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Old 02-23-2013, 02:11 PM   #1
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First Airstream, Finally

I've wanted a vintage AS for about ten years and finally found one in my budget that wasn't completely thrashed. Woohoo! My fiancÚ and I drove to Bisbee, AZ yesterday and towed home our 1973 Overlander. We plan to fix it up Space Odyssey style, or something like that--although we are torn because the bathroom is in great original condition. Our greater concern at the moment, however, is that, ding-dong, we just realized the dull exterior is not oxidized but painted silver. Craigslist is from HELL!!! Anyway, about me, I'm an eternal grad student at the UA and my dude is retired from the Air Force. I will post some pics of our new baby shortly...

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forums, I'm a 73 vintage owner too. You'll love it hear, lots of good folk and info. And yes, pics please! Moparjohn
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:21 PM   #3
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Hi! and welcome! Looking forward to the pics!
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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Pics!

As promised, pictures of our new '73:

Day One-front - Photo Gallery

Day One-bathroom - Photo Gallery

Day One-rear - Photo Gallery
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:44 PM   #6
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #7
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Congratulations and welcome...nifty.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:01 AM   #8
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Some '73 models were painted at the factory. Not saying yours was, but some were.
It does look like the clearcoat has blistered and turned white in your exterior picture.
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:56 PM   #9
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Congratulations on your new AS!!
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:05 PM   #10
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Congrats! Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:16 PM   #11
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Congratulations:
Sure looks like clear coated and oxidized straight aluminum to me....
Body looks nice and straight too
Keep the bath room....they're way cool
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:13 PM   #12
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Congrats and welcome aboard the forum.
Your patience has been rewarded. Nice looking Overlander. I agree, keep the bathroom.

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