Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-17-2007, 10:34 AM   #15
Rivet Master
 
InsideOut's Avatar

 
1956 22' Safari
Vintage Kin Owner
Conifer/Evergreen , Colorado
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 11,793
Images: 108
Quote:
Originally Posted by AYRSTRM2
I am not the kind to change or "Modernize" the woodwork, the counter tops or the walls. I like that stuff original.
Me too...we are "behind closed doors" types. Our "new" '56 Safari Birdy will be modernized much more than Maxwell has been because we have fewer original systems to work with. However, from a glance, it is our intent to make things look original wherever possible.

Shari
__________________

__________________
Vintage Airstream Club - Past President 2007/2008
WBCCI #1824 - DenCO Unit Past President (2005)
AIR #30 - Join Date: 2-25-2002

RMVAC | WBCCI DenCO Unit | Sisters on the Fly | Tin Can Tourists
BIRDY - our 1956 Safari | 1964 Serro Scotty
InsideOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2007, 11:23 AM   #16
4 Rivet Member
 
Blu_Hwy_Lady's Avatar
 
1972 23' Safari
Placitas , New Mexico
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 281
Replacing the Univolt is a big plus

It literally gave me a headache to listen to it hum when I was working inside the trailer. The PO had tried to quiet it by packing it in styrofoam which was a mess to clean out.

Interior renovations have made it the trailer a very nice, cozy place to hang out. I completely redid the interior and ripped out the bulkhead divider. It's amazing how much that opened up the trailer and made it seem bigger on the inside. I just don't understand having a small space and dividing it into to make 2 tiny spaces.
__________________

__________________
Airylle 1972 Safari featured for 5 nanoseconds in the movie Wild Hogs

and
Jupiter (the Golden Retriever)
Blu_Hwy_Lady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 07:17 AM   #17
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Quote:
Originally Posted by Stefrobrts
I did keep the hand crank jack on the front though, you have to at least LOOK vintage on the outside I feel like when I'm out there cranking away to hook up the other campers go 'wow, look at that old Airstream, they don't even have an electric jack"!
Yes! We actually had someone come over and comment on this when we were camping in our Bambi II. All of the newer rigs seem to all automatically come equipped with an electric jack so it does look out of place when you see someone hand cranking their rig.
__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 10:05 AM   #18
Rivet Master
 
SmokelessJoe's Avatar
 
1976 Argosy 24
now being enjoyed by Heath and Mary in , Vermont
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,422
Steve:

Here’s a mostly complete list of what I’ve done so far to “contemporize” and customize my 1976 ARGOSY:

-Completely decommissioned; stripped bare inside and out (that’s always the fastest, easiest part).

-Frame and undercarriage sand blasted and painted in urethane.

-New, larger holding tanks. All new drainage, Sani Con “waste management system” installed in special compartment, Micro Pulse sensors installed.

-All new 110 v wiring throughout in BX armor shield cable; new Blue Sea distribution panel being installed this week; new 12 v circuits added.

-Marinco power inlet installed.

-19.5” x 29.5” Seitz Roof light from Germany installed. A beauty.

-Wall to wall Maroleum flooring.

-Bath walls and ceiling done in POR 15 WhiteCoat. New ceramic toilet waiting to go in. Shower fixture mounted “in-wall”.

-All new IKEA furniture cut to shape and dry fitted; weight considerably reduced.

Bath cabinets now installed; wardrobe, desk, galley counters soon to come.

LG fridge standing by.

-Xenon pot lights installed throughout; Frilight 12v dimmer system from Sweden.

-LG “Art Cool” split air A/C installed and ready for commissioning.

-All new IPEX plumbing through out.

- new Ultra Fab 3500 power jack

-Diesel Powered Trailer; no propane. Webasto Coolant Heater, Indel Water Heater, COZY space heaters, Tempo tank make up the new hydronic system. Has been tested, ran beautifully and is now being installed in final position.

-Interior primed (2 coats) and painted (2 coats) in flat acrylic. Final touch up coat after furniture install.

-Cabinetry for the two gauchos, fold out table and galley counter by relative and member DavidsonOverlander nearing completion.

-All upholstery materials on hand; upholster semi-patiently waiting on me.

-Exterior paint removed with aircraft stripper. Prepped too. (Final prep to be done before painting in Mini Cooper colours ).

(front panel of trailer already painted mini Cooper Black)

-Much insulation done.

-Winter work shed erected. It was warm and cozy.

-Sprinter ordered last January, delivery taken last JULY. Still have to draw plans for ramp system, have flat bed built.

This has consumed 18 months so far. Besides the truck we still need to:

Install 12v panel, charger/converter

Source, install diesel cook top

Paint the trailer two tone Pepper White and Black.

Re-install belly pan, banana wrap, trim.

Develop a truck mounted generator/inverter power supply system

Install new axles, wheels and tires (maybe disc brakes too)

Install window and segment protection.

The whole, long story is on my main thread:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f227...tml#post349204


Sergei
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	rig.jpg
Views:	69
Size:	217.8 KB
ID:	35783  
__________________
SmokelessJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 11:21 AM   #19
Rivet Master
 
yukionna's Avatar
 
Massachusetts
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: 1964 17' Bambi II
Posts: 4,278
Images: 18
Send a message via Yahoo to yukionna
Thumbs up Nice Job!

