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Old 02-06-2009, 10:29 AM   #15
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Gosh, what a surprise for you all to extend such warm welcome. You people are really great. It's nice to know some of you aren't that far away too. I go to Panama City, Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola pretty often.
I'll try to post pictures later. I have a few ugly pictures but they should get prettier and prettier as I continue the improvements.
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Post the ugly pics - that way you can feel extremely proud as your project progresses. Also - if you would like to feel just as rich as someone restoring an unpainted Airstream... your restoration will cost about the same amount as theirs - and in some cases more. The front wrap windows on your trailer are no longer available and fetch high prices from salvage yards should you need to replace one. Argosy's are cool! (but I may be prejudiced)
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:38 AM   #16
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Yes, by all means, post the "ugly pictures". That way you will look like a hero when you are done. Argosies are really cool. I've gotten to see quite a few at campgrounds and rallies. Airstream should bring back the Argosy.

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Old 02-06-2009, 10:47 AM   #17
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Welcome from Texas!

Argosys are very cool. Someday, I may have one as my 2nd or 3rd or 4th Airstream trailer.

Boatdoc's renovation is amazing, and another great Argosy reno can be found here, done by forums member "Smokeless Joe" (real name Sergei) up in Canada. It has taken him over 3 years, but he's just about done with it. He eschewed propane gas altother and opted to make his trailer systems run only on diesel fuel and electricity.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...ase-18448.html

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Old 02-06-2009, 11:14 AM   #18
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"Poor man's Airstream" my b---.!
I just love it when someone defends the looked down upon. For me it's a Aistream/Argosy,/Avion/SilverStreak/Spartan/pretty much any vintage trailer ...dillusional kind of thing. You know how it goes. Starts small, then the next thing you know there's aluminum crown molding in the dining room...Family vacations scheduled around rallys, or through the town where that "Must Have Part" is located...

OK OK OK....I get caught up in the aluminum so to speak...Aluminuminitus is a bad, bad disease...And it's probably to late for you now.

Hey Welcome to the Forum!!!! We love Ar-gies, and as others have stated. We love pictures, and we really like to see someone go through the torture...oops...I mean effort of bring back an old road warrior to it's original, or updated splendor.

Keep us posted as to your progress, and welcome again!

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:55 PM   #19
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Welcome to the Forums. You'll find a wealth of information here and kind, friendly, and knowledgeable people to answer your questions. Have fun with your Argosy and post pictures when you get a chance.
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:06 PM   #20
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Wish you could see one of the nicely re-done Argosy's here at the Texas Vintage rally in San Antonio. Nothing "step child" about them. They, in fact, were the choice of their owners over an Airstream. Bottom line, both Argosy & Airstream are great units and the bond of the owner's is the "bonus".
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #21
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We love our l967 Arogsy 24, we have had it almost a year now, and with a lot of elbow grease and lots of hard (fun) work, we still love her. She still needs some more TLC but we have really enjoyed camping in her last year and look forward to many more fun years. In fact, we chose the Argosy because I loved the big wrap around windows, and the floor plan is perfect for us. I am sure you will love yours too!
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:03 AM   #22
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This is a talking and responding forum and I am loveing it. Someone reccomended I visit www.airforum.com/forums/atta...1&d=1205348902 but that in invalid. But I am looking, looking and looking at interesting pictures all over the place.
Oh yeah, in my first post I mistakenly spelled seems as seams. Seems to me you should know what I mean.
Also I refered to the Argosy as "Poor man's Airstream" because I really thought it was identified by this term from early on. I am in no way a poor man. I just don't have much of anything including money. I am extremely blessed enough in so many ways that I refrain from being or calling myself "poor".
I'm going down to visit and maybe do a little work on the "Goose".
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Old 02-07-2009, 11:24 AM   #23
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....one more thing......

Here's boatdoc's thread with the documented restoration files....


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This is a talking and responding forum and I am loveing it. Someone reccomended I visit www.airforum.com/forums/atta...1&d=1205348902 but that in invalid. But I am looking, looking and looking at interesting pictures all over the place.
Oh yeah, in my first post I mistakenly spelled seems as seams. Seems to me you should know what I mean.
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Bo, when you go to "Boatdoc's" above thread, please go his attached (pdf) files on post #1, post #2, and post #36 on that thread. Do not go to his link (the one you listed above)--it does not seem to be working. You can down his files-it's very good work.

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:02 AM   #24
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Thanks Overlander & Sea, boatdock's pictures are very helpful. I agree he has done a splindid job.
Since all electric and plumbing were ripped out when I got the Goose, I'm gonna have to play it by "fit'ems". I hope I can figure out a way for it all.
I'll try to post the guly pictures soon.
Thanks for all the help and interest.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:53 PM   #25
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Okay, Pictures

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Well, no one has posted here since I posted the pictures Monday. I told you they were ugly pictures. They are so ugly the guly would call them ugly. But, just you wait and see.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:43 AM   #27
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Heh... they look fine to me. I've seen much worse.

Looking forward to watching your progress, please be sure to keep us updated.

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Old 02-13-2009, 11:07 AM   #28
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Congrats!! I had only seen pictures of Argosy's until I attended WBCCI's region 1 Rally at Bayside RV in PEI last August. There were a couple beautiful Argosys there. I would like to own one someday. I think that the cream color body is beautiful.
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