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Old 01-10-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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My name is Steve Hughes. My wife, Donna, and I have been married for 40 years. We have two married children and four grandchildren. We live in Western North Carolina in Rutherford County. Our county was the location for the 2006 HGTV Home and is also where the movies Dirty Dancing and Last of the Mohegan's were filmed. I finished restoring a 1940 Ford sedan "streetrod" serveral years ago and needed another project to work on, so we purchased a 1970 25 foot International Airstream. Of course it was a "fixer-upper", and that is what I have been trying to do. I have be using the forums as a resource to help solve some of my problems. I enjoy reading the threads.
I am doing most of the repairs myself and my wife is the "interior decorator". I am an avid fly-fisherman, so that is the decore we chose.
Our goal is to get it on the road....or on a mountain stream by spring '07.

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Old 01-10-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to posting on the forums Steve.Post some pictures of your trailer if you get a chance.


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Old 01-10-2007, 02:53 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to our forums, as a poster now in addition to reading threads for information! What an introduction--so many accomplishments! We hope to see you and your remodeled Airstream in a campground or along one of those trout streams ~G
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:57 PM   #4
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Hello. Good Luck on the project. Lots of good info here.
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #5
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Welcome to the Forums, and congratulations on your new baby, Good luck with your restoration.
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #6
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Hi Steve, welcome! Please post some pictures of your Airstream, as well as your Ford. We'd love to hear more about your projects. Good luck!
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:05 PM   #7
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Welcome aboard

Welcome to the forum. You will find any info you may need here, and talk to all kinds of great folks.
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:11 PM   #8
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Steve, Welcome to the Forums. The Great Smokey Mountains at your door

step, Awesome. Maybe I'll see you when I pass that way this spring. Good

luck on your restoration and no question to difficult that can't be answered

here. I've gained a great deal of knowledge myself just reading through the

forums during my Argosy restoration. Again welcome.

Regards, Keith
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:23 PM   #9
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Steve, welcome to the forums! We're so glad you've stopped "lurking" and joined the fun.
You're in a great part of the country. I tell everyone that W.N.C. is my favorite part of my territory.
You're also pretty close to RichardT who is just up outside Lake Lure. He's got quite a collection of Airstreams.
You might want to consider aiming for the April 20th weekend rally we're having over in Hiawassee GA. It could be your comming out party.
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:35 PM   #10
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Hi Steve, welcome! Sounds like you live in a nice area. Glad you found the forums and signed up.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:13 PM   #11
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Welcome aboard Steve. You have a wonderful and active WBCCI unit in Western North Carolina. They would love to see you and help you enjoy some interesting camping rallys. If you would like more details just drop me a line.
Keep the shiny side up.
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Old 01-10-2007, 07:20 PM   #12
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Steve and family,

Welcome. I'm a TARHEEL also...born at Ft Bragg. Lived in Ashville, Wilmington, Liberty, and a little town called Staley.


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