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Old 09-22-2014, 04:13 PM   #1
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Hey there...

Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently looking for an airstream to gut and remodel. I've been pretty good with remodeling homes, but I have to admit, that I'm a little intimidated with remodeling an Airstream... seems like a whole different ball game with the materials and curves everywhere. Oh well, here I go!
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I don't think the general skill set is that much different. You will generally be working in closer quarters than a house and shell and running gear skills are different, but not that complicated for a handy person.
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Old 09-22-2014, 05:17 PM   #3
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Just wanted to introduce myself. I'm currently looking for an airstream to gut and remodel. I've been pretty good with remodeling homes, but I have to admit, that I'm a little intimidated with remodeling an Airstream... seems like a whole different ball game with the materials and curves everywhere. Oh well, here I go!
In part, how easy or difficult will depend of what you need for what year.

The older the trailer, the less parts available. Older than a 70 leaves the factory out, for parts. But, there are a couple of dealers that could help you, at least to a reasonable degree.

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I have built houses and boats. The boats are always easier to build. No square corners! Get a boatbuilding book if u want to make bulkheads that fit exactly inside the stream. The book will show u how to make them fit.
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Thanks everyone for the advice! This will definitely be a learning experience.
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