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Old 05-11-2008, 09:00 PM   #1
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1988 32' Excella Nameplate


I'm brand SPANKING new to Airstreams and "Airstreaming", my wife and I just purchased an '88 32' Excella at an auction......I know it's risky but the price was amazing. The trailer was used by the Canadian DND as a mobile recruiting office so I'm starting from scratch, there is essentially nothing in it! It will be a big task but we/I will pick at it until we are satisfied, should be done before I retire in 27 years

My first line of business is to find a replacement nameplate. the original is gone and based on the mark remaining it looks like script/handwriting. This is different than all the forums and websites I have been looking at. Would anyone know were I could pick up an original or aftermarket replacement??

P.S. What the heck does the "check digit" mean or represent???? Mine is a 9.

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Old 05-12-2008, 12:17 AM   #2
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hi r n j....

first welcome to the forums!

seems the pix of that unit were up recently here....

anyway, check with the factory, more correctly the service center/store...

there is a SLIM chance they've got some excella script lettering left....

ZOOM the pix, the cast aluminum lettering is on the table...

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Old 05-12-2008, 05:55 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply, that will be my next step....fingers crossed!
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Old 05-13-2008, 07:04 PM   #4
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Unhappy Well that didn't work :-(

Well Airstream is officially out of script nameplates....the service center suggested that we buy a plate that covers up the existing mark.

Anyone have two extra name plates?? preferrably script, but a matching set would be great. Just a shot in the dark.....
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Rob and Julie,
Try Steve at P&S Trailer Services. They may have some laying around or know where you could get some. Or try Out-Of-Doors-Mart, maybe they have some ins their used Airstream parts sections.
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The script Airstream nameplates were original equipment starting in 1985 thru at least 1989, maybe longer. They were definitely onto another style by 1994. Over all this is a fairly short span.

The good news is that I have see these nameplates on eBay before, so a little patience should pay off if you watch eBay. There are also some RV/trailer scrap yards around. I'll bet with a little searching you can find one that has a scrapped (or rolled) Airstream that you can get a nameplate off of. Wish I could remember the names and locations of such yards, but it's been too long. They have been posted on AirForums many times, so a search might turn up some names and phone numbers. Some of them might remove the nameplate and wail it to you (for a price).

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