Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-03-2012, 08:19 PM   #15
Rivet Master
 
Sneakinup's Avatar
 
1977 31' Sovereign
Tampa Bay , ^
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 710
Images: 118
PASS would be my first reaction... but I think we can all say... "It has potential!"
__________________

__________________
My 77 Sovereign Renovation
Out in the woods, or in the city, It's all the same to me.
When I'm drivin' free, the world's my home....When I'm mobile.



Sneakinup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 11:24 PM   #16
Rivet Master
 
2006 22' International CCD
2007 Base Camp
Elk Valley , British Columbia
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 657
I guess it just depends how much time you have... anything can be restored, but like old cars, you don't often end up with more value than what you invest. What you can end up with is something unique and your own bit of artwork, which can be cool as well.
__________________

__________________
Friday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 04:48 PM   #17
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 31' Sovereign
Watson , Louisiana
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 42
More pictures

A visit to the Argosy today revealed that she was in worse shape than I thought. If members were opposed to the idea before the attached pictures should cinch their opinion. The current owner backed into the trailer one day and dented the side and did interior damage as well. It does have rear end separation so bad that the black water tank fell onto the ground years ago. The frame flexes away from the shell but is not as badly rotted as my Sovereign. I think the black water tank had some fluids in it causing it to drop prematurely and pulling the insulation and belly pan away preventing any additional frame rot. Amazingly I may still get this trailer but it is a lot of work involved I know.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2828.jpg
Views:	80
Size:	333.1 KB
ID:	157522   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2829.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	168.2 KB
ID:	157523  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2830.jpg
Views:	75
Size:	245.6 KB
ID:	157524   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2831.jpg
Views:	86
Size:	592.1 KB
ID:	157525  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2832.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	631.2 KB
ID:	157526   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2833.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	638.4 KB
ID:	157527  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2834.jpg
Views:	79
Size:	413.5 KB
ID:	157528   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2835.jpg
Views:	90
Size:	479.9 KB
ID:	157529  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2836.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	485.8 KB
ID:	157530   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2837.jpg
Views:	82
Size:	510.5 KB
ID:	157531  

__________________
Exsys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 05:05 PM   #18
Rivet Master
 
1966 17' Caravel
Bethel Park near Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 540
Images: 10
Send a message via Skype™ to aceflys
If I lived next to you I wouldn't want to look out my window and see that junk in your yard Parting it out wouldn't be worth all that work. If it was me she would have to pay me to get that out her yard

That my 2 1\2 cents

Ace in PA
__________________
aceflys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 06:22 PM   #19
Rivet Master
 
Shacksman's Avatar
 
1960 28' Ambassador
Vintage Kin Owner
1998 25' Safari
Avonton , Ontario
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,213
I agree with Ace. I would turn that down if it were free!
__________________
Doug & Terry
VAC - TAC ON-1
60 Ambassador Int.
98 Safari
1950 Spartan
1966 Globetrotter
Shacksman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #20
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 31' Sovereign
Watson , Louisiana
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 42
Well it won't be going to my home but if it were I still would have less junk than my neighbors. I live in a rural area and there are some really nice places and some with junk.
__________________
Exsys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2012, 11:45 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
rogerdodger's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
Fresno/Clovis , California
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 685
If you decide to go for it, let me know, I may be in need of some Argosy parts. I am in negotiations, may own one soon!
__________________
Roger
Air# 29488
rogerdodger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2012, 09:58 AM   #22
4 Rivet Member
 
Sodbust's Avatar
 
1972 27' Overlander
Penokee , Kansas
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 339
Never look a gift horse in the mouth... Heck,, the belly pan might be full of silver dollars?

Sodbust
__________________
2012 Ram 1500 Tradesman Hemi, 4x4, 6 speed

20mpg empty, 14 mpg with 27' Overlander.

Today is the first day of the rest of your life!
Sodbust is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #23
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 31' Sovereign
Watson , Louisiana
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 42
Deal is done

Despite objections we made the deal yesterday. Well an associate did. I am working with him and he bought it. I have my hands full enough with my Sovereign. He has more time and energy. It looks much better with good wheels on it and pulled out of the weeds. The pictures are during the wheel change. It will be pressure washed and cleaned out soon and I will post some new pictures. It does need some work but he is willing. I am getting the aluminum wheels for my Airstream. It doesn't make much sense to me they put steel wheels on an aluminum Airstream and put aluminum wheels on a painted Argosy. I guess it was an option.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2856.jpg
Views:	77
Size:	427.1 KB
ID:	158397   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2857.jpg
Views:	76
Size:	411.7 KB
ID:	158398  

__________________
Exsys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2012, 08:09 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
Melody Ranch's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
1953 32' Liner
1955 22' Safari
Valley View , Texas
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 3,960
Images: 78
Send a message via Skype™ to Melody Ranch
I cannot believe you did this. I just cannot believe it.
__________________
"If it can't be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted
then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production."
Melody Ranch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 12:09 AM   #25
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 31' Sovereign
Watson , Louisiana
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 42
Quote:
Originally Posted by Melody Ranch View Post
I cannot believe you did this. I just cannot believe it.
Neither can I. What a little gem huh? Just wait until it is polished.
__________________
Exsys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 12:35 AM   #26
3 Rivet Member
 
195Pilot's Avatar
 
1975 31' Sovereign
Pierre , South Dakota
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 133
Exsys,
This reminds me of a stunt I pulled on an airplane.
I found a Bellanca Super viking pushed off in the weeds of an airport.(Bellanca's have wood wings). The plane had been sitting for quit a while. I contacted the owner and we settled on price, about what the engine was worth. I made 3 or 4 trips over to the plane to look things over and duct tape the questionable.(6 or 8 rolls)
One Saturday the weather was great I had ferry permit in hand from the Faa and I flew it 2 1/2 hours home. During the flight I would swap from left seat to right seat to inspect as much of the plane as I could from the cockpit just to see if the duct tape was flying along with me in formation.
When I landed at my home base all my buddies were there and boy were they laughing, some were laughing so had they were literally rounding on the tarmac.
Well almost one year to the date that she arrived at my hanger I rolled her out for a test flight. New wood, covering,paint,instrument panel,interior, engine overhaul,prop overhaul,basically a new airplane.
ALL MY BUDDIES WERE THERE BUT THEY WERN'T LAUGHING, they were having trouble keeping their jaw off the tarmac.
Some people see what it is, Some people see what it can be.

Good Luck
__________________
195Pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2012, 11:57 PM   #27
Cecelia
 
1976 Argosy 22
New London , Connecticut
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 55
Quote:
Originally Posted by Exsys View Post
Neither can I. What a little gem huh? Just wait until it is polished.
For what it's worth to you, I'm pleased you went for it. I'm looking forward to the saga of it's restoration!
__________________
ccbrand is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2012, 12:23 AM   #28
2 Rivet Member
 
1971 31' Sovereign
Watson , Louisiana
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 42
Wow. Thanks for the words of encouragement. For the record I knew what Melody Ranch was referring to. I just wanted to turn it around.

I am sort of glad it was in the worst shape. To show how bad it can be and how a small amount of effort can really turn things around. I know it looks horrible but a relatively small effort in cleaning will go a long way. No where near where it needs to be but this hunk of junk can be a gem under cobwebs. I will post pictures on this thread to show progress.

The only major work it seems to need is a black water tank, side dent repair and some areas of floor patching. Everything else seems to be okay but systems have not been tested like the refrigerator, water heater, furnace etc. Again others have started with worse.
__________________

__________________
Exsys is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.