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Old 07-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Would ya??

We are new to the forums and are intrigued by the world that is "owning an Airstream"! We stumbled on pics of this '63 Globetrotter and wanted to get a few experienced/expert opinions.

So, would ya?

The inside isn't much of an issue (yet) because we're planning on gutting and restoring it. The biggest concern is the shell and bones of the trailer, but was curious if the scars on the shell would deter someone from moving forward. The asking price on this one is $2,500.

We were also wondering what other initial questions someone should ask before diving into a project like this? Other than a "clean" title, are there any other Airstream specific documents or certificates that we should ensure are included?

Thanks in advance.

-Mike and Kimberly
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Old 07-22-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
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Besides having wrinkles on many of the panels, somebody hacked the wheel openings on this trailer. I wouldn't buy it; with a damaged and modified shell, and an interior you're going to gut and rebuild, what will you have to start with?

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Old 07-22-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums! I too would pass on that one, just from the pics. Every panel has a problem, even a curved section. Those wheel wells being cut hide the failed axles. We want you to be an airstream addict, just want you to do it responsibly! :-)
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:57 PM   #4
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poor little gt

This makes three strikes...and you're out. I agree with the prior two posts. Please pass on this poor little GT and find one without so much damage.
Just because the interior is also shot and a new interior is desired does not make it a better deal. This only adds to the total amount of work and cost to get it out on the road again.
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Old 07-22-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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This would be a good part trailer for another one. $2500 is way high for this thing. those curved panels are very expensive to replace.

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Old 07-22-2012, 10:53 PM   #6
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Welcome to the Forum.

Sad to see such a desirable model Airstream with so many wrinkled panels. Maybe post a few more photos of the damaged panels and wheel well area to provide more information. Maybe there will be some more positive responses.

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Old 07-23-2012, 07:55 AM   #7
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Lots depends on if the cosmetics bother you. If the dents can be ignored by you that makes a difference. Remember the axles, tires and frame need to be looked at. Jim
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:20 AM   #8
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First off I am not a purest so the cut out wheel wells don't really bother me, but I would take a very close look at the axel. Good chance it is are shot and needs replacing. I actually wish there was more room in my wheel wells. Even with brand a new axel it is too close for my taste. As long as you go into it knowing it might be a complete basket case and prepared to put a lot of time and cash in to the project it is up to you to decide if it is worth it. Personally I wanted to buy a trailer that would not need thousands of dollars and hundreds of man hours of labor to use. Luckily I was able to find one knowing that it needed a new axle and few other things from day one, but nothing that stopped me from being able to go camping the first weekend after I brought it home. No regrets and looking forward to many more years of camping in style and comfort with my Airstream vintage trailer.

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:33 AM   #9
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The wheel wells were most likely altered to allow the tires to be replaced. This would be another sign of end of life axles.



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