 has the small frame that goes around the glass. Probably another month or so before we get the glass finished.

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Old 11-05-2018, 06:41 PM   #29
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I enjoy the photo of the old Airstream under the trees and with the leaves coming down. Brings me back to the Minnesota woods.

Another project? Wow, you are an ambitious Airstreamer. Folks here call it "aluminum-itis". It can be a real problem.

Your Overlander value with be significantly enhanced with new and water tight windows. I have read, and I can attest, the Corning glass is quite "flexible", but I know of folks who have broken windows by smacking that unprotected edge with something. I have had the glass stick to the rubber seal and I kept cranking the opener and watch the glass deflect quite a bit before the glass got unstuck. Actually this happened when an unknowing person was just trying to open the front window with those silly cranks.

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