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Old 07-06-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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New to site and just bought a 63 Tradewind

We just purchased a 63 Tradewind that I want to gut and restore. This is all brand new to me and want to know where to start or a step-by-step
manual. Thanks!
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Old 07-06-2010, 09:08 PM   #2
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You've come to the right place for restoration advice. There are so many knowledgeable Airstreamers on this site. Good luck with your project!!
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:23 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forums. You are in the right place for everything you need to know about restoring our Trade Wind but you will have to do a little homework using the search feature. I don't know of a manual or step by step for the whole project but there is plenty of info on about anything aspect of a restoration.
From my experience the two things I underestimated were the time and the money to get it all done. What every you think you will need, triple it and you will be close on both accounts.

Good luck
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:26 PM   #5
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Congrats and welcome aboard! When you get a chance post some photos of that tradewind of yours!
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:36 PM   #6
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another '63!

Welcome to the forums! Are there very many Airstreams in Hawaii?

Uwe's thread, the link below, is always a great place to start.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f142...ler-11687.html
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:16 PM   #7
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Mahalo everyone...

thanks for your kind words and encouragement, advice. Don't know if there are any other Airstreams in Hawaii, we could be the only one. I will keep you updated and I'm sure I will have lots of questions. Good to be on board.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:25 PM   #8
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i just posted a loose outline on your blog post.
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thank you for this...

I will save in my files for later on info. Much appreciated.
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