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Old 11-01-2008, 08:12 PM   #1
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new owner of a '63 Overlander-help!

Hi. I have been reading post and learning for a few days now. Unfortunatly I purchased an Airstream prior to getting any info. I bought a 1963 Overlander That is polished up nice, but it is rotten underneath. I am committed now. I have always wanted an Airstream.
I am looking for info and sugestions. I realize the axels are shot. My plan is to pull it into the shop and do a frame up rebuild this winter. I would like to end up with a elagant, functional and solid camper.
The majority of use will be in the mountains (dirt roads) between 7,0000-10,000 feet.
My plan is to strip the interior, remove the inside panneling and floor.
Has anyone put an enclosed shower in liu of the tuuub/shower? I so I would like some pictures or advice.
I have purchased a Xantrex XADC40 converter with distribution pannel, Surburban heater and 6 gal water heater and a shurflo on demand pump. I will need a new fridge, some plumbing and a lot of motivation. Luckily I have been helping a local cabinet shop with their electrical and have received a lot of figure hardwood (mostly maple) from them. I will need a source for ¼” maple ply and sugestions on a do it your self stainless counter tops.
I am missing a twist lock latche for the wardrobe-does anyone have a replacement?
I am amazed at the great info on this site!

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Old 11-01-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Welcome. You are so right, this site is so great.
Lots of Nice Overlander restoration projects here to look at.
Seems like a very comfortable size, shouldn't have to "pinch" on the size of bathroom or kitchen or sleeping areas.
Having a Shop to pull it into will be nice.
Love to see some pictures.


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Old 11-01-2008, 08:37 PM   #3
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1/4 ply you can get at Home Depot.. Well it's Birtch but it's the same thing...

Parts can be had at Inland RV and Vintage trailer Supply....

Welcome and Good luck.... POST PICS we love to see what each of us has gotten into...

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:45 PM   #4
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Welcome. I have a soft spot for '63 Overlanders, there are a couple of threads regarding them that might give you some good ideas.

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