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Old 02-27-2007, 12:02 AM   #15
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Wonodwork? What interior?

I meant woodwork....

Hello. We are getting to the interior of our 58 SOTR - Sweet Sovereign of the Road and the woodwork. All our wood work needs to be re-done. We are staying original to the design. Right now, we are wiring and reinsulating. Colin at GSM did the major leg work on the structure and my Uncle at Chevy Ave Restorations is doing the rest (installing the wood work) but the woodwork itself is being done in a couple steps by a few different custom woodworkers - Dovetail Designs in NJ, and a friend of mine from High School. As to the holding tanks, and plumbing, we'll be doing that together (my uncle and I). As to Colin, they are doing a custom job on MM's trailer, and also, from our blog - Colin is working on the Airstreaming in NY link ( a 1960s Trade Wind) to include the interior wood work. Good luck.

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Old 02-27-2007, 12:58 AM   #16
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I need some family in "The Business". I was at West Point last month and wanted to see what was around there as far as Airstreams went, but didn't have the time. I was also in Houston, San Antonio, and Fort Hood, TX last week and saw a copious amount of Airstreams off of Hwy 35.

vintage trailering has listed a 56 Caravanner that is the same length as my trailer and has a layout that I am looking for only the front sofa would be a dinette. I sent My. Wynick an email, but I am sure that man is WAY too busy for the likes of little old me.

Anyhow..the search continues. As long as the layout is from a pro, I am sure I can do the finish work after the main structural is complete.

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Old 03-02-2007, 08:20 PM   #17
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Not a great deal of luck out there. Polishingguru may be workable. I have spoken with Ron from South Jersey, and even got a return email from David Winick stating he would help do my design (COLOR ME IN AWE). Nothing from anyone else though.

Anyone know people who restore out of their home instead of a company?
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Old 03-02-2007, 08:39 PM   #18
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Greetings soldiermedic!

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Not a great deal of luck out there. Polishingguru may be workable. I have spoken with Ron from South Jersey, and even got a return email from David Winick stating he would help do my design (COLOR ME IN AWE). Nothing from anyone else though.

Anyone know people who restore out of their home instead of a company?
Fowler Interiors is a home-based business, and they specialize in interior restoration/refurbishment. Arlene and Henry Fowler have been capable of handling any of the interior details that I have asked for with either of my coaches. They are probably about a 4 hour drive Southeast of you -- approximately 60 miles East of Paducah, KY -- Interstate 64 East to Interstate 57 South to Interstate 24 East to US Highway 68 exit would likely be the most direct from the St. Louis metropolitan area.

If you are looking for exterior restoration, the Ruths of P & S Trailer Service operate out of a large garage on their farm and have specialized in restoring Airstream exteriors for several decades. They are located in Helena, OH (not too far from Jackson Center). They restored the exterior on my Overlander and I have been thrilled with the results. When I have made the trip to Helena, I followed US Highway 24 East across Illinois, Indiana, and on into Ohio.

Good luck with your search!

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Old 03-02-2007, 09:15 PM   #19
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Fowler Interiors is a home-based business, and they specialize in interior restoration/refurbishment. Arlene and Henry Fowler have been capable of handling any of the interior details that I have asked for with either of my coaches. They are probably about a 4 hour drive Southeast of you -- approximately 60 miles East of Paducah, KY -- Interstate 64 East to Interstate 57 South to Interstate 24 East to US Highway 68 exit would likely be the most direct from the St. Louis metropolitan area.
I have called Fowler's twice and sent two emails but have not had anything returned to me. I suppose that I will wait until I hear back from everyone before making any descisions.

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The Fowlers were at the Florida Airstream rally last week in Sarasota. Maybe they are enjoying the warm temperatures and sunshine before heading back to the winter weather in Kentucky.

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I have called Fowler's twice and sent two emails but have not had anything returned to me. I suppose that I will wait until I hear back from everyone before making any descisions.

Steve
I believe that Arlene and Henry often attend the WBCCI Rally in Florida that just wrapped up a little more than a week ago. They may have taken their Overlander to make a vacation out of the trip. When they are at one of the major rallys, it can take a few days (usually less than seven) to get a return message from them.

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Completely understandable. I will wait to hear from them.
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I'm happy with Ron, Linda, (and Buddah) at South Jersey RV

They are capable of radical makeovers, and are real nice. They let me
camp there once when I was too tired to drive. Their stock yard is like a mueseum.
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Does anyone know who did the work for Ralph Lauren's custom Airstreams? See About Ralph Lauren - About.Polo.com

Now THATS what I had always thought Airstreams should look like inside. Love the Nautical and military look.
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And there is also another example of some great work done by Powell & Bonnell in the March issue of Style at Home (Canadian magazine). See
MoCo Loco: Powell & Bonnell Airstream

I know I'm behind the times... LR and Powell have been discussed here on other threads...
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And there is also another example of some great work done by Powell & Bonnell in the March issue of Style at Home (Canadian magazine). See
MoCo Loco: Powell & Bonnell Airstream

I know I'm behind the times... LR and Powell have been discussed here on other threads...
That is nice for a guest house, but I wouldn't want to pull it anywhere. Probably too heavy and likely to shake itself to death. I also wonder about the weight distribution given that they've moved the kitchen (and thus heavy appliances) further rearward than normal and used granite and tile toward the rear.
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shaking itself to death?

That P&B trailer was driven all over the place including a 3000 mile trip when I sold it to its new owner. It towed beautifully, and nothing moved cracked or shifted.
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we gut, how much might it cost for someone else to replace the floor?

We have a potential 1977 Argosy, the deal is not yet done, and it needs a floor. How much do you think it would cost us to have someone else replace just the floor, if we remove the cabinets??

I don't think the whole floor is bad, just from the dinette to the kitchen seems soft and a patch can be felt under the floor in the kitchen area...


We want this camper, as it's been a long time dream of ours and the twin bed set up is IDEAL with our twin 6 year olds, but i'm thinking the floor might be way over our heads..

Thanks for any incite!

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