Cool RV stuff. I believe we are distant cousins. Your grandfather Wilbur's grandfather Carl A "Charles" Anderson I believe was my 3rd great grandfather John Carl Anderson's brother. I can't figure out who their parents are. John was supposedly born 3 September 1856 in Stockholm Sweden and orphaned at 7 years old, then came to the US in his early 20s. There is an 1880 and 1885 census that I believe is John with brothers listed as Carl (your relative) and Gustaf. My family tree and sources is on the free website familysearch.org. If you know of anyone who may have more information to support or refute them being brothers or anything that may help find their parents, I would greatly appreciate it. jenmarler at msn.com Jennifer Kimbrell
I will e-mail you when i get back to New Mexico. Everything has a layer of dirt on it but the seats and dinette are in good shape, I believe the steering wheel is as well. If you need more pics I can do that when I get there and I will make you a package deal on whatever you need. Thanks, Gary
Hello Jenon, I am possibly buying an Islander and it too needs to have the windshield both sides, replaced. Perhaps you can give me some idea of the costs involved so I can have a more educated guess on that portion of the repair.
I am in New Mexico with my dad. He was happy to be of some help, we saw your pic with the new windshields. So glad you were able to locate them, I still want to save the face of my Islander for a wall hanging. I have looked inside and taken some pictures. It has been sitting for 20+ years and has a lot of dust and dirt accumulated inside. The dinette booth is all there including cushions and looks to be in pretty good shape. The green plastic laminate on the table is coming loose but you might want a different color anyway. The driver and passenger seats are not torn but very dirty and would probably clean up fine. The interior is all there and there has been some roof leaks but fortunately it rarely rains here so most damage is only to the ceilings. I will post some photos on my page so you can see them. I am going on to the North West tomorrrow and will be back through here in October. I can pull out what you want and bring it back to Fort Worth in October.
Hi Jenon, I talked to him last night and he does not recall what model they are from. I would suggest you take a large piece of paper and trace the pattern of the glass, take measurements and put those on the pattern and print pics of the winshields from front and side. Send all of that to the glass company and see if they can match it up. I researched the old Macks as well and they had flat windshields on the early models, then went to curved in the 60's. The Cab over models with a flat front (no Hood or nose over the engine) looks like the right one to me. They had one called a "Day Cab" that looks like a match. I will probably be at my Islander next weekend and will take pics all around and inside too. I know the dinette booth and table are still there and I thinks they are OK. I will let you know. Thanks, Gary
Jenon, I have some good news for you. I spoke with my dad yesterday about your windshields. He went to the Islander factory in California back in 69 and they showed him around when he bought the one I have. He remembers them telling him that the windshields were originally made for Mack Trucks and they made the Islander molds to fit those. He suggested searching for pre 69 Mack truck windshields. Also I may have some brochures from those days. If you are still unable to locate them I will still consider selling you mine. Gary
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