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Old 09-27-2010, 07:03 PM   #1
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Finally took the plunge - 1971

I have been looking and looking and finally found a diamond in the rough. Last week I purchased a 1971 GT. I plan on completely renovating her and I would have never taken the plunge if this site did not exist.

I apologize in advance for all the questions that have already been answered. Let the fun begin!!
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Hi KatyBell......WELCOME! Your 21' is a great size. I hope you have all kinds of fun with your new toy. There is a wealth of information here for you to enjoy. Good luck!
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:09 PM   #3
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Congradulations! Welcome to the addiction! You found a great place for you and your Airstream. Pictures. We love pictures.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:39 PM   #4
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Pics of my '71 GT

I have already removed everything but the kitchen galley. Here is what is looked like when I bought her.
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Old 09-28-2010, 06:57 PM   #5
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Congrats! The 21' GTs are super.

Take you time and keep it fun.

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Old 09-28-2010, 07:19 PM   #6
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Nice looking trailer!! I see you PO had a thing for the reflective tape too! Mine came of without too much trouble, just looked terrible. IMO. Does it have real wood or laminate? What is your plan? MPJ
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Old 09-28-2010, 08:08 PM   #7
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The Plan

Well MPJ,
Well I ripped out the quasi shag carpet and am down to the wood flooring. I plan on putting hardwood after I replace the floor. The floor was not too bad, but had some very minor water damage. I reconnected with my guy who built my kitchen cabinets for my home. This guy used to furnish lear jets and other aircraft so he is excited to build me some cabinets....I am thinking Teak?

I am still stumped on what to do with the bathroom. I want to see if i can expand the bathroom somewhat to create a small shower stall, but that might be too ambitious for me. I am also stumped with what to do with the inside walls....
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:20 PM   #8
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Teak sounds beautiful, cabinets and inner walls maybe? I have some small floor repairs to do too. Do you have the rear bath, shower on right as you go in? I am cleaning mine up, not sure if I will use more than the sink, restrooms at most of the parks I go to are pretty good. Right now i'm trying to run down vintage fabric for the front couch, harder than I thought. Keep us posted! MPJ
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:30 PM   #9
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I was thinking about some of the inner walls teaked along with some alcad. My bathroom in is in the rear, but I was thinking about some way to create a very small shower area separate from the bathroom. That looks tough to do given the small space. Did you replace your entire floor or just portions of it?
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I have yet to do it, first place to fix will be in front of the door, 6 or so inches in (will go to frame) and 12-14 inches towards the front. Then their is the rear, under the bath, NOT looking forward to that, seems like a big project, but if it needs to be done.....
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:58 PM   #11
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katybell

take your time and do sketches. Then take pieces of cardboard and tape them in place with masking tape where you want the planes of counters and walls to be, depending on what you are willing to tackle. Then you can walk through it while thinking about all sorts of things, leaning over for a drawer, how wide and aisle is, opening and closing something, etc. where the windows are, etc. Dont be afraid to go through some pieces of cardboard, even light cardboard can be cut with an old scissors roughly. you shoud be able to see and feel when its right just by walking in and out of the trailer a few times, and then you can measure it when it feels right - my two cents!!
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Old 10-05-2010, 08:47 PM   #12
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Hi, great to see another GT. I have a 1972 which I purchased with some skin damage. I have the service manual, so if you need anything let me know and I can send you the sections.

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Old 10-05-2010, 08:55 PM   #13
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It looks like a great trailer! Please keep posts and pictures updated as your work progresses. Congrats and enjoy!!!
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:03 AM   #14
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Hi, great to see another GT. I have a 1972 which I purchased with some skin damage. I have the service manual, so if you need anything let me know and I can send you the sections.

Crushed
Thanks Crushed...I may have to take you up on that offer. Does your GT have wet bath or a separate shower area?
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