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Old 09-23-2017, 11:28 AM   #1
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New 66 Owner saying hello!

Hi Folks:

I've been away from the forums for awhile but it looks like I'm back. My 75th Anniversary edition 25' Safari was asking for company so I've recently purchased a 1966 26' Overlander in ok condition that I want to restore.

Let me start by saying that I will do almost NONE of the work myself and will be looking for a really good, reputable outfit to do most of the work. Suggestions encouraged...East coast, southeast or Texas/Oklahoma/Arkansas preferred but would also consider Colorado.

First thing I am doing is getting it in tow shape right here on the way Eastern end of Long Island...checking all trailer parts, axles, hubs, wheels, tires etc. Once I am certain it's rollable over distance I'll be looking to work with someone on the exterior and all systems.

Agin...any and all advice appreciated....this is my first rodeo!


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Old 09-23-2017, 11:54 AM   #2
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This is one of the more simple things I am doing.... general cleanup. I've cleaned all the spooge on the fan screens and am going to re-apply some sort of lining or weatherstripping. What's best to use?
(This is a BEFORE picture. They cleaned up great!)

Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-29-2017, 10:21 AM   #3
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Welcome back Beer Snob. Are you aware of Colin Hyde in upstate NY? He does extensive AS restorations. He's active on the forums and should be easy enough to find. I got my axles from him last year and was really pleased. He's a good guy. Really busy but a good guy. Good luck.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:03 PM   #4
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I did extensive work on a 66 Trade Wind, one size smaller than your Overlander. I sold the Trade Wind and I'm working on a 75 Overlander now. Here is a photo of my beloved old Trade Wind. I liked that trailer.

There are several restoration shops in the northeast area. Being from Colorado I like to mention Timeless Travel Trailers in Wheat Ridge (Denver suburb) They do very high end custom work on old Airstreams.

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