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Old 05-13-2002, 11:24 AM   #1
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Lightbulb WANTED: Front Dinette Photos

I am looking to start a collection of photos of ORIGINAL FRONT DINETTES from the early to mid 60's. We intend on building one in our '64 GlobeTrotter later this summer and would like to match the dinettes of the era as much as possible.

Although I LOVE our cozy little table & chair set-up ~ it's an original Airstream table ~ I really would like the storage the built-in dinette seats would add.

I understand the front dinette was not a super common option, so there may not be many that have survived intact out there. The space from the door to the front curved wall is 36" and most larger trailers had more than that or in some models the door placement allowed more space up front. We figure we can modify to fit plans as needed from photos received. We would like it to make into a twin-size bed with the table top & seat/back cushions being multi-functional like the gauchos. The method of construction, details and overall look are more important to us than the actual size. It's just the two of us, 99% of the time but we do want to be flexible.

If your early '60's has this option please let me know so we can hook-up.

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Old 05-13-2002, 02:09 PM   #2
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Here is a link to one. If your like most of us, you probably have already seen it.


http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives/%2765GT.html


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Old 05-13-2002, 02:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the link Bobby ~

What I need to find is someone who actually has one and can take more detailed pictures of how it's built & put together. I have scoured the webpages out there and only found a few originals, that being one of them....that's where I got the idea!

Thanks...I guess I should have been more clear on what I am looking for.

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Old 05-20-2002, 07:06 PM   #4
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Shari,

Here is a link to a set of dinette cusions for the front dinette of a 66 Globetrotter. This could be a starting point, or maybe the owner has the old dinette stored somewhere?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eb...548371&r=0&t=0

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Old 05-21-2002, 10:26 AM   #5
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Thanks Brett...I'll check it out, actually...Aurora is a neighboring suburb of Denver.

I'll let you know....

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Old 05-21-2002, 01:27 PM   #6
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Here is a link to a nice Dinette....

http://home.att.net/~globetrotter64/project2.htm

He has white letters that you cannot read. If you drag and highlight the page it will show the text.
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Old 05-21-2002, 01:47 PM   #7
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Thanks Andy!

I've looked at Arlen & Shirley's page a bunch of times & never realized there was the description (the white letters).

We actually have traded emails with them several times...both about the fact that our trailers are "practically twins" and thier dinette.

Thanks for keeping an eye out for us....

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eBay cushions...

I bought those cushions off of eBay. I went to look at them prior to bidding and they were very nice! So, in true recycle fasion I will work with them and make them fit nicely into my Bambi.

Thanks for the link thenewkid64!
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Yipee Andy!

I inquired about them as well! I was most interested in the dinette itself...they said it was history. Glad to know the cushions went to a good home!

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Do you have any idea how the orginal table worked in your GT? We're missing ours and my Hubby wants to built a new one. He seems to think it attached to a guide located under the furance counter top. I thought it was free standing. While we're at it, can I get the dimensions of your table?!

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Which type table ? Mine is mounted on the the door side and folds up. If that is the type you have I can take a few pictures for you. I have a 68 GT
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Gillian ~

I still have the original table that came with our '64 GT. It's freestanding and is actually kinda cool...It can be set-up either Dining Table height or Coffee Table height. Actually, it's shown in the thread-starter post but it has a tablecloth on it.

I have seen some of the "built-in" ones that you husband is talking about, I think it depends on the interior layout options inside your unit. We have a cupboard with our heater cabinet so it wouldn't have the table connected at that point....I know that may sound confusing, but ours is a small heater ~ not a furnace. If you would like to see the layout of our interior to see if it is similar to yours, check out our webpage at:

www.insideout-design.net/maxwell

There is also a picture of it folded-up leaning on the heater (in either the "During", "Gaucho/Dinette" section or the "Before" section, where there is also a floor plan or our trailer). I will have to get back with you on the exact size...I think it's about 28" wide x 36" long, I'll double check the size & re-post later along with some pictures of the table.

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Oh I've been watching Maxwell's transformation!

He's planning on building a table that will fold-up on top on the furnace cabinet and then open up - I think. He was explaining it to me the other day. There a sort of rail right below the top of the cabinet, above the grill. He thought it must have been to secure the table.

Jim - I've seen the type of table you have. There is no room in the 64 for that type of set up. I have a free standing table, but storage is a pain.
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Gillian ~

We don't have a rail on our heater cabinet...we just lay the table flat, face down on our folded-up "outside carpet" when travelling. It is kinda a storage problem...but we definately want to keep it since it is original. Maybe we can design a storage place for it in the new dinette set-up...Hmmmm. It is nice to have, we can take it outside & use it as a coffee table with our "Cadillac beach chairs" in the coffee table height.

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