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Old 07-09-2008, 08:01 PM   #1
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Newbie here

Hey, thought I would register on the forum and learn from fellow Airstream owners. I have a 1963 Bambi that belonged to my aunt and uncle since new.They used it until their health declined. I ended up saving it from the grown up yard at my father's property. The zolatone and wooden veneer had been painted over so I put a fresh coat of paint on the inside. I sort of went against the "vintage" grain by upholstering it in a camo/olive drab theme. I have started the polishing process but found it labor intensive so I've been satisfied with just a sheen instead of the chrome look.

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:22 PM   #2
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Welcome from the Florida Panhandle

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. It's great to have a vintage Airstream that has been in the family since new.

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:09 PM   #3
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Welcome lil63bambi,
I think you will find this forum very infomational. It sounds like you have a nice trailer, please post pictures. We live just north of Bowling Green, KY lots of nice places to camp.

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Old 07-09-2008, 11:16 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums!

We have a 1963 Bambi too! Just incase you find you need a repair on something... check out my hubby's thread on his restoration, likely to answer questions if you have some! Lots of pics and how-to's!

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Old 07-10-2008, 06:30 AM   #5
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Hi lil63 and Welcome to the forums. We live just a couple hrs east of you. Do you have any pictures you can share? We LOVE pictures.
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Old 07-10-2008, 08:10 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums.

You have a little gem on your hands, one of the most sought after trailers.

Very cool that it's been "one owner since new" and in the family.
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:10 AM   #7
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Oh, I am EVER so jealous with your windfall Bambi! Welcome, and post pictures soon!
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Old 07-10-2008, 05:36 PM   #8
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From another Tennessean, welcome to the forums. What a treasure you have! Do share some photos.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:35 AM   #9
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Well, I'm having trouble posting a pic over here. I've never had any problems on other webpages.
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Old 07-11-2008, 08:19 AM   #10
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Oh well, if you have time you can find the pics of the little Bambi scattered through the other pics of Colorado and other outdoor places I pretty well stay. I have a 1972 31 ft. Airstream Land Yacht parked on a few acres just outside Land Between the Lakes Nat'l Rec area. I hoped to renovate an old partial log house on the property but the termites had worked it over so I had it removed and replaced it with the big camper. Here is the link to my pics-
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:05 PM   #11
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Welcome to the forums! Bambis rule!
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Old 07-12-2008, 07:18 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum. My wife and I also have a 63 Bambi California model. Bambi's are cool.

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