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Forum: General Repair Forum 06-03-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,936
Posted By tom p
I have restored 9 100+ year old houses. My...

I have restored 9 100+ year old houses. My 'plan' is always dive in head first and make it up along the way. :) I don't know half the time what I am going to do until I start tearing stuff up. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-31-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
Airstream Jenga

So about 1,000 blocks and jacks later and the Airstream shell is sitting on it's new trailer. It really wasn't that hard I just had to jack a few inches at a time and block it up, drag the trailer...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-31-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 595
Posted By tom p
Black plastic for wheel wells?

Does anyone know where I can get the black plastic wheel well inserts for my 74 Overlander? I sawed up the ones I had (I know, stupid). I was neck deep removing the shell and they were in the way :)
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 05-30-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,814
Posted By tom p
I took my shell off but it was a no brainer the...

I took my shell off but it was a no brainer the frame was totally gone, I couldn't even save enough for a template. I ended up salvaging a frame from an 02 Coleman to use. Plywood being old doesn't...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-30-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
The shell is going on the frame tomorrow. I...

The shell is going on the frame tomorrow. I ended up using the Advantech board after Foiled Again's recommendations. I bought it at The Treated Lumber Outlet in Newport News. I buy a lot of...
Forum: General Repair Forum 05-20-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
Short video, mainly because I wanted to try out...

Short video, mainly because I wanted to try out my new Gopro. Sorry, no narration I feel stupid talking to myself :) Anyway you can see my progress on the trailer frame.

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Forum: General Repair Forum 05-14-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
Frame found!

After talking to several welders and either getting the cold shoulder, luke warm interest, and quotes to build a frame that never came in, I started looking for something off another camper I could...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-09-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By tom p
You don't NEED to polish it. It just depends on...

You don't NEED to polish it. It just depends on what look you want and if you are willing to put in the hours to polish it. To polish it you are looking at 100 woman/man hours :) minimum from what...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-09-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,379
Posted By tom p
Here is a pic as of today. You can see where to...

Here is a pic as of today. You can see where to the left I have done the first and second pass and the smaller section on the right is just the first pass. None of it has the liquid polisher on it...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-06-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,379
Posted By tom p
Here is the angle polisher I got from Harbor...

Here is the angle polisher I got from Harbor Freight, it got bad reviews but mine works fine. There is a cheaper one that got better reviews but the store was out of that one the day I went:

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Forum: General Repair Forum 05-05-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,662
Posted By tom p
Yours looks pretty nice! Is the interior real...

Yours looks pretty nice! Is the interior real wood? Mine was fake wood and in really bad shape. If that were mine and I was going to use it for a personal family camper I would right away get rid...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-04-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,379
Posted By tom p
Dennis I bought the Airstream polishing kit from...

Dennis I bought the Airstream polishing kit from Jestco on ebay that came with buffing wheels and the grey and pink bars. I got a $50 angle buffer from Harbor Freight that seems to work pretty good....
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-04-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,379
Posted By tom p
Yeah I pretty much decided today that I'm going...

Yeah I pretty much decided today that I'm going to let this kid that works for me finish most of it :) I really don't mind the dirt btw it was just funny because my daughter came home from school...
Forum: Cleaning, Stripping & Polishing 05-04-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,379
Posted By tom p
First day polishing my '74 Overlander

2 hours:
https://www.airforums.com/attachments/photobucket/img_1616935_0_9dfd6dc2641e84f1b1ec8c23c063b8b0.jpg (https://s170.photobucket.com/user/wpvboat/media/P1010313.jpg.html)
2 hours:
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Forum: General Repair Forum 04-30-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,263
Posted By tom p
Need info about wheels and hubcaps

My 74 Overlander came with these wheels on it and the hubcaps were inside of the camper. The hubcaps look like the right ones for the year but I'm looking at the rims and the tabs look like they are...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-30-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,662
Posted By tom p
Yeah used a bunch of wood blocks, a c channel and...

Yeah used a bunch of wood blocks, a c channel and my Kubota backhoe, it was a little scary. I plan to be more careful when putting it back on since I will have more $ invested in it by then.

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Forum: General Repair Forum 04-29-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,662
Posted By tom p
Bob is the man with the experience. I am pretty...

Bob is the man with the experience. I am pretty handy myself but he has been in the Airstream game longer, he showed me a few things right off that I wouldn't have noticed.

Here is mine as of...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-28-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,662
Posted By tom p
Well now you know two guys in Portsmouth that...

Well now you know two guys in Portsmouth that have Airstreams. Bob has been doing this a long time, I just got mine a few weeks ago but have already gutted it, taken the shell off, and stripped the...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By tom p
If it was me I would take it straight to the...

If it was me I would take it straight to the local trailer shop and let them deal with the running gear and then run through the rest of it myself. That's just me, axles and brakes are mechanical...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-24-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,985
Posted By tom p
It depends on what it was like when they put it...

It depends on what it was like when they put it in storage. I would check out the bearings and brakes before replacing everything. Same with the water and gas, hook it up and see what happens. ...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-23-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
I think it will be plain old painted steel and...

I think it will be plain old painted steel and plywood for me. Pretty much all travel trailers are made that way and the only ones that have problems are from roof leaks. Actually the plywood floor...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-22-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
ouch!

ouch!
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
Looked at the Coosa board, that is pretty sweet. ...

Looked at the Coosa board, that is pretty sweet. It might be worth it even at the $109 a sheet.
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-20-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
Do you know how I can get in touch with Frank? ...

Do you know how I can get in touch with Frank? Thanks!
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-20-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
Paula, I've bought a couple trailers from...

Paula, I've bought a couple trailers from Superior so I'll start by calling them. We also have Portsmouth Trailer Supply over here so I might call them too they do a lot of repair work. Thanks for...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-20-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,014
Posted By tom p
Need a new frame in VA

Hey if you saw my post, my frame was totally shot and has since been pulled out and cut up for scrap. I need to have a new one fabricated, I'm in Eastern VA. I know a few welders but was just...
Forum: 1974 - 1977 Overlander 04-19-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,757
Posted By tom p
Tom's 74 Overlander project

I bought this a couple weeks ago and have since gutted it out and pulled the shell off. The frame was near nonexistent as you will see from the pics. I used my Kubota tractor a C channel and a ton...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By tom p
Here is my progress as of today and I cut up what...

Here is my progress as of today and I cut up what was left of the trailer also. My plan was to take it to a welder so he could use it as something to go by for a new one but there wasn't even enough...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-15-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By tom p
Bob, based on the newspaper the last few weeks I...

Bob, based on the newspaper the last few weeks I have to say I'm sorry for both of us :blink: I sent you a pm. Tom
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-14-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By tom p
A guy with a flatbed loaded it with his front...

A guy with a flatbed loaded it with his front loader and then I unloaded it with the forks on my Kubota at my house. It was a little hairy unloading it. The A frame rusted clean off. I'm not...
Forum: General Repair Forum 04-14-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By tom p
First post- '74 Overlander - need help with shell romoval

Ok this is my first post. I bought a 74 Overlander and have so far gutted the inside and removed some outer parts below the deck. My frame it totally gone and the floor has some rotten spots. I am...
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