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Old 02-20-2004, 08:05 PM   #1
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website - '68 Caravel resto

I just ran across this site with the CCD-ification of a 68 Caravel - beautiful!

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Boy, does that give me some baaaad ideas!
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hi Everyone,

I have just spent a second weekend removing the floor of my 68 Caravel. We would have never had the courage to do this project without the support of the Airstream Forums. Elena has been inside searching the forums and providing me with with "just in time" information. It is not as bad as I thought it would be.

Below is a picture our today's progress.




Here is a picture of our first trailer. It is a 1947 Kit Manufacturing Teardrop.





Thanks for all your help. We will keep you posted.
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Old 03-02-2006, 06:39 PM   #3
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Good luck with the rebuild of the floor. In the fall I pulled the lst 5 feet out of my 69 Caravel. Then I had a section of the frame removed, refacbricated and reinstalled. Then the snows came. Once the tundra thaws out I plan to get drop a new floor in. I'm likely going to put Cork down on top of the plywood. What do you have planned?

The only part that I'm not looking forward to is installing the new belly pan.
Well, that and reinstalling the shower (it was a VERY BIG pain to take out).

P>S: I love that teardrop...I'd almost trade my Carvel for one of those...might get cramped with the wife & two children though!

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:51 PM   #4
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Metal Ordered

I've ordered the metal to repair my frame and borrowed a welder. My POR-15 has arrived. It's been raining a lot, but it's fairly dry under the shell.

I'm running out of excuses.
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:42 PM   #5
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It looks like I'm in the same boat (or airstream) as you folks. We will be full timing for a couple of years. I bought 17' for $800 and demo'd the interior yesterday. I also removed about 5 interior skin panels. I will replace the insulation, possibly re-run some wiring and soforth. I will take up the floor this week and replace with marine grade ply. I am scared of what I'll find in the belly pan. I'm trying not to get too carried away given that school starts in a couple of weeks. I do need to information on the axle (or lack of one it seems) so I will try to find that on another thread. Lets keep each other informed.

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It looks like I'm in the same boat (or airstream) as you folks. We will be full timing for a couple of years. I bought 17' for $800 and demo'd the interior yesterday. I also removed about 5 interior skin panels. I will replace the insulation, possibly re-run some wiring and soforth. I will take up the floor this week and replace with marine grade ply. I am scared of what I'll find in the belly pan. I'm trying not to get too carried away given that school starts in a couple of weeks. I do need to information on the axle (or lack of one it seems) so I will try to find that on another thread. Lets keep each other informed.

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