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Old 02-11-2015, 12:35 AM   #1
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Total modification rebuild of my 1989 airstream 345 classic

Well I'm new to this forum. So I thought the first thing I would do is share some pics if the massive project I am into.
To start I have replaced all of the suspension and brakes on the vehicle. Including coils bearings rotors etc.
I've also taken the 454 out and I'm replacing it with a 2007 LS LQ9. The interior is completely gutted. We will be completely rewiring the entire motorhome and installing all new LED lighting and leather. I'd live to hear your input. Click image for larger version

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Old 02-11-2015, 06:02 AM   #2
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With the new coils, are you going to abandon the air assist?
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Old 02-11-2015, 06:13 AM   #3
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Hi Steve,

Welcome to the site and we will be interested in following along on your ambitious and interesting project. Very nice work so far.

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Old 02-11-2015, 12:26 PM   #4
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Very cool. Keep those photos coming!


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Old 02-11-2015, 01:06 PM   #5
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sounds like a great plan, though too bad imhop you aren't going diesel
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Old 02-12-2015, 01:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments.
I will definitely keep the photos coming.
The air ride is being upgraded. Had to go to good year to get the air bags made. Putting in a larger compressor and tank as well and relocating the tank from under the vehicle to inside vehicle.
Put all new tires on the 19.5 inch rims. They don't make the R8 tires anymore. So went with a lower profile wider tire 14 ply. The rims polished up really nice as well. Click image for larger version

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Good Luck...

This is a recent picture of mine...Boy, I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do...
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Nice I will have to say you don't scare eazy
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Old 02-12-2015, 03:29 PM   #9
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Wow- what an ambitious project! Way to go!

SSARKO- your rig is beautiful! Nicest one I've seen!
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SSARKO, you have a beautiful coach. I love the couch and would love to see more interior pictures.

I can't tell if you have the outside tv on a table/stand or if you have some sort of mount...I would love to know more!

Thanks!
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Hope you post details of the steering and brake work servoaero, that is too much work to gloss over.

Beautiful coach SSARKO hope to see it in person someday.
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This is a recent picture of mine...Boy, I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do...
That is an awesome looking one
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Thanks, everyone...here are some more interior pictures...btw...The TV is just sitting on the pull-out drawer just aft of the door....42" fits perfect!!!
ALSO, I am looking for the Airstream script logo that attached to the front hoods...Thanks in advance...Scott
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Hi All,
I'm new to the thread like Steve. I purchased my 1992 350LE just before Christmas and it has sat in my drive way as I am to busy right now to work on it. I do use it as a personal space and I am enjoying it as it sits in the driveway. It is pretty much original except it has the Banks Power Pack, The interior is original as well so seeing Steve's interior is helpful. I am thinking about a similar interior upgrade and have been to the HofArc site for ideas. Do all of the 345's and 350 come with the carpet on the ceiling and walls? Is their a process for removing it and refinishing the walls. For the exterior, there is a local body shop that says he can remove the clear coat by using a power soda spray (no sand) and was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on that.
I'm afraid I will be a sponge for info more than a contributor for awhile.

PS Hope I posted my photo correctly
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