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Old 02-11-2017, 07:20 AM   #1751
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Old 02-11-2017, 06:51 PM   #1752
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They did a headliner over the front interior end cap....I would choose a different finish but that's an idea that I'd been kicking around for those who's end caps are in poor condition. I think it's could be very nice with the right material.
I'm with you Mayco. I toyed with the idea of doing something like that myself. I was thinking about using naugahyde in a pattern that resembled the exterior segments on the rear end cap. Looks like it would get tricky at the visor area. In the end I got mine to look 'presentable' and moved on to more pressing matters. I would still like to pursue the idea. If you decide to try something along these lines , please share with the rest of us.
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Old 02-11-2017, 07:19 PM   #1753
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I actually like the interior, and it is cool and interesting. I just think its a little over the top... just a little too much on the quilting.
The quilting is supposed to emulate period bomber interior insulation.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:05 PM   #1754
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They did a headliner over the front interior end cap....I would choose a different finish but that's an idea that I'd been kicking around for those who's end caps are in poor condition. I think it's could be very nice with the right material.
Mike,
I tried using Home depot grade Weldwood and a commercial vinyl wallcovering. It looked beautiful ...until the summer came around. The contact cement is not rated for 120-130 degrees and the vinyl started to shrink. I ended up having to remove it, and then painted the front cap. If i would do it again, I would use the commercial grade Weldwood in the picture and the Landau top foam material that is used in many cars now. I think with a few slices it would confirm nicely to even the most difficult areas.
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:12 PM   #1755
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Ha, I even found the pictures from 2002, when I first did the green vinyl (the pictures with the three stars) that looked like leather and after that failed, I painted the front cap this metallic modeled finish, which held up for 10 years plus
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Old 02-11-2017, 08:39 PM   #1756
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Nice work Peter....I've been wondering what to do with both end caps and what to use........I do have a lot of the naugahyde I used elsewhere but decided not to use on the couches; painting would be a whole lot easier. Spring project maybe.

I also concur with your assessment on people's decorative decisions, as what I have done to my AS is not to others tastes. It may work for me but others have a right to disagree, if or when I decide to sell.

Just curious Peter about your fan placement as it's a lot further forward than my 310; almost exactly where my front A/C is.

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Old 02-12-2017, 06:44 AM   #1757
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Ha, I even found the pictures from 2002, when I first did the green vinyl (the pictures with the three stars) that looked like leather and after that failed, I painted the front cap this metallic modeled finish, which held up for 10 years plus
Peter, for some reason I'm thinking that the newer Airstream's have some sort of material covering the caps. If that's true what do you suppose the material is and how would it be fastened?
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:26 AM   #1758
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Peter, for some reason I'm thinking that the newer Airstream's have some sort of material covering the caps. If that's true what do you suppose the material is and how would it be fastened?
Yes, Brad, starting around 1994, Airstream used a white vinyl padded with a thin layer of foam on the end caps and the entire ceiling fastened with some contact cement. I have seen it fail, especially in vehicles or trailers kept in the south.
Having no clue on what type of contact cement Airstream used, either the lesser heat tolerant adhesive or poor application techniques could be blamed for the failure.
On the other hand, many are still completely intact, like the entire ceiling and endcaps in my 1997 30' Excella.
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:44 AM   #1759
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I thought they used Ozite on some. My 91 250 has an Ozite ceiling and wall covering, but ends are in the oak to match the locker units. Only some coaches seemed to come with Ozite (I've seen 250s without it) so guess it was an option


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Old 02-12-2017, 11:48 AM   #1760
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I thought they used Ozite on some. My 91 250 has an Ozite ceiling and wall covering, but ends are in the oak to match the locker units. Only some coaches seemed to come with Ozite (I've seen 250s without it) so guess it was an option


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in the 90's trailers they used the Ozite (also referred to as Mouse fur) on lot of the wallsurfaces. Never seen it used on endcaps, perhaps because of its corduroy (stripe) pattern.
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:56 PM   #1761
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There are 2 airstream motor homes up for auction on eBay not sure how to provide links.
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:01 PM   #1762
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There is also an 87 motorhome being parted out in Calgary through kijij. Not much left but maybe something needed by someone on AF

Parting out 1987 AIRSTREAM Class A motor home... on Kijiji http://www.kijiji.ca/v-rv-motorhome/...utm_source=sms
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Old 02-12-2017, 01:05 PM   #1763
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So what were some original prices on some of these motorhomes new? I have a 1982 excella 280 td. I'm in $22000 and it's a turd that will need lots of tlc just to get it reasonably functioning and a ton of money. I haven't the faintest idea value originally. I'm going to commit $50000total as a ceiling over the years with all work most likely performed by myself with help from friends.I wanted an airstream and found one,now I'm in constant research mode. Weird thing is I cannot find any info especially with this darn diesel. Every place I phone tells me that my unit does not exist lol. I would have figured 25-30grand new. Interestingly seeing a 325 in Ontario on kijiji listed for $75000, it's a gas job, nothing fancy, has more options then mine because this is a 1986. And they claim it was $181 000 brand new???????

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So what were some original prices on some of these motorhomes new? I have a 1982 excella 280 td. I'm in $22000 and it's a turd that will need lots of tlc just to get it reasonably functioning and a ton of money. I haven't the faintest idea value originally. I'm going to commit $50000total as a ceiling over the years with all work most likely performed by myself with help from friends.I wanted an airstream and found one,now I'm in constant research mode. Weird thing is I cannot find any info especially with this darn diesel. Every place I phone tells me that my unit does not exist lol. I would have figured 25-30grand new. Interestingly seeing a 325 in Ontario on kijiji listed for $75000, it's a gas job, nothing fancy, has more options then mine because this is a 1986. And they claim it was $181 000 brand new???????

1986 Airstream 325 Motorhome on Kijiji http://www.kijiji.ca/v-rv-motorhome/...utm_source=sms
Well your MH definitely existed (https://www.airstream.com/wp-content...d4d7c878f0.pdf).

There is a gap is in Airstream published pricing. A 1979 petrol 28 Excella had a list price of $52K, probably $60K by 1982 and allow another $5K for the diesel so I would guess around $65K. However prices went up steeply along with length in the 1980s and the list on a 1986 325 was around $120K....of course these are prices in USD not CAD
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