Originally Posted by FinallyGot1
The advice is much appreciated, and what I was afraid of in some ways. I have a vision of what I want the interior of my Airstream to be, but to get there I'd have to gut it.
I have a friend who's interested in it. If she doesn't take it, I'll put it in the classified section.
That's very kind of you. I'm in the "it's your trailer and you can do what you want with it" camp... BUT... those early 50s and earlier trailers are getting harder and harder to come by, so any that are decent candidates for restoration, are hard for me to see "turned" into something else.
If you just like the shiny aluminum exterior and want to completely gut the interior anyway, there's no doubt you can find a somewhat younger trailer that will suit your needs. Please feel free to ask around this Forum for leads, help, and advice. You wouldn't believe some of the amazing and cool tranformations that people have done around here.
Just to whet your appetite for what is possible, check out this thread, it's one of my favorites. It's long, but you can skip the text and just look at the pictures (although the text is worth reading too, anyone who plans a major Airstream renovation can learn a lot from this thread):