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1950 Liner "Weeble" - A little progress on small items

Posted 04-26-2015 at 10:11 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

So we made a little progress this weekend on some small items. I started this weekend stripping the paint and polishing one of the 3 overhead cabinet. We plan to re-use all 3.

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1950 Liner "Weeble" - Gutted and cleaned, straightening banana wrap pieces

Posted 04-19-2015 at 06:59 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)

We spent the weekend just seeing what we had in more detail. We gutted the inside, saving the pieces not rotted, hauling the springs from the mattresses, hot water tank, etc. to the dump. We pulled on window out to get pictures of the 'w' piece for the hinge and the 'u' channel. We also pulled off one interior window trim and vent trim.



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Liner photos once home

Posted 04-05-2015 at 05:02 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)
Updated 04-08-2015 at 08:26 PM by Bowmans (Found a permanent name for her)

Here are some photos of the Liner once we got home. Outside photos only at this point. The inside isn't much. Floor is mostly gone, springs for bed in back and couch in front but no material left. The drawer cabinet is there but warped some from water damage. We will probably just re-use the drawer pulls on that. One gem is it has the aluminum (or stainless steel?) kitchen cabinet with sink and stovetop.

We now have a name for her. She will be known as Weeble. Her shell wobbles...
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Just bought a 1950 Liner... And number 2. Are we crazy?

Posted 04-04-2015 at 07:51 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)
Updated 04-05-2015 at 04:46 PM by Bowmans (Adding photos)

Last Friday, I made the 2 hour trip to Nelson County VA where I grew up to visit my parents. I thought I might drop by and visit Dave at Trailer Buff since it is only 5 minutes up the road. Found out Dave is retired from the Airstream restoration business but he did have 3 Airstreams, unrestored he was selling. I took a few pictures and headed home.

Today, we went back out, bought a 1950 22' Liner (real rough shape but worth saving). Dave was gracious and gave us a tour of his...
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Second Camping Season

Posted 04-24-2011 at 08:01 PM by Bowmans (This blog shows our renovation of a 1979 Sovereign 31' center bath AS)
Updated 04-26-2015 at 10:20 PM by Bowmans

Since our Airstream was a ways from home over the winter season, we didn't get to see how it was until this month (Aug 10-Apr 11). I was worried about posible leaks over the winter.

Everything was in excellent condition and even smelled good inside even though it had been closed up for that long.

We had only one small leak in the front window which was probably from the old seal there. They need to be replaced. It was a minimal leak and just wetted the edge of...
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