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Old 02-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #15
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I've wondered the same thing, truckusaurus ... there's honestly not one other thing I'd change, inside or out, about my '65 -- just the tail lights. I don't like the plastic housing that they are mounted in, aesthetically. My trailer is polished, and the tail light housings are a bit faded and a brittle (as will happen with 43-year-old plastic), which detracts from the overall look ever-so-slightly. I much prefer the basically flush-mounted lights of pre-65 models.

Having said that, it's certainly not a deal-breaker -- just a preference.
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Old 02-22-2008, 01:34 PM   #16
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My bad, I said 1964, it was 1965 they first used the tail light housing and it was of made of plastic. In 1966-1968 they went with the nicer housing made of aluminum. I'm not sure how hard it would be to change the two out. I know the 1966-1968 housing are secured from the back making it very hard to get to the rivets.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:07 PM   #17
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If you want to change from plastic to aluminum, make me an offer. I have a pair of the aluminum housings, and I'll let you have them for what I paid.

Plus shipping.
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Old 02-22-2008, 02:22 PM   #18
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I think it is possible to do what you want. It is just body work... However, I think the reason you like the early 60's lights is because the early 60's and late 50's were and still are the coolest years of all the Airstream trailers. Years of caravanning had evolved the shape and style to a perfect state. I say do not bother with trying to make a late 60's look like an early 60's, go and buy a early 60's and enjoy. I also want to add that 1962 is the peak of Airstream cool, so try and find a 62 if you can. It is a little known fact that Bob Dylan had a 62 Overlander and it was the overlander that inspired the song about getting his kicks on route 66... if you listen to VAP episode 64 you will hear when he called in to tell the boys that fact. Very informative show.... good luck with your search.
62over, you got it right

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Old 02-22-2008, 03:03 PM   #19
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Excellent replies thank you all. I guess I'll have to pony up for that mint condition elusive '61 when it appears. (I also like the boomerang shaped wheel arches on some '61's so that seals the deal for me).
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