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Old 09-16-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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'69 TradeWind on Dallas area Craigslist

I saw this Airstream today, just driving by. Wished I had my camera with me.
I called the guy selling it for the owner, and he said it was unlocked, so I went in. It is a field-found basket case, with a quite nice exterior skin.


The interior is totally weathered and needs to be completely gutted and redone. It will need a complete floor replacement.

The LH front curved corner window is broken out. All of the other windows are nice, single pane, clear glass.
It does still have the compartment doors that have been taken off the outside...they are laying on the front couch.
It still has the fridge, oven, sink, double bed, bathroom, everything...but it is all just a weathered mess.

It might be a good candidate for a total restoration, but the price is pretty high for that.

The guy consigned to sell it says the price is $3000.00


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Old 09-16-2010, 10:31 PM   #2
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Well, in a way I'm glad they want too much for it, since I don't have a place to put one yet, and I won't know we're staying in the area or moving for residency until March. Does the wood look like it can be saved, or would all the cabinetry need to be rebuilt from scratch? In field in north TX it's probably been home to all SORTS of interesting critters...

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Old 09-17-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
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From what I saw, none of the wood can be saved. But it is all there, so it can be used for a pattern. Totally neglected, but not vandalized

Yeah, there were nice little nests in cabinets, and old wasp nests here and there.
But at least someone/thing was putting it to use all these years!

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Old 09-17-2010, 10:49 AM   #4
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The curved front window and the missing hatch covers will be very hard to find if you can.
3K seems way to much. You will need axles for sure and lots of other stuff. My TW was in bad shape, lots of floor work so do not underestimate the hours and money needed to bring it back. If you are retired and have lots of time it would be a good project.
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