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Old 01-15-2019, 09:26 AM   #1
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Hello from Columbus Ohio! 1969 Globetrotter

Hello Everyone!....first time Airstream owner....Love restoring old classic cars and am now working on redoing my recently purchased 1969 Globetrotter. I am in need of parts and pieces so please let me know if you have any original parts you are willing to part with! All the best! Happy riveting!
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:23 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2019, 05:13 PM   #3
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1969 marks the significant transition from the antique-ish twinkie, droptail body to the sausage breadloaf bullet shape that prevailed thru the seventies. The '69 is wider, heavier, and longer than similarly named models of '68. The “modern style” 1969GT shares a measurable amount of real wood, cabinet hardware, lighting, appliances with the 1968, but a very different floorplan, and nearly a no-match of any sheetmetal. The '69 has front and rear windows that are shared with no other year, which might have first year of new model stigma, or increase it's collectability.


If I had a '69, I'd be inclined to restore it so as to appear mostly original, but updating its systems. It's a great camper just the way it is. It's kind of an orphan year, and I think that makes it somewhat unique on one hand, but its uniquities are some very rare and insanely expensive parts. I'm certain that I could replace every window in my '68 for the cost of one '69 front wing window.


The old single axle trailers are phenomenal campers. Their size and weight make them convenient to a wide range of camping and travel. The Globe Trotter of this era has a more robust frame than the Caravel. It's a really tough little trailer. They've been around for many years.


Yours looks very intact. We'd surely like to see some interior pictures. There's lots of support and opinion here.


Airstream advertisement says... "We think the Globe Trotter is the world's finest small travel trailer"
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Old 01-15-2019, 07:09 PM   #4
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Interior

Here are several pictures of the interior, please comment on what is missing and what appears as not original
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Hello from Colorado and welcome to the vintage Airstream hobby. Maybe you will find restoring / renovating these old Airstreams is easier than antique cars.

Here is what I think is a good resource for vintage Airstream trailers. The link is to the 69 Globetrotter. You might find it interesting, or maybe something you have already researched.

http://vintageairstream.com/photo-ar...obetrotter-21/

My son owns a 69 Globetrotter. We have done some serious work on the thing renovating it to the way he likes it. I personally was never a fan of the 69 Globetrotter layout, especially the "small wet bath". But there are plenty of others who like it just fine.

Here is a photo of his trailer when he brought it home. In spite of the work we have done to it, it still works very well.

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Looks campable inside

I'd say that your interior appears very intact. Between eBay and Vintage Trailer Supply, you should find any missing interior bits. The wood is ash, coated with a thin veil of lacquer... Easy to refinish.


It's likely that the original floor was 12” vinyl tile. You'll want to inspect the quality of the subfloor beneath the newer plastic floor shown.


Be doubly sure that the furnace is safe, some were recalled. Most folks replace the furnace and install a dual fuel electronic ignition water heater.





Looks like a fun project
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Old 01-16-2019, 09:38 AM   #7
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Thank you

Appreciate Aluminuminum and David for reaching out!

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