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Old 09-10-2002, 08:05 PM   #1
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Not an Airstream but interesting

Just outside the security gate where we park our motorhome in Irvine, CA is a welding shop that works on motorhomes and anything else that needs machining, fabricating or welding. I stopped by to schedule some work and saw a GM Futurliner in their storage lot. It looked like a Jimmy Buffett fan's creation; I didn't realize that GM actually built it.

I checked out the futurliner Website and found the one that is for sale in their lot (owned by Brad Boyjain). Brad has a second one that is the process of being restored. One that is owned by Bob Valdez in Palm Springs has been completed as a motorhome. The Website link is :


http://www.futurliner.com/other.htm
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Thank you for the article, very interesting indeed!
And I thought, I had a difficult restoration.
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WOW! Way Cool!

Amazing they can restore those to theIr former beauty...

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thanks for that link, what an amazing looking vehicle.
I went back and explored the web site in more depth, and was really tickled to see the photos of virtual rust piles that were being restored to their fromer glory. The chromed out unit interior was amazing. There are a lot of nuts like us out there, and some are actually nuttier!!
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Wow! I want one.
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Futurliner revisited

I took these shots this morning at the welding shop in Irvine, CA. You can have this dream vehicle for a mere $49,000. Looks a little like a flying bridge cruiser doesn’t it?

http://www.airstreamphotos.com/photo...turliner_2.jpg

http://www.airstreamphotos.com/photo...ner_1_copy.jpg
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I would go for it, but I bet the radio doesn't work.
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c'mon Peter...now THAT is a project------has your name all over it.
I even thought I saw your legs poking out from underneath.
They don't have a good forum like this one though.
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At $49,000, you'd think they at least cover it to prevent more damage. I would restore it to the original look and not change it. I guess the owner might want to put their own business name on the side to recoup the $$$$ it's going to cost to restore it.
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Alan,
As of spring of this year I officially moved on to the third stage of Airstream ownership: enjoyment!
Not that stage one (aquisition) and stage two (restoration) have their appeal, stage three is by far the most enjoyable.
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I agree brother!! It is very nice to enjoy the driving and camping out part of ownership, while you relax awhile from the resto-repair-maintain part.
I have a long wish list, but none of it is mandatory, and it changes often...especially when I see the possibilites here.
You deserve the relaxation and enjoyment part after all you have done!
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$49,000 is the price of entry...I read somewhere on the site that it will take about $200,000 to restore one!

I'll stick with our Airstream...but they are cool!

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