View Poll Results: Vote on Stripe
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Old 07-30-2002, 06:16 PM   #15
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Authenticity

Thanks Dhris for your concurrent vote on maintaining original integrity of color for the Classic AirStream Motor Homes. After all, that is what we all like about them - they are Historic!! It makes me ill at times to see restored classic automobiles in colors and body cuts that were never meant to be. I just sold my 1960 restored Yellowstone Travel Trailer, and the person that bought it bought it because I had re-done both the exterior and the interior in the original decor - they had literally scoured the universe to find a true restoration of a l960's "Camper Trailer".
So while indeed, a "Flashy, Trendy, Look" is "cute" and a bit exciting, We still feel that the pleasure of the stately Airstream Motor Home in its original classical colors is paramount.
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Old 07-30-2002, 06:20 PM   #16
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anyone else want to weigh in on this topic? Fun answers so far
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Old 07-31-2002, 12:53 AM   #17
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Okay you're all starting to make me rethink my idea of painting out the wood grain. I just can't get into something that's suppose to look like wood but isn't? How about replacing the vinyl wood look with REAL wood? Seems like you could do it for a reasonable price and get the real thing. Anyone out there buying that one? Is it possible. You could rivet a thin piece of, finely finished wood to the body. They do it all the time on boats....

Just trying to get outside the box....it would sure have an original classic feel.
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Old 07-31-2002, 06:37 PM   #18
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nice idea the wood....but there are rivets under the striping that might make it tough to get that to lay down right.
The Stripeman web site Peter linked to is where I have been looking, I like their stuff, and for 100 bucks you could get enough to do the coach. I am still partial to the red/silver stuff. I alsolike their blues....but my coach has a tan/brown/white awning, and shades of earth tone interior. Might have to keep that in mind as i decide what I will do.
Actually my next project I think will be repainting the lower grey portions that need it with that Dupont grey color. I have to buy my compressor and paint gun first...but it's just a matter of time.
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Old 07-31-2002, 10:54 PM   #19
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You're giving up too quickly on the wood.....there must be a way to mark where the rivet hit ont the wood, counter sink a slight indentation so the wool lays flat. If I go for it I'll post a copy of it on the forum..


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Old 07-31-2002, 11:31 PM   #20
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We recently saw a late model (99?) A/S trailer with factory RED trim. It looked very good.
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Old 08-01-2002, 09:26 AM   #21
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I would love to see the wood done.
Also if there is a classic with red, that would be a good photo to post as well if anyone has one.
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Old 08-01-2002, 09:57 AM   #22
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Fake Wood

I am with Ken on the yuk factor of fake wood. Or fake anything for that matter. What's the point? But, fortunately, taste is a subjective thing, everyone has got a different idea of what's cool, at least by reading this thread. I maintain that airstream blue is the way to go. Loose the wood.
Authenticity is great where it belongs and when it's right. Not for fake wood, though.
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Old 08-01-2002, 04:14 PM   #23
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Wink Real WOOD !!!......

Hi Winner...
Hi Guys, NOT quite RV/AS related, but I looked a WOODY, which had bn restored by a mature Gent, in FLA:, at the sat-nite-cruise, he told me HE done most of the work himself, but had a pro: do the WOOD for him, he went on to say, he HATES waste, and still had N O T mastered the art of measuring TWICE & cutting ONCE when using WOOD, his Good Lady added, much to her husbands horror, that it must have been since he FELL out of a TREE back in his CHILDHOOD days...that he RESPECTS wood so much, he leaves it to people who have NO respect for the stuff, but was delighted with the finnish says it won't WELD.
Yep gotta hand it to him, it realy DID look SMART, over here we had the MORRIS TRAVELLER, that was trimmed with wood, U would NOT believe the colours people painted it, to hide it, BLACK was the most used, followed by DARK BLUE...personaly...I LOVE the NATURAL finished look, but there we are...
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Old 08-01-2002, 06:34 PM   #24
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I am with uwe!! I don't remember if I shared this....my first big trip in the Airsrteam last fall. We are having a great time cruising, people looking at us and waving. I pull up to a toll booth at the bridge to Sanibel island, Fla and the two toll takers are laughing. When I ask what was so funny the said "hey - we love your woody" ....., then said "no, really, it's pretty cool."
I guess they liked the fake wood about as much as I do.
While we are on that subject the dash trim is vinyl fake wood also. It will go the way of the stripe when i change it out. In fact, maybe the new stripe and the new dash panel will match. Either that or an aluminum look on the dash would tie it together better.
I don't mind the fake wood design on the cabinets and closets though, they lok pretty darn good.
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Old 08-01-2002, 06:45 PM   #25
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Fake wood

I like "fake" wood when it is well done and when it doesn't masquerade as real wood.

For instance, all of the cabinetry in my International AS is wood-grain laminate with absolutely no attept to make it otherwise. That is fine with me. Wood grain is attractive and a lot easier on the eyes than almost any other treatment I can think of.

OTOH: The peeling vinyl fake "wood" on the dash of my old Blazer used to make me sick every time I looked at it.
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Hey Alansd,

Let's freak everyone out and do a Carbon Fiber stripe, lower the whole thing 4" and put a 6" Exhaust pipe on it. Yeah, and some of those white faced gauges on the left side a-pillar.
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Old 08-01-2002, 06:58 PM   #27
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No really, as you all know, a 71 TradeWind is very heavy on the fake wood interior. I don't mind it that much, but as soon as I find some other material, then I might slowly start to redo the inside, panel by panel. Maybe even just lighter fake wood would be ok. It's just this 70's dark stuff that makes me cringe.
I once had a Buick Estate Wagon with miles of fake wood, both inside and out. I have not been the same since........
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Don't forget the BIG BASS speaker units and the neon tubes underneath. Does anyone make a ground effect kit for a motorhome?
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