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Old 11-16-2003, 10:47 PM   #1
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Before and after

I'm about a week away from my first trip and I thought I would share some pics with you all. Thanks for the help you all gave. It's not finished but the time has come to take her on a trip.

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Old 11-16-2003, 10:51 PM   #4
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Old 11-16-2003, 10:54 PM   #5
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Talking And the last

Time to go camping!
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Old 11-16-2003, 11:06 PM   #6
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All I can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How many months did this take? I thought I had a project list.

I bow down to the beauty of the shiny woodwork!
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Old 11-16-2003, 11:07 PM   #7
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Beautiful!! go camping and enjoy yourself. It took me 2 years to get my Airstream roadworty, but finally bit the bullet and spend the money on tires, brakes, wiring, battery,hitch, sway control, brake controller, and finally a tow vehicle. Wish now I had gone camping 2 years ago. We're leaving Tuesday for a 4 day outing, still have a lot of little things, but doubt I'll ever be finished. Meanwhile, I"m enjoying the fall and heading out too. Mike
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Old 11-16-2003, 11:18 PM   #8
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So far it has taken about four months. The interior was pretty ugly but I was able to save almost all of the wood. If you look close you'll see that I have one piece left to do. The shine is the oil I used to treat it with. The one thing that is kiling me is the polishing of the exterior. Forty some odd years of neglect is hard to get rid of.

Thanks for the good words
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Old 11-17-2003, 05:45 AM   #9
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all i can say is shazaam!

nice job!

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Wow!!!! 'Bout says it all!

VERY nice job!

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Old 11-17-2003, 07:16 AM   #11
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Great Transformation!!

It never ceases to amaze me that people spend huge bucks on SOB cardboard and staples, when there are classics (and future classics) out there to be had for the same amount of money or less.

Great job!!!!! I daresay that your Phoenix may look just as good 40 years from now! -- Not possible with most SOB's.

Could (or would) you share the magnitude of costs - both time and money, for the rebuild?

I'm curious, 'cause I've kept track of my time what I've spent, and, although it's getting (relatively) expensive, I am very pleased with the results. Even though I've more than doubled the initial dollar investment in the rebuild, I believe I have a unit that will last me long past the retirement date of most SOB's on dealer lots' today.
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Old 11-17-2003, 08:27 AM   #12
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Great job, you should be proud. How did you strip the paint from the wood (I assume that's paint). Also, how are you polishing the exterior and are you waxing the portions you've polished? That's my next project.
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Old 11-17-2003, 09:05 PM   #13
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looks great...love to see how other people fix up their AS...just bought some really cute tapestry fabric with a vintage license plate motif to cover the upholstery in my "new" 71 safari..can't wait!!..we went camping in our AS for the first time with our 6 yr old son at a state park near by...had a great time...hope you enjoy your AS as much as we are enjoying ours!!!!!!!
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Old 11-17-2003, 10:25 PM   #14
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Amazing!

Wanna help me with our 59?


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