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Old 10-07-2006, 09:50 PM   #43
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Caliann,

If I may make a suggestion... don't throw out those old prescription psychotropic drugs just yet... You may find them useful before the restoration is over!



Roger
Before it's over? I need them NOW!!

Bi-i-i-g rat. B-b-b-big rat. Rat chasing me. KILL THE RAT!!!!

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Old 10-07-2006, 10:19 PM   #44
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Congratulations once again on your kit of parts! One suggestion I haven't seen posted in this thread (maybe I just missed it?) is, when you go to demo the cabinets and everything, save the dirty/damaged/half chewed pieces to use as templates for the new ones. Also, you may want to do a search here about refinishing the bath/shower fiberglass with epoxy - rather than just ripping it out. Those are formed especially to fit the rounded AIrstream features and are very difficult to replace - you most likely won't find one in better condition than your own. The stains can be covered sucessfully if it's not too broken-up or cracked too badly.

Just a couple of thoughts, sometime people are so excited they throw these things out, only to regret it later.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do...can't wait to see the progress as it happens! Oh yeah, watch out for that rat...he probably doesn't like you meesin' with his digs!

Shari
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Old 10-07-2006, 10:37 PM   #45
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Free bulky items from a 1968 Airstream trailer

My son-in-law and myself had an experience similar to this. While deer-hunting several years ago, he came across a 1968 Airstream Ambassador 28' which had been abandoned in the woods.
We managed to track down the owners and buy the trailer for $200, but had to wait until after the Spring thaw to cut down some small trees and tug the trailer home. It was chock full of remnants from a family who had lived it in a while. To our dismay, we discovered that the frame was rusted through in spots and we decided to part it out.
Most of the salvageable parts were sold on eBay, but I am a packrat and cannot part with any original parts from a vintage Airstream trailer.
I still have a pile of the woodwork and some of the heavier items that came out of that trailer and will offer them free of charge to anyone who can come to my location to pick them up.
Among these parts are the double sink, front and side gaucho (missing some parts) and furnace.
If anyone can give these parts a good home and is willing to come and get them, please PM me. I would like to clean out my storage shed.
Please do not ask about windows, misc hardware or other most desirable items. I only have mostly heavy interior items left, such as cabinet and closet doors. shelves and drawers. Some of the the woodwork was burnt in a sacrificial fire to the Airstream deitys. This is a free offer. I am not willing to pack and ship this stuff.
The entry door from that trailer is in the classifieds forums. I offered it free of charge several times but had no takers.
If you can give an unspecified load of free parts from a 1968 Ambassador a good home and are willing to come and get them, give me a shout, but the price on the door is as advertised

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Old 10-07-2006, 10:59 PM   #46
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Congratulations once again on your kit of parts! One suggestion I haven't seen posted in this thread (maybe I just missed it?) is, when you go to demo the cabinets and everything, save the dirty/damaged/half chewed pieces to use as templates for the new ones. Also, you may want to do a search here about refinishing the bath/shower fiberglass with epoxy - rather than just ripping it out. Those are formed especially to fit the rounded AIrstream features and are very difficult to replace - you most likely won't find one in better condition than your own. The stains can be covered sucessfully if it's not too broken-up or cracked too badly.

Just a couple of thoughts, sometime people are so excited they throw these things out, only to regret it later.

Good luck in whatever you decide to do...can't wait to see the progress as it happens! Oh yeah, watch out for that rat...he probably doesn't like you meesin' with his digs!

Shari
*grinz* I am a bit of a packrat myself....and I already told my better half to be *gentle* when he rips out those cabinets and such, as I will need them for patterns.

Since he has become enarmoured of the triangular bathtub, I think we will be saving it.

We have moved this thread to "The Ultimate Monty (the Cloud in my Silver Lining" , so I would love to continue this conversation there. *smiles*

Especially since I have a TON of questions.

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Old 03-26-2007, 06:13 AM   #47
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How goes the cleanup and rat hunt? Did you ever find out where the previous occupants went? Is the coach stripped? Did you get the belly pan removed?
Enquiring minds want to know.
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