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I bought two Glastron Motorhomes on June 30 of this year. One is a 1969 and one is a 1970. No real difference between them but I can use some parts off of them to swap if they are any good. So far the 1969 has the most potential as it had roof A/C and a decent motor. The Radiator is rotten and the gas tanks are also. I have gotten the A/C to run and it puts out ice cold air. The unit has a 4.0 Onan in back and I hope to get it to run but all in good time. I have been working on the engine and it runs but had sour gas so that made me address the bad gas tanks issue. I have read up on gas tank repair and with some good products like Por 15 I think I can get er done! The unit is full of mouse droppings and roaches so I did a good spray to keep that down. The next issue was a big old Black snake which we call a King snake was trying to get in as he smelled all that mouse poop and arrived at the conclusion that there was a meal to be had. I discouraged him but let him leave as they are a necessity in nature.

I will take pictures and try to get them posted to keep up with the rework. I think I am looking at two years work.

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Comment by Jimmy C. Bridges on October 2, 2010 at 12:57pm
I got tired and needed some relaxation so I made a batch of homemade chicken soup. My wife said it was so pretty she took a picture? I thought it was better tasting than how it looked.

Comment by Jimmy C. Bridges on October 2, 2010 at 12:53pm
Here is a shot of the one gas tank I restored, fixed the holes with JBweld and then coated the inside and put in a new fuel probe.

Comment by Jimmy C. Bridges on October 2, 2010 at 12:51pm

Comment by Jimmy C. Bridges on October 2, 2010 at 12:39pm
Well its been a while since I posted progress on the old Glastron. I have been working on brakes. The front were totally worn out so I got new shoes, springs, clips, wheel cylinders and hoses for it. I cleaned and cleaned to get it all right and then re-assembled it all. The master cylinder was full of rust and gunk so I ordered a new one and then bench bled it and assemble it on the rig. Of course none of the brake lines wanted to come loose from fittings since they were rusted on. I cut them and got them loose with a vice grip then put new lines and fittings on with a ferrel splice. The rear brakes were in much better shape. I took them all apart, deglazed the shoes, cleaned and honed the wheel cylinders repacked the wheel bearings and put it all back together. I installed new rear brake hose then bled the whole system. My god it worked! I have brakes again! I am lucky that it appears the vacuum boosters are even working. I have not road tested as I presently have the steering column removed so I can replace the rotten front floors. The next project is remove and repair the leaky radiator.
Comment by Pat Daly on August 9, 2010 at 5:58pm
Jimmy, looks like you've got a real nice project ahead of you and just imagine what it will be like when it's done "your way". We'll keep an eye out for photos as you progress. Also, type Glastron in the Search BOX top right of home page to see other Glastron owners and their projects.
Comment by Jimmy C. Bridges on August 9, 2010 at 3:40pm
Here is a shot of what I am starting with. Yes, it needs a lot of work! I have been working on mechanical issues like the fuel system, engine, generator etc. So far progress is slow. I did a good vacuum out of the whole coach to get rid of all the mouse droppings and of course fumigated it to kill off all the crawley Kritters. I did get the roof A/C up and running and it cools really nice. At least I can work inside if it is too hot ouside. Working without a roof over my head is the hard part on this project. Oh Well! Jim
Comment by Jimmy C. Bridges on August 9, 2010 at 3:36pm



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