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Old 03-13-2005, 09:26 AM   #15
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my,my...just goes to show that airstream millionaires really throw their money around....

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Old 03-13-2005, 09:59 AM   #16
5 rivets, 1 loose screw
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Rambo, my '66 camouflaged Ambassador came replete with various and sundry shell casings, targets, maps, a very nice gun or jewelry safe, gun locks and even a gen-u-wine Marine combat knife.
And I haven't even finished the cleaning yet. There might be an ouzi stashed away somewhere.


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Old 03-13-2005, 11:33 AM   #17
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I found a very large, inexpensive man's wedding band. It didn't belong to the person that sold me the trailer. Previous PO's were unreachable...

I found one penny under the water tank and umpteen zillion pop rivet scraps (not just a current QC issue!).

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Old 03-13-2005, 07:24 PM   #18
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..a kiddies drawing "I love you daddy" with gold sparkles glued on it
..old trailer sales key chain - trailer park bus card from Oregon
..retro counter hot plate matt, with dish drainer
..old hydrolic jack hoist thing, chains, lug wrench and PSI air pump
..some can goods and scary things
..cutlery tray with lots of odds and sods to an antique pie server.
..little hibatchi
..a few pennies and nickles stuck in the mag rack
..brake controller that went to a good home
..old box for levels that were stuck to the trailer
..two blue potable water hoses on a red reel - very handy!
I'm sure there were many more things but it has been a long time now and I can not remember
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Old 03-13-2005, 08:41 PM   #19
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I took the stove out of my 74 while replacing the countertop. Inside the cooktop was a mess of pills. They went into the blackwater tank.
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:40 PM   #20
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Aw shucks...

Nothing but a couple of bobby pins and a yellow jacket's nest ~ and dust, dirt & grime...lots of it!

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Old 03-15-2005, 06:07 AM   #21
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The PO left me manuals, a hand-vac, rivets, polish, area rugs, assorted nuts and bolts, and a bamboo fishing pole! The trailer was spotless. Guess I got lucky, eh?

Like my dad, he's retired military. 'Betty' is battle-ready!
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:37 AM   #22
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freeze dried mouse

1 freeze dried mouse in the Armstrong shroud. (Blowing taps...)
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Old 03-15-2005, 03:07 PM   #23
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My wife reminded me we also found a jeep, a 3-wheeler, and a small dump truck under one twin bed behind the brown tubs.
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:22 PM   #24
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Recently found, pack of double A batteries, business card, hand full of Philips head screws and the find of finds, the installation kit for the Suburban Furnace, vent kit, screw on pilot light window, boot, brass isolation valve and fasteners!
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Old 03-15-2005, 07:31 PM   #25
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Post what I found!

I have found a nail file that closes into its own case, a very old valentines card,( to or from Susan Bargman) What I delightlfully thought was on awning (under the couch) Which just turned out to be the poles, and a video cassette which my wife was sure was "adult" in nature, put it in the vcr and it opened up with two guys on a bed, my wife and I were howling as it turned out to be some reality show. Things that came with the camper include two yard ornament flamingos, a toaster oven, the original wheel lock chock, enough bulbs and fuses to last a while, 3 flares dated from 1974, the original manual, an original wall t.v. stand, hommade window "awnings" (which took me a while to figure out), a cactus,an issue of Life Magazine featuring Airstreams and camping in general, and it seems to be more but I can"t remember them right now.
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:24 PM   #26
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Nothing stray. Not one thing. We even pulled out everything to replace the floor. The only sign of previous life in our trailer is a little plaque-type of a thing screwed into the wall that says, "God bless our Trailer Home." We thought it was pretty "trailery" so we left it. We were really lucky to get the original manuel and the porch light. I have not seen but 1 or 2. It is a removable fixture that plugs in to an outlet by the door. Has a thick glass jar looking cover. My single favorite item. It has a yellow "bug light" in it.
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:43 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by balrgn
While doing your restoration, I'm curious? What have you unexpectedly found while tearing things apart????

So far we've only found 4 pennies (vintage of course) a couple of pencils and a St Christopher’s medallion.
I just tore out the front dinette in my Minuet to replace the converter and the water lines.
I have found a large stack of vintage unused rivets between the converter and the battery box! It was like they were set down when someone was mounting the converter or battery box and then forgotten! They are the typical Airstream brown riviets and still in good shape. I am glad they forgot them. I will be using them to put the dinette back together!
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:47 AM   #28
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While doing your restoration, I'm curious? What have you unexpectedly found while tearing things apart????

So far we've only found 4 pennies (vintage of coarse) a couple of pencils and a St Christopher’s medallion.
last year when I went to replace the dump valves I had a dead mouse wind up on my chest when I went to drop the belly pan in the back of the trailer! I rested the belly pan on my chest as I went to slide it out. The dead mouse slid all the way down and wound up on my chest just below my chin!

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