Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-01-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
New to the Forum but not to Airstreaming...

Hello, we have lived full time in a 1965 Overlander for 12 years now. She was a gift from my father who had her for 7 years. She sat in Clearwater, FL for 15 years as a rental before he bought her in 1988. It is a miracle that after 15 years as a rental, she was still in perfect shape except for the original fridge died. By the time we got her in 1995 ,she need new glass and a polish job, but was still functional in every way and still had the original Bowan water heater. We put her back on the road and went coast to coast and all around with her until we got here to Coos Bay. We took work as property watchers and are still here after 4 years. I don't doubt that we will be rolling again in the future.I have RV for over 20 years. We named her "Bijou" which in French means "a jeweled treasure". thats what she is. Hope our experience with restoring and traveling with her can help someone.
__________________

__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 12:21 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
str8strm's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
Tujunga , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,969
Images: 6
Welcome to the Forums. Let me be the first to ask for some pictures of your jewel. Ron
__________________

__________________
Ron and Debbie Lawrence
1985 345 Motorhome...... delightfully tacky......yet unrefined
AIR 7992
str8strm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 12:24 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
Love to Ron as soon as I figure it out. I can't even get it to show under my member name.Its in the profile tho.
__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 12:26 PM   #4
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
I'm getting there.......
__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 12:31 PM   #5
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
I just realized all my road shots are on film. I only have a couple in digital form. I will have to have them scanned before I can upload them. So I will have to wait on that. Sorry.
__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 12:51 PM   #6
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
I just ran out and took some shots where we are sitting and I wil get them up asap.
__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 12:59 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
str8strm's Avatar
 
1985 34.5' Airstream 345
Tujunga , California
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,969
Images: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bijou65
I just ran out and took some shots where we are sitting and I wil get them up asap.
Don't worry, we're a patient group. It took me what felt like forever to figure out how to post pix. Now, I can't stop.
__________________
Ron and Debbie Lawrence
1985 345 Motorhome...... delightfully tacky......yet unrefined
AIR 7992
str8strm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 01:12 PM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
I love your signature. Sounds like "Priscilla Queen of the Desert".That was the name of the RV in the movie. I love movies with RVs in them Like "RV" with Robin Williams. I would kill for that red and white bus! We have some old, barely legible,WBC numbers still faint on the front under the paint. We spent alot of time in the desert, boondocking, and painted the roof white. I often think of sending them to someone who nows how to locate the history of our Bijou via those numbers but have not done it yet. We were in the Vintage Airstream Club about 10 years ago. My husband is an auto/truck painter and I am the Airstream restorer. We've had a LOT of fun in this thing.
__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 01:22 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
Condoluminum's Avatar
 
1988 25' Excella
Sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,858
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to Condoluminum
Just post the numbers here and someone will respond with a private messge to you about the history of your numbers and Bijou....

Several members have libraries of old Wally Byam Club directories...
__________________
Condoluminum

In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
Condoluminum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 07:45 PM   #10
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
Thank you,Condo.
__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 10:14 AM   #11
1 Rivet Member
 
Bijou65's Avatar
 
1965 26' Overlander
xxxxxxx , Oregon
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 13
Here's the numbers 17240.It would be cool to know.
__________________
Bijou65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2007, 05:17 PM   #12
Rivet Master
 
streamer23's Avatar
 
NOVA SCOTIA , CANADA
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 5,448
Images: 18
Now you know

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bijou65
Here's the numbers 17240.It would be cool to know.

This WBCCI # has an interesting history.I have private messaged you the details.

Thanks John for bringing this to my attention
__________________

__________________
Mike

AIR #7916
Ex WBCCI #32083
streamer23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Forum Addition Idea? JodynJeep On The Road... 1 09-22-2002 11:48 AM
New years added to Trailer Forum 83Excella Our Community 3 07-08-2002 07:24 AM
"Off Topic" forum location... Andy R Forum Admin, News and Member Account Info 4 03-26-2002 11:10 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.