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Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-06-2021, 05:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
I took another look at the Airstream Abomination...

I took another look at the Airstream Abomination thread - What a horrible thing to do to an Airstream.
https://www.airforums.com/forums/f155/my-1963-globetrotter-project-152818.html

I'm surprised...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-06-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
Not sure if you'll ever have interest in...

Not sure if you'll ever have interest in replacing the non-original rear bumper on your Airstream but there is a company that makes front bumpers for large commercial vans and the pattern is very...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 05-04-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
Nice woodworking! I stood on my head to look...

Nice woodworking!
I stood on my head to look at the upside down photos u posted:wally:

You can find a photo app on internet and rotate your photos or rotate them in windows program in the future.
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 02-22-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
I've been participating in helping Nick along the...

I've been participating in helping Nick along the way and a little mention of my knee injury shouldn't annoy you?
Nick hasn't given any updates and when he does, we will continue to observe and help...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-23-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
Wow---> That's some repair to your ankle! I...

Wow---> That's some repair to your ankle!
I started Physical Therapy last month.
Exercises can be somewhat painful but I now have lots of motion/Knee bend BUT Knee not strong enough to take steps...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-22-2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
Glad to hear you made some serious progress!!...

Glad to hear you made some serious progress!! Can't imagine homeschooling 2 children. Congrats on making it all work!

We have 2 children ages 20 and 25 - Daughter 20 who is at University of...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 07-27-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
I'm only interested in clearing off the exterior...

I'm only interested in clearing off the exterior Plasticoat on the Aluminum.

I'll do some trial and error on small section but any hints on just removing the exterior Plasticoat is appreciated!
...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 07-26-2020, 10:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
Nice work!!

Looks good.
Amazing how time consuming it is to sit back and watch your wife do all the work:)

Looking forward to your progress! I'm going to try the Citristrip on my 63 GT.
Any pointers or...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 04-01-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
I have important news for you regarding some...

I have important news for you regarding some parts you may need from another 62 globetrotter - no charge
- give me a phone call 206-914-9000
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-28-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
Thanks all!

Thanks all!
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-27-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
As mentioned the PO of my trailer disconnected...

As mentioned the PO of my trailer disconnected much of the wiring in rear of trailer.

Here are the photos of the wiring in rear of trailer

Photo 1 - the 12v battery connectors
Photo 2 - The...
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-27-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
Help with wiring please

All,

The previous owner of my 1964 Safari ripped out all the exposed wiring including the inverter (i assume it had an inverter)

the trailer is gutted/floors and walls intact

all the...
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-25-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
here is the photo of the serial# plate - looks...

here is the photo of the serial# plate - looks like it was actually built in 8/1963 according to the "6308" stamp but titled 1964

since photo is not the best and for better clarity - the #'s on...
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-24-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
Thx! - I was told these models with the larger...

Thx! - I was told these models with the larger jalousie window to the right of the door are called the Safari "Californian" model?
Is this correct - And how many were built like this as I don't see...
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-23-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
Finally got her home!!

Finally got her home!!
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-17-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
Thanks everyone - I pick the trailer up tomorrow...

Thanks everyone - I pick the trailer up tomorrow morning and bring it home.
They are saying we will be in a "Shelter in Place" situation here in Seattle starting Friday due to the CV so at least...
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-13-2020, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
Thanks! I see yours has a buddy too! :wally:

Thanks! I see yours has a buddy too! :wally:
Forum: 1960 - 1965 Safari 03-11-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,838
Posted By groovzilla
Just Purchased 1964 22' Safari

All,

Just purchased a buddy for my 1963 19' Globe Trotter.

This 1964 22' Safari has been parked down the street from my Inlaw's home for 8 years. I've asked the owner to buy it for years and...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 02-23-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
I wanted you to see the bathroom remodel i did on...

I wanted you to see the bathroom remodel i did on my 1963 GT - The only change in the layout was my cutting back the original closet next to the toilet.

The closet is now on a 45 degree angle...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 02-10-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
your welcome! i would replace the steel plate...

your welcome! i would replace the steel plate running along the top of the stairs entry using a longer piece of steel to tie it in to the outigger/frame on left and outrigger/frame on right of door....
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 02-09-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
Sorry I don't have better or additional photos,...

Sorry I don't have better or additional photos, but here is a before and after of my door frame floor area after I had bolted a steel reinforcement plate on top and across the original steel plate....
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 02-02-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
Looks like your question has been answered...

Looks like your question has been answered regarding the floor bolts.

looks like your 62 GT has some serious frame rust and some of the metal needs replacing like those outriggers in the photos....
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 02-01-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
Maiden Voyage:wally:

Maiden Voyage:wally:
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 02-01-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,598
Posted By groovzilla
Enjoy the remodel on your GT!! I spent 6...

Enjoy the remodel on your GT!!

I spent 6 months restoring the interior of my 63 GT. I'm close to finished but took a year off and just jumping back in.

Couple of helpful hints/info & changes I...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 02-01-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
great that you replaced cabinets with original...

great that you replaced cabinets with original style. if there one thing i can;t stand are home depot cabinets in a vintage airstream.
very nice work!!
there's a guy on this forum who removed all...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 02-01-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
**that's a nice big dinette sleeper - i made our...

**that's a nice big dinette sleeper - i made our pull out side seating a large double sized bed when both cushions are in place. as we get older sleeping comfort is important. when i was younger i...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 01-31-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
Agree the 25 & 26' length's are nice but they get...

Agree the 25 & 26' length's are nice but they get a little to big to maneuver which is why the 19' seems to be perfect for us.

