Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-18-2008, 06:40 PM   #29
2 Rivet Member
 
TPdrums's Avatar
 
1972 27' Overlander
Mo Hill , California
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 84
Blog Entries: 1
Just thought I would add mine to the list. It's a work in progress, but I have lofty plans for it. When it's completed it will be a full-timer. Enjoy
Todd Created Wood, TP drums, Custom Furniture Design, Wood Worker, Carpenter, Fine Furniture, Tables, Chairs, Cabinetry, Stave Drums, Snare Drum.
__________________

__________________
Fine Woodworking, Furniture, Carpentry, Drums, and Lutherie

www.ToddCreatedWood.com
http://toddcreatedwood.blogspot.com/
TPdrums is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2009, 09:58 AM   #30
Rivet Master
 
87MH's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Texas Airstream Harbor , Zavalla, in the Deep East Texas Piney Woods on Lake Sam Rayburn
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,435
Images: 292
One more with great documentation

These people are doing a bangup job with great pics.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f125...ley-43744.html

Good to see 8 X 10 colored glossy photographs with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one is.
__________________

__________________
Dennis

"Suck it up, spend the bucks, do it right the first time."

WBCCI # 1113
AirForums #1737

Trailer '78 31' Sovereign

Living Large at an Airstream Park on the Largest Lake Totally Contained in Texas
Texas Airstream Harbor, Inc.
87MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 10:44 AM   #31
Rivet Master
 
87MH's Avatar
 
1978 31' Sovereign
Texas Airstream Harbor , Zavalla, in the Deep East Texas Piney Woods on Lake Sam Rayburn
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 2,435
Images: 292
One under construction -

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f305...gun-52872.html

Link to one mentioned earlier - costing reported

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...ght=costalotta
__________________
Dennis

"Suck it up, spend the bucks, do it right the first time."

WBCCI # 1113
AirForums #1737

Trailer '78 31' Sovereign

Living Large at an Airstream Park on the Largest Lake Totally Contained in Texas
Texas Airstream Harbor, Inc.
87MH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 11:07 AM   #32
Rivet Master
 
utee94's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Austin , Texas
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 2,636
I just realized that mine isn't listed here. This trailer started with RichardT in Bat Cave, was bought by Terry aka Overlander63, then he sold it to Forums user kitkat, and then she sold it to me in July 2008.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f109...ect-16692.html

I also have a blog for it here:

Austin Aluminitus

-Marcus
utee94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 05:38 PM   #33
4 Rivet Member
 
WILDRTEXAS's Avatar
 
1970 27' Overlander
ARLINGTON , TEXAS
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 335
Images: 31
Send a message via Skype™ to WILDRTEXAS
What a wonderful thread..Thanks Everyone!
__________________
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion...

Taylor 1/20/96 - 11/28/08

WILDRTEXAS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 11:00 AM   #34
Rivet Master
 
Zeppelinium's Avatar

 
1975 31' Sovereign
1973 27' Overlander
1977 23' Safari
Palmer Lake , Colorado
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,908
Send a message via Skype™ to Zeppelinium
How'd I miss this thread? Here's my contribution(s)....

1970 Caravel - how to get a permanent bed

1977 Safari - total gut job, new floor up front, new battery boxes, LED marker lights, solid insulation foam under the floor, new water tank drain, removed wing windows (lots more to do)

Plastic Interior Domes - replacing with aluminum, this is post #64 in the above thread--it's the starting point for making an 11-panel aluminum replacement interior dome

1975 Sovereign - aluminum cabinets, removed vista views, repaired gray and black tank dump valves, unique bed/couch up front

Dump Valves - details on the Sovereign mid-bath valve fix

1973 Overlander - new birch cabinets, shortened the tub and moved bed aft to make kitchen counter space

Over the sink cabinet - cut the end 30 degrees to eliminate head bump (in work as of this date)

Overlander Axle Project - Dexter axles, installed by Luke in Ft Collins (AirstreaminCo@gmail.com)

Repairing double Pane Windows - fixing the bubbled solar film

Air Conditioner - replacement, install firm supporting structure, make your own cheap scaffold

Wing Windows - how to remove them and skin them over

Zip Dee Awning - how to repair separated fabric, fixing the slot in the slats

Vista View windows - leaking and ugly, how to remove and skin over

Banana Skins - repairing the dents

Eyebrow Cabinet - replacing the cabinet over the front goucho

Overlander Dinette - design and build a dinette with a short and long table

PEX - replacing all the copper with PEX

Zip Dee - installation with reinforced skin patches

Installing a Desk - the top slides, so it's easy to use and easy to move out of the way

Vents - replace with a Fantastic Fan or skin over

Dish Storage - a purpose-built drawer or a a tilt-out box

Fridge Door - if your previously owned Airstream has been sitting in the desert for years, the interior door panels may be warped. The fridge is probably still OK, so fix them.

Spiffy Sink - Using an undermount sink on top of the counter, this is a link to the sink

70s Airstream Letters - fxiing broken posts

Umbilical Connector - replace the old Airstream connector with a modern 7-pin socket

Well, this certainly proves I am a total nut case,
Zep
Zeppelinium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2012, 11:31 AM   #35
Rivet Master
 
webspinner's Avatar
 
1971 25' Tradewind
Menlo Park , California
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,269
Images: 15
Nut cases love and inspire company, Zep. Your posts about a birch plywood dinette are what got me started on rebuilding our interior. The rest is history, past and future.

