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Old 05-14-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Last Monday on the way home from dropping off my truck at Ford for service I saw an a/s sitting in a field behind a newly built home nearly obscured by bushes. I stopped in but no one was home. I was able to walk back and look at it. It's a 1963 26ft Overlander International ( Ohio built) according to the VIN. It's in pretty rough shape outside. Several dents in both front and rear endcaps on the curbside as well as a gash aft of the lower entry door hinge. Nearly every window is broken and there is a wood stove vent cut into the side also aft of the door. From what I can see outside both the water heater and the furnace are gone and patched over.
I dropped by again on Friday and left my card. The owner called today and gave me a little history of the damage. Appently it was being towed by an over zealous cousin of his, who lost control and ditched it causing the shell damage and breaking the windows.
I'm going to meet him on Monday and look inside. He said he was thinking the value was around $500 and I think I'll offer $300 and see what happens. This will be a very easy recovery as it is only 10 miles from my place. If I buy it it will be my fourth a/s this year and it will be one of three that I will keep.
Stay tuned and on Monday I will post pics of it and the recovery.
I'm definately addicted because I need to go look at two more that are very close as well. All my campers are now aware of my addiction and are always on the lookout for more a/s during their travels.
Can we start a seperate sub forum for aluminuts called Airstream Anonymous.
Hello my name is Chris and I'm addicted to Airstreams. GROUP: " Hi Chris"
It's been a month since my last purchase of an Airstream. Do I get a one month chip now?
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Old 05-14-2011, 03:15 PM   #2
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Chris...we just said 'no'. When we bought our Argosy, we were offered a '67 AS (not sure of the model) that had been gutted (although all of the interior pieces were still on hand) for an additional $1500. We were very tempted, but also knew our limit...in hindsight though...
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Chris I believe that the carrier that infected you is the same one that parked in my backyard on a couple of occasions - You friend Doug.

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Gary I can't spell that with the A/S letters to change my avitar. There's no C in Airstream.
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Chris I believe that the carrier that infected you is the same one that parked in my backyard on a couple of occasions - You friend Doug.

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Jim yeah Doug has been a great help to me with the 73 and you're right he has infected me for sure. I haven't seen him since the fall and hope he drops by soon for a visit. I really could use the extra pair of hands with the polishing.
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Chris...we just said 'no'. When we bought our Argosy, we were offered a '67 AS (not sure of the model) that had been gutted (although all of the interior pieces were still on hand) for an additional $1500. We were very tempted, but also knew our limit...in hindsight though...
Field finds are the best. Usually they haven't been too molested and the owners are willing to let them go cheap. It's very hard to find them here on this side of the border so I consider my self lucky to have found this one and want to go see the other two that have been spotted locally as well.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:29 PM   #8
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Gary I can't spell that with the A/S letters to change my avitar. There's no C in Airstream.
Ha! That's funny:-)
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Chris I believe that the carrier that infected you is the same one that parked in my backyard on a couple of occasions - You friend Doug.

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Hey, I resemble that remark .
Chris, have you seen the one at the corner of CTY Rd 6 and Hwy 89, just west of Mount Forest looks abandoned.
How many you got now Jim, I'm up to 5.
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Doug that's one of the ones that a camper told me about. I'm going to try and see it next week. I have to go down th Clifford and pick up the fireworks for next weekends show and will look at it then. Do you know anything about it's vintage?
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Doug that's one of the ones that a camper told me about. I'm going to try and see it next week. I have to go down th Clifford and pick up the fireworks for next weekends show and will look at it then. Do you know anything about it's vintage?

It's something in the 70's
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Chris/Doug,

I guess I have the sickness as well. We have 6 plus a motorhome. We love them all like little kids. Chris, is your 61 Sov functional? I have a 63 that is a total rebuild.

Good luck in your finds.
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