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Old 10-24-2010, 07:49 AM   #1
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New here with '64 Streamline

Ive been lurking for a while and thought it was time for a post. I bought a 26', 1964 Streamline about a year ago. I always liked the looks of the aluminum trailers so when I came across this one for sale, I bought it. I knew that it would need some work, but of coarse it needed more than I expected. But it's mine and I like it.

Ive finally had a chance to go camping in it and my wife and I plan on going on several trips next year. I'm hoping to do a few more things to it over the winter. I have a few dents that I'm going to try and pull out some. And I plan on adding a table and refrigerator. And continue with the polishing.
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Congratulations on making the transition from Lurker to Member, and on making your first post.

Nice looking rig.

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Old 10-24-2010, 02:07 PM   #3
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Welcome! Does the trailer skin look like a piece of wadded up foil or is that an optical illusion?
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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Welcome! Does the trailer skin look like a piece of wadded up foil or is that an optical illusion?
That's the area that I need to address. Between the door and the window, below the A/C unit, I'm guessing a tree or something fell on the roof. The channel that the awning would slide thru is bent in a couple of places and its caused the skin to wrinkle some. I actually tried to work on it some today. I didn't have much luck with it though. I may just have to live with it for awhile.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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I'd think that's either a replace the skin job or a putty/paint consignment to the body shop. I think I had a blind date one time with a woman who's legs looked like that.
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Welcome! Does the trailer skin look like a piece of wadded up foil or is that an optical illusion?
I just took another look at the pic and I think some of that is a reflection of the leaves in the trees. I do have some wrinkles at the top in the area I mentioned, but the sides are straight.

Here is a pic of the other side. I havn't polished above the windows on this side yet.
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:49 PM   #7
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I'd think that's either a replace the skin job or a putty/paint consignment to the body shop. I think I had a blind date one time with a woman who's legs looked like that.
I don't think that putty would stay in place, and I don't want it painted anyway. I was looking at it today and I think that I could probably replace the skin from the awning channel to where it laps over the sides above the windows. The awning channel would hide the seam and I wouldn't have to replace as big a panel. And I could hopefully just pick up a piece of sheet aluminum locally.
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I've never done any body work. I know here all the truck trailer body shops replace aluminum body panels routinely. I'm not sure if they use pretty panels or something else . . .


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Old 09-10-2011, 04:06 AM   #9
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Ummm call me dumb, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to start a new post somewhere. Well it's 3 am so that might have something to do with it. I found a 64 streamline duke seller wants 3500 obo I was wondering if anyone knew if this is a good price. Outside looks to be in very good shape. Apparently it has a small spot of the sub flooring that needs repair in the hallway. Seller claims electrical works great, but plumbing needs doing and a few other things. Am I looking at too much of an investment as far as fixing it goes? Will it be hard to find parts etc and also. Is it completely against everyone's beliefs to fully modernize the inside? Just random questions, I'm so lost with this. I would appreciate any advice anyone has to give. Thanks for taking the time to read.
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Old 09-10-2011, 08:54 PM   #10
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Hi I have a 62 Duchess 22 footer that I paid $2,500 for three years ago. With that third tail light on the roof,I thought it to be the coolest trailer I've ever seen. The outside was in excellent shape,front window cover and all.Because of water condensation damage, the interior has become a complete redo,floor section replacement,new cabinet doors,wall panels,booths water tank and water heater. I've even modified the old Bowen heater exhaust shroud to fit a new Atwood heater to try and keep the original look. I've done all the work myself. It's been quite a learning experience and a labor of love. My point? I think these Streamlines are one of the most beautiful and most underrated trailers going and to me worth the effort and price.
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Hey ashlob,
I just bought a Steamline myself and I have to say, I think it's a wonderful trailer.
If the electrical is working, that's a big plus! All the systems are simple and all the appliances and fixtures are off the shelf and easily replaceable. Also I've gotten great advice and resources from the members on this board. $3,500 is not a bad price but, 2,500 to 3,000 would be better. Happy Trailering!
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:18 AM   #12
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We have been enjoying our Streamline this year.

Here is a pic from the Indiana Dunes.



And one from Meramec State park in Missouri.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:25 AM   #13
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I paid $2,500 for mine a couple of years ago. I probably have $5,000 - $6,000 in it now. New water heater, A/C, wheels, tires, flooring, fridge, ect. I still plan to have an awning made and add a microwave.

We are going to Florida in January for a month and also Georgia in the spring for a couple of weeks.
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Really nice looking trailer, it looks good polished! Have you found any other forums for these Airstream cousins?
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