Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2010, 03:26 PM   #121
Rivet Master
 
bwoodtx's Avatar
 
1997 30' Excella
1961 26' Overlander
1954 22' Flying Cloud
1981 28' Airstream 280
San Antonio , Texas
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,436
Man, that trailer is lookin' great!! When you painted your end caps did you sand them any first or just clean and apply the adhesive primer? Thanks,
__________________
Bruce
WBCCI# 9259 AIR# 38927 TAC-TX 14
Stop Littering-Spay & Neuter-- Adopt From Rescue
No amount of time will erase the memory of a great dog.
bwoodtx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 05:16 PM   #122
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
End Caps

We did not sand. We did use the pressure washer to clean and prep them. Then straight to the adhesive primer before painting. Seems to have adhered well. Hope that adhesive primer works well as it was VERY expensive!
Jenn & Russ
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 07:20 AM   #123
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
First Cabinet

I made some good progress remaking one of the overhead cabinets. This one goes over the range and sink. It also has the fan build into it. It wasn't too bad remaking the cabinet. I went with an oak and oak plywood, we chose a dark walnut stain. The only thing that was a little odd was the door thickness. We wanted to reuse the old hardware to preserve the look. The doors needed to be an odd thickness, we didn't want to go with the vinyl covered doors so we planed down some wood to the right thickness. Otherwise pretty straightforward cut and assembly.

Still working on the dog kennels. We are about 1/2 way through a bed and 3 kennel combo. I ended up cutting up an old dog crate but will share photos once it starts to come together a bit.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2392.JPG
Views:	83
Size:	40.1 KB
ID:	104154   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2394.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	40.0 KB
ID:	104155  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2419.JPG
Views:	85
Size:	27.6 KB
ID:	104156   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2422.JPG
Views:	98
Size:	25.3 KB
ID:	104157  

JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2010, 09:34 AM   #124
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Update from Wife- sneak preview

Well,
Russ gave the cabinet update but thought everyone should know we (OK-mostly Russ) have gotten a lot more than just the cabinet done.
A/C has been purchased, new hole cut in our airstream for it going off the original marks for placement by the factory. Then we realized, they shipped us the wrong A/C. So, delayed again, new correct one should arrive this week.
I also found an almost new (less than a year old and immaculate) generator, Honda eu 3000is. Got it on craigslist and had to drive over by Chattanooga, TN to pick it up. Saved a bundle which always helps. Runs beautifully and Russ is working on how to house it on the tongue. We eliminated propane tanks from our design so the generator will take their place.
Found a two burner vintage electric corning stove top at an estate sale. New and in the original box for $25. I love its retro look and the price was right. Russ wired it up and we made sure it worked fine. Now we (I mean Russ) just has to build the cabinet for it.
We picked up a couple of lights at IKEA that have the right vintage look and installed them up front. Look great. While there, I found a mattress on clearance, perfect for the single bed. The pups thought it was grand and tested it out in our foyer! Now we (I mean Russ) just needs to build that bed too.
I am most excited about our bed/dog kennel but will post pics of that once it is complete.
Will keep the updates and pics coming.
Jenn
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2409.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	18.8 KB
ID:	104159   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2405.JPG
Views:	99
Size:	41.0 KB
ID:	104160  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2396.JPG
Views:	102
Size:	27.4 KB
ID:	104161   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2399.JPG
Views:	100
Size:	36.6 KB
ID:	104162  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2403.JPG
Views:	80
Size:	11.5 KB
ID:	104163  
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 05:34 AM   #125
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
AC is in

The AC went up smoother than I thought it would, despite the dogs eating my installation directions. I cut the hole on the roof with the template from the AC and put in some 2x2 support material.(not shown in picture)

I was very nervous about putting the unit on top and looked at a lot of approaches online. We ended up with a fairly simple approach. I pulled up the truck and put the unit on the truck. We then carried it up a ladder with 1 person on the truck. We laid the unit on some non-skid material on the roof and then gingerly moved it over the hole. Fortunately the cut from the template was pretty accurate and we didn't need to make any major changes. The low profile AC was just around 100 lbs so it was fairly manageable.

Right after hooking everything up, I made Jenn sit in the camper and quickly froze her out.

