Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-11-2013, 09:24 AM   #99
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
FANtastic Entry

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fly at Night View Post
When I am browsing any Airstream dealership, it always reminds me of the colourless Kansas in The Wizard of Oz. Perfectly nice, but the uniformity of the exterior and factory interiors are screaming for individuality.

After looking at the wonderful "after" photos in the thread, you have all created an Airstream land of enchantment. Some of the vintage restorations are magical. The Wizard of Oz analogy is apropos because these restorations took an incredible amount of heart, brain, and courage!

The FaN is relatively new, so my "after" is not as ambitious, but I like it. I do not have to click my ruby slippers and wish for "home." It always feels like "home" no matter where I go......


Thank-you Alumaholic for such a great theme. It will remembered as one of the best!
Thanks for your entry and your thoughtful words!
__________________

__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2013, 09:33 AM   #100
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Nice Makeover

Quote:
Originally Posted by blmitch5 View Post
Ok, ours was not as great as the restorations I've seen so far but we hated the lime green and fell in love with the Victorinox limited edition Bambi (first Airstream I walked in) but $60,000 was more than a bit out of our price range so we decided to change our color scheme. The 06 CCDs used color in the lockers and it was the lime green so I was going to paint it but decided to just use a heavy duty white shelf paper instead. We had AZBambi decors make slip covers for the corner cushions and bought everything else on clearance from Macy's and the rugs and kitchen faucet are from Ikea. We also replaced the tv and mounted it so we can turn it toward the bedroom for movie night! Then we cut a hole behind the magazine rack (above the fridge) and spliced into the speaker wires for surround sound (ours didn't have the av upgrade but they were all wired for it) and made a nice cover to cover up the hole. We also added towel racks and a spice rack. They may all look the same on the outside but it's fun to personalize the inside. So for under $30,000 we got what we think is close to the $60,000 Victorinox edition. I'm loving this months contest! Lots of talented people out there!
Thanks for your entry!
__________________

__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 08:51 AM   #101
2 Rivet Member
 
1960 18' Traveler
lafayette , Oregon
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 30
60 traveler

4 more pictures of before and after
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PB180020.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	198.1 KB
ID:	178835   Click image for larger version

Name:	P1150083.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	207.8 KB
ID:	178836  

Click image for larger version

Name:	P1130076.jpg
Views:	119
Size:	217.4 KB
ID:	178837   Click image for larger version

Name:	P2100052.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	245.1 KB
ID:	178838  

__________________
mvperini is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 03:01 PM   #102
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Keep 'Em Coming!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mvperini View Post
4 more pictures of before and after
Thanks for your entry mvperini!
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 03:52 PM   #103
Rivet Master
 
adonh's Avatar

 
1976 31' Sovereign
Missouri City , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,233
Images: 1
Blog Entries: 6
My 1976 31" Sovereign Kitchen remodel

Why Airstream went to fake wood in the 70's model trailers is a mystery to me. Here is my kitchen remodel of my 1976 31' Sovereign.

Don

Before and After

Click image for larger version

Name:	Kitchen-before-1.gif
Views:	151
Size:	597.2 KB
ID:	178850

Click image for larger version

Name:	Kitchen-before-2.gif
Views:	155
Size:	484.4 KB
ID:	178851

Click image for larger version

Name:	Kitchen-after-1.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	265.7 KB
ID:	178852

Click image for larger version

Name:	Kitchen-after-2.jpg
Views:	167
Size:	303.7 KB
ID:	178853

Click image for larger version

Name:	Kitchen-after-3.jpg
Views:	159
Size:	281.1 KB
ID:	178854
__________________
Don Hardman
1976 31' Sovereign
adonh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 04:45 PM   #104
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Beautiful job!

Quote:
Originally Posted by adonh View Post
Why Airstream went to fake wood in the 70's model trailers is a mystery to me. Here is my kitchen remodel of my 1976 31' Sovereign.

Don
Thanks for your entry.
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2013, 07:02 PM   #105
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
sandlapper's Avatar
 
1993 34' Excella
York , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,430
Images: 7
Good lord Ken, not half way through the month and already incredible stuff.
__________________
John
WBCCI #3892
Region 3 , 1st VP

Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds choke the unused path........Emerson

Never pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he will just kill you........a wise old man.
sandlapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 06:00 AM   #106
Rivet Master
 
noreen&sal's Avatar
 
1981 27' Excella II
mays landing , South Jersey
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,179
Images: 9
[QUOTE=adonh;1260545]Why Airstream went to fake wood in the 70's model trailers is a mystery to me. Here is my kitchen remodel of my 1976 31' Sovereign.

Don

3 guesses. First 2 don't count. Sal
__________________
Sal & Nora
Let us live so that when we die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain
AIR 42483
TAC N.J. 17
WBCCI 24740
noreen&sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2013, 01:32 PM   #107
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Fake Wood

Quote:
Originally Posted by adonh View Post
Why Airstream went to fake wood in the 70's model trailers is a mystery to me. Here is my kitchen remodel of my 1976 31' Sovereign.

Don
The introduction of the fake wood you describe seems to coincide with the "Beatrice Food" years. Beatrice Foods rescued Airstream when they were about to go under, and tried many new innovations to cut costs and make the trailers lighter.
Purists like to pooh pooh the BF years, but they seem to forget (or ignore) that Beatrice (a) kept Airstream alive, and (b) introduced many useful innovations.

Gray water holding tanks were introduced during the BF years for example as were the Vista View windows, if I'm not mistaken.
I'm hoping 47WeeWind will weigh in with more information about the BF years.
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #108
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Happy Valentine's Day

Only 14 days before this month's photo ends. Submit your entry soon!
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 08:15 PM   #109
3 Rivet Member
 
steveirving's Avatar
 
1959 24' Tradewind
Quantico , Virginia
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 126
Images: 11
Blog Entries: 6
'59 Airstream Tradewind 24'

We got our '59 Tradewind 24' in November. This is our first trailer. Lots of hard work and learning gave us something we love and enjoy.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	'59 Airstream Before and Afters.jpg
Views:	151
Size:	235.7 KB
ID:	178988  
__________________
steveirving is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 08:40 PM   #110
4 Rivet Member
 
lonewolf1977's Avatar
 
1957 26' Overlander
Winston Salem , North Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 441
Nice!!
__________________
Airstreamin' dreamin'.

Follow our blog! http://theoverlanderproject.blogspot.com/
lonewolf1977 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2013, 06:03 PM   #111
Rivet Master
 
Alumaholic's Avatar

 
1966 24' Tradewind
Albuquerque , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,751
Images: 33
Final Week of the February Photo Contest-Before and After

At midnight tonight, you will have only seven days remaining to submit your entry! Remember, your photos will be judged on how well they capture the enormity of your renovation and/or restoration challenge and the unbelievability of your outcome.
__________________
Ken L
1966 Tradewind 24
2007Chevy Silverado 2500 HD Duramax/Allison
Four Corners Unit WBCCI #8654
Alumaholic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2013, 09:59 AM   #112
Rivet Master
 
GeocamperAS's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 28
1978 Argosy Minuet 6.0 Metre
Wauwatosa , Wisconsin
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 725
Images: 37
Something about owning and Airstream even changes your image.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	camp.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	92.7 KB
ID:	179611   Click image for larger version

Name:	camp2.jpg
Views:	116
Size:	62.4 KB
ID:	179612  

__________________

__________________
Judging a person does not define who they are, it defines who YOU are.
GeocamperAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:17 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.