Like music, to each his own!

here's the interior remodel I did on...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-30-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,499
Posted By groovzilla
So now about 1.5 years later and I finally am...

So now about 1.5 years later and I finally am almost finished restoring the interior of our 1963 19' Globe Trotter.
I re-designed it with a dinette which was mandatory for eating/board games and...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 01-30-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
Thanks everyone! After some camping trips in...

Thanks everyone!
After some camping trips in the Caravel we decided to keep my 1963 19' Globe Trotter and sell the Caravel. The Caravel just a little too small to be really comfortable for 2.
My...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-26-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,299
Posted By groovzilla
I plumbed my entire water system w/new copper so...

I plumbed my entire water system w/new copper so i have shutoffs going to tankless water heater as well and drain system in place which used the original holes in floor to route the drains from the...
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 04-03-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,299
Posted By groovzilla
Excel Tanklass Water Heater Install

All,

A coupe of months back I purchased the Excel Tankless Water heater.
I am restoring my 1963 19' Globe Trotter interior including re-configuring the area on the curb side of bathroom and...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-31-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By groovzilla
Great idea cutting out the old brass mount and...

Great idea cutting out the old brass mount and fiberglassing in a new one.

Mine is working great and no leaks but I tested it for 3 days before re-iinstalling the tank. I also replaced the tank...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 01-21-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By groovzilla
1965 17' Caravel Inverter questions

All,

Just purchased a nice 1965 17' Caravel - Seller's husband padded away and she had no idea where systems where located/etc. - I haven't done any snooping around yet or any testing since I've...
Forum: 1956 - 1965 Caravel 01-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,767
Posted By groovzilla
My 1965 17' Caravel ----> Time Capsule---> Just Purchased

All,

After negotiating with seller for 3 months I just towed my new to me '65 17' Caravel home.
It is truly a time capsule. Excellent original condition and clean like new.
Seller took great...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-14-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By groovzilla
UPDATE: I went to Home Depot today and...

UPDATE:

I went to Home Depot today and checked size of waste tank fitting bolt thread size. The size is 1/4"-20 course threads

Photo of the bolt(w/nut attached) threaded into the 1/4"-20 size...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-14-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By groovzilla
Black Water Tank - Waste Valve Replacement Upgrade

All,

My black water tank waste valve is leaking and seems to be a common problem with these original valves.
I couldn't find many threads regarding our specific type of original waste valve and...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-14-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By groovzilla
^^Thanks!---> IMO, I think the front gaucho is...

^^Thanks!---> IMO, I think the front gaucho is best removed for dinette as for my height(6'1") is less comfortable due to the more restrictive length as a bed and secondly, sitting at dinette in the...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-13-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By groovzilla
My '63 GT Interior Restoration Photos

All,

Started the interior restoration of my 63 GT--->Purchased this past summer and finally digging into it.
It is an international model however a previous owner painted the wood cabinets an...
Forum: 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 01-11-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,695
Posted By groovzilla
We think alike - This is a great idea and I...

We think alike - This is a great idea and I thought of doing the same thing yesterday (before I read your post)when I finally removed the old hot water tank to install an on demand tank.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-08-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,299
Posted By groovzilla
Will do - I plan to re-plumb my propane copper...

Will do - I plan to re-plumb my propane copper lines and install tank in next few weeks - Tank should arrive this week.
Forum: Water Heaters, Filters & Pumps 01-07-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,299
Posted By groovzilla
All, Was going to install the Suburban...

All,

Was going to install the Suburban tankless water heater in my 19' Globe Trotter but came upon this thread and did some research on the EXCEL 1.6 tankless heater.
Due to the size and location...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-01-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By groovzilla
thank you so much - i was so upset to have this...

thank you so much - i was so upset to have this happen i never even thought it could be my tow vehicle - i just checked my land rovers fuses and trailer fuse #14 was blown!

just changed it out and...
Forum: Lights - Interior & Exterior 01-01-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,047
Posted By groovzilla
**Please help---> 63 GT tow lights fuse??

All,

Had all my marker lights/tail lights/license light working on my 1963 19' Globetrotter and awaiting arrival of new marker lights - marker lights are removed and wires are exposed right now.
...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-18-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By groovzilla
UPDATE: Well the Leviton Male outlet arrived...

UPDATE:

Well the Leviton Male outlet arrived today - Just got done mounting it

I will be investigating the original shore power cord which looks to be cut at the end due to harsh oxidation - In...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-10-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By groovzilla
That particular Leviton recepticle is no longer...

That particular Leviton recepticle is no longer available----> I purchased the new Leviton model male outlet
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-08-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By groovzilla
update - i was able to contact seller of...

update - i was able to contact seller of trailer(previous owner) - he explained that he made a home made "male/male" adapter so he could plug into house power.

i am taking everyone's advice and...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-08-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By groovzilla
**kevin, i have company coming for dinner...

**kevin,

i have company coming for dinner but ran outside and looked everywhere - in the side vented compartment just behind the refrigerator, there is a cut thick cord which looks like the end of...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-08-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By groovzilla
can anyone please tell me where the original...

can anyone please tell me where the original shore power plug in was located on my 63 GT??
there are no other exterior or interior plug ins for household current?
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-08-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By groovzilla
bob - i have done nothing since bringing the...

bob - i have done nothing since bringing the trailer home in august - have not tried hooking up household current - i am just starting retoration and wanted to use the interior outlets so attempted...
Forum: Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 12-08-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,649
Posted By groovzilla
here are photos - this is the outlet the...

here are photos - this is the outlet the seller(previous owner)had extension cord plugged into when i tested interior lights - he had no battery in the trailer

**also when i tested the 110v...
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