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Forum: Airstream Classifieds 06-20-2017, 10:02 PM
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Posted By n2batr
1964 Airstream Overlander 26 - Wyoming

Title: 1964 Airstream Overlander 26 - Wyoming
I just posted a new ad on Airstream Classifieds.

1964 Airstream Overlander Great shape, Shell in excellent condition , no dents. polished and...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 02-09-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By n2batr
Yes. trempro would be appropriate to seal between...

Yes. trempro would be appropriate to seal between panels.
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 07-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,441
Posted By n2batr
I replaced all of the lower panels of my 58. I...

I replaced all of the lower panels of my 58. I used .032 on all the front and rear curved sections. Used .040 for the flat front section and both long side panels. It gives a slightly smoother look...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-07-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By n2batr
I think using .040 thickness 2024t3 is a great...

I think using .040 thickness 2024t3 is a great idea. i used that on my side panels and got a nice result. Airparts Inc is also a great company to deal with for shipped aluminum. Ed
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 05-07-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By n2batr
End cap panels or rooftop? Either way these...

End cap panels or rooftop? Either way these should be bucked using trempro or other polyurethane sealant between. Over time you will, I believe , be disappointed if you use Olympics. With your...
Forum: 1955 - 1957 Bubble 04-21-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 44,608
Posted By n2batr
Great. See you there. Should be a good time. Ed

Great. See you there. Should be a good time. Ed
Forum: 1955 - 1957 Bubble 04-21-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 44,608
Posted By n2batr
Robin. Getting those screens on even with the...

Robin. Getting those screens on even with the window frames out is a PITA. I devised a way to make removable screens with aluminum screen frames, standard spline etc. Don't waste too much of that...
Forum: Vintage Kin 03-03-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,096
Posted By n2batr
I would not use luan given a choice. Baltic birch...

I would not use luan given a choice. Baltic birch 1/8 will work and look much more appealing. A couple of members here on the forums have done interiors with baltic birch. Look over Carlos Fergusons...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 02-10-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,280
Posted By n2batr
Looks like a 58. Probably Calif built. The...

Looks like a 58. Probably Calif built. The interior looks in average shape but correct. The door handle is probably not correct and the door hinges do not look standard. Also the big dent in the rear...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-06-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,404
Posted By n2batr
Yep , mine is 26-7137. Should be on a approx 4x...

Yep , mine is 26-7137. Should be on a approx 4x 1.5" metal plate. Next to the door on the body, Also has the word Airstream on it. Mine has the Norwalk Ca address as well. Ed
Forum: General Repair Forum 01-06-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,358
Posted By n2batr
Some of the main issues discussed with...

Some of the main issues discussed with installation are whether or not to use the supplied gasket and potential cracking of the perimeter plastic part of the fan where the screws are inserted...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-06-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,404
Posted By n2batr
Mine is actually on vintage airstream.com. it's...

Mine is actually on vintage airstream.com. it's #26-7137 26 ft overlander. It was a custom double door model so may not be of help in your identification. It looks very different now as it has...
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-05-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,404
Posted By n2batr
No just that wheel well style is usually from the...

No just that wheel well style is usually from the california factory. Mine is the same style on a double axle 58 overlander. Ed
Forum: Airstream Trailer Forums 01-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,404
Posted By n2batr
I would think California made overlander. Should...

I would think California made overlander. Should be 26 ft bumper to coupler if you measure it, Ed
Forum: Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 12-10-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 837
Posted By n2batr
What is your battery status? That's your source...

What is your battery status? That's your source of 12V while boondocking. To get the AC power to charge your battery while plugged in you will want to get a modern converter/charger installed. Nice...
Forum: General Repair Forum 11-26-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,883
Posted By n2batr
You can find the rivet shaver and olympic rivets...

You can find the rivet shaver and olympic rivets at Vintage trailer supply. In fact i believe they sell a kit that has the correct rivets, shaver and puller. The correct size for exterior olympics is...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-19-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,423
Posted By n2batr
I don't think you need to attach them to the...

I don't think you need to attach them to the ribs. Probably overkill and you want the stringer edge to be flush with the inner rib surface. So I don't think you want to overlay them. You could...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-18-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,423
Posted By n2batr
That door looks solid. Nice job. Yes the...

