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Old 02-06-2011, 08:57 AM   #15
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We're not trying to squelch your enthusiasm wworx just explain why there isn't such a "book" in existence...well, maybe there is...it's titled AirForums, available for free online and it is a unique collaboration of 40,000+ authors!

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But don't settle for just one source of information....and try to stay true to the original idea of your 66' GT.
The more the better! That's why the Forums is GREAT! When we did our first one, it didn't exist...

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I thought about creating that kind of documentaion and writing a book. But then considered how few people would be potential buyers of such a book and decided my return on investment would be in the red.<snip>Having observed the number of 'gutted' Airstreams for sale over the years, it becomes clear that may people launch head-long into the process without realizing what they got themselves into....

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Don't start the project if you have a restricted amount of money: even if you had a god-like ability to know every part you need to finish the project in advance, it is extremely unlikely one could forecast what those parts cost when you go to buy it.

Lastly, take the amount of time it should take to complete the project and double it. Take the amount of money you think it will take and double it to compensate for the parts you didn't realize you needed, then double that amount to compensate for errors and the worsening economy.
Ex-actly!

Whatever you can contribute along your journey will be great!

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:18 AM   #16
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I'm really looking for the complete process being documented rather than trying to find single subject posts.
How's this...?

YouTube - The Restoration of Birdy

...the first two years in 11 minutes ~

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Old 02-06-2011, 11:30 AM   #17
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Bravo Shari!!

Looks great - brings back a lot of memories!

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Old 02-06-2011, 07:23 PM   #18
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How's this...?

...the first two years in 11 minutes ~

Shari

THAT'S more like what I'm looking for - THANKS!
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:26 PM   #19
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THAT'S more like what I'm looking for - THANKS!

Really???
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:38 PM   #20
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Every nube freaks out in the beginning. When I started I was freaking out about how to brace the shell for removal. You know what? None of this stuff is rocket science. Most of it is simple common sense. Just get started. Get a service manual. Take your time. You'll see.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:41 PM   #21
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Yep, really - want to see the process in sequence. Sure ideally it's loaded a bit more like the link I mentioned in an earlier post on this thread, but I know there are bunches of these out there hiding in corners that I haven't found yet. Besides there's a nice thread here that goes along with it.

I know it's hard work, I know it's expensive, I know it takes time. I get it, really. It's the variety that I'm looking for. I'm good with the layout planning and the design and all. I've done a lot of similar work in the past. What I don't know and haven't done is lift an aluminum shell off of a steel frame to put a new floor on. And banana wraps - elevator bolts??? come on! Getting to know all about it but I like to see how others have discovered these things and when in the process they rear their heads.

Regardless I'll be digging into the specific forums as I get underway. Can't thank all of the contributors around here enough for all of the great info that resides here. Have also been listening to the VAP. I'm going to have to get the DVDs with older episodes for sure!
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...the first two years in 11 minutes ~
...and the last year & a half in 5. Enjoy!
YouTube - The Restroation of Birdy - The Final Chapter

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You know, wworx, that we are now expecting exhaustive documentation of your refurb ....
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Fair enough! I've started a thread here:

Trotterworx

and there's a bit more detail in the blog on our signature. Just in the early stages as of this post though.
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