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Old 09-15-2009, 03:33 PM   #15
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I did ours myself, I used DuPont Imron Wimbledon White. That was the original color but it is not a bright white it is like a cream white. Wimbledon white was Ford color used a lot in the 60s and now coming back is a lot of car company's including Ford.
I would paint my truck the same color if I wasn't so tired of doing this work after 34 years.

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:45 AM   #16
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Vintage Thunder Pics

Where can I find more pictures of "Vintage Thunder" and other painted Argosy's?
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Old 09-16-2009, 08:46 AM   #17
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Another discussion - http://www.airforums.com/forums/f349...ers-40135.html

Aluminum colored Argosy (posted by wheel interested) - http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...8&d=1200816751

Vintage Thunder - Airstream Life's Photo Galleries at pbase.com

Argosy trailers had a variety of paint patterns. Know I've seen the lower half painted robins egg blue. And a variety of wide stripes - some seen in sales literature in Kevin Allen's gallery - http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...c=3178&userid=

More dark colored cars and trucks are shipped to dealers in northern states. When I bought my '06 GMC Sierra the dealer had to do some work finding a lighter colored truck for me. I knew I'd want the comfort when traveling in southern states.
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Vintage Thunder was only one of several restorations seen at AIR that removed the rear plastic light bar on the trailer & replaced it with individual light units. My Argosy had backup lights but you wouldn't have to duplicate that. RV manufacturers haven't been putting backup lights on trailers for a long time now.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #19
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Here are some pics of our 1975 Argosy 26' I took the bar off the back and replaced the lights with ones out of a 77 Airstream. You can also look at Costalotta Start to Finish on the forum here that is the restoration of the 1979 Argosy 30ft. we have now.
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Old 09-17-2009, 03:58 PM   #20
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Happycampers;
I like the look of the rear taillights....where can I find a set like that? Were they a direct bolt in? What color code did you use to pain the trailer?
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:27 PM   #21
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I like the look of the rear taillights....where can I find a set like that? Were they a direct bolt in? What color code did you use to pain the trailer?
I got the taillight on E-bay, if you can't find any there you could check with Colaws salvage. You have to cut and fit them to your trailer because the original lights were in the bezel across the back with a small hole through the skin of the trailer for the wires.
The paint is DuPont Imron, Wimbledon White.

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Old 09-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #22
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I've also been trying to figure a way to get rid of that hideous bar across the back of my Argosy. It has 2-3 big cracks in it and I'd rather put forth an effort to get rid of it than repair it. But it looks like that puts you right into a paint job doesn't it?
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:28 PM   #23
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I'm curious as to how much of a problem this is, assuming your Argosy is otherwise in decent shape. No one can really guess the age of our Minuet, which is on its second paint job (which is a good 10-footer). They're usually stunned when we say 1977 - hopefully they don't think it's older....

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Old 09-20-2009, 09:34 PM   #24
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Ours is cut down, the middle "bar section" part has been removed. I just have the two taillights on either side, painted black.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:03 PM   #25
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On this page of my main thread you can see the step-by-step process for painting the trailer, in case itís interesting for you and/or others.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...-18448-34.html

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Even though we don't have the full light bar across the back, I like how it looks with the flush lights. Do they intrude into the bathroom space, or is the interwall space deep enough to accomodate them?

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you have a great trailer let it be one with the argosy world. We just painted ours this year and it looks great. wembleton white which was an original colour on ours. found it when sanding off a few repaints. original colour for the late 60's ford mustang. kind of cream colour really.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:20 PM   #28
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Even though we don't have the full light bar across the back, I like how it looks with the flush lights. Do they intrude into the bathroom space, or is the interwall space deep enough to accomodate them?

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Tom, There is enough room between the inner and outer panels. You just have to be very careful when cutting the holes for them to fit. No second chance
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