That door looks solid. Nice job. Yes the stringers are really just to the skins and not attached to the ribs. Thats how airstream did it. I replaced several in mine and added some extras in a couple...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 09-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,423
Posted By n2batr
You know I don't think I have any photos of the...

You know I don't think I have any photos of the bracing and my walls are insulated and wired. All i did was get some thick sheet of aluminum and cut it approx 6 inches tall and wide enough to span...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-20-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,496
Posted By n2batr
Bauxter I would try it. You could use three...

Bauxter I would try it. You could use three straps at the three positions at the same time, moving each a little at a time. That way your not putting undue stress on any rib at one time. I was able...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 08-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,496
Posted By n2batr
One trick I used to bring the shell down into...

One trick I used to bring the shell down into final position was to use ratchet straps inside the trailer. I took large marine pad eyes(u shaped cleats) and screwed these to the floor.( Making sure...
Forum: Doors & Locks 07-21-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By n2batr
I used that D gasket with the lip on the door...

I used that D gasket with the lip on the door edge and the door-in a door edge. That alone sealed mine well. If you want to put a gasket on the door frame (trailer body) I would try a 1/2 inch or...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-08-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,292
Posted By n2batr
You are welcome to stop in any time. Let me know...

You are welcome to stop in any time. Let me know when you are coming. Yes, those axles are probably frozen in position. Doubt you could move them. I'd try the suggestion of deflating the tire and see...
Forum: 1959-69 Tradewind 07-04-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,292
Posted By n2batr
Great to see another from Wyoming. I'm in Lander....

Great to see another from Wyoming. I'm in Lander. We have a 64 we use for camping and I'm currently totally rebuilding a 58 double door cruiser. If you have any questions this is the place for...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 04-27-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By n2batr
i would get an electric sheet metal shear rather...

i would get an electric sheet metal shear rather than a nibbler unless you have some complex cuts to make. Mine is a Kett but others such as milwaukee etc make them. They are great for the long cuts...
Forum: Windows & Screens 04-01-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,589
Posted By n2batr
Yes tempered has more strength than regular but...

Yes tempered has more strength than regular but the biggest difference is that when it breaks you don't get the flying shards of regular glass but rather more of a pebble type breakage. It is more...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-31-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,589
Posted By n2batr
The interior frame with hex screws would need to...

The interior frame with hex screws would need to be removed to get the glass out for replacement. They are probably badly rusted. Spray some WD40/liquid wrench on them and try them the next day. Also...
Forum: Windows & Screens 03-31-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,589
Posted By n2batr
Your Hehr windows are probably the same as on my...

Your Hehr windows are probably the same as on my 58 (except for the front and rear windows) You can just replace the grey gasket around between the frame and glass, however if you want to polish them...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 03-18-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,423
Posted By n2batr
You will be Ok with the window if the framing is...

You will be Ok with the window if the framing is intact. I don't think those round running lights are original. Everything I have seen are teardrop shape if present at all. Believe it or not those...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 03-18-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,423
Posted By n2batr
Front and rear windows are probably the same as...

Front and rear windows are probably the same as my 58. Relatively easy to replace with 1/8 tempered glass. Can't tell by the photo. Did they cut into the rear window frame with that AC unit? Also...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 03-03-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By n2batr
I believe I used 1/8 " tempered glass. Just...

I believe I used 1/8 " tempered glass. Just bought it locally from a glass/mirror store. would definitely spend extra and get tempered.
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 01-29-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By n2batr
I bought some that worked for me through...

I bought some that worked for me through Mcmaster-carr but looking in their online current listing I don't believe they carry it any more, The legs were 1/16 thick which gave more strength than the...
Forum: Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 01-28-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,656
Posted By n2batr
Thumbs up Brad, I rebuilt 2 of these locks. I used por15...

Brad, I rebuilt 2 of these locks. I used por15 on the 2 steel braces and recreated the wood insert ( a much better looking piece than original) and coated it with marine epoxy to extend its...
Forum: Airstream History 10-09-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,744
Posted By n2batr
Thumbs up Now 4 members

Now 4 members in the club. My double door 58 cruiser had the same signature in "both" doors. Johnny Alonzo Norwalk Ca. He must have been involved in the door build of many Calif units during those...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-28-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,418
Posted By n2batr
At lest 4 points are probably needed. Use the...

