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Old 08-25-2006, 09:17 PM   #1
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Another Newbie from NC

Hello,

New to the world of Airstream... In fact still looking for that first one! Hoping to find a early-to-mid 70's, 23 to 25 footer in polished, restored condition in sound mechancial and operational order.

We're planning to pull it with a vintage, restored Chevy Suburban. Should be fun if we ever find that Airstream!

Hope to see ya out there someday soon!

Dennis
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:21 PM   #2
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Hello,

New to the world of Airstream... In fact still looking for that first one! Hoping to find a early-to-mid 70's, 23 to 25 footer in polished, restored condition in sound mechancial and operational order.

We're planning to pull it with a vintage, restored Chevy Suburban. Should be fun if we ever find that Airstream!

Hope to see ya out there someday soon!

Dennis

Hi Dennis,welcome to the forums and good luck in your search.Sounds like you have quite the combo planned.When you find your Airstream you will just have to post some pictures.
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Old 08-25-2006, 10:17 PM   #3
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Hi, Dennis,

Welcome to the forums.

Your post reminds me of something.

Back in the 70's the Atlanta Braves would have a "city" day, and if you were from that particular city, you'd get a ball cap. My uncle had a Suburban, and we all packed up, my cousins and me, to go get our ball caps and watch the Braves.

As luck would have it, some other team, and I'll never remember who, clobbered the Braves that day. It was pitiful. We decided to sneak out early.

A few hundred other people did, too.

As we left the stadium, my five-year-old cousin looked around and said, in a loud voice, "Daddy, where's the 'burban?"

An older couple looked at my cousin with some shock and consternation.

He's married now and has children of his own, and I often quote his innocent question when I get the chance.

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Old 08-25-2006, 10:34 PM   #4
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Hello Newbie!

Welcome to the forums!

So glad another person has the "bug"! While you are searching for that perfect Airstream for your needs.... may I suggest you check out the rally schedule and see if there are any near you. It would be a great time for you to go and check out other Airstreams and see what folks like about their year/model! In the meantime, do your homework! Read through the forums on all kinds of issues to see what kind of problems exist.

There is a good thread on considerations when buying an airstream. Link is below. The list is generally for newer Airstreams, but the basic ideas remain the same, whether new or vintage.

http://www.airforums.com/forum...eam-22920.html

Be sure and check out our classifieds as well!

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Old 08-26-2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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Hi Lamar,

Those old Suburbans are great, no doubt. Ours is in the finishing stages of restoration - the last pieces of new chrome trim are being put on and new carpet going in. It's a 1975 and what began as a paint job a year ago has evolved into a full-blown ground up restoration. We bought from a fellow in McDonough, Georgia a couple of years back. Now we're looking for that "perfect" Airstream to go with it.

Thank you all for the kind welcoming messages!

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Old 08-26-2006, 02:00 PM   #6
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Hey Dennis, welcome to the forums from down south... in SC. Is your '75 a barn door or a tailgate? Big block or small? Got any photos you can share? We like photos here, seems we're all a bunch of visual junkies!
Good luck with your search, half the fun is in the hunt!
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Old 08-26-2006, 08:10 PM   #7
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Hi Folks!

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

Thank you. CaddyGrn, for the link! Very helpful information !

This is clearly a very helpful and friendly web community. We look forward to reading and posting.

Take Care,

Dennis & Kathy
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You might look up RichardT in the meber section and give him a shout. He's in Hendersonville, N.C. and probably has something that fits. I bought my 69 Overlander from him, and he was fair, honest and true to his word. He also took time to show me his entire "collection" and go over pro/cons of the different models with myself and then my wife and I to help us make a good choice as we are new to the AS world.
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Old 08-27-2006, 12:37 PM   #9
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Glen,

The Chevy is a two-wheel drive, with a 350, with a tailgate - essentially a big box on wheels. I'll post up some pix soon.

Thanks for the welcome!

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Old 08-27-2006, 12:40 PM   #10
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Camperski,

Thank you for the lead - at this stage of my search, I need all the help I can get !

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Dennis, my last 'burb was a 350 2 wheeler with barn doors. I love the barn door option as it's so much easier to get at things you are trying to reach in the back.
My first one was a 1978 with a 454 that blew away Camaros.
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