I have been lurking around the forums for a couple of months now, and reading about all different models of Airstreams. I've slowly come to the preference of wanting a remodel project, and know that I want a 19-22' model (this is the biggest I would be comfortable towing). Other than the length, I don't have a specific model in mind, as I plan to implement my own floorplan. I know that this will require rewiring and replumbing, but I am prepared to do both. I will likely make a floorplan similar to that of the current 19' AS models, with the rear bath and rear corner bed, center kitchen, and front living space.
I recently found out that I may possibly be able to get my hands on a 31' 1974 International Sovereign
, free of charge (the trailer is abandoned, and resides on a plot of land my father is considering purchasing). I took the time to go look at the rig yesterday, and it was in surprisingly good shape (admittedly, by my ignorant standards). Couldn't get inside, but the trailer has all original windows in tact, and no damage to the outer shell as far as dents go. It is however, completely spray painted a "camouflage" design. The trailer would likely not net me much money if I were to sell it as is, so I am wondering--
Can I use parts from the 1974 International Sovereign
to fix up a Globetrotter from the same era (1974-????)? Theoretically, I assume I could get a GT cheap; maybe one that is in need of all windows (missing or replaced with plexi-glass). I could transplant windows and other common parts from the IS. Maybe even upgrade non-vista windows to vistas (the Sov. has a total of 5 vista views I believe). Other than the windows and other external fixtures, I don't plan to use any of the internals-- as I said before, I'd like to build my own interior to suit my taste/needs.
Do any of you here know if this is possible? Is it even worth while?
Somewhat unrelated from the above topic, but I also wonder: Is there enough internal floor space on a GT to implement floorplans similar to the modern day 19' trailers? I notice most GT don't have a fixed bed, but convertible couches. I would really want to remodel with a fixed bed.