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Old 01-21-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
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1973 26' Argosy Restoration

After cleaning the dirt & mold off the old blue paint, we sent the Argosy to get the old paint blasted off, primed & painted a nice white with red trim to match our truck. New tires & two coats of paint on the inside. Thanks for all the valuable information on this forum.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:39 PM   #2
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After cleaning the dirt & mold off the old blue paint, we sent the Argosy to get the old paint blasted off, primed & painted a nice white with red trim to match our truck. New tires & two coats of paint on the inside. Thanks for all the valuable information on this forum.

Wow!! That Argy looks great. Thanks for the before and after pics.
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Old 01-21-2011, 07:59 PM   #3
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Great pics, great paint, great Argosy AS. My wife and I did something similar last year. What is the size of your Argosy?? jjustice
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:16 PM   #4
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Red face

It is 26'. It had everything original, even the 1973 shag green carpet, except the exterior being painted blue. Like everyone on this forum, "we have the fever".
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Old 01-21-2011, 09:39 PM   #5
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Hey neighbor! I'm in Anniston,also with a '73 26 footer, in the very early stages of re-do. Check mine out on the thread "the long road ahead". After she's done (in a couple years) we can meet up at Desoto S.P. or Cheaha for a weekend. Great forums here, by the way.
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:15 PM   #6
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Wow - that's gorgeous! Congratulations! I can't wait to see more pictures. Did you replace any of the interior parts, or was it in good enough shape to keep the original fixtures?

If you don't mind me asking, who did the sandblasting & paint job? We want to repaint ours, but have no idea what kind of price range we'd be looking at. I'd like to call some local shops to get an estimate, but I don't know where to start.

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Old 01-23-2011, 05:46 PM   #7
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Thanks! We love it. We had a local guy here in Alabama, that has a sand & soda blasting shop. He did a great job. He put several coats of primer, then several coats of white paint. Check with someone that restores or repairs cars that have been wrecked.

We have painted the inside, removed the original carpet, got new tires. Waiting on the weather to warm up to get started on the rest. The stove looks like it has never been used & the sink in the kitchen is in great shape. We painted the bathtub & the bathroom countertop. We haven't checked the plumbing yet. I bought new foam & fabric to recover the couch. We had a sheet metal man make a cover for the airconditioner. The fridge works. Getting a new commode, kitchen countertop, floor covering & converter next. It will be ready to use after that. Looking for an awning too.
Will post pictures of the inside this week.
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Old 01-25-2011, 06:45 AM   #8
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I have a complete awning frame off of a 72 Argosy 26'. It does not have the awning, just the complete frame. In S. Carolina if interested.
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Old 01-25-2011, 10:47 AM   #9
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Scrapiron, is the awning that you have the original, what is the length & is anything wrong with it? What price? You can email us at bbnaugher@tds.net
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:13 AM   #10
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I just put everything in the barn because of the rain coming in today. I will lay everything out and take some pics for you when the weather clears up. Everything is original. When I took the old canvas off, the spring still had tension on it. I will e-mail you in a day or 2.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:54 PM   #11
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Here are pictures of our goucho, finished it today, replaced original fabric & foam. Also replaced old green curtains with beige ones. We were able to use the old curtain fasteners, thank goodness. Cut the old ones off & sewed them on to the new curtains.
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Old 02-05-2011, 07:36 AM   #12
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$100.00 for the awning. I was clueless about a price, and e-mailed a friend.... however he didnt get it untill today. I was way overpriced. Anyway, just let me know.
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Old 10-09-2011, 03:27 PM   #13
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Lovin the ZipDee Awning

We love our ZipDee awning. They have so many colors to choose from. Almost ready to hit the road.
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Greetings bbnaugher!

Your restoration looks absolutely fantastic!

Just a quick suggestion. You might want to consider a rock guard for your front windows. The deep-wrap wing windows are no longer available in clear (new replacements are solar gray tinted . . . identical to current Classic Airstreams). Not only are the new replacements not available in clear, they are also very expensive (last I heard over $700 for one) . . . the three-piece rock guard from Airstream will likely cost less than replacing just one of your deep-wrap wing windows.

Enjoy your Argosy!

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