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Old 03-21-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Won the Lotto? What's Next?

Do you love your Airstream Classic enough that you would keep it after lotto winnings? Here's a question that should get you thinking. If you won the lotto, would you resto-mod your Airstream with new chassis and new engine or would you just go for something brand-new?
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
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If I won the lotto I'd buy a friend's Airstream 360 diesel pusher that he sorta-kinda wants to sell, finish my 28' rear-bed Argosy project in GRAND style and start looking for summer property above 7000 feet somewhere.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:50 AM   #3
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Here's what I would do:
1. Quit work
2. Repair/update as needed to keep it beautiful and functional. Who knows? I might even install a washer/dryer.
3. Enjoy it.
So, I guess the answer to the question is resto-mod.
Fuel injection and other functionality/reliability upgrades possibly.
Brand spankin' new motor and transmission and suspension possibly.
Either way, I would wait until the need arises to approach any modification.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
But, if any breakdown offers the opportunity to make it more modern/cool/reliable/awesome, by all means, go for it!
Keep it? Most definitely! Without a doubt- or buy a new to me 94-96 diesel pusher-
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:51 AM   #4
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Probably wouldn't change anything. Just blow it all on a couple tanks of diesel
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:53 AM   #5
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If I had all the money in the world I would still want a 360 diesel pusher from 20 years ago!
Polished up, shined up, ready to roll, but might have the latest and greatest engine and drive train and audio/video and internet.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:18 AM   #6
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Well, no question about keeping it! I would do a full Cummins diesel and modern transmission, bring it back to Airstream for a stock polish and original paint, Land Yacht interior, then set off around the globe.
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I'm afraid if I won the lottery I'd go buy a large property, hire a caretaker for it, build a huge indoor storage, and ADD TO my Airstream collection
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:21 AM   #8
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Word.
True dat.
What he said.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:28 AM   #9
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Do you love your Airstream Classic enough that you would keep it after lotto winnings? Here's a question that should get you thinking. If you won the lotto, would you resto-mod your Airstream with new chassis and new engine or would you just go for something brand-new?
How big a winning are you talking? A sick amount of $ or a comfortable nest egg?

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Old 03-21-2014, 11:37 AM   #10
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Either or, use your imagination! Won the 50 mill Lotto, or the 500 mill Powerball lol
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:49 AM   #11
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I'd buy the AS corp, hire all you brainiacs to design and build them... They would all be old school body style, with modern amenities, yet maintain the selling prices asked for the current model lines.
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Old 03-21-2014, 11:53 AM   #12
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Good idea!
Improve quality control.
Design new floor plans.
Bring back the 34.
Bring back the Classic motor home.
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Old 03-21-2014, 12:35 PM   #13
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Good idea!
Improve quality control.
Design new floor plans.
Bring back the 34.
Bring back the Classic motor home.
Not to mention, alclad skins & "door within the door".
Now we're onto something!
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