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Old 11-03-2015, 01:29 PM   #29
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I know it's alot of work, but you should be very proud of staying true to the era. Awesome job!
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:35 PM   #30
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Well done

Beautiful, original and functional. Well done, cdfriend
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:58 PM   #31
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NoNameinNM, sorry you pulled the trigger so quick. It's for sale.
Oh, if you only knew... it was at least a dozen years before we actually "pulled the trigger" and even then it was a dream of several decades. We left the Vintage Trailer Academy in May of last year having realized that we would pass on restoring a vintage unit and instead buy a new or used late-model Airstream instead. And then we waited almost a year before actually ordering ours!

Still, if I had the cash laying around, I'd be on my way right this minute! It's absolutely gorgeous and I'm sure the next owner(s) will treasure it.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:38 PM   #32
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Wonderful pictures. What a great job. I would like to know about how many hours and dollars you have in it?
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:47 PM   #33
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Ignoring the purchase price, I have about $13,500k into it. I recently put all my receipts and purchases into a spreadsheet, so I have an itemized list of everything that went into it. Hours? I didn't keep track. There were so many hours of research trying to figure out things, and then the hours on my back working in the belly pan, and hours wrapping my fingers after cuts from sharp aluminum, and hours at the masseuse trying to get rid of locked up muscles, and hours watching weather forecasts... I would say maybe 1,000 hours? I'm a bit of a perfectionist. I did extra things like spray paint the axles since I don't trust powdercoating, and painting all the bolts after they were on, just because it was so hard to get the old rusted ones off, and adding steel in spots underneath and in hidden areas that I thought were weak. But if I think of whole days, 1,000 is within reason. I'm not counting my wife's time in the upholstery and curtains, but I think she probably had 100-200.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:48 PM   #34
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And you haven't seen the finished outside yet. It's almost ready for pics.
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Old 11-03-2015, 03:56 PM   #35
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Very nice job!
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:14 PM   #36
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Awesome! Love your commitment to restoring it back to original as much as possible. Your completion (if they ever are really complete) is an inspiration to all of the rest of us that are in the middle of a total restoration.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:53 PM   #37
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Wow.......way cool! Great job!
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:20 PM   #38
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Beautiful, you're hired!
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:24 PM   #39
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I think you did a spectacular job on your trailer. A lot of us appreciate the original look and how hard it is to accomplish. I may have something you would like for this.. an original fire extinguisher.. cam out of a late 60's.. just a thought. looks great Richard.
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:13 PM   #40
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It's a real beauty! Thanks for sharing !
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Old 11-03-2015, 07:55 PM   #41
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I actually have the original extinguisher! It's crazy looking!
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Old 11-03-2015, 08:10 PM   #42
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