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Old 06-25-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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Bringing Home Flossy (68 Sovereign)

Hello all. My husband and I are the proud new parents of a 1968 Sovereign we've named "Flossy". We're picking her up on Saturday and are very excited. She's pretty rough so we'll be using the forum a lot for advice and support on our new Airstream journey. Amazing to see how many people are into this, "new to us", Airstream culture.
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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Thumbs up Hello!

Congratulations on your new "baby", although at 30', that is a BIG baby

And welcome to airforum.com, repository of all things Airstream.

Now: where are the photos!??
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:14 PM   #3
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Hello,

Congratulations. We are in Durham just down the road from you. Let us know if you have any questions. We are also slowly rehabing a 1971 GT (Seymour). Again, welcome and you will love your AS.
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Old 06-25-2009, 08:47 PM   #4
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Welcome.....I hope you have a great time with your new "baby". Be careful, we started with one "baby" 20 years ago, and now we have 3 of them.....they are habit forming!
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:03 PM   #5
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Congrats!! my wife and I are in a hotel right now, halfway between home and airstreamguy's home, where we will pick up our first, no name yet, a '79 Sovereign International.. I wish you luck on your first tow.. we are hopeful that ours in uneventful, but we have allowed 4 days to go 700 miles...
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:22 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. We're bringing lots of tools, grease and a jack for the pick up AND enough cash to buy a new set of tires. We'll be driving about 200 miles with her.

Right now I'm thinking instead of Flossy we should call her Pandora. TeeHee

Seymour; I'm sure I'll be taking you up on that offer.

We're hoping this will be a great and lasting project for our family and we hope it will give us lots of lasting memories.

Pictures posted tomorrow!!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:19 AM   #7
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Welcome to the 1968 family. A lot of us here. We are 6months into our rehab and polish of our 1968 Ambassador. LOTS to polish!!!

Have fun and keep us updated with pictures, we love to see others progress, it gets us off the computer and working on our trailers!!
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:32 AM   #8
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Hi,

We are in Durham as well and just brought home "Lucy" yesterday (6/25/2009) and we are looking forward to many years of enjoyment with her.

We (dogmatix and Seymour1971) are close enough that we could meet for coffee sometime and "talk shop"

Pete & Jenny
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Old 06-26-2009, 05:45 PM   #9
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Hi Goswick. Wow we've got a regular crowd here in the Triad. Well we're all set to leave in the morning. Can't wait to get her!
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:36 AM   #10
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typing on my phone here. we got her. were at the tire store and shes getting four new ones. then weve got a one hundred fifty mile drive home on a hope and a prayer will post pics soon.
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Old 06-27-2009, 02:16 PM   #11
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Congrats!

Congats on the purchases dogmatix, Dakota's Dad and goswick. My wife and I got our 79 Sovereign 31' (no name yet) 2 months ago and have spent every waking hour working on it. This site has been a wonderful find for everything you ever wanted to know about airstreams. Good luck to you all!

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Old 06-29-2009, 10:05 AM   #12
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Here she is. Made it home with no problems. Whew, we've got our work cut out for us.




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Cool! Take the rehab in steps and use your Airstream as much you can!

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Old 06-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #14
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Here she is. Made it home with no problems. Whew, we've got our work cut out for us.
Yeah, but always think forward to how nice it will be when it's done.

And also, your interior has a lot of flexibilty regarding décor in it, what with the all-wood walls and furniture. That's one thing I knew I would miss by buying a model newer than 1970: I get the metal frame with masonite interior.

Enjoy! Get out there and travel in it!
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