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Old 11-06-2009, 05:56 PM   #1
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Greetings from beautiful Foresthill, Ca. My wife Angela, our two boys (ages 6 & 3) are the proud new owners of the most beautiful piece of junk, a 25' 1952 Caravan "Cruiser". She was in a Misourri feild for the last 18 years used as a storage shed. She's pretty rough, but our family has rallied to invest the time, sweat and $ it will take to get her back in working order. Our plan is to do a frame off refurbishment. With respect to the original look and feel, we will incorporate some modern features. Our theme is 1952 Ansel Adams - Yosemite. This site has already been very informative and we look forward to further advice as we plug along. Here are a couple pics and we will update through out the process.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:22 PM   #2
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Welcome to the board - that's gonna be cool when you're finished
Repeat after me: getting there is half the fun....
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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Greetings from beautiful Foresthill, Ca. My wife Angela, our two boys (ages 6 & 3) are the proud new owners of the most beautiful piece of junk, a 25' 1952 Caravan "Cruiser". She was in a Misourri feild for the last 18 years used as a storage shed. She's pretty rough, but our family has rallied to invest the time, sweat and $ it will take to get her back in working order. Our plan is to do a frame off refurbishment. With respect to the original look and feel, we will incorporate some modern features. Our theme is 1952 Ansel Adams - Yosemite. This site has already been very informative and we look forward to further advice as we plug along. Here are a couple pics and we will update through out the process.
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You are brave. Good luck. Sounds like a good Theme.

Ansel Adams at work.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:29 PM   #4
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Very cool trailer ... I'm new but extend a welcome as well. I read here for at least a month before I got my AS. Tons of great info!
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:36 PM   #5
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very nice!good luck and keep us up to date with your project.
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Old 11-06-2009, 06:42 PM   #6
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Good luck with it Prattman! You might want to hit a restoration rally somewhere...the 4CUnit Restoration Rally will be held in early June 2010 in ABQ, NM... It's a winner!

In the meantime, have a blast...
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:33 PM   #7
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Awesome trailer! It's gonna look fabulous....

Welcome to the Forums! Please don't forget to post pics as you go, look forward to seeing them ......enjoy

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Old 11-06-2009, 07:38 PM   #8
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Be sure to post lots of photos inside and outside! Congratulations- I am so excited for you all!
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Welcome PRATTMAN,

Nice find...Please keep us posted as to your progress.

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Old 11-07-2009, 04:41 PM   #10
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Welcome to the Airstream family (nice people, great site). We are new airdreamers also and look forward to a long relationship with all Airstreamers. Good luck with your project we will be watching!!
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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Prattman, you've taken on quite a new 'Hobby'...should be a 'fun' project to keep you busy for a long while...

BTW, we used to have friends that lived in Yankee Jim's - in fact they had the property that the Historical Monument is placed on...haven't been up in that exact neck of the woods for many years...we have done some camping this year off of Ice House Rd, north of Hwy 50, not all that far from you guys...

Enjoy your new toy...

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:14 PM   #12
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Great find! Take lots of pictures, post them too, but great to look back at where you started as inspiration for the next round of work. Looking forward to watching your progress!
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