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Old 01-06-2006, 09:40 PM   #15
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Congratulations, I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures.
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Old 01-07-2006, 12:47 AM   #16
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Congratulations, I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Uwe...I'm hoping to find that out soon!

Chaplain...Are you indeed a Chaplain, or is that just a chosen name for this forum? I have a Chaplain friend who's returning from Iraq in 2 days. I, too, am a minister. Just wondered....
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:43 AM   #17
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Vintage Overlanders Rock!
Amen follow overlanderers. I believe all overlanders are now vintage.

Now join the clubs, WBCCI, VAC, Classic Airstream Club and go Streamin
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Old 01-07-2006, 12:49 PM   #18
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Congrats on your new to you Airstream. Our first one was a '69 International purchased in 1983. I joined the Wally Byam club and was a member for a few years. Since I was a pastor I seldom could participate in club activities since the weekends were my most busy times and all their events were on weekends. I opted to not continue my membership.

Quite frankly, since as a pastor I enjoyed getting away from people when I got a chance and valued the Airstream for those getaways, I chose not to be a club member. After forty-seven years as a pastor I'm now retired (maybe semi-retired is more honest). Our habit of enjoying the privacy our Airstream gives us is still a valued benefit. Both my wife, Bert, and I enjoy the solitude! She likes sewing, quilting, jigsaw puzzles, and reading while I like reading, writing, crossword puzzles and tinkering on the trailer and truck.

Enjoy your new freedom!

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Old 01-07-2006, 03:32 PM   #19
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also know that '67's ROCK!!

Congratulations!! Welcome to the club!
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:14 PM   #20
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Here Come Those Pictures!

Thanks again for your interest, your warm welcome, and for your kind impatience as you waited for some shots of my brand new (to my family) 1967 Airstream International Overlander. Keep in mind, it's been given NO special attention since it was born. The only things we can figure are NOT original is the carpet, upholstery, curtains, AC, Water Heater and water lines (PO replaced before significant damage occurred.)

All other items of general maintenance (tires, brakes, bulbs, etc.) were replaced as needed. Feel free to post your opinions and share any helpful words of wisdom. God is Good...ALL the time, huh?
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Old 01-07-2006, 06:19 PM   #21
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OOPS...almost forgot. That's NOT my cat in the photo. These photos were actually from the previous owner. As time goes by and we make visible improvements I'll post more. All we did today is deep cleaning and I replaced all the cam locks on every storage door to make sure they matched and they were in good working order. I sure don't want to lose that rear door panel, now, do I?
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Old 01-07-2006, 07:02 PM   #22
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Congrats

I've got a new one, but the vintage bug has been biting me lately. I think you've got a pretty nice unit. Not sure the beauty marks will come out completely, but they surely can be improved. I think you'll be very happy.

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Old 01-07-2006, 07:25 PM   #23
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What an awsome find! It looks like it's in good shape and well cared for.
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Old 01-07-2006, 09:26 PM   #24
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Congratulations to a Southern neighbor

Neat to see all this excitement and nice you feel the same way.

These Airstreams do get in your blood.

So, did you find this one in Texas? There is something to be said for trailers that have been in this dry climate most or all of their lives.

Good luck and good trailering.

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Old 01-07-2006, 10:19 PM   #25
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Neat to see all this excitement and nice you feel the same way.

These Airstreams do get in your blood.

So, did you find this one in Texas? There is something to be said for trailers that have been in this dry climate most or all of their lives.

Good luck and good trailering.

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Hi, my southern brother! I know right where Breckinridge is...my wife left her purse in a restaurant there once, and we had to go all the way back to get it. You never forget places when such memorable things happen.

As far as I can tell, I'm the fourth owner. The original owner bought it at Ace Fogdall (spelling?) in Ohio (?), and lived in Florida for a few years. He soon sold it to a man in Alvord, Texas (1 hour north of Fort Worth). He kept it for almost 20 years, then sold it to the third owner....his neighbor. Three days ago I bought it from the third owner. So, in short, the trailer's been in Texas for the past 30+ years. As we say here in Texas (especially lately!), "it's been dry as a bone."

The only signs of water damage are from a broken water line that was detected very early, and around one side window on the middle sofa's woodwork.

To be honest, I stumbled into the world of Airstreams in August after returning from a camping trip in our family popup. I was very TIRED of all the work and precious camping time it took to get set up. I watched SIX trailers pull in and set up in the time it took me to finish setting up my popup. On the way home I hit the internet...looking for something with solid sides you didn't have to prop up, blow up, or tie up. I noticed these interesting, intriguing things call Airstreams. Hmmmm. At first I thought, "how ugly...yet oddly attractive." Began reading, found this site and others, and the rest is history. I'm a junkie with no needle marks. There's definitely Airstream DNA in my system now. Can I get a witness, brutha's & sista's in the North, South, East, & West?
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:19 PM   #26
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... I replaced all the cam locks on every storage door to make sure they matched and they were in good working order. I sure don't want to lose that rear door panel, now, do I?
What brand/size cam locks did you use? I need to replace all of mine and just ordered 3 from an RV dealer on a whim. Not sure if they will fit.
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... I was very TIRED of all the work and precious camping time it took to get set up. I watched SIX trailers pull in and set up in the time it took me to finish setting up my popup. On the way home I hit the internet...looking for something with solid sides you didn't have to prop up, blow up, or tie up. I noticed these interesting, intriguing things call Airstreams. Hmmmm. At first I thought, "how ugly...yet oddly attractive." Began reading, found this site and others, and the rest is history. I'm a junkie with no needle marks. There's definitely Airstream DNA in my system now. Can I get a witness, brutha's & sista's in the North, South, East, & West?
Precious...Precious... one ring to bind them....

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