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Old 03-14-2018, 11:37 AM   #1
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1968 28' Ambassador
Denison , Texas
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Newly acquired 68 Ambassador - Texas

Just registered !
New owner of a 68 Ambassador that needs restoring but is not a basket case.
99% all there and still in tact. Been parked for many years and needs the basics.

Land Yacht
Serial #:1288-S144-2754
Purchase Location (Original Tag still riveted under VIN):
--> Brassfield's Mobile Homes and Travel Trailers
--> Route 66 Oklahoma City

WBCCI Number on Top of Trailer (peeled off): 10738

Needs all plumbing and electrical inspected and upgraded (before I would trust using it)

Tanks replaced

1 window replacement (curved side glass)

Replace front jack on tongue.

An overall 100 point inspection.

It appears to be in very good condition and we are excited to start on it.

I've been restoring Classics / Antique cars & trucks for 30 years but this is the first travel trailer, so I'm sure I'll be posting a few questions along the way, after I do my own research.

Thanks !

Mike Nelson
Denison, Tx

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Old 03-14-2018, 12:03 PM   #2
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1966 22' Safari
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Fredericksburg , Texas
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Welcome to the forums Mike. 68 is a good year and it sounds like itís in pretty good shape. As the forum members say when renovating, take a lot of pictures and donít throw anything away until itís complete. Good luck on your project and have fun. Bubba

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Old 03-14-2018, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hello from Colorado: Welcome to the vintage Airstream community. The mid sixties trailers; 66, 67, 68, are very unique. Many say the 68 model year was one of the best for vintage Airstream. It was the last of the "twinkie" body style. Everything changed in 1969. I worked on a 66 Trade Wind 24' for a number of years. I did what you are about to do. I really enjoyed it.

The mid sixties trailers are known for the "curved Corning glass" windows with these goofy crank Phillips operators. They were designed to give the trailer a sleek jetliner look. Be careful with these windows as they are difficult and expensive to replace the glass or some of the unique parts. These windows are prone to leaking rainwater. These old trailers also have a lockset made by Bargman, also a part that is expensive to replace. They can come apart inside and lock you in or out of the trailer without warning. The attempt at a flush toilet and holding tank was not the best in these trailers. My Trade Wind toilet was leaking and rotted out the subfloor and holding tank pan. There are some other parts rather unique to these trailers.

You will find all kinds of threads and meet all kinds of people who enjoy the vintage Airstream hobby here on Air Forums. Search for 68 Ambassador and stay up all night reading about your new old Airstream.

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