At lest 4 points are probably needed. Use the main frame rails as jacking points. Thats the safest but other points could probably be used with a bare frame/floor as the weight is not so great. You...
Forum: Doors & Locks 06-19-2011, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,568
Posted By n2batr
i used a standard deadbolt also. What i did was...

i used a standard deadbolt also. What i did was rather than trying to thicken the door or body (depending on where you put the lock) I reduced the thickness of the bolt using a grinding wheel. Worked...
Forum: Ribs, Skins & Rivets 06-19-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By n2batr
Frank Yensan does them. Check out his blog on...

Frank Yensan does them. Check out his blog on Anna Lumanum or frankstrailerworks. I think he has one of Texas. Ed
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-19-2011, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By n2batr
StAn, went out and measured mine. It is 88"....

StAn, went out and measured mine. It is 88". Maybe some variability in these old coaches but I think your spot on.I replaced my floor with 3/4". Tapered and sealed the edges with epoxy. I'm remaking...
Forum: Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 06-19-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354
Posted By n2batr
Stan, Not sure if I can solve your issue butt 88...

Stan, Not sure if I can solve your issue butt 88 in sounds right on as to my 58 if I recall. One thing I did was to sand down the edges in sort of a half moon ie tapering top to bottom on the edge...
Forum: 1955 - 1957 Bubble 06-13-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 75,738
Posted By n2batr
Ted, Glad to see this bubble project come to...

Ted, Glad to see this bubble project come to fruition. You did a stellar job. Keep that door handle safe! Enjoy your family and the camping. Ed
Forum: 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 06-03-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,418
Posted By n2batr
I agree replace it with 1/8 " tempered glass. If...

I agree replace it with 1/8 " tempered glass. If you rebuild them ( which is a task) you might as well go with new safer glass. If you need pointers on rebuilding them PM me. Ed
Forum: 1955 - 1957 Bubble 05-25-2011, 06:34 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 75,738
Posted By n2batr
Hadn't seen that little one. Its just a smoker...

Hadn't seen that little one. Its just a smoker not a grill I assume. I have one of their larger smoker/grills at home and love it. Ed
Forum: 1955 - 1957 Bubble 05-23-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 75,738
Posted By n2batr
Found their website. If you happen to find the #,...

Found their website. If you happen to find the #, PM it to me otherwise I'm sure I can get through them. I'm a ways from choosing fabric/leather. All the best Ed
Forum: 1955 - 1957 Bubble 05-23-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 75,738
Posted By n2batr
Thumbs up Ted, That thing looks sharp. You've done a...

Ted, That thing looks sharp. You've done a super job. Lock looks great also. What's the leather product you used? I like the look. Ed
Forum: Refrigerators 04-17-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,576
Posted By n2batr
I'm working on restoring my marvel refrigerator....

I'm working on restoring my marvel refrigerator. I took the door completely apart along with all other front pieces. I stripped most of the paint off and then sanded any remaining paint/rust starting...
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 03-19-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 100,078
Posted By n2batr
Steve, No problem. We're off to Tucson for a...

Steve, No problem. We're off to Tucson for a weeks vacation. The girls need some pool time. Ed
Forum: 1952-1960 Caravanner 03-19-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 100,078
Posted By n2batr
Thumbs up Steve, Love the curves to the bath and computer...

Steve, Love the curves to the bath and computer desktop. Looks outstanding. Ed
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 03-16-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,158
Posted By n2batr
Thumbs up Excellent. Might as well add some strength. All...

Excellent. Might as well add some strength. All the best Ed
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 03-16-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,158
Posted By n2batr
Brad Any thoughts to adding an extra layer of...

Brad Any thoughts to adding an extra layer of aluminum inside the outer skin where the hinges attach. I bent some heavier aluminum sheet. I think 060 and riveted it from one rib to the next at the...
Forum: 1954 - 1959 Overlander 03-11-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,158
Posted By n2batr
Brad That site should work. That is the exact...

Brad That site should work. That is the exact position of the second door on my 58 double door cruiser. Ed
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