We finished our restoration of our Tradewind!

Posted 04-19-2018 at 05:06 PM by annieairstrm
Updated 05-02-2018 at 05:43 PM by annieairstrm (Adding blog category)

In June of 2017 we finished the shell off restoration of the 1966 Tradewind. We learned a lot and the Airforums were very helpful to discern what we wanted to do. We did a few interesting things. We installed a Dometic Cool Cat heat pump under one of the twin beds and ducted it through the frame. We used Nyloboard, a fiberglass and nylon carpet waterproof composite for the subfloor and we used Prodex offset by foam board strips for the wall insulation. We also built the cabinets out of aluminum...
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I have a 1962 Airstream Globe Trotter in mid demo.... so let's start there (wee wind)

Posted 12-16-2017 at 08:27 AM by JDiz64

Thanks B,

I have replied to the other post but additional info was needed and appreciated. I am a skilled carpenter and so all the work will be done by me. Also, good advise on the scope reference. Finding myself going off the original issue I mean to address by finding additional damaged/worn parts.

Need advise on what best material to use to seal the exterior panels and loose rivets as though I only have minor leaks, they need to be fixed before additional interior...
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1950 Flying Cloud #7003

Posted 08-31-2015 at 09:21 PM by FlyingCloud3

here is a link to our first blog post:
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A Beauty Comes to Life...and a Roadtrip Takes Shape

Posted 04-08-2012 at 03:02 PM by monah (GlamperGirl)

After the 2.5 year restoration of our '69 Tradewind you would think I could have learned a little patience!! It's been almost a year since I brought home BubbleLicious - my beloved '58 Bubble and, with a few distractions along the way, her restoration has begun in full force (yay!)

Electrical is all done (apparently I have more outlets than our electrician's apartment ), our custom-built 110v Fantastic Fan is installed, 95% of the insulation is installed and we're soooo close to
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Renovation Going Slowly

Posted 05-29-2010 at 01:06 PM by dickmfield

Having removed the carpet and much of the "mouse fur" from the walls in the dining/living area, I fried a few brain cells removing the glue backing with a solvent. Then, I began polishing the interior aluminum with mixed results. Have to get some more aggressive Nuvite polishing cream to work on the roughest areas but getting there slowly. Here's a progress photo.[/B]
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