We purchased our 69 Caravel
late last summer and spent the winter repairing and personalizing our Airstream. She was in pretty good shape to begin with, but as you know, one thing lead to another and here's what we did;
new water heater, pex plumbing, interior lights, counter tops, kitchen faucet, marmoleum flooring, new woodwork, some satinless details (kit wall, ref panel) new custom-made black water tank, new 12v
converter, rebuilt propane heater, replaced some propane lines, new alum tanks, new screens, lexan front window, new hitch, reinforced flooring, replacing 2 rot spots, extended rear bumber box, new water pump, expoxyed bath sink, new toilet valve, new stovetop, new upholstery & foam, rebuilt bath cabinet and some cabinet interior improvements.
We took her for the maiden voyage this past week on a trip to Page, Az, Lake Powell. She pulled like a dream, even in a sandstorm in Momument Valley of epic proportions. Other than a problem with the termo coupler on the furnace and a finicky gas/elec knob on the refrigerator everything worked great. She looks beautiful and right at home in the desert, and it washer first trip west. She is native to the deep south.
Thought I would share some photos, since I relied so heavily on forum info throughout the process. What a a tremendous resource. Thanks to everyone for sharing.