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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
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 shop and gems he had which was a real treat. What a great guy.

We planned to tow the Liner the 5 miles to my parents but we couldn't get the hitch free from seize. At this point, we figured we would have to come back in a few weeks once we had a trailer to get her home. My father suggested a local auto shop that had a car hauler. Less than an hour later, we were loaded up and heading home outside Richmond. So we now have a 1979 31' Sov sitting on one side of the driveway and the Liner on the other side.

Are we crazy? At what point is this considered obsessive .

Picture of the transport home:
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    drboyd's Avatar
    No, you're not crazy. But you're broke - or you will be!
    Posted 04-06-2015 at 10:47 PM by drboyd drboyd is offline
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    Bowmans's Avatar
    I set a $10k budget for renovation (not including the $2800 it took to buy and get it home) over 3 years. I will be keeping good records on cost and labor hours as we did with the first one. So in three years, hopefully I can say we stayed in budget .
    Posted 10-02-2015 at 09:05 PM by Bowmans Bowmans is offline

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