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Old 04-04-2007, 11:30 PM   #1
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Restored Texas Style

I just saw this trailer listed on ebay. eBay Motors: Vintage 1962 Airstream Overlander restored Texas style (item 110110894586 end time Apr-24-07 13:59:56 PDT)

It has a unique look to the interior. The BIN price is big, but it is Texas.....
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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These people who can decorate their trailer with a 'theme' amaze me. I'm lucky to just keep mine relatively clean, stocked, and functional
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:30 AM   #3
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Cool toilet, but I wonder how much weight all that other junk, er, stuff adds to the trailer? Including rear bumper rack.
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Old 04-05-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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Dave, they must have removed weight by other means. It looks like reducing skin thickness with wet-or-dry sandpaper was one method. Aarghh!
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:18 AM   #5
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cool trailer, but i like the shiny skins on trailers. maybe some people prefer the really dull look. i do love the inside, but i must agree, it is too bad that the owner didn't spend his time and money on finding and using the real vintage stuff used during this time. i can't say i wouldn't give it a home, though. although, at $25,000.00 nobody is giving anything away. that's pretty steep!
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:36 AM   #6
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Old 04-05-2007, 07:42 AM   #7
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i think maybe he added an extra zero by mistake.



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Old 04-05-2007, 08:40 AM   #8
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"it has been chemically stripped and acid washed to give it the raw aluminum look we were after"

In other words--we screwed it up and now it's avant-garde art (marketing WORKS!).
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:46 AM   #9
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And it only costs $25,000. A Texas sized price, too.
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Old 04-05-2007, 08:50 AM   #10
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Kevbo might buy it just for the stuff inside
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:00 AM   #11
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That is truly Kevbo's style but I didn't see any cases of Coors or any feed and tack signs.

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Old 04-05-2007, 09:00 AM   #12
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The outside is pretty nice, compared to the Zenstream of a few years ago.
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My mom's not a Daughter of the Texas Republic for nuttin'. That flag awning is installed upside down -- the international distress signal last I heard. At least there are no longhorn steer horns on the front of the thang. Don't they know that Matthew McConaughey has all the Airstreams he wants?

Something this vintage could have sealant breakdown on the segments. Acid wash? Make that does have sealant breakdown on the segments. Now that all the work is "done" I'd wonder what the current owner's observations on water leaks might be?
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The trailer is also going to have a new a/c unit installed in it for the new owner as the other unit we had just wasn't quite big enough.
The pictures don't show an A/C. Does this mean they're trying to penalize the buyer for a bad A/C decision? C'mon -- sell the other A/C and take the hit. Sure hope they aren't putting in a window unit.

It's not out of the question that the seller looks in here. Of course there are no bids! They could learn some things before relisting this non-proposition in the future. Sounds like a case for ASL's 'eBay Watch' column.
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Old 04-05-2007, 09:59 AM   #14
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looks they aren't kidding about the "ton" of "memrobilia", and there's at least $25k just in upholstery tacks - I'd say it's a bargain! Kind of surprised, though, that the awning can support even it's own weight. I'll keep my zip-dee, thankyou. That said, I do like the artistic statement- stuff like this makes life more fun! Good luck to the seller, and the buyer!
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