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Old 12-05-2008, 06:13 PM   #15
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I purchased my GT partially gutted. I rebuilt it back as close to original as I could in pre Forum days.
After 9 years the only thing that I would change would be to convert the front bed to a dinette set-up. We’ve found the fold-up, pull–out table by the door to be cumbersome to set up and difficult to maneuver around.
A few years back I went so far as to build a new table that was a bit narrower and lighter. Unfortunately my opinion of the design hasn’t changed.
If you are comfortable with the layout and the cabinetry doesn’t need much work I’d bring the rest back to original and dump the couch.

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Well my wife agrees with you there dump the couch
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:48 PM   #16
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With my 67, I have kept it original as possible.

My changes are mostly soft goods.

I have replaced the floor tile in the bath, carpet, curtains, varnished the wood- was in great shape to begin with.

The stove and oven still work, replaced frig and water heater, added 70's Airstream hubcaps.

I do want new fabric for the sofa. Added Fantaskic fans too.

I will not change the floor plan.

Just my opinion
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:08 PM   #17
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1953 Ford Victoria, "Bertha" stays un-restored original, as did our 63 Safari 'til it was sold in 2004.
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:13 PM   #18
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I must confess that I did save a few things of the original. I still have the bath tub, black tank, shower head, kitchen sink, and the two forward light fixtures. Everything else I changed; some to make safer or more efficient (water heater, converter, refrigerator, furnace, batteries, plumbing, propane lines) and others (bed, dinette, lighting, cabinetry, and skylights) to meet my desires. I did definately dump the couch and build my own dinette. And as much as I hate to build drawers, I did manage to include 14 into the rebuild. I even built a secret place to store all my gold. Now, if I ever get any gold................................
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:48 PM   #19
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Refit underway

I've been working most of the winter reworking the interior, the wife's sister is an interior decorator so fabrics have been chosen (photos of that to follow). The Oak wood interior replaced (not an oak fan) with mahogany. changed out the side couch for a dinette with water and battery storage beneath. The table will drop down to make a bed.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:43 PM   #20
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If you swap out the original wall mounted light fixtures, then you might give Viking a call. I think he may have been looking for one for his '64 Safari.
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Old 01-22-2010, 02:57 PM   #21
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If you swap out the original wall mounted light fixtures, then you might give Viking a call. I think he may have been looking for one for his '64 Safari.
Already sold them (Financed the need marine grade lighting fixtures sweet)

Have most of the cabinet doors though, wonder how might like them.
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:12 PM   #22
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led interior lights, new curtains,cork floor new wood lamentation on walls Brazilian cherry.new shades
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:09 PM   #23
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I just posted some photos of what I've done with our Trailer. Look at "My Argosy Update" under "General Interior Topics"
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:25 PM   #24
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God after creation said "It is Good"

As for the rest of man's creations including Vintage Airstreams there is lots of room for improvement. Then again some of the 60's model trailers were pretty darn close. My 72 Tradewind suffered from "Plasticitus" and orange formica and a Gaucho that felt like sitting on burlap. So I updated it and put in real wood, new countertops and a new coucho.

Can I get an amen to that?
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:37 PM   #25
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Yor trailer yor choice. My only caveat is preserve it if it has unique historical value.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:32 AM   #26
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Keep Original

I might add that these forums would be pretty drab/dull if all the posts were about keeping our trailers original. What makes the Airforums so dynamic and what we all love is to see all the ways that everyone takes their Airstreams and makes them unique and personal. That's why we love to see pics of good work and to share ideas for improvement
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:44 AM   #27
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I'd say,
Examine your "original" intent"..
It was to go camping?
I agree with what so many others have said..
If it's in good condition then, enjoy it ~!!You can never know what your missing, until you've become the envy of the SOB camping crowd, "AHh,..WOW, what a , etc" those WOW factors are worth tonz of ,,
Still, in the final analyzes ..it's your's choice..
Have fun~!
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Old 02-06-2010, 07:03 PM   #28
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pilot model furnace, refer so heavy need a crane to lift,water heater obsolete round tank, softwares flat out ugly, if you want to restore i have lots of pieces out of my 64 overlander which i gutted with sawsall and prybars, lights are still there but will be going when i get there. you're welcome to the parts (you pay freight) also have tambour doors and tracks knobs handles ,cut toilet out of tnk but is junk.
personally,
i prefer to take advantage of new light weight appls. and mats to shed as much weight as possible. note i have an owners man from 1964 is for a soveriegn but include all mods and a fresh look at floor plans. crestonrv@yahoo.com have problems with site mail system,don't know why (server maybe ?)
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