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Old 12-15-2014, 07:33 AM   #1
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Hello everyone

We are Kristin and Roy. We just purchased our first Airstream and it is a fixer upper. A 1971 overlander that was gutted.
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Old 12-15-2014, 07:42 AM   #2
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Hello, welcome to the forums, and Airstreaming. Good luck with your restoration. I know you will have fun with it.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:04 AM   #3
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Welcome, congrats on your Airstream. The adventure awaits.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:29 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forums!

Is your trailer the one that was for sale in Anahuac?

good luck!
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:50 AM   #5
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Welcome. There seem to be quite a few of us in the Houston area.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:51 AM   #6
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Awesome! Welcome. I love seeing the progress you all make in restoration...keep the photos coming!
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:24 AM   #7
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Yes the one in anuhuac....we will be doing a frame up restoration. We are lucky enough to have the resources to take on this project.
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Old 12-15-2014, 12:36 PM   #8
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Our starting point
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Old 12-15-2014, 01:07 PM   #9
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Hello and welcome to the forum and A/S ownership!

Looks like you have your work cut out for you, but it will be fun and you will have such a good feeling for having saved one of these great trailers.

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:56 PM   #10
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Thank you...we are excited and are giving us a good amount of time and budget to do it. Not going to rush but do it right.
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Old 12-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #11
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Looks like a really good shell and frame- a good starting point for whatever you want it to be-
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:35 PM   #12
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Well after a little research, not that it makes a difference, but it is a 1972 built in Jackson center OH
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:31 AM   #13
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nyce.. take your time.. do it right..
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:26 PM   #14
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Hello from cold Minnesota. Your 72 Overlander appears to have very good "bones", that is to say good frame and shell. Maybe the axles have already been replaced.

The subfloor is a main structure element as you well know. I wonder how much flex is going on if it is towed without a subfloor? Come to think of it, I wonder how the body is even attached without the subfloor? I have learned that subfloor replacement is easier with the shell off. Maybe that's the plan.

You'll have to start a renovation thread to "blog" all your adventures with this vintage Airstream project. The Airstream Knowledge Base, Travel Trailers, and then Overlander is a good place for a renovation thread. There are many enthusiasts that have a ton of knowledge and experience with these old trailers, and enjoy helping others with their project questions. Check out some of the Overlander threads and see the beautiful work that's been done.

You're jumping in the deep end with this "build it yourself" Airstream. I've enjoyed my 66 Trade Wind 24 footer and the limited work I've done to it. I'll bet yours will be quite nice when you're done.

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