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Old 01-30-2016, 03:39 PM   #57
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How about the Elvis Airstream - would be like a mini Graceland and would come with a CD of Elvis' hits?

(Pink Cadillac TV optional).
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:03 PM   #58
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Our early life of combined 58 years Navy service has been shaped by ships and airplanes. My hobbies are architecture and art, she can make anything by hand. Our Airstream felt like home as soon as we stepped inside.

Our retirement life is becoming shaped by travel, love of National Parks, and lakeside living at home. I'm thinking of some rich red or green leather lounge chairs, some rustic accessories, fir wood floor, a barometer we can see and a clock we can hear, a wood lamp with decorative shade, amber light. Wood finish lawn chairs. Got the wool Pendleton blankets last fall. Love the smell of a hardwood fire and good pipe tobacco. Little glass of bourbon. Got to be careful, it's a tiny cabin. And dang, quit smoking/drinking 35 years ago.
Sounds like it would be fun to cross paths sometime. My husband and I have 62 years of Navy experience between us 😉 Our "new" 1964 Overlander is undergoing a full custom reno. We are hoping to have it back in time for Memorial Day Weekend. He retires soon and then we'll hit the road to see North America!
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Old 01-30-2016, 05:58 PM   #59
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I often thought it would be neat to do an even more aerodynamic model, an SS so to speak.

Built in A/C unit, flush skylights return to the 70's low profile round roof vents, the original CCD tank cover, underbody air management for the tires and tanks, a front air splitter and suspension that lowers a highway speed

Use the interior of a Chrysler Airflow for the interior inspiration, hook it up to a Challenger Hellcat and go for the land speed record.

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Yer onto something there; it IS supposed to be aerodynamic, even if the taillights ARE backwards.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:10 PM   #60
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I often thought it would be neat to do an even more aerodynamic model, an SS so to speak.

Built in A/C unit, flush skylights return to the 70's low profile round roof vents, the original CCD tank cover, underbody air management for the tires and tanks, a front air splitter and suspension that lowers a highway speed
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Use the interior of a Chrysler Airflow for the interior inspiration, hook it up to a Challenger Hellcat and go for the land speed record.

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Yer onto something there; it IS supposed to be aerodynamic, even if the taillights ARE backwards.
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:15 PM   #61
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In fact I picked up on the aviation theme from the beginning. My aluminum and rivet 19' International so resembled my favorite airplane of my past that I named it after the C-47 DC3 I flew in during the late '60s in SE Asia. Its tail number was N650K or "50 KIP" for short. My avitar is a photo of 50KIP after it was retired from US service.
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I would like an NRA theme with at least one gun safe.
Kalishnikof Kurtains, Springfield sheets and pillow cases, Ruger dinnerware and maybe some Mossburg wine glasses.
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:24 PM   #63
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I often thought it would be neat to do an even more aerodynamic model, an SS so to speak.

Built in A/C unit, flush skylights return to the 70's low profile round roof vents, the original CCD tank cover, underbody air management for the tires and tanks, a front air splitter and suspension that lowers a highway speed

Use the interior of a Chrysler Airflow for the interior inspiration, hook it up to a Challenger Hellcat and go for the land speed record.

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More aerodynamic is good, even if the taillights ARE installed backwards.
(SUPPOSED to be aerodynamic right?)
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Old 01-30-2016, 07:46 PM   #64
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I think the airplane theme would be easiest. Several guests have entered the AS and commented how much it seems like an airplane. Ours is a Flying Cloud with all the interior aluminum. Even the overhead bins look like an airplane. Maybe include a nice-looking stewardess or two? Oops! I'm sounding old and sexest.
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:20 PM   #65
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Capturing both the airplane and Mad Men themes - how about something in the vein of the TWA lounge at JFK within the iconic aluminum shell?

In the early 80s, I did a lot of travel on a TWA redeye from LAX to JFK (on a Lockheed L-1011 if anyone remembers those....a 2-5-2 configuration which on frequently nearly empty redeyes meant you could grab a row of 5 seats, flip up the arms and treat it like a bed &#128515.

Here's a few inspirational shots of the old TWA lounge to imagine the possibilities...

http://m.ny.curbed.com/archives/2015..._from_1962.php
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Old 01-30-2016, 08:25 PM   #66
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A light interior cottage style or an Art Deco Fiesta Ware style.
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:00 AM   #67
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In fact I picked up on the aviation theme from the beginning. My aluminum and rivet 19' International so resembled my favorite airplane of my past that I named it after the C-47 DC3 I flew in during the late '60s in SE Asia. Its tail number was N650K or "50 KIP" for short. My avitar is a photo of 50KIP after it was retired from US service.
Couldn't tell from the small photo - was 50 KIP a.k.a. Puff the Magic Dragon?
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Old 01-31-2016, 01:05 AM   #68
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Capturing both the airplane and Mad Men themes - how about something in the vein of the TWA lounge at JFK within the iconic aluminum shell?

In the early 80s, I did a lot of travel on a TWA redeye from LAX to JFK (on a Lockheed L-1011 if anyone remembers those....a 2-5-2 configuration which on frequently nearly empty redeyes meant you could grab a row of 5 seats, flip up the arms and treat it like a bed ��).

Here's a few inspirational shots of the old TWA lounge to imagine the possibilities...

http://m.ny.curbed.com/archives/2015..._from_1962.php
I sure remember the L-1011. My cousin flew one for Air Canada. His favourite airplane from a comprehensive logbook; he considers it to be the most under-appreciated airliner in history.

Lots of interest in a vintage aviation theme. Let's hope Airstream is keeping tabs!
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Old 01-31-2016, 03:50 AM   #69
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Hi, DC-3 or whatever the TWA triple tail plane was. Could be used for both a trailer or a motorhome.
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starboard, your patriotism is admirable. I would add the Star-Spangled Banner or America the Beautiful sound effects (everytime you open the door).

Am trying to think of a patriotic trailer for Canadians based on this.....
Oh lord please NO ! I love my country very much and I am very proud to be canadian but would never want to sleep in a flag . Canadian edition might feature a small Canadian flag that you could only see once you step inside .
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