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Old 05-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #15
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O.K guys, it's now pretty much one year since I bought my Airstream and opened this thread. I realize that it has been been far too long since I posted some pictures about my progress so here we go:
I finally got the interior walls completed and finished the cork flooring today.
Note the aluminum tracks in the floor that will be used to attach Paul's wheelchair. 70 bucks at Costco was a great deal.
BTW, some of the credit goes to my 2 apprentices who helped me a great deal.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:29 AM   #16
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kids in wheelchairs rock!

tell your boy who has a disability that I'm rebuilding a 1956 bubble so we can take our 7 year old girl: Lila--(who also is disabled)camping. I just thought i'd send a note and let you know that i appreciate your family, that's a cool backup vehicle, and i understand the challenges you face. i feel honored to be my daughters dad-- i bet you feel the same. all the best ted
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:45 AM   #17
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I have been thinking of putting tracks in mine as well, for bikes. There seems to be no great solution when you are carting around three little girls, 5 bikes, 3 changes of clothes per day per girl. A system to strap down the bikes in the middle of the trailer seems ideal.
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:59 AM   #18
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I am actually going to put hidden tie down hooks in the hall and living room space to keep stuff from flying around. Love to share some ideas, anyone?
Euro keep up the great work and post pics!
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:55 AM   #19
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EuroAir,
Excellent work. You are doing an outstanding job. I really like the interior.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:33 AM   #20
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Thanks Ted,

nice to see that we are not alone in our situation. Yes we feel blessed. While Paul has severe CP, it doesn't really slow him down. He crawls around the trailer and vacuums the floor, tells me what to do next or explains the neighbor kids what all those parts are about although he is non-verbal. We sure are looking forward to go camping once this project is done.
All the best to your family and Lila.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:47 PM   #21
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Great to hear. I think your boy and our Lila have similar disabilities. I am certain she knows a lot more of what's going on than what we think. She Also Is non verbal but speaks with her eyes and smile. All the best to you guys. If you're ever in Oregon. Feel free to stop in as you're always welcome We are just 45 miles from the coast. All the best. Ted
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:02 PM   #22
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We bought a 1995 Landyacht 34LE and modified it so our son could have access. We had the entry door widened. We took out the carpet in the LR space and replaced it with a softer lino square tiles that was easy to clean over top the carpet padding. This gave extra cushion. The sofa, dinette and chair had already been removed. We replaced these with 2 comfortable plush jack knife sofas side by side..looks like limo seating. This gave more wheelchair room plus gave 2 more beds. We have a fold down table on the opposite wall if needed. This is working well for our son.

You have done a great job on yours! Have fun camping!
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:43 PM   #23
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Progress update

again, it has been a long time since I last posted but I do have some great news: "The furniture is finished". Check out the pictures.

The next step is to install the shower pan, gas lines, water lines and hook up the electrical equipment (thermostat, water heater etc.) and some work on the belly (tanks & pan).
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:54 PM   #24
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some more pics - I know you guys like those . . .
The foam for the 3 beds is ordered and I am now looking for some nice fabric. So many to choose from.
Uwe from Area 63 was as usually very helpful with advise and parts and my 2 kids helped a lot too. They really are into Airstreams now.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:07 PM   #25
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And some more pics . . .
As always feedback is appreciated.
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Beautiful! Great work.
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:52 PM   #27
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That looks awesome. I just scrapped all of my mental plans after looking at this. Did you re skin the interior?

I am intersted in the tracks and the drawers/totes? I want to add some tracks in a vertical application for supporting a bunk cot. Did you make the gray and silver boxes under the range? They look great as well.

I hope you enjoy what you have done.
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That is too nice to not be new aluminum skin. Very nice work. So jealous of your progress!
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