Russ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2424.JPG
Views:	76
Size:	18.4 KB
ID:	104480   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2425.JPG
Views:	96
Size:	29.2 KB
ID:	104481  

JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 07:04 AM   #126
4 Rivet Member
 
kevinb's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
1959 17' Pacer
Vintage Kin Owner
holly springs , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 405
Really making progress, details on the a/c unit , what size and make? Looks nice on your coach. Please show pics of your kennel I will need to do something for doggies on mine too.
Did you get the pm with Todds phone #?
Kevin
kevinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 09:34 PM   #127
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Hey Kevin,
after reviewing some of the other posts we went with the Carrier, low profile 15K unit. I'll post some of the progress on the front dog kennel.
Russ
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2010, 09:55 PM   #128
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Kennels and bed combo

Here is the start of the dog kennel. I didn't have one that shows the front face. I'll put one on hopefully this weekend after having a chance to make the doors. We went with sliding doors verses swinging ones. This will make it easier to leave open during the night but still enable the dogs to go in and out. The base was made out of 1/4" plywood with a Mica top, should be very durable and water resistant. I added a 3/4" lip around the edge to keep any messes contained. I riveted in some angle brackets and added wood supports to ensure the bed could support a small elephant. The doors will slide in a 3/4" C channel. I basically chopped up an old dog kennel for the mesh, it was thicker than any other alternative that I could come up with and cheaper too.
Russ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2410.JPG
Views:	89
Size:	17.4 KB
ID:	104571   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2413.JPG
Views:	90
Size:	28.9 KB
ID:	104572  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2418.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	25.5 KB
ID:	104573  
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2010, 07:26 AM   #129
4 Rivet Member
 
kevinb's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
1959 17' Pacer
Vintage Kin Owner
holly springs , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 405
Nice design, when you get the doors on please post, I like the soild top lots of possibilities there.
thanks for the pics.
Kevin
kevinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2010, 09:52 PM   #130
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
The plan right now is to use the flat top as a lounging couch during the day and a bed at night for one of the kids. We'll see how it works out. Hopefully I'll have something to show over the weekend.
Russ
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 05:34 AM   #131
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Front Dog Kennels

I haven't put the hardware on yet but here is a look at the face of the kennel and some of the mounting. I ran about a 1/4" dado down the edges of the doors so the grates would slide right into them. I used metal straps (these are from the rubbermaid wire closet organizers) to mount the kennel grates in a number of spots. It is riveted to the walls to add some additional rigidity and also supported with 2x4s.

Russ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2481.JPG
Views:	83
Size:	36.4 KB
ID:	105109   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2482.JPG
Views:	80
Size:	56.6 KB
ID:	105110  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2483.JPG
Views:	84
Size:	50.3 KB
ID:	105111   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2484.JPG
Views:	85
Size:	58.9 KB
ID:	105112  

JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2010, 06:57 AM   #132
4 Rivet Member
 
kevinb's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
1959 17' Pacer
Vintage Kin Owner
holly springs , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 405
Great job looks like a piece of furniture. I like the open dividers, lots of air flow to keep them cool. My own personal favorite, go latex for a top cushion, expensive but comfy, just make sure no latex allergies.
I do some rescue work and I know one thing for sure, your furry friends are lucky to own you!
Kevin
kevinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2010, 06:08 AM   #133
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Thanks Kevin! plus more progress

Yes, they do own us!
Three of them are completely deaf and the other one is our token hearing dog. They are all rescues too. Took some convincing for Russ to do the whole built-in-kennel thing, but... the furry creatures and I are very happy with the results. The hard one is the great Dane crate as he is 37 inches tall at the front shoulder. He will be getting his own kennel with my other son's bunk bed high single bed above it. We are positioning it facing the current built in kennels so they can all see each other. It will be a couple inches shorter than ideal as the wheel well will extend under a section of the bed but he should still have ample space.
Russ spent all last weekend building the box that will sit on the tongue and house the generator. He is still working out a few kinks so he will post more later. I included a couple of pics. First pic is the bottom of the box. Sturdy with good airflow. Second shows the box with the top and the side open. He tried to make the generator as accessible as possible. The third is the pic of our new lead under cabinet lights. They give off a ton of light for such small little things! Got them at home depot, on clearance. We had the guy open the package and plug it in because we didn't know if it would be bright enough. Gives a cool bright white light (picture does NOT do it any justice). Last pic is of Russ lounging on our new furniture and enjoying the cool AC blasting away!
I started polishing the exterior. WOW...PAINFUL...BORING...ENDLESS... but... sure looking pretty. I am using a standard buffer and I am now looking for a cyclo buffer to help move things along. I am kicking myself for not purchasing one I saw on craigs list a few months back. It still seemed like polishing was a long way off, but now I wish I had gotten it as it was CHEAP. Ah well, will find one again.
Jenn
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2455.JPG
Views:	86
Size:	73.7 KB
ID:	105220   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2466.JPG
Views:	111
Size:	60.6 KB
ID:	105221  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2477.JPG
Views:	90
Size:	41.0 KB
ID:	105222   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2479.JPG
Views:	88
Size:	35.1 KB
ID:	105223  

JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2010, 08:15 PM   #134
Rivet Master
 
bwaysteve's Avatar
 
1965 28' Ambassador
Irving , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 602
Images: 5
Great work Russ! We started about the same time and you got there pronto.This is the problem with having grown kids and working solo.No free helpers!
bwaysteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:12 PM   #135
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Still a long way to go!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by bwaysteve View Post
Great work Russ! We started about the same time and you got there pronto.This is the problem with having grown kids and working solo.No free helpers!
Thanks, I still feel like I've got a long way to go though. I finished another overhead unit, and it is ready to be installed. I need (want to) get a wall installed first.

Slowly but surely getting there. Need to have a couple of camping trips to get me psyched up for it. We came back from the last one with a ton of ideas. Some implemented, many just added to the "to-do" list.

Have a happy 4th!! I'll probably work on the tin can a little this weekend between other fun activities.

Russ
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 04:28 PM   #136
Rivet Master
 
bwaysteve's Avatar
 
1965 28' Ambassador
Irving , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 602
Images: 5
Russ,I got my tail lights glassed in.They are coming along,but have dips and pinholes.What did you use to fill and smooth? Bondo?
bwaysteve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 05:12 PM   #137
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Dips and pinholes

Quote:
Originally Posted by bwaysteve View Post
Russ,I got my tail lights glassed in.They are coming along,but have dips and pinholes.What did you use to fill and smooth? Bondo?
I had dips and some pinholes too. I didn't go to bondo for any of it. I just continued with epoxy coats. I used a sanding block and an orbital sander trying to figure out what might work better. It seemed like the sanding block approach was just as quick and didn't gum up like the orbital sander. The flat block helped, it was the best way to minimize the dips, otherwise you sand the lowpoints too and it never really gets flat. I would then add some epoxy for either pin holes or dips. It did take me about a week of adding sanding filling.

I didn't use them but there are some filler materials that you can use, outside of just glass fiber that make it easier to make a paste from. Someone else had recommended it.

Russ
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2010, 07:47 AM   #138
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Exhaust Pipe for Honda

Welded a new exhaust pipe in the generator that routes the exhaust down, instead of into the hotbox (generator box that I made). This is an attempt to get some more of the heat out of the box. Nothing at the autoparts stores, but 1" conduit matched the exhaust pipe. Pipe runs straight through to the bottom. I'm going to look at using some exhaust wrap for the pipe.

Been looking for a reason or excuse to use Jenn's Garage sale welder. Works pretty well when the circuit breaker isn't tripping. I need more power...

Russ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2637.JPG
Views:	76
Size:	75.7 KB
ID:	106302  
JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 04:53 AM   #139
3 Rivet Member
 
JSTOTT's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
Chapin , South Carolina
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 119
Big Dog Kennel

Here's the start of the Big dog's kennel and bunk bed combo. It takes up a ton of space. I used 2x4's on the 4 corners for support and will add trim on the face to clean it up. I started work on the trim yesterday. The next cabinet has been added in.

My driveway is not where I planned to vacation but I need to have the camper a little more functional before camping.

Russ
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2688.JPG
Views:	72
Size:	37.1 KB
ID:	106722   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2687.JPG
Views:	72
Size:	43.0 KB
ID:	106723  

JSTOTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2010, 07:18 AM   #140
4 Rivet Member
 
kevinb's Avatar
 
1968 24' Tradewind
1959 17' Pacer
Vintage Kin Owner
holly springs , Georgia
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 405
Hey driveways can be fun, dont think mine is ever going to leave at my rate of resto. With all those dog boxes dont forget to leave room for a bath! Make sure you show a pic of the finished product.
Kevin
kevinb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1965


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my new project - '60 Overlander garthbf 1960 - 1964 Overlander 11 07-18-2012 06:40 PM
value of a 1965 overlander 1965rookie Trailer Values 2 03-28-2008 07:37 PM
1965 Overlander Dtrmnd Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 2 01-12-2008 01:55 PM
1965 Overlander Dtrmnd Member Introductions 0 01-12-2008 01:46 PM
Our '67 Overlander project robertandjenni General Interior Topics 16 05-14-2003 02:09 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.