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Old 12-12-2015, 01:12 PM   #1317
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Maybe this one.... 1969 International Airstream
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:33 PM   #1318
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Might be kinda tough to import into the UK as it has a Chevy 350 in a International truck chassis!
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Old 12-19-2015, 11:20 AM   #1319
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Just wanted to let anyone who is looking know there is a 20ft Argosy Motorhome for sale near Nashville. I personally was going to purchase this motorhome but after going all the way up there and seeing it, I decided to pass.

It is a good restoration project for anyone who is not afraid of completely redoing 80% of the motorhome. It has some pretty serious rust on the frame and the interior floors need to be pulled and replaced due to rott. All the windows that I could see were leaking fairly badly on the inside, including the driver side windshield. If anyone wants to PM me questions feel free otherwise happy shopping!

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Old 12-19-2015, 11:31 AM   #1320
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Sounds like a prime candidate for a Isuzu NPR chassis swap!
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Old 12-24-2015, 11:11 AM   #1321
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While searching I came across this ad and thought it was interesting. I was unaware there was a "kit" to turn a trailer into a motorhome. Interesting to look at but still needs some work, anyhow for those of me who just like to see airstream related projects here you go. :P

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Old 12-24-2015, 11:20 AM   #1322
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Dane, that's actually a dual purpose RV. It can be a trailer or it can be a motorhome!

I don't think you could pay me to take on a project like that
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Old 12-24-2015, 01:05 PM   #1323
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Dane, that's actually a dual purpose RV. It can be a trailer or it can be a motorhome!

I don't think you could pay me to take on a project like that
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:00 AM   #1325
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Dane, that's actually a dual purpose RV. It can be a trailer or it can be a motorhome!

I don't think you could pay me to take on a project like that

You are totally right, I didn't think of it like that! I have been looking for a MH this whole time so I could have both a TT and a MH... Maybe I should sell my Caravel and just pick this up since it can be used as both a TT and a MH! I am sure towing this heavy thing would give me great gas mileage!

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Some projects are challenges. Some are turn, run, don't look back! That one is the latter.
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Old 12-26-2015, 07:09 PM   #1327
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You bet this is a project inside not so much but with a cad 500, and front wheel drive you got to be on top of it. I know I am the builder that is selling it. It made a trip to Alaska and cruised the usa from 84 till its resting place in 2002 best we can figure. Built by a custom builder in Dallas for himself, 71 solv mid bath , cut the front installed a 71 cad, underneath. than the kit from airstream factory in 82. info I got 6 kits were sold we received it about 8 months ago , built most of inside with different parts had left over from airstream builds fun play time used as a guest quarters , never tried to get it up to run, now just don't have the time so we decided to sell it as a project for someone not so faint at hart. But it would sure be interesting to drive it at least once humm
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Old 12-27-2015, 09:37 AM   #1328
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Definitely an interesting project, that's what lead me to share the post. From the pictures it looks like you guys did a great job converting it so far. It is like you said though, not for the faint of heart. That is pretty neat that Airstream had made a handful of kits and this is one of them.

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Old 12-27-2015, 02:00 PM   #1329
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The real beauty of the front wheel drive GM Motorhome was the semi monocoque very low slung body. No driveshaft or rear axle. They were really lightweight and probably the most sophisticated chassis even today. They were underpowered and drank a lot of gas.

I just don't see any advantage using it on the Airstream. I don't think it would be a very durable or efficient drivetrain.
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GMC made this type of unite for a drive train, pretty good results in drivability, but now days hwys are faster requires more and better braking ability this would be a drive for the experience and pure classic vintage fun like a classic car you drive it with a tool bag and knowing that the fun may come with some work but the excitement of it, it just has the horse power but not the high gears for our freeways today
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