Lowendall, welcome aboard. We are glad that you have joined us here in the Airstream community. Congrats on your purchase. These little things can get quite addicting. Since, I purchased my 61, I also have purchased a 1967
and am working on it. I bought my 61 in May of 09 and had it ready to go camping in Sept. 09. I worked night and day to get it done and glad I did, so I could reap the benefits of using it last fall. I am finishing things up on the 67 now. I have used it all summer the way it was. It didn't need to much just mostly cosmetic. We would love to see pictures of your purchase and if I can be of any help, just ask.