As much as I would love to be able to afford a fully restored shiny 50's Airstream, realistically I can't.
However, my plan is to build one myself.
I fully appreciate it will be nothing on the real thing but it's a project I'm really looking forward to undertaking and will ultimately give me heaps of fun.
My reason for joining this forum is to hopefully share the project with you and gain some advice from the experts. I hope that is ok.
So far, I have acquired a fairly new chassis on a twin axle all in good galvanised condition.
In short, my plan now is to construct a frame from welded steel. The base / floor will be made from 35mm box section steel x 2mm thickness, and the frame of the body from 25mm box section. I will make the frame in four sections:
Base / middle body / 2 x end bodies.
I want to then mount it all on the chassis, drill, bolt and fix it together so it all fits, then take it apart and send it off for galvanising.
I have attached a drawing of the floor plan (the blue lines) that is my first step.
Once the frame is built I want to then clad it all in aluminium and hopefully achieve the Airstream look but with my own stamp on things.
I would massively appreciate any input or advice.
Many thanks, Robbie.