Nice job Smokeless Joe! You sure have been busy! Is it done yet?
__________________
WBCCI Region One

Attitude is the only difference between ordeal and adventure
yukionna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 01:56 PM   #20
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
New Stove/Oven

My old Magic Chef looks good on top, but it is badly rusted out under the cooktop. New ovens are pretty expensive so I have been looking at this.

Gourmet Propane Stove
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	92994.jpeg
Views:	945
Size:	134.4 KB
ID:	35873  
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 03:08 PM   #21
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
That is a neat looking stove. Priced reasonably as well. If you get one you'll have to let us know what you think of it.

Barry
__________________
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 08:48 PM   #22
Rivet Master
 
Fyrzowt's Avatar
 
2000 25' Safari
West of Fort Worth , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 6,697
Images: 8
Our PO had already replaced most of the appliances. The change I made that I really like is electric spark water heater. No more relighting pilots in the cold or at night.
Dave
__________________
Fyrzowt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 08:59 PM   #23
Rivet Master
 
JimGolden's Avatar
 
Vintage Kin Owner
1977 31' Excella 500
Berkeley Springs , West Virginia
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,619
Images: 7
Well I hate polyester, bell bottoms, and disco music (although I do like the screaming chicken on the hood of '77 Trans Am's ). So all my 70's stuff is going. I'm keeping the shell though

May reupholster the gauchos and polish up the magic chef; that'll be about the only stuff that stays.

I'm firmly in the "MODERNIZE" camp!
__________________
- Jim
JimGolden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 09:21 PM   #24
Rivet Master
 
juel's Avatar

 
1976 31' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Chandler , Oklahoma
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,770
Images: 24
We were lucky in that our 78 Argosy was fairly rust free. I think the fact that it was originally sold in New Mexico and made it no further than El Paso, accounts for that. We have replaced the A/C (because it quit), the water heater (because we wanted LP/Electric with the remote switch), the kitchen faucet (because it was cracked), the vinyl wall covering (because it was coming off), all the light fixtures (because most would not come on), the Univolt with new fuse and 12v panels( because I feel better with new electric stuff, the vents (they looked rough), the carpet (because Bob wanted wood), upholstery (worn out), put an electric jack on the tongue (because Bob wanted it), new stabilizers ( PO had torn two off), running lights, connector, battery, and plumbing (it started to leak). Cleaned it up. The old frig still works but we don't use it much. Put in a new small electric frig that is faster and more dependable. I would say the trailer looks pretty original, but the systems have been upgraded to give peace of mind. The original furnace is still there, but never used. We will replace it and the catalytic heater soon. Trailer needs painting and new vinyl inserts, but we have all that, just haven't gotten around to doing it. The Twink is spending the summer at the lake and giving me pleasure until Bob can come home and enjoy it with me. (And help me work on it)
__________________
juel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 10:53 PM   #25
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by juel
The Twink is spending the summer at the lake and giving me pleasure until Bob can come home and enjoy it with me.
Guess we will all see it come October!
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 06:01 AM   #26
Rivet Master
 
juel's Avatar

 
1976 31' Sovereign
Currently Looking...
Chandler , Oklahoma
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,770
Images: 24
Oh the pressure! Better start that work myself. What him to look great. Don't count on the new paint job by October. I'm excited about the first rally!!!!!
__________________
juel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 07:18 PM   #27
Rivet Master
 
Aerowood's Avatar

 
1971 21' Globetrotter
Arvada , Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 2,840
Everything on the interior is gone on my 71 Globetrotter and a complete rework is underway. Changing the floorplan, relocating access doors, new everything, including all lower exterior skin
__________________
Aerowood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2007, 07:45 PM   #28
3 Rivet Member
 
Streamin 65's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Columbus , Ohio
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 180
Images: 14
When I remodeled ours, I kept the spirit of the original, but stuffed it with as much new stuff as needed. NO more buzzing Univolt, just a much lighter and silent Intelipower now. The old water pump that nearly shook the whole trailer when it started has been replaced with a nice quiet sur-flo. The old water heater is now a DSI with nothing visible from the original other than an extra switch to turn it on. In any case, the original style is great, just the technology has improved so run with that. I remodel homes for a living and often have to match original stuff just to keep the orignal feel. Airstreams, like many older homes, have a timeless style that I think ought to be preserved if possible. Good Luck! --dave
__________________

__________________
Streamin 65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Diesel truck owners FrankR Off Topic Forum 3 11-23-2002 06:35 AM
'67 Tradewind owners manual BentEar 1959-69 Tradewind 1 07-21-2002 06:15 PM
Vintage Ralph Lauren Caravel Sells for $150,000 Andy R Caravel 0 02-22-2002 01:39 AM
Vintage Ralph Lauren Bambi Sells for $150,000 Andy R Bambi and Bambi II 0 02-22-2002 01:37 AM
Ralph Lauren Vintage Airstreams ($150,000) Andy R General Interior Topics 0 02-22-2002 01:06 AM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.