OK, here is the deal. A friend of mine has this 28 FT Airstream. He has the title and told me he thinks its a late 60s? Does ihat look correct, or more like an early 70s? I am new to this, so wanted to ask you pros.
Its a Soverign Land Yacht according to the badging. However I dont see a typical trailer plate with a year built, ect on it. The Airstream name plate has what appears to be a serial number in on it. I will see if I can post pics on here.
In any case, it appears to be rather solid. Its been sitting for many years in Northern Nevada in a very dry climate, here rust is absolutly not an issue. I have pulled many many hot rods out of this area over the past 20 years and its great metal. However, whats great for metal, is horrible on wood and upholstery.
This will need a complete restoration. My main issue is that it has two large dents in adjoining panels, see pics. How hard is it to remove the dents and or replace the panels. Also, I know this may be a dumb question, but can I pull the dents out as best a possible, do some body work and paint the particular panels on either side to match??? OK, I know, but I do my own body and paint and if the cost is prohibitive to replace panels(and I have no idea) then I know I can pull the dents, use a minimal amount of filler and paint the panels on the wrecked side to match the same ones on the other side and give it a hotrod look in DODGE red to match my 05 Diesel dually tow vehicle????
dont hate me, I had to ask.
It will obviously also need a new fridge, stove, oven, and all new electronics and instruments ect, can these be had at a decent price?
Axels, look OK, but I know everyone on here says the 60s versions need to be upgraded???? what does that cost and what years of Airstreams have decent axles that dont have to be swapped out. Disc brakes, do they make a kit and if so, what does that cost?
OK, I have a ton of questions and I know I am asking a lot and am sorry. I have taken many many pics and some of wiring and the cabinets, ect. I see some interior electrical wire that I will post pics of, that looks like it was done after the original build. This must mean that the original wiring did not work at some point, or is the wiring in the below pics original.
In any case, this is agood start, its missing the front and real glass and need a lot. But he wants $1800 for it and I may e able to get it for a few bucks less, not sure. I would prefer a 26 footer, but I have no issues hauling it wil my o5 diesel dually Dodge I would guess.
What doe sone of the bad boys or girls weigh.
My 15 year old daughter, Danni is inspired and we have a noce size shop and build cars, so the restoration thing is not all new to me. However, I do metal work and I cant weld aluminum!!!!
Any suggestions, observations or reccomendatins or value is appreciated. I would rather pass and find something else if need be.
Its a dual twin with a rear bath. I would almost like to find a way to make the dual twin the main bedroom and get a new pull outcouch for my daughter.
Also, the bathroom, WOW, its small but had a tub???? what the heck. wHATS the best thing to do with these. ???????
This thing has a TON of storage.