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Old 01-18-2010, 08:50 AM   #113
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Bob, I've been looking through the photos Scott Goranson posted that he got from the Tolle's. There are some pretty cool pictures of 6472.
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I have mostly doing research and haven't done anything worth reporting ... and have been helping Soldiermedic on his 53 cloud weather/job permitting ...
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:26 PM   #114
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Bob's been working a lot of his trailer, asked me to share. He's got much of the paint stripped off. Found where a plate was on the back, did some checking around in the Tolles photos and found out it said "Left Hand Drive"
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Old 11-10-2010, 09:16 PM   #115
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Wow, he has made a lot of progress. The paint stripping is a misearable project. Can't wait to see more on this one.
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:27 PM   #116
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Allow me to resurrect this thread, for a good reason!

Today Bob has handed off the care of this Around the World to my wife and I. We look forward to continuing withe the fantastic progress Bob has made. The trailer will be towed very close to the mothership tomorrow. We will give a salute, and continue on to home where we will work to get the trailer dry and safe.

The Airstream will appear at a nearby rally sometime this year. Until then, hats off to Bob for his great work!
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Old 02-05-2016, 11:49 PM   #117
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Wow! I LOVE this thread. What a fun vintage and modern history. I'm impressed by all the detective work. Do you have photos of the current condition?
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:26 AM   #118
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Congrats Dan! I know Bob did a ton stripping all the paint and tar off that thing. Such a cool trailer with those bunk windows. I look forward to seeing it progress again. Are you planning on posting photos of the restoration?
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:24 AM   #119
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Old 02-06-2016, 10:32 AM   #120
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Congrats Dan!

Here are a couple of photos of #6472 I took when I visited Bob and #6472 in August 2014. I blocked out Bob's face just in case he did not want his photo published. As you can see the paint removal was successful.
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Old 02-07-2016, 07:48 PM   #121
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Tonight #6472 sits in front of my shop. We traveled from St Louis to my town. The trailer towed wonderfully!

The current condition of the trailer is varied. The frame(s) are generally solid, Axles are shot. The interior isn't too bad, but all soft goods are gone. Windows and all openings need work and parts. The skin, well, looks like a 54 year old trailer that has been around the world!

I will be posting pictures and descriptions here and on a dedicated facebook page. Find a link at Dan Bihary soon on Facebook.

Dawn has chosen to christen the trailer "Marco Polo", as a unique name is deserved.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:20 PM   #122
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Some historic photos!

The Granddaughter of the Paul and Ruth Ross graciously provided me with some unique photographs.

Included is a family photo the day Paul brought the Airstream home from the factory.

Other images included his short jaunt to Alaska with his second wife Thelma.

I'm thinking I would have liked the guy.
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Old 05-03-2016, 04:35 PM   #123
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I played a minor role in this trailer's history. Thanks for sharing the photos.
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Dan, beautiful photos, something about older photos just grabs me.
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Hi DanB and Dawn,

I know you're sitting around the house not doing anything! When you have time please post pictures of Marco Polo and the work you're doing. I realize you've posted some on Facebook but if you can find the time to post on Air Forums that would help us non-Facebook users.

Is this the thread where you plan to post further updates? Or, have you started a new thread?

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The progress......

I've been lax on keeping the documentation up to date, sorry!

Just sitting around, yea,,,,,,,,

These pics were about 15 minutes apart. Current thought is "What have I done???"

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