I'm not on here very often but I fully appreciate the concern about chopping Airstreams for burger vans.
There are not very many Brits that chop the airstreams........but I must say there are one or two U.S. citizens who don't have any scruples when it comes to selling an airstream for a very inflated price to "reluctantly" sell it for that purpose because they can't find the right buyer............absolute rubbish!
I've come into the Airstream Appreciation Society a bit later in life than most people.
After looking admiringly at them for many years, I now have a 1954
Globetrotter that has seen better days but is now on the road to recovery and as of last weekend I now have a 1956
Clipper...........both of which will be restored to their former glory and kept in and used by a very appreciatively family for many years to come.
Please don't be too despondent about the outcome of selling them to foreign buyers, I think the assumption of the burger van re-birth may be a bit exaggerated.......there are plenty of new owners only too willing to give them a good future.
One observation I must make is that while parts for Airstreams are readily available, parts and history for Clippers are difficult to acquire..........or have I started another thread by saying that........???