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Old 02-03-2009, 11:33 AM   #15
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Nice job guys...I am down in Auburn WA and have been keeping an eye out for the missing baby...it's funny, in my 10 minute ride home from work I have found 3 Airstreams just by looking out for them....I still think it's out there. I am working on a 1957 Overlander and can't wait for the weather to get a bit warmer so I can tear it apart!
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Old 02-03-2009, 11:56 AM   #16
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Roll up the sleeves there is some cleaning to do. It looks like almost everything is in its place. Does this trailer really have tow toilets? Good luck.
The PO had purchased a second toilet to replace the original... As the "new" one was broken, we tossed that in the trash. Ryan was able to rebuild the original on the 18 footer, and we really liked the results. We'll end up doing that this time around as well.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:00 PM   #17
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Our plan is to replace the front couch with a J-shaped dinette that will fold down into a solid double. Both of the boys should fit in that for years, or at least until they don't want to camp with us any more! Otherwise the floor plan is going to stay the same. We'd like to refinish the original cabinets and put them back in place as the trailer comes together.
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Old 02-03-2009, 12:10 PM   #18
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Glad you got an other cutie to take your minds off the loss.
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Old 02-04-2009, 12:06 PM   #19
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Hi R&K
Congratulations on your new baby!
What condition was your other AS in when you started to renovate it?
How long do you think it will take to finish this new project?
Good luck!
Can't wait to see the "progress pictures"
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:21 PM   #20
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Dennis,

Our 18 footer was in good shape inside. Cabinets had been refinished and new zolatone had been applied. Also, water system had been updated. Unfortunately, the skin had leaks. A new thin layer of OSB and vinyl floor (installed by PO) had encapsulated the leaking water, causing significant dry rot in the plywood subfloor. That rot is what started the shell off restoration in Jan. 2008.

The magic question is how long! The good news is we've done it before so were starting from a place of experience. The bad (and good) news is we have a new baby boy! (See post #1). A three month old baby doesn't like the sound of grinding metal, floor adhesive in his little fingers, etc. Big brother likes sparks, hitting stuff with hammers, helping dad cut wires, etc. Let's put it this way: our only reservation for the summer is at the end of July and we'd like to sleep in the Flying Cloud.

Be sure to check out the pictures on the blog:

Our '59 Flying Cloud

We'll be sure to post some here too.

This project takes the edge off of looking for the 18 footer. We haven't forgotten about it!

Ryan.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:50 PM   #21
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Your 18 footer was so beautiful ....can't wait to see what you do to the new one!
Baby will learn to love the sound of grinding metal in no time.
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:14 PM   #22
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Another point I want to add to what Ryan said: We started our restore on the Traveler Jan 08 and finished it mid-May. We were dedicated to keep at it so that we could use it as much as we could during the summer before baby 2 arrived.

Though we haven't done much this week, once we start up on Friday it'll be noses to the grindstone so to speak.

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Old 02-04-2009, 09:25 PM   #23
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Yes, I'm looking forward to watching your progress on this one. I find a lot of inspiration from seeing others tackle the same sorts of projects that I am.

Good luck, and I still have my fingers crosses that your Traveler will make its way back to you.

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #24
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Smile And we have lift off!

We'll post more soon, but we wanted to let you all know that over the weekend Ryan with my brother and dad were able to get a ton done on the new rig. They removed all of the cabinets and appliances and water tank. They removed all of the inner skin, insulation, wiring, and plumbing. And as the finale Sunday night, got lift off of the shell from the frame.

We'll get photos and a blog post asap.

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Old 02-09-2009, 09:30 PM   #25
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Woow, Congratulations on your find. Judging by the looks of your lost one, this one will be magnificent. I have been trying to fight my "Aluminum Fever" to get another trailer to do. I would like a couple more feet than my 20' Globetrotter has. I learned so much from my first one. I build in a wrap around booth, up front, that breaks down to a bed. It is wonderful. I also made the gaucho, across from kitchen, 54" wide. This has made a big difference, as two people don't have to spoon if they don't want to. All the best, Kenny
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Now that we've completely torn it apart...

We can start to build it up!

Frame is clean and sandblasted. Now we're ordering grey and black tanks...
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:36 PM   #27
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Wow! You guys are moving FAST! Can I bring my '63 over?
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Great work!

Wow! You guys are moving FAST! Can I bring my '63 over?

Will you be going with the leaf springs or torsion? How's the frame?
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