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Old 02-24-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question Its been a while - 1969....

Hi everyone!!!

I've been lurking from time to time getting the courage to start again....

Its been a while..... So, I've been slowly removing the interior of my globetrotter. I have a couple of questions.

What type of tools should I be gathering to dismantle the interior aluminum?

Should I be picking up a compressor for air tools?

I'm full of electrical, welding, carpentry and plumbing tools. Looking forward to the challenge!

Planing on,

Replacing insulation
Replacing floor
Replumbing + (black and grey tanks)
Replacing heater and hotwater heater (also installing a woodstove)
?Replacing the axel?
Obvious, talking care of issues that arise....

I feel the toughest part to owning an Airstream in repair is all of the people that stop by to ask if I'm willing to sell it. I say no, they usually ask if I'm willing to take an offer? I say I'm not interesting in selling but what are you willing to offer? They say how much do you want, I say $30,000! Are you kidding me is their usual responce!

The way I look at it the Airstream, is its my portable cottage. My plan is to hope that my wife will be interested in camping. With that said the end product has to be house grade or hotel grade.... Super comfy bed and a nice place to sit down to have a meal.

Once I start, I do plan on posting my progress....


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Old 02-24-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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If you do get an air compressor, get one that can handle things like high speed die grinders and a good variable speed air drill. Lots of good sharp #30 drill bits too. There are also some really good small battery powered drills and drivers out there for small jobs in tight places (10 to 12V small size.)

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Old 02-24-2011, 08:09 PM   #3
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You don't really need an air compressor, yet .Like pgr32e mentioned, a good battery drill (3/8 )and a couple zillion 1/8 (#30 ? ) bits. Enjoy the warm weather!
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