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Old 04-13-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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I just picked up a 17 foot, 1964 Bambi-2 a couple of days ago. Everything works on her! I plan on a larger fresh water tank and a few other things. I also plan to do some cosmetic stuff including the daunting task of polishing. I ordered up all the stuff for the job.

Anyway, just introducing myself.

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Welcome to the Forum ... and congrats on the Bambi.

Let's see some photos!
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I promise I will take several later today.
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I promise I will take several later today.
Congrats on your purchase!

In case you didn't know this -- there is a section of the forum devoted entirely to the Bambi II model. Feel free to post pictures or other information directly into this section. Here is a link....

http://www.airforums.com/forum...play.php?f=147

I also own a Bambi II and am in the process of restoring it. Are you the person who recently purchased the Bambi II on eBay? I was watching that auction pretty closely. If so, congrats!
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Congrats on your purchase!

In case you didn't know this -- there is a section of the forum devoted entirely to the Bambi II model. Feel free to post pictures or other information directly into this section. Here is a link....

http://www.airforums.com/forum...play.php?f=147

I also own a Bambi II and am in the process of restoring it. Are you the person who recently purchased the Bambi II on eBay? I was watching that auction pretty closely. If so, congrats!
Thanks for the link, I'm headed there now.

No, I didn't purchase off of e-bay, but it was on E-Bay and the lady kind of backed out. I'm local and so I made a deal. Was this the one you are referring to? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=50063
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Was this the one you are referring to? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=50063
Yes, that is the link. It looks like it is in good shape so you probably will be able to start camping right away!

I had to laugh at one person's email to the seller --

"Nice to see another RARE 1964 Bambi II! I own #188 of only 800 made and it is in storage and probably will not be seeing the light of day anytime soon..."

It's a shame someone is keeping their Bambi II in storage. It reminds me of my parents who would never take out the "good crystal" unless there was company coming. I'm looking forward to the day we finish restoring our Bambi II and we will use it for camping frequently.
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Yes, everything works. The guy went through the rig top to bottom with me. Very cool guy. We'll make it our own as we go along, but we can camp right away.

I agree, use the darn thing!

I ordered all the stuff to polish. What was your experience like polishing?

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Yes, that is the link. It looks like it is in good shape so you probably will be able to start camping right away!

I had to laugh at one person's email to the seller --

"Nice to see another RARE 1964 Bambi II! I own #188 of only 800 made and it is in storage and probably will not be seeing the light of day anytime soon..."

It's a shame someone is keeping their Bambi II in storage. It reminds me of my parents who would never take out the "good crystal" unless there was company coming. I'm looking forward to the day we finish restoring our Bambi II and we will use it for camping frequently.
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I ordered all the stuff to polish. What was your experience like polishing?
Polishing is arduous but well worth the effort. I actually supervised the activity (my hubby did the actual work). He spent about 30-40 hours just on the first cut of polishing. He plans on finishing the last two cuts this summer.

There is lots of information on this website on polishing which you can find using the search function. Additionally, Airstream Dreams has a good article on polishing which you can find at this url:

http://www.airstreamdreams.com/Other...structions.pdf
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OK, here's some photos:

http://www.rikkirockett.com/rides/bambi/bambi.html
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Nice pics. Ah, don't want to out you, but are you Rikki Rocket? A celeb amongst us!

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Very Nice, I'll book mark and keep an eye on your progress. I want to get the polishing going on mine!
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Very nice pics! Welcome to the forums and have fun!
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Rikki:

Your Bambie looks to be in excellent condition. Polishing is a chore, but it really looks great. There is a lot of information about polishing Airstreams on the forums and there are plenty of nice people whom I have found very helpful. Good luck on your project and enjoy the forums.
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