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Old 02-07-2008, 03:20 PM   #1
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Hello!

Hello everyone. I've read many pages here in the last 2 days and am amazed at the knowledge here. There is no doubt that I can restore an Airstream with all the help available here. My Wife and I have 4 children. 3 are grown and 1 still at home, and we camp just about every weekend from April thru October. (unfortunately not in an Airstream) I've always been interested in Airstreams, and always check them out at the campgrounds, especially the vintage units.

I wondered if anyone had ever done a shell off restoration and documented their project and had a very pleasant surprise when I came upon this site. Lots of people have and are doing it! It makes my decision much easier with the experianced people here. I live on a farm, have lots of room, a nice shop and am on my last project now. I need something "new" to restore. I'm looking for a late 50's to early 60's Globetrotter, but of course anything in the right condition for the right price will do. I hope to chat with some of you in the near future. Tom
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:23 PM   #2
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Welcome. I think all of us who wanted to restore or refurbish and vintage Airstream were both happy and amazed when we found the Forums. You can spend waaaay too much time here, but every minute seems to be worth it.

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Old 02-07-2008, 03:26 PM   #3
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Hi Tom, welcome! Good luck with your search for the perfect Airstream project.
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums Im sure if you do a search on the subject you might find something...The people here are very advnetourous when it comes to restoration sometimes. If you get a chance go to one of the rallys in Ill or MO they are a great time the one in Branson has a lodge on the grounds if you dont have an Airstream yet and what to hang out and see others. Hope to see you down the road.

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Old 02-07-2008, 03:38 PM   #5
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Wow! Those were quick replys. My search might be a little easier because I'm looking for something that definately needs a shell off restoration. I've done Cars, Trucks,( I'm finishing a '48 Mack now) Motorcycles, Snowmobiles, Gas Pumps, but that elusive Airstream is hopefully around the corner. I just like to start from the ground up and know that everything is done right. Thanks for the welcome. Tom
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:47 PM   #6
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That shell off project is out there waiting for you....Shame you wernt looking for one last year we could have had a deal...heh...
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Old 02-09-2008, 09:51 PM   #7
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Welcome Mr. Two-tone to the only place you need to be for Streaming.

867-5309 anyone? Hello Jenny? Nevermind

As combat medic stated we could have had ye a deal last year. There are a few on the St. Louis craigslist right now you could look at.
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Welcome to the Forums, Twotone... We hear the excitement in your posts and we're glad you have found the absolutely best place on the internet for what you want to do...now all you have to do is find the lucky Airstream you will breathe new life into!

Good luck with your quest...and glad you could join us...See you down the road...
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Thanks for the Craigslist tip. There is one near me, but I really dont to start with a basket case for my first one. Although the right one for the right price..........? We'll see. I love researching and the hunt. I'll be in touch. Tom
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