Well, it has been nearly three weeks since we brought our '74 Argosy home and two weeks since I was last able to make it up to the location where I'm storing her currently. This weather in Atlanta is really hampering my plans, but based on my reading here, renovation timelines are best if left very very flexible.
I'm still looking for some local Atlanta resources for parts, advice, and even a helping hand if so inclined. Aviator (Craig) has been kind enough to provide some useful input and even offered to come take a look at the Argosy. I greatly appreciate that Craig.
Anyone else in Atlanta want to throw out some of their favorite resources and maybe swing by to offer the benefit of their experience? I'm totally new to Airstreams and Argosys, but my wife convinced me would could tackle renovating our Argosy, so here we are. Ok, in all truthfulness, it didn't take much convincing. I love getting my hands dirty and building things. With that said, I recognize there will be a lot of work best left to the experienced or professional.
I've started carefully removing much of the interior pieces, which will be out aside for re-use, to sell, or to dispose of altogether. Our Argosy has the double bunks, which we doubt we'll keep, so if anyone is interested in those, let me know. I'm having a little trouble figuring out how to remove the Dometic refrigerator. I've been able to remove all the plates holding it in, but when I pull it out from the wall, I'm not sure of the proper way to disconnect the propane line. I'm sure I'll figure it out with enough searching on these forums.
The floor boards look horrible near the door and on both sides along the front near the side windows. My hammer fell just a couple feet off the top of the dinette and managed to go straight through the plywood. Not a good sign. I'm going to continue gutting the thing front to back. After which is when I know I'll need some assistance with determining the best way to proceed with getting the chassis & floorboards where they need to be before I tackle anything else.
Well, that is where I'm at for now. Thank you all very much for the tremendous resource that these forums are. There is obviously a wealth of knowledge and experience encapsulated here. I look forward to meeting the locals and not-so-locals once I get out on the road.
Even found a classic...