I should have been doing threads documenting our work. But, unlike you, we don't do a job in a weekend, and watching a relatively small project evolve over months or even years is a bit like watching paint dry. So I'm working on summarizing our projects and putting them in a, gasp!, off airforums blog.

If anyone wants to see our work, check out my sig. I'll try to get some of them up on airforums for the record. I'm sure people could learn from my mistakes.
__________________
Barbie
Our travel and renovation blog: http://tinpickle.blogspot.com/
webspinner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #36
Rivet Master
 
Minno's Avatar

 
1972 31' Sovereign
Lexington , Minnesota
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,323
Hey Zep - don't feel bad. I missed this thread too! Here's ours:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f185...urb-50967.html

Chris
__________________
Minno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2012, 07:51 PM   #37
2 Rivet Member
 
TPdrums's Avatar
 
1972 27' Overlander
Mo Hill , California
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 84
Blog Entries: 1
I'm also didn't make the thread. Here is the link to my blog, where I post my progress pics of a very custom AS.
http://toddcreatedwood.blogspot.com

And the link to my web site, where you can see the more finished pics.
www.toddcreatedwood.com

Enjoy, I also do work for anyone in need of custom Airstream fabrication.
__________________
Fine Woodworking, Furniture, Carpentry, Drums, and Lutherie

www.ToddCreatedWood.com
http://toddcreatedwood.blogspot.com/
TPdrums is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2013, 10:27 PM   #38
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
Dryden , Ontario
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 26
very helpful - thanks -
__________________
pckeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2013, 10:59 PM   #39
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Now that I'm finally finished with the 2 1/2 year 1964 Bambi II project, I think she can be a part of this thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f147...ler-75011.html
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2014, 10:52 PM   #40
2 Rivet Member
 
Swahealy's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Valparaiso , Indiana
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 87
What have I done? Say hello to "Paulie"

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753456.308376.jpg
Views:	257
Size:	199.3 KB
ID:	214924Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753469.146120.jpg
Views:	256
Size:	171.2 KB
ID:	214925Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753477.862426.jpg
Views:	245
Size:	160.1 KB
ID:	214926Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753486.630526.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	155.1 KB
ID:	214927Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753495.382501.jpg
Views:	258
Size:	162.1 KB
ID:	214928Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753507.814269.jpg
Views:	231
Size:	121.6 KB
ID:	214929Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753517.603201.jpg
Views:	230
Size:	137.2 KB
ID:	214930Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753530.037358.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	177.6 KB
ID:	214931Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753539.749018.jpg
Views:	249
Size:	893.3 KB
ID:	214932Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753559.014952.jpg
Views:	247
Size:	923.9 KB
ID:	214933Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByAirstream Forums1403753576.234637.jpg
Views:	253
Size:	854.4 KB
ID:	214934

So here's the start of my/our story.
Longtime dream to own and restore an airstream
Picked up the 72 sovereign yesterday with my daughter who did all the work to locate one suitable for our family.
Awesome seller who only confirmed how much I believe in the character and quality of campers. She had purchased this beauty to restore and new kids and life has gotten in the way. She turned down scrappers and was determined to find someone wanting to restore her and found our family who I hope is up to the challenge. We even traded our popup with the seller, Too cool.

So I am new to forum, new to Airstreams and completely energized to renovate and modernize this trailer.

Where do I start ?
What is the best forum to post my type of project needs?

I plan to completely take up sub floor and replace axles and repair frame and will do a skin off renovation if necessary. I am committed to doing it right. Just need some direction.

Any thoughts, suggestions are appreciated.
Some of these original parts- fridge, oven, mirrors, sink etc are original and in pretty good shape. Is there a market for them?

If there is anyone willing to mentor me, I'd be really grateful.


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
Swahealy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 08:06 AM   #41
Rivet Master
 
Becky B.'s Avatar
 
1964 17' Bambi II
Vintage Kin Owner
Schererville , Indiana
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 2,617
Images: 19
Your best bet with the forums is to start a thread about your renovation. Give it a catchy name & people will look at it. You will get lots of advise here. I rebuilt a trashed trailer through lots of reading here as well as advise from here. There is a search feature ( use the google one). That will pull up threads on just about everything you can imagine. You should start with a plan....shell off or shell on....totally new subfloor or patches..... Order your axles now or later... You can ask all of those questions in your thread & you'll have them all in one place. My first piece of advise is to stop before you get rid of all your "pieces" and make sure you won't need them!


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________
Becky


1964 Bambi II
1988 Avion 32S
Becky B. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2014, 09:37 AM   #42
2 Rivet Member
 
Swahealy's Avatar
 
1972 31' Sovereign
Valparaiso , Indiana
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 87
Thanks for the reply, Becky. Looks like your from the region too. Where would you suggest I post my renovation thread?
__________________

__________________
Swahealy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
May The Airstream Gods Forgive Me wasagachris Off Topic Forum 82 03-14-2012 07:16 PM
Special Ops Mission CA to TX Mr & Mrs S On The Road... 56 02-22-2012 08:41 AM
Help-Sagging in the rear Frankiefiveo Repairing/Replacing Floor &/or Frame 10 02-17-2012 07:10 AM
Wanted to share our rebuild... chris_parks Off Topic Forum 0 02-16-2012 10:38 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.