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Old 03-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Newb with 1978 Airstream Sovereign 31'

Been lurking for a bit, finally bought a 31' Soverign in Oct 2012. Went away for a few months, than Christmas and working, but during March Break started with the overhaul. I was only going to do a few things, but one thing led to another (tore up carpet, found some rot, took out center twin beds, found water tank broken, etc) and I am doing pretty much a complete shell on resto. Here are the exterior pics.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:53 PM   #2
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Interior gutted

Here are the after interior pics. Sorry, I hadn't planned on going this far or I would have taken the before pics.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:26 PM   #3
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Bathroom before

Well, the girlfriend and I decided we should gut the bathroom, just in case there was a problem with the floor. And guess what, there was. The hot water copper pipe had 5 cracks in behind the bathtub, plus the cold water had a previous repair that had come apart. So, out it came.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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Hot Water Heater

Hmmmm, not sure what the PO was thinking. The heater was hooked up, inlet from taps, outlet to fresh water tank.

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Old 03-09-2013, 03:35 PM   #6
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Parts

If anyone is local to me, and needs any tambora doors, the single beds, goucho bed, bath complete less toilet, I have lots of parts to give away, before the dump calls

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #7
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Love that 70's flowered wallpaper in the bath! Aren't you glad you decided to remove some stuff.... Your bathroom floor looks a lot like ours did. We did a complete shell-on. It's doable but I think if we were to do it again we'd go for shell-off. Would make it alot easier to get to tanks, bellypan, etc. All of it is alot of work but we're at the point of "worth it" now. We offered some of the pieces to people free on the forums if they'd pay shipping. Got rid of some stuff to good homes that way. Good luck!

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:21 PM   #8
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Well, if anyone wants the parts, and pays the shipping, I'm more than willing. Rather give the for good use, than go to the dum for landfill.
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Old 03-09-2013, 04:25 PM   #9
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Yikes, you guys went for it, and that's awesome! Say, how easy was it to remove the sliding doors that go to the bathroom? I have the same trailer and one of my doors has stripped the screws and sags. I need to repair it. Here's a thread that I started that got no responses, lol.

I'd appreciate any insight you can provide. Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:24 AM   #10
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Think I am going to do the shell on restoration. Only that rear section shows any signs of rot. I can also inspect the grey and black tanks at the same time. :-)
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I am doing the same thing on the same model. I have a thread called Help Needed: Where To Begin. I am not sure how to link it here. I am working on frame right now. I will enjoy following what you do.
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