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Old 11-12-2006, 07:05 AM   #21
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What is the rope up on the awniing rail from front to rear? It appears that there is evidence of the Air pressure line from the filler neck to the top of the rear tank... but no Air compressor. They appear to be aluminum. They need to be pulled to check for holes on the underside.
That's the temp wiring for the lights, and yes the living room is huge.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:05 AM   #22
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What is the rope up on the awniing rail from front to rear?
Rob, I think they had to run wires for the temporary taillights, that is probably the wires for them. It's too bad I didn't know you needed a tub, I tossed one when I moved two months ago, as I had no room in the new garage.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:11 AM   #23
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Solidarity with Tim!

BTW Rob, that would be a 2 5/16" collar up front we had put on. (we were listening to the VAP on the road home, heard you and Colin giving him a hard time...)
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:18 PM   #24
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That looks like a California model, with the toilet on that side.. my toilet was on the other side. What do you think Brad? My SOTR has the toilet on the curb side. As far as the tanks, my SOTR had one under the front gaucho - not too. Was there a air compressor near them... this was the pressure system, that is why they are round - for pressure reasons - at least that is what I believe. Did it have both bunks? Shop-vac, I think you should just take a pressure washer to it.. that is what some people do. How is the floor? What type of door lock/handle is on it? Did just the glass break or whole window? Hopefully they did not cut the window frame up front like they did on mine when they put the AC in. That was $$$ to fix! Just remember, there are few of these big old girls left! I am looking for a street side tub for a 58 Overlander - yours is curbside right?

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With the "O" in front of the serial number, I think it is an Ohio trailer, it has the same serial number plate as my 1954 Ohio Liner.

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Old 11-12-2006, 05:06 PM   #25
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Have I mentioned how straight my skin is?

But it appears the floor will need to be completely replaced, which doesn't give me much hope for how the frame's going to look -- glad I wasn't planning on using it for any Fall rallies (or Christmas or Spring)...
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But it appears the floor will need to be completely replaced, which doesn't give me much hope for how the frame's going to look -- glad I wasn't planning on using it for any Fall rallies (or Christmas or Spring)...
Maybe you can finance the rehab by cooking meth. After all, it's already set up for it...
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But it appears the floor will need to be completely replaced, which doesn't give me much hope for how the frame's going to look -- glad I wasn't planning on using it for any Fall rallies (or Christmas or Spring)...
Asta2,

Although I have to completely replace the floor, the only frame damage is some of the outriggers, the frame channel and crossmembers are fine. Perhaps you will be as lucky.

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Old 11-12-2006, 05:23 PM   #28
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Moving forward

As we're doing the rebuild I'm going to have my Son doing the photo work and posting on a web page as a homeschool project, and to free up this site. I'll link the page as I provide updates on progress.

We got the front end cleared out this afternoon, except for the water tanks and associated junk, stopped before working on the beds - also pulled out the household toilet in the rear. Lots of delaminated wood either resurfaced with early 70's paneling, or covered in multiple coats of paint. Only things we saved were the drawers, oven, the countertop and sinks, but the sink fixtures have been replace with a standard household one at some point so I think its a wash also - we'll use the pictures to see if anyone here has a vote.

What a mess, bed of my truck is full of stuff headed to the dump. Going to eat dinner now, back in a while...

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Old 11-12-2006, 05:24 PM   #29
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Good luck.

Spring or Summer... better get busy!! You should start seeing some things happening to the SOTR on our end too!
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Only things we saved were the drawers, oven, the countertop and sinks, but the sink fixtures have been replace with a standard household one at some point so I think its a wash also - we'll use the pictures to see if anyone here has a vote.

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I think regular apartment-sized appliances and plumbing were used "back in the day", so the sink, even if replaced, may be almost the same as the original.
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Old 11-12-2006, 06:43 PM   #31
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I think regular apartment-sized appliances and plumbing were used "back in the day", so the sink, even if replaced, may be almost the same as the original.
Thanks Terry,

I think you're right it doesn't look like anything special. I'm really only holding it to see if anyone else wants it, as it looks like we are going to start fresh on the interior.

A long road we have just begun...

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I think you're right it doesn't look like anything special. I'm really only holding it to see if anyone else wants it, as it looks like we are going to start fresh on the interior.
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If the sink looks like this (I couldn't find a photo you had of it), it is OEM, or so close as to make no difference:
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If the sink looks like this (I couldn't find a photo you had of it), it is OEM, or so close as to make no difference:
Terry,

Is that sink enamel over steel?

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Is that sink enamel over steel?

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Yes it is. The photo is from a 59 Ambassador, the one in our Overlander is identical, but I can't find a good pic.
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Old 11-12-2006, 07:02 PM   #35
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Sink

I'll post a photo tomorrow - I think this one is enamel over steel, but it is actually two sinks mounted next to one another, in one large cut off of the countertop, and separated by a strip of metal. I'm sure the faucet is not original.
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BTW Rob, that would be a 2 5/16" collar up front we had put on. (we were listening to the VAP on the road home, heard you and Colin giving him a hard time...)
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I thought I had read somewhere about the hazzards of "meth"...the process of making it can ruin a house. dangerous chemicals get absorbed into the walls and so forth, making the place uninhabitable. I don't want to be perpetuating urban myths...but I'd look into this. I'm not exactly sure where to start. maybe some drug-cops? anyway, find out. you might not want to be breathing the air in there. It might require a full-monty to get rid of anything in there that could have possibly absorbed any of this stuff...pull the walls, new insulation, new floor (which you were already planning).
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I thought I had read somewhere about the hazzards of "meth"...the process of making it can ruin a house. dangerous chemicals get absorbed into the walls and so forth, making the place uninhabitable. I don't want to be perpetuating urban myths...but I'd look into this. I'm not exactly sure where to start. maybe some drug-cops? anyway, find out. you might not want to be breathing the air in there. It might require a full-monty to get rid of anything in there that could have possibly absorbed any of this stuff...pull the walls, new insulation, new floor (which you were already planning).
Gee thanks Chuck More good news...
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I agree with Chuck...check it out. I know they busted a mobile meth lab not too far from my house here a while back and they had the hazmat guys in there in their moonsuits. In this case it was in a cargo trailer. They loaded the trailer up on a roll back, tarped it and hauled off when the hazmat guys got done with it.

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I agree with Chuck...check it out. I know they busted a mobile meth lab not too far from my house here a while back and they had the hazmat guys in there in their moonsuits. In this case it was in a cargo trailer. They loaded the trailer up on a roll back, tarped it and hauled off when the hazmat guys got done with it.

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Here you go - I guess we're truely gutting it and starting fresh...

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