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Old 06-10-2008, 08:43 AM   #43
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Reworked interior

Thought somebody might want to see a slightly more radiacal approach on our 1978 Tradewind. We worked a long time on what to keep and what to change but gradually we felt that the old stuff would look worse against the new and old appliances would probably need replacing soon anyway. We set up a little computer model to try out colours and materials.

Pretty soon we started to realise that one of the problems was that we were trying to get partitions with vertical lines to work with the beautiful Airstream shape. We also wanted to see most of the outside shape when we were inside and avoid disguising it with lockers and cupboards. We introduced curves to the partitions (10ft8inch radius).

When we removed the old stuff we were so amazed by the feeling of space we decided not to put back any high level storage. The results have impressed a lot of people, even people with new Airstreams. Everybody thinks it's bigger until we point out that the outside is smaller than theirs!

Other features are colours from the 60s and 70s and a realisation that the first thing people see is our kitchen sink so it needed to be a bold feature. It looks good at night.

Last year we toured round France and this summer it is going to the North West of Scotland where sunsets over the North Atlantic happen at 11pm!
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:45 AM   #44
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What the HAAAAIL!!!! I'm In love, That's what I have been dreaming of doing!!!! Could you post more photo's of the inside???? DIMMER
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:53 AM   #45
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I really like the openness of this AS. Very cool!

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Thought somebody might want to see a slightly more radiacal approach on our 1978 Tradewind. We worked a long time on what to keep and what to change but gradually we felt that the old stuff would look worse against the new and old appliances would probably need replacing soon anyway. We set up a little computer model to try out colours and materials.

Pretty soon we started to realise that one of the problems was that we were trying to get partitions with vertical lines to work with the beautiful Airstream shape. We also wanted to see most of the outside shape when we were inside and avoid disguising it with lockers and cupboards. We introduced curves to the partitions (10ft8inch radius).

When we removed the old stuff we were so amazed by the feeling of space we decided not to put back any high level storage. The results have impressed a lot of people, even people with new Airstreams. Everybody thinks it's bigger until we point out that the outside is smaller than theirs!

Other features are colours from the 60s and 70s and a realisation that the first thing people see is our kitchen sink so it needed to be a bold feature. It looks good at night.

Last year we toured round France and this summer it is going to the North West of Scotland where sunsets over the North Atlantic happen at 11pm!
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #46
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I really like this theme! I'm a cowgirl so this is to my liking. Nice accessories.

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For now I have been toying with a camping/woodsie theme, considering darker more contrasty colors for the winter months. I would love some leather tooled accent pillows. Don't mind the basket of dead flowers too much...they used to be alive. Well perhaps appropriate at this stage in the season anyhow, it is mimicking nature. A little shuffle of housewares to make it more personal. Perhaps curtains and slip covers will come in time.
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:55 AM   #47
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Thought somebody might want to see a slightly more radiacal approach on our 1978 Tradewind. We worked a long time on what to keep and what to change but gradually we felt that the old stuff would look worse against the new and old appliances would probably need replacing soon anyway. We set up a little computer model to try out colours and materials.

Pretty soon we started to realise that one of the problems was that we were trying to get partitions with vertical lines to work with the beautiful Airstream shape. We also wanted to see most of the outside shape when we were inside and avoid disguising it with lockers and cupboards. We introduced curves to the partitions (10ft8inch radius).

When we removed the old stuff we were so amazed by the feeling of space we decided not to put back any high level storage. The results have impressed a lot of people, even people with new Airstreams. Everybody thinks it's bigger until we point out that the outside is smaller than theirs!

Other features are colours from the 60s and 70s and a realisation that the first thing people see is our kitchen sink so it needed to be a bold feature. It looks good at night.

Last year we toured round France and this summer it is going to the North West of Scotland where sunsets over the North Atlantic happen at 11pm!
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I love it, great job!

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Old 06-10-2008, 03:45 PM   #48
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Very, very nice! Congratulations!
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Old 06-10-2008, 03:55 PM   #49
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I just went through all these postings and was very impressed with the quality craftsmanship. Mine will have some new shades, covers, drapes and colors, but we are not doing much to the layout. My goal is to post the pics in a couple of weeks. We are a couple of weeks from being finished for this years change over.

I think it is time for you artists to do a show called Trick out that airstream. Take a old airstream and trick it out like they do with cars and choppers. How cool would that be? Get about 20 people to do an airstream in a week. If I had the time, money, and 20 years younger I would like to do and old Spartan trailer.

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Old 06-10-2008, 04:57 PM   #50
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Completely original

ianrjam:

Completely original concept! I love those crazy, curved bulkhead walls.

Thanks for sharing your contribution so that others can see were the iconic Airstream shape can be taken.


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I too am going to try to have an open ceiling, no bunkers:


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...ase-18448.html
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Old 06-10-2008, 05:17 PM   #51
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Extremely neat!!

Very original concept. Please, please post more pictures.

I never thought about not replacing the top bunkers. We might give that some thought now.

Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:09 AM   #52
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More photos

For those of you who requested more photos, we've got lots of the various stages but very few of the current state. When we get the last finishing touches done, we'll post a little gallery.
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:48 PM   #53
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You just know the dinner is going to exqusite in a place like this.
Looks like a eligant resturant.

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You just know the dinner is going to exqusite in a place like this.
Looks like a eligant resturant.

Thanks, Klattu!

I don't know what has happened to the pictures in the earlier posts #33, 34, 38 and 41 (which have to do with this picture), but I have asked Andy what's up... There are pictures in our Member's Pictures of these decors in the event the ones in this thread are gone forever....TB
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FTI All : Just found out I can see the pictures in a Safari browser, but not in Firefox, so they are still there...it's a browser issue... Weird.
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FTI All : Just found out I can see the pictures in a Safari browser, but not in Firefox, so they are still there...it's a browser issue... Weird.
FYI #2...I cleared the cache and the pictures re-appeared...I guess that's what the problem was...
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