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Old 07-31-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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My Airstream Dream begins

After 2 yrs of dreaming - reading the posts - soaking up all the photos - my adventure begins. I've bought a 66 Caravel needing some TLC. The interior is sound, dry and all around good - but the exterior skin has some dents on the top. Functioning fine, no leaks, but of course, I would like to restore it.
After reading various threads on this topic - seems I will need to find a very experienced shop to repair the panels - I'm in Texas - any suggestions?
Thanks to all and I'm looking forward to making my first VAC rally someday soon.

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Old 07-31-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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Welcome pcasa. You'll find all the help you need here. Check out the search feature on the main page. As for an experienced shop to recommend in Texas? Sorry, I can't help you there. Others will surely chime in with suggestions. Hope to see you around the campfire at one of the VAC rallies soon.


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Old 07-31-2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:49 PM   #4
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Congratulations on your vintage purchase and welcome to the forums. I don't know about shops in Texas either, but good luck with your restoration.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:50 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard. Congrats on your Caravel, those seem to be hard to come by. Good luck on the restore. Do you have any pictures you can share?
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:32 PM   #6
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Hello fellow Caravel owner. For in Texas, try Eric at Vintage Trailer as he might be able to help you.
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:22 PM   #7
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Thanks so much everyone - I'm working in China this week so that's why I'm "up so late" posting - I still a little unsure how to respond to postings, but I wanted Rob to know that I had sent a photo to Eric at Vintage Trailer, but didn't hear back from him - so I'll try again... also, Rob did you try the basketball method of pushing out a dent from the underside??? I read that post.

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