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Old 11-16-2006, 05:01 PM   #15
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Baron, that is great. It was meant to be, that Wee Wind knew you would be coming along. When everything was right in the cosmos, you spotted it and saved its little life. Cool.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:40 PM   #16
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That is sooo cool. I love taking my bike out on the back roads and tooling around looking to see what's buried in peoples back yards....ya never know what's around the next corner and you just proved it...you've found a real treasure! Make sure to update us on resto progress.
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Old 11-16-2006, 06:27 PM   #17
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What do you think?

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Old 11-16-2006, 07:31 PM   #18
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very cool! interesting, there are no tail lights...and no marker lights anywhere. they must have originally had at least a couple of tail lights?

looks like you got a couple of 1970's airstream cabinets to go with it.
That trailer would have originally had a single taillight in the center along with a license plate mount. It also would have had an original equipment set of multi-colored melmac dishes with the trailer that fit into a rack above the aluminum counter.

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Old 11-16-2006, 08:20 PM   #19
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I hope you can get it restored, Please don't give up. I see so many that come on here and later (give up) Take your time and don't get discouraged.
I love the wee-winds and I hope some day I run up on one like you did.
Keep posting pictures we luv em and always ask questions. And if you do get discouraged just come on the forums and it will all go away.
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Old 11-16-2006, 10:54 PM   #20
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Way cool! Very nice! Excellent buy at any price! Thanks for posting the pictures!

It would go perfectly with my 48 Cadillac that is waiting for completion!

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Old 11-17-2006, 05:06 AM   #21
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Here’s my Airstream story...
Great story! Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading about other people's Airstream treasure hunts. It looks like another vintage Airstream has found a good home. Best of luck with your resto and keep us posted with pics along the way!
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:11 AM   #22
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that IS quite a find! what are you planninbg on doing with the frame? are you going to pull the shell, and redo it? i love the look of a pipe frame. i wonder if there's a way to strengthen it internally to the belly pan, so all you see is the pipe at both ends. i know a lot of people put the ladder frames in em, and weld a little pipe sticking out teh back, but the front looks so much cleaner than a big "A".

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Old 11-17-2006, 07:09 AM   #23
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What a honey of a trailer. I love how that trailer found you and now you get to repay the favor by restoring it back into a quality life. Keep us in on all your restorations. Looks like I saw some of the glass marker lights on the floor underneath the '70's cabinets. Is there anything else lurking there you can use?

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Old 11-17-2006, 08:21 AM   #24
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is that like a "Where's Waldo" game? find the vintage component?



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Old 11-17-2006, 01:09 PM   #25
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Very nice find. Welcome to the world of 1948 Airstreams. We are getting ready to drop the shell back onto our 22 foot liner soon. As mentioned elsewhere, it's pretty rare to see one on the road. Have fun with it.

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Old 11-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #26
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that IS quite a find! what are you planninbg on doing with the frame? are you going to pull the shell, and redo it? i love the look of a pipe frame. i wonder if there's a way to strengthen it internally to the belly pan, so all you see is the pipe at both ends. i know a lot of people put the ladder frames in em, and weld a little pipe sticking out teh back, but the front looks so much cleaner than a big "A".

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JP,
I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I got a lot of reading to do. I read your thread on the restoration you are doing. Looks great, a first class job. I'm sure I will be picking your brain when the time comes.
Right now my priority is to clean up the exterior. I don't think the neighbors see it for it's beauty as we do. Sooo, I want to try to get at least a semi shine put on it. I'm also going to blast & paint the rims and get some nice moon hubcaps.
After that I get back to my boat restoration (1968 Donzi). When I finish that, the fun will begin on the Wee Wind .
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:02 PM   #27
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would go perfectly with my 48 Cadillac that is waiting for completion!
Hi CaddyGrn,
You got any pics of that 48 caddy? I love those old Cadillac's.
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:13 PM   #28
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So "cute". I would keep the cabinets. In fact I would keep it as original as possible. That is the beauty of it....restore...not remodel. You have a gem.
Looking forward to your progress. There are many Forum members that can give you valuable advise and help you "get it rolling" . Enjoy the restoring.
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