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Old 09-06-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Full timing starts in a month countdown begins!

Here is the video of the 79 Silver Streak pre remodel.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:13 PM   #2
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Looks great! Did you happen to buy this from a lady in North Tampa recently?
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:26 PM   #3
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I wouldn't say North Tampa it was located in the Sulphur Springs area. Yes it was a nice older woman, she is in the video. So it might be what your referring to. What's up did you see it or have interest?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:58 PM   #4
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welcome to an exclusive club bro ! when i first "transformed " my life i started
with a 10 cu. yard dumpster. didn't think i would fill half of it. LMMFAO
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Old 09-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Yup, I talked to her a bit... well not her, but a lady who had posted the ad for her. Was this older woman moving down to Sarasota and trying to sell it?

I never went to go look at it because my wife decided she had to have the airstream, but I had some conversations with them over email and the phone. Lovely people.

Congrats on it, have you already refurbed her?
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:38 AM   #6
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Yes she was moving to Sarasota and she was very nice. The original price was $1900 she ended up taking $1600 for it. It was solid unit in purchasing it and that is about it.
I have been working on the SS for 3 months solid. I have had to do a LOT of work to it from rewiring, plumbing, kitchen remodel, painted the inside. The SS after thinking about it was a mess but was solid. If you watch the video you will see a tiny AC unit placed where the original fridge vent was. It was a good idea however was not cooling the unit down at all. Installed a new to me Coleman Mach III rooftop AC unit which does its job very well.
The electrical was a nightmare. I thought it was just going to include installing new outlets, well I ended up having to rewire most of the SS with romex. So now its safe lots of rigging was going on before it was totally unsafe.
I was happy to find out that the water pipes were copper throughout so that didn't need much work at all. Except for a few water lines that were corroded badly and a few of the exit lines. Needed a new toilet and the plywood around the toilet was rotten also. Was scared I was going to need new black tank cause the toilet was actually sitting on the black tank without any plywood for support.
Kitchen has a new base cabinet larger than what is pictured in the video. The kitchen was a weird setup the sink wasn't hooked up. Got a new sink, faucet and counter top. I bought a Magic Chef fridge freezer that I could fit through the door damn 25" entry. Still need to figure out a stove/oven. I have an induction cook top a microwave with broiler so for the time being that will work also have an outdoor grill.
So from the woman's past I take it she lived in it for a while in the country and it was rigged with whatever was around. I am happy I rescued this soon to be gem.
Last week I I put 2 coats of white elastic paint Kool something on the roof and am deciding what to put in for flooring. Thinking bamboo.
More videos and pics to come shortly
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:46 AM   #7
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Pics of the old girl
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video somewhat after

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Old 05-14-2013, 07:06 PM   #9
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At this point it is magical. Cheap Living at its best! Went from a house to a like Airstream 2 adults a dog and 2 cats! I will make a new video. If you are thinking of doing this DO IT!
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:14 PM   #10
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Glad to hear it's working out for you!!
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #11
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10 -4 on thedumpster. i ve been living in a 73 since 2008 and it s been great. i inherited mine in good original working order. still never been any repairs otherthan the routine. don t trust the water heater thoungh (>:
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