Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-11-2007, 10:02 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
COLUMBIA , Tennessee
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 8
Proud new Airstream owner

I just bought my first '84, 345 Motorhome and have begun a restoration that i hope to have completed by early March. looks like this will be a great place to get information and meet others who share my passion for Airstreams. Anybody else out there with a classic 345?

LATUBE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2007, 11:27 PM   #2
moosetags's Avatar

2015 25' FB Flying Cloud
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
2005 25' Safari
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 10,382
Images: 5
Welcome to the Forums.There's a lot of good information around here. I Don't have a moho, but I'm sure tht several will chime in that have 345's.

SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2015 FC 25' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2011 Silverado 3500 (Fred) with Outfitter Truck Camper (Ethel)
moosetags is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 12:31 AM   #3
Rivet Master
Fyrzowt's Avatar
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
No MOHO, I pull a 21' globetrotter. I just wanted to welcome you to the forums. Great place for all of your restore info.
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 05:33 AM   #4
Rivet Master
GlenCoombe's Avatar
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Belleview , Florida
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,635
Images: 27
Latube, my Moho is a bit shorter and a single rear axle but we've got some 325 owners here. I'm sure they will chime in if they note your post. Please be sure to post over on the General Motorhome forum and you'll find more notice there. The forum interface is moving very fast and I'm certain that a post that is not current will not catch the motorhome guys.
So... details please. We're also a very visual group and love pictures. Give us the details!!!!
How deep is the reto? How many miles? What was the overall condition when you found it?
Check out the Rally thread for the April 20-22 weekend in Hiawassee GA. Might be a great "coming out" weekend for a number of restorations in progress now.
BTW welcome to the forums you've come to the right spot. Enjoy!
Glen Coombe AIR #8416
1984 28' Funeral Coach
Former Rolling Showroom & PuttLab (now party bus)
"I'm not an expert. But I did sleep in an Airstream last night."
GlenCoombe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 06:36 AM   #5
1 Rivet Member
1984 34.5' Airstream 345
COLUMBIA , Tennessee
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 8
Thanks , and Details

Thanks for the warm welcome from those who responded to my first post. I bought my Airstream 345 in FT Worth Texas ....flew out and drove it back home to Tennessee. It is in excellent condition(i will post pictures soon) and only needs cosmetic work. My wife and kids show horses during the summer months, and this was purchased to be their home away from home as they travel the country during the show season. I have cleaned up the interior and begun to reupholster everything. I have redone other motorhomes but this is my first airstream......I am amazed at how well it handles on the road and I love the classic style. I am contemplating polishing the exterior to a mirror finish....any thoughts or warnings?
LATUBE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 05:31 PM   #6
4 Rivet Member
bfred's Avatar
2003 39' Land Yacht XL 330 hp w/2slides
White Lake , Michigan
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 326
Images: 3
Good luck. A lot of work, but worth it when it is polished. Be sure to check out the Perfect polish website.
2003 Land Yacht 396XL
Blue Ox Alladin
2008 Jeep Liberty
bfred is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2007, 09:02 PM   #7
GStephens's Avatar
1982 31' Limited
1953 25' Cruiser
Hamilton , Texas
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 563
Images: 15
Aaah! Aaah! Mmmm! Uuugh! You realize that the 1984 models have a different finish than the earlier models and won't polish to a mirror finish like those built in 1980 and before will do. I'm sure, or I hope, that some of the more expert members also will speak up concerning this issue, but I'm certain I am correct. The '84 has a milled finish. Look at your unit. You will see the tiny milled ridges in the finish running horizontal along the coach. To get a mirror finish on your motor home, would require that you polish out those ridges and that is just not going to happen without a herculean effort on someone''s part.

GStephens is offline   Reply With Quote

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
Cost to restore a gutted Airstream Draco General Interior Topics 28 02-18-2013 11:17 PM
Cherokee Land Airstream Park Pahaska On The Road... 1 01-31-2005 01:03 PM
Late '80s Airstream Aluminum Fifth-wheel acwdgw Integrity 5th Wheel (all Years) 17 01-09-2004 10:20 PM
Airstream Related List Servers Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 02:05 PM - Airstream Link Library Andy R Link Archive 0 02-22-2002 01:31 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:28 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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