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Old 02-09-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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Project Vintage Thunder blog

We've started an online blog about Project Vintage Thunder. (That's the project trailer we are restoring in Airstream Life magazine.) It includes an updated budget, daily diary of progress, and additional photos.

You can view the blog, and comment on any post, by following this link: http://www.airstreamlife.com/vintagethunder/index.html

The project is currently in high gear. We are pushing to get a usable trailer in time for the Florida State Rally. It's hard to believe we will get this mess ready in time ....!
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Old 02-09-2005, 11:01 AM   #2
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Great idea, Rich. That will be a valuable resource for others as they tackle similar projects. It's great that there are so many resources on the web, since there are no books to help us through. When I built up my Mustangs, I practically had a book to reference for each part of the project - an engine book, a suspension book, and interior book, but with AS all we have is each other!
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I was wondering how you were going to deal w/ the FL rally, with 2 campers under heavy renovation status....

a 76 Argosy 24 that is not far from me has appeared on e-bay. Now, if I only had me some "sponsors"....hmmm.....

I see one of our local members has placed a bid, though.
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Yeah, Chuck, we are pushing hard to get it done. You'll see new posts on the blog almost every day. I barely have time to breathe these days ... but it's fun!
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can't wait to see it "in-person".

yeah, it must suck being so busy down there in sunny FL, fixing up an old airstream....while we sit inside out of the cold, and prepare to deal with yet another 12-18" of heavy wet snow.

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can't wait to see it "in-person".

yeah, it must suck being so busy down there in sunny FL, fixing up an old airstream....while we sit inside out of the cold, and prepare to deal with yet another 12-18" of heavy wet snow.

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There is still time to join the fun at the Florida State Rally, you could see how the Floridians deal with nighttime temps in the low 50's in winter. I am bringing my parka...
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I had to turn on the A/C after rototilling a plot up for our garden this year, I was sweating so bad. Supposed to go down to 30, Thursday and Friday nights.

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I did not have frost on the car this AM, but it was a chilly one last night. I think tonight I will have frost Forcast low is 32. BTW the smily is right, I LIKE the cold weather!
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I tried to click on the site address you posted www.airstreamlife.com/vintagethunder and I get an error message then went to the magazine and tried to look it up with no success.. sorry
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I tried to click on the site address you posted www.airstreamlife.com/vintagethunder and I get an error message then went to the magazine and tried to look it up with no success.. sorry
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The blog index has been fixed. The budget has also been updated. Sorry for the frustration
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How does the posted budget handle the donations from the sponsers?

What I mean is, if a sponsor donates a $1000 fridge, does that dollar amount show in the budget total?

Or should that be factored in seperately for people trying to guess the true makeover cost?

Nevermind.. I read the budget and see they are listed as donated.
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Rich, how's the Caravel coming?
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The Caravel is coming along beautifully, thanks. I'll post pics later when it's done. Should be only a few weeks.

We just knocked off a BIG work session and are breaking for dinner now (9 pm EST). We'll update the blog later tonight. Some pretty cool stuff got done today, thanks to Brett, Pick, and Sneakinup.
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