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Old 04-01-2004, 05:43 AM   #15
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Old 04-01-2004, 06:34 AM   #16
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Amazing...

CC... what you have accomplished is truly amazing. Few among us, even the die hard restorers would have attempted what you've completed. You are to be congratulated!

What's really neat is that you now have an Airstream that you can say is truly, truly your own. Again, few of us outside that intrepid group who undertakes frame-off or the restoration of a gutted shell can claim that.

My hat's off to you!

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Old 04-15-2004, 11:35 PM   #17
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Home stretch almost done

Here are some pics of the interior going back in.
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Old 04-16-2004, 06:35 AM   #18
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Amazing

I can't beleive that you were able to rip every last inch of that baby out, and then get it all back in....I't incredible!!! Talk about having intimate knowledge of your airstream, you know every inch of that thing.

Well done!!!!
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Old 04-16-2004, 11:42 AM   #19
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....or like all my projects, I would have ended up with a pile of parts that seemingly went nowhere, only to find the first time using the Theford, I fall through the floor!!!

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Old 04-16-2004, 03:09 PM   #20
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When everyone questions why I tear into my truck, house, AS the simple answer and excuse for an apparent lack of sanity is:

"I don't feel I really own it till I take it apart and rebuild it."
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:11 PM   #21
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Furniture back in

I got the bed and all the furniture back in and hooked up the sewer vent. All I need now is to shampoo the carpet and buy an A/C unit. I also installed av cables from the ward to the over the bed cabinet for a DVD player in the future.
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Old 04-18-2004, 03:30 PM   #22
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Thumbs up Wow!

An amazing resoration. Will you ever have the nerve to park near trees again?
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Old 11-11-2004, 09:45 PM   #23
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Post Trees and a sad conclusion

Well its been sometime since I dived into this little Project.

I thought I would tell you the rest of the story.

It was the first part of April and I was making good progress at finishing the interior of the trailer, I would spend a few hours each night after work riveting and glueing things back in place. I had been keeping in touch with a good freind of mine, a former co-worker who had retired and moved to Montana. We were good freinds and he often would travel out to Oregon twice a year to stay for a couple weeks and go camping with my wife and I. He was well aware of my little ordeal with the tree and I kept him aprised of my progress in the repair department. He said he was looking forward to comming out in the next week to help me finish up and get the BLIMP as he called it back on the road.
It was early easter morning that I recieved the call from his daughter that Tom had died in his sleep, he was 58. Unable to fathome the loss I left a house full of family members and went out to the trailer. I worked nonstop for 10 hours finishing up, putting in cabinets, hanging curtains and wiring light fixtures. I had hoped to share my expirince with Tom and enjoy our annual visits, drinking beer and camping out in the trailer, but that was not to be he was gone and I had to come to grips with that.

So this is for Tom I know he is proud.
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Old 11-12-2004, 12:03 AM   #24
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Whoa, that's pretty heavy. I'll bet Tom was watching over your shoulder the whole time. And you'll never use the trailer without thinking of him, which is pretty cool.
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Old 11-12-2004, 08:23 AM   #25
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Raise a glass to Tom. Great job on the repairs!
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