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Old 10-21-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Finally Found Our Airstream!!

After a long 2+ year search, I finally found our 1967 Caravel! It's original right down to the 47 yr old cushions but it was love at first sight. We put new tires on her, new lights and a new wiring harness for the Radio Freq. Brake controller and brought her down from N Tx to Houston. Not sure what we will do first but for now she just looks pretty in my backyard! I actually found if from reading a post in this area from the guy whose parents had a '67 "Caravel Overlander". Contacted him, kept in touch and bingo, got my trailer! He was super helpful too!
Hubby and I will be asking lots of questions on this forum as we know diddley about AS's .
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:18 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forums, the restoration game, and the community of Houston 'streamers! We could have our own rally one of these days.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:23 AM   #3
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Indeed. Let us know how we can help:-)
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:03 PM   #4
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Thanks Everyone for your Welcome. One question....How do I know if I have clearcoat on my Caravel. Googled it but not clear answer.

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Old 10-22-2015, 09:03 PM   #5
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Congrats for you!

Ref the clear coat, I'm smiling when I say this, its 47 yrs old , believe it there's none on there.
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Old 10-22-2015, 09:37 PM   #6
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just a "heads up" to Caravel onwers:

'65 Caravel - Axle Damage - Vintage Airstream

(in case you have an original axle)
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Old 10-23-2015, 11:48 AM   #7
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Welcome!! The forum is a wealth of information ready for you to take part in. Airstreaming is a wonderful life, enjoy!
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:36 PM   #8
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Congrats! Great year - love the Corning windows and the cabinets were still real wood. There is probably still clear coat, at least on the sides. Look for dull patches on the skin. On my 67, roof was probably 50% there, but sidewalls clear coat was still in pretty good shape. One treatment of aircraft stripper took to off. I did this before replacing window seals and such as it takes the clear coat and just about anything else it touches off!
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:45 PM   #9
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Congrats Tamgary211! Upload some pictures!

Re: Hittenstiehl and clear coat. I am smiling when I say this, but I have a '68 Overlander with the clear coat very much intact after 46 years....until a few weeks ago when I began stripping it off. Many different trailers have been cared for or not, in many different climates. As always, beware of narrow sampling when taking advice on the internet.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:52 PM   #10
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Congratulations! You will enjoy it so much. Have fun restoring your, new to you, home away from home. Airstreams are so cool and the Forum is so helpful.
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Old 10-23-2015, 03:11 PM   #11
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Reference the clear coat: as soon as I typed that I told myself someone is going to say their clear coat is fine on their old trailer.

I STAND CORRECTED. THX

To answer the question correctly, put some toothpaste on a rag and rub on the surface. If the rag turns black your clear coat is gone. Try up high at first if you like.
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:59 PM   #12
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Welcome to Air Forums. This is a wonderful group of people. I believe the 66-68 Caravels are the best small Airstream trailer.

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Old 10-24-2015, 06:35 PM   #13
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Sounds like our attachment to our 65 Caravel.

We have owned our Caravel for about 20 years and love every inch of out little baby. We have tried to keep it original but not 100% successful. We are having the Refrigerator repaired now again trying to keep it original. Had to replace the furnace and water heater so those are not original. Keep trying you will just love it more the longer you have it. I think you can click our pictures when the site comes up and you will see it still looks great after 50 years of being ridden hard and put away wet as we old cowboys say.

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After a long 2+ year search, I finally found our 1967 Caravel! It's original right down to the 47 yr old cushions but it was love at first sight. We put new tires on her, new lights and a new wiring harness for the Radio Freq. Brake controller and brought her down from N Tx to Houston. Not sure what we will do first but for now she just looks pretty in my backyard! I actually found if from reading a post in this area from the guy whose parents had a '67 "Caravel Overlander". Contacted him, kept in touch and bingo, got my trailer! He was super helpful too!
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Old 10-24-2015, 06:38 PM   #14
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I was right about the pictures click the images under the log in info top left of screen.


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