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Old 11-16-2009, 11:57 AM   #15
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Ok, dont laugh to much at me for doing what I am you can tell by the pictures I have a lot of work ahead of me! It was not taken care of at all before I got it and it has been completly ransacked while in storage. It probably wont be worth the money to rebuild it but it was my wifes brothers before he passed on and she really wants to restore it and keep it.
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Old 11-16-2009, 12:08 PM   #16
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Sentimentality is as powerful and valid a benchmark as any when determining why we keep, inherit, buy and dream of Airstreams. It's the baseline upon which all other value is stacked, and sometimes it's enough in and of itself to tackle a project that wouldn't make sense for anybody else.

That said, I don't see a whole lot of trouble! Some banged up panels which have probably opened up a few seams, and undoubtedly some plumbing work ahead of you with the amount of neglect will be in order.

But overall, after spending most of my time reading about 50 and 60+ year old trailers, this one shouldn't be that big of a deal. I hope you charge right in over the winter, and get it to the point that you can participate in a rally or two next summer. You're in an Airstream-rich area as far as owners and active WBCCI chapters, so dive in and have fun. You can't get in too much trouble with all of us throwing advice at you.

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Old 11-16-2009, 12:13 PM   #17
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Ok, dont laugh...
the interior looks a lot like mine...

right after a forum rally...

assuming the shell is SOUND and there hasn't been long term water damage INSIDE,

looks like it needs a lot of TLC and the interior redo, along with all the running gear issues.

IF it needs new axles, that's gonna cost some coin.

but having PART of the inside gone already just saves U a step in the make over.

be SURE there is adequate mass FORWARD on the tongue area before towing very far.

now that U've got the picture posting mastered we'll expect LOTs more on the journey and recovery of this long long trayla...

all of the true things that i am about to tell you are shameless lies. l.b.j.

we are here on earth to fart around. don't let anybody tell you any different. k.v.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:26 PM   #18
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Hi David,

We lived in Colorado for 36 years. We have since moved to Florida with our Airstream. One of the things we miss the most is the Vintage Airstream Club out of Denver. You can find it online. Theres a guy, I think, in your area who might be a great help. His name is Luke and fixes Airstreams for a living. Also, timeless travel in Arvada can supply parts. Both of these guys advertise in the Newsletter.
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Old 11-16-2009, 04:15 PM   #19
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Hi Dave-having been a Coloradan 67-83;94-98 and a texan 50-52, i am thinking I wish I were there with you to make the tow home. The inside is nothing. my trlr was "pristine" and all we have done so far is take stuff OUT of it! My outfit has been all over the US and hopefully will again with me and K aboard. The post about sentamentality was smack on! What better reason for a trlr than the fact it is FAMILY! right on. 2air's advice is Premium-take the trlr in for a "check everything" session with one of the fine AS shops in TX, they'll set ya straight and you will save time and money in the long run. And like 2air said it'll give ya a good honey do list once ya get home. Good luck and keep up the photos.
ol' Bill 6 mo's ahead of ya owning an AS

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