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Old 01-13-2012, 08:24 AM   #29
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Like breast implants, you will always wish you had gone just a little bit bigger, no matter what size airstream you get.
Based on what's happening with the silicone implant recalls in France, I would say breast implants are just as likely to leak as Airstreams.
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Old 01-13-2012, 09:40 AM   #30
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When considering a vintage trailer...

Seller: "(It) < fill-in the blank > worked last time we used it"
Buyer: "When was the last time you used it?"
Seller: "1973"

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:02 AM   #31
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Rookie mistake #1 Dont make a 30' trailer your 1st project.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #32
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Best advice's???

Airstream parts are not available at K-Mart.

Spend the money, fix it right the first time.

If the money is not available, park or sell the trailer.

There are many reasons why Airstream used "GOOD STUFF".

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Old 01-13-2012, 10:29 AM   #33
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When a vintage Airstream is listed as:

Fair = you have to trailer it home.

Good = the rust and rot are not visible.

Excellent = it has potential, after (Rule # 2) three times as long and three times the amount you expected to spend.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:13 PM   #34
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It's a slippery slope...

Airstream restoration is a slippery slope...every restoration starts off as "minor". But it seems they all have a few "while I'm at it, I might as well..." projects thrown in. Before you know it, it's a full shell on/off project!

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Old 01-14-2012, 09:48 AM   #35
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When removing pretty much anything you'll discover that everything is somehow connected to everything else..
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Old 01-14-2012, 10:01 AM   #36
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When removing pretty much anything you'll discover that everything is somehow connected to everything else..
and when you must remove something broken, you will somehow break everything it is connected to.
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Everything the PO told you is 100% true.
......in a parallel universe......
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don't forget the option to restoration...patch up the broken stuff with materials that can be found lying around the shop or in the dumpster and just use and enjoy it until there's nothing left...for me this is the temptation when looking at the costs involved! the labor is the fun part. it's the cost of materials that lead a person down the duct tape and bailing wire path.
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don't forget the option to restoration...patch up the broken stuff with materials that can be found lying around the shop or in the dumpster and just use and enjoy it until there's nothing left...for me this is the temptation when looking at the costs involved! the labor is the fun part. it's the cost of materials that lead a person down the duct tape and bailing wire path.
... Prolonging the Decline and Ultimate Failure of the Unrestored Airstream
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You need to know what a rivet gun and bucking bar are and what MS20470AD5-X means.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #42
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You need to know what a rivet gun and bucking bar are and what MS20470AD5-X means.
This statement coming from a man that can probably pressurize the cabin of his Airstream.
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