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Old 08-21-2012, 10:18 PM   #15
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Great looking trailer. I will be watching for updates.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:18 PM   #16
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Awesome Find! Welcome to the forums! Very exciting! Ask any and all questions about restoration as you go along... lots of help to be found here! Also, take a zillion photos as you disassemble and such, you will use them for reference when putting it all back together!
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:32 PM   #17
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How awesome is that--to rebuy your family's Airstream you used as a kid and put it back right. Very cool. Enjoy it.

Excited and scared too! I don't want to blow it and mess up the restoration, so I'm reading up on everything I can!
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Old 08-21-2012, 11:58 PM   #18
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That's the coolest coincidence!
You were meant to have it back.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:28 AM   #19
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If that's the same one you grew up with, you've definitely made a good purchase. There may yet be a LOT of money to spend, but it's the Airstream you traveled in as kids... congratulations!!
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:37 AM   #20
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Yes, it's come back to the family! Verified by serial number, title history, chain of ownership...the works.

Sad to see the deterioration but exciting to be able to bring it back!
That is a neat story!
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:49 AM   #21
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Congratulations and welcome! Thats a crazy coincidence, but it will make for an extra cool project. Dont be too scared of the Full Monty jitters, we all get them. Just remember it is a big project with many phases. Just take it slow and read up on all the 60s trailer threads you can find. You will have a some new memories to make with an old friend, good luck!
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:33 PM   #22
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No such thing as coincidence ...
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:37 PM   #23
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How very, very cool.

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Old 08-22-2012, 05:46 PM   #24
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More pictures of the interior. We haven't started any of the tear-out yet but we can tell there's nasty stuff lurking under the surface just from the smell!
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:08 PM   #25
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Congratulations on a great find and story! I'd advise not to read every possible thread here, as some don't end well, and might be discouraging.. Remember there are a lot of ways to bring an Airstream back to happy usefulness, and some involve finding the right helper and a healthy checkbook..
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:21 PM   #26
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How exciting is that? What a great find! This is going to be great! She looks like a beauty!
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:33 PM   #27
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Excited and scared too! I don't want to blow it and mess up the restoration, so I'm reading up on everything I can!
Sounds like a reunion that was only a matter of time. Your GT finally found you! I would take many digital pictures and from different angles. I found the past episodes of The Vintage Airstream Podcast | Vintage Trailer Resotration, very helpful. Airforums, of course. Sounds like you and your family have a long history with Airstreams and this GT in particular. You'll be just fine!
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Old 08-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #28
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Thank you for the warm welcome and helpful hints. I've started a repair and restoration thread in the '62 GT forum: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f134...ml#post1193094

Further adventures will shared under this new thread. Thanks again!
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