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Old 02-20-2011, 11:30 AM   #1
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Grinning like a fool!

Well after searching for nearly a year, as of yesterday I am finally the owner of a vintage airstream!!!!! I've been lurking here for a while and know that this post would be useless without pictures so here she is.... Ta daaa



She's a 1963 International Overlander Serial # 1263T186 . I promise to put more pictures in an album tonight but I've got to wait for my more tech savvy husband to come home and figure out why I can't upload and resize my pictures!!! Hmmmph I hate admitting the computer got the better of me! Anyway, yesterday we drove to Plattsburg NY to see Colin Hyde . He is currently rebuilding a '60 Tradewind for my sister (known here as 2vets) and had this trailer on the lot that he was willing to part with . Despite the bitter cold and having to brave a ferry ride in winter (I HATE FERRIES!) we had a really great time. Got a tour of Colin Hyde Restorations... saw some really cool trailers and came away with one of our own! I grinned like a fool all the way home!!! 12 hours of mostly driving and then we came home to a cold house without power (due to high winds) and I STILL couldn't stopping smiling. So my twin sis and I are going to embark on this journey together!!! Now if I could just convince Colin to bump me to the beginning of the queue! (Just kidding ). Watch for me in the Overlander section!
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:37 AM   #2
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Hi reinergirl -- welcome to the forum!

Resizing pics ... check through programs already on your computer that will open the image file. eg, on a PC -- right-click on the file. A menu will drop down telling you which programs you already have that can handle the file. One or the other will be able to resize it for you. A good screen display size for the forum is 900 x 1200 pixels (or 600 x 800) -- both match the 3:4 ratio of your digicam and neither use up too much of your allotted file space for images. After altering an image, use the 'Save as...' command ONLY! Clicking 'Save' will over-write & destroy your original photo.

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Old 02-20-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thanks CanoeStream, both for the welcome and the picture help! I did manage to post a few more to my album thanks to you!
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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I second that welcome to the forums and this strange hobby!

The Overlander is in good hands with Colin. That certainly is dedication travelling yesterday with the high winds. A least it was a short ferry ride. I love ferries....but maybe not yesterday!

I was expecting the power to go out any minute over here on the coast.

I hope you were able to take a few photos of Colins rotiserie machine in action along with the Overlander "before" photos.

Hey, I'm a twin too....still have not been able to talk bro into streaming. He wants a new one even though I try to explain how much more fun it was to invest time and money and labor into a forgotten relic.

But my significant others sister now own a 66' Safari.

So peer pressure and sibiling rivalry sometimes still works.

Good luck!

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:42 PM   #5
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Thanks Gary for the welcome. Sibling rivalry, yep that did it.... I know being a twin you understand! Colins rotisserie was cool but he wasn't using it when we were there. The winds were AMAZING yesterday. I am heartily sick of this winter. The picture I posted was actually taken a while back because right now the airstream looks more like an igloo with a silver door!!!!!!

We actually looked at new Airstreams as well as other SOB's but all it did was confirm my feeling that I'm a vintage gal. I am an amateur woodworker as well as an expert seamstress so I am really looking forward to that end of things. Unfortunately I will have to be patient and wait for my frame/axles/? to be restored by Colin.

In the meantime, I have this forum to read and dreams to form! And about 150 more episodes of the VAP (The Vintage Airstream Podcast) to listen to!!!
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Woohoo sister! Congratulations again! Post photos here as well! Overlanders are not as cool as Tradewinds but we both have a door within a door which I consider totally cool! PS Stay in line ...no bribing Colin to do your trailer first!
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The best part is that your happiness and grin will stick around - congrats!

I checked out your photos- kewl!
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Hey, I'm a twin too....still have not been able to talk bro into streaming. He wants a new one even though I try to explain how much more fun it was to invest time and money and labor into a forgotten relic.
So peer pressure and sibiling rivalry sometimes still works.

Good luck!

Gary[/QUOTE]

Hey Gary,
I seem to remember you introducing your Bro & his significant other to Vintage Airstreaming at the Jam.........................what happened?
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:39 AM   #10
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Hey, I'm a twin too....still have not been able to talk bro into streaming. He wants a new one even though I try to explain how much more fun it was to invest time and money and labor into a forgotten relic.
So peer pressure and sibiling rivalry sometimes still works.

Good luck!

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Hey Gary,
I seem to remember you introducing your Bro & his significant other to Vintage Airstreaming at the Jam.........................what happened?
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Ha!
I can almost laugh about it now....

Would "introducing" mean staying for the first time in a trailer with a malfunctioning black tank valve in 95 degree direct sunlight? Ah, the essence of vintage trailering.....but Bruce is complicit as he forgot to empty the tank, um, maybe a few months before. Yes...I said a few months before.

Also funny.....when the hosts handed out the peoples choice awards they mixed up our names (its a twin thing) and their (Bruces) trailer won third place. The smelly trailer that was locked during the open house...they were presented a brand new slinky hose with connectors as the prize. Oh the irony.


But at least you got to finally repair it again. I saw the photos. So some thing good came out of it.
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