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Old 06-04-2008, 07:54 PM   #43
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We used some silver metalic vinyl for wall panels.
Still designing couch...
Found some great foam at Interior Mall.com
So many grades, firmness etc.
Used 2" extra firm on seats in Feathercraft and 2" firm on backs.
Is so much better than the foam at local suppliers.
They have about 6 levels of firmness.

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Old 06-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #44
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:37 PM   #45
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Smile It can be done

We have shelled out $110 for the upholstery fabric, and $36 for the backing material.
There is about 25 "man hours" in to this project to date. The wife and I are working on this together. I am helping with the "engineering" side of things and she is working wonders with the sewing machine!!!!

We are re-upholstering the front gaucho in our '67, The foam will have to last one more season, but will be replaced as soon as possible. That is estimated at $260.

This project I would have to rate as a 7 out of 10 for difficulty. We took apart the old gaucho cover to make a pattern for the new one. I think that this is what made this possible.

Still major kudos to the wife for her work on the sewing machine!!!
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Old 06-09-2008, 08:56 PM   #46
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Done!!

I hope that this works out....

Here are a couple of photos for those that are interested.
We had to splice the fabric to make it wide enough for the Gaucho.
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:41 PM   #47
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Those of you who have followed our travel log (link in signature) or know of our Airstream antics know that Greg has been creating a variety of "décors" consisting of slip covers, curtains, bedspreads, pillow shams, throw pillows and window valances for our 2006 19' Bambi. He has created new "décors" for other Bambis and would probably take on a different model AS if it was where he could have access to it. So far he has limited himself to newer Bambis...those that don't need new foam, etc, but whose owners want to freshen or customize the interior look through slip covers and accessories. One would be hard put to tell his slip covers are just covers because they are so tailored and well executed. Below is a sample of his latest..."Paradise"... the dinette, curtains and bed area in our Bambi ...more pics of this and other décors can be found on the thread we started about claiming your Airstream's interior for yourself...even if it's a fairly new one that doesn't require renovation or restoration... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...own-35036.html We also show some of the décors in our "member photos"...
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Old 06-09-2008, 11:04 PM   #48
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Hey Tedd,

Looking good ... Can't wait to see it in person this weekend!
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Old 06-10-2008, 09:38 AM   #49
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Thumbs up I love this picture!

I love this picture! It's perfect and the remodel is too. Great job.
Thank you for posting the pictures of your awesome AS (I didn't mean anything dirty by that)
I hope we meet along the way oneday.

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We used some silver metalic vinyl for wall panels.
Still designing couch...
Found some great foam at Interior Mall.com
So many grades, firmness etc.
Used 2" extra firm on seats in Feathercraft and 2" firm on backs.
Is so much better than the foam at local suppliers.
They have about 6 levels of firmness.

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Old 06-10-2008, 09:42 AM   #50
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Thumbs up Nice Look

Nice Look! I think we are going with the tropical theme in our AS as well. My husband is polynesian and we ALL KINDS of decorative items to help with the feel. WELL . . and we can't forget the Electric pink flamingos!

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Those of you who have followed our travel log (link in signature) or know of our Airstream antics know that Greg has been creating a variety of "décors" consisting of slip covers, curtains, bedspreads, pillow shams, throw pillows and window valances for our 2006 19' Bambi. He has created new "décors" for other Bambis and would probably take on a different model AS if it was where he could have access to it. So far he has limited himself to newer Bambis...those that don't need new foam, etc, but whose owners want to freshen or customize the interior look through slip covers and accessories. One would be hard put to tell his slip covers are just covers because they are so tailored and well executed. Below is a sample of his latest..."Paradise"... the dinette, curtains and bed area in our Bambi ...more pics of this and other décors can be found on the thread we started about claiming your Airstream's interior for yourself...even if it's a fairly new one that doesn't require renovation or restoration... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f39/...own-35036.html We also show some of the décors in our "member photos"...
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:25 AM   #51
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Rivet Nice Work

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I hope that this works out....

Here are a couple of photos for those that are interested.
We had to splice the fabric to make it wide enough for the Gaucho.
Is your Gaucho one of the "Fold-Over Sofas" or does it fold out by sliding the bottom out? How many yards of fabric did it take.

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Vaughan,

Mine is the slide out style. The seat and back are one piece that is hinged in the middle. From looking at your profile, mine should be the same set up as your Tradewind.
We purchased 5 yards of the upholstery fabric and 4 yards of the backing fabric. There is about a yard of upholstery fabric left over after all is said and done. I just wanted to be safe and not have to run out and pick up more and try and match patterns.

The splice was to have the pattern look right. I believe that Airstream was using this pattern around 2005
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Vaughan,

Mine is the slide out style. The seat and back are one piece that is hinged in the middle. From looking at your profile, mine should be the same set up as your Tradewind.
We purchased 5 yards of the upholstery fabric and 4 yards of the backing fabric. There is about a yard of upholstery fabric left over after all is said and done. I just wanted to be safe and not have to run out and pick up more and try and match patterns.

The splice was to have the pattern look right. I believe that Airstream was using this pattern around 2005
Thanks,

My Trade Wind's PO removed the gaucho and cut the corners off a king size mattress that filled the entire trailer from the door forward. I don't have anything original.

I got a new dinette from soldiermedic for the Excella and am having Gene at Airstream of Arkansas try to get matching cloth from the mothership. The upholstery on my fold-over in the Excella is in great condition, but it would be nice to match. It also has the arm rests, so that would be additional material. Photo at http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...0&userid=17830 I agree, I'd rather have some left over. Maybe a bedspread...
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Good luck with your trailers. Hope that all works out well.
I like the table top you chose.
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Good luck with your trailers. Hope that all works out well.
I like the table top you chose.
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After living with it for a while, I can say that I am very pleased with it.
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Your interior looks quite comfy, Vaughan!
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