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Old 03-24-2007, 08:13 PM   #1
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Cut And Shortened Airstream

I took my 29 foot airstream and weighed my options it was replace my frame and floor and all my hatches and some outer skins. Then go and find a big tow vehicle and be at least 8 or 10 thousand in debt or find a smaller camper so i took my 29 footer and cut 19 foot out of the middle and riveted the rear back to the front and replaced the floor and now I have a 10 ft small camper and kept the airstream. It was a lot cheaper than getting another one or a smaller one and i can tow it with a 4 cyl truck with no problems. All I wanted was a weekend camper and I liked my airstream so much that I had to make a custom camper .
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:22 PM   #2
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No pictures? It sounds really cute.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:24 PM   #3
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Pictures?? Budget?? Interior Layout?? Sketch ?? Problems overcome?? One Axles I presume.
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Old 03-24-2007, 08:27 PM   #4
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I cant get a picture on there i dont know how.But it turned out real nice.
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Joey, come on! Gotta see it! Sounds like a cool solution. Details please.
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I have tried to put my pictures on and im having a lot of problems but if you want me to I can email pictures if you provide an email address
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:28 PM   #7
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I had to take it down to one axle and im still working on the floor plan I still have to put the belly pan on and put some of the inside panels in it is almost done.I call it my little bubble.
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Emailme the pics and I'll have the Mrs. post them. I gotta see this unit!

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Old 03-24-2007, 10:23 PM   #9
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I just emailed the photos to your email address let me know if you get them Thanks
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:34 PM   #10
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Very interesting! The shortest one that Airstream made was Der Klein Prince (The Little Prince). It is 13 feet long which makes the body around 10 Feet. They said that you could not go any smaller then that. If you add up the two ends, a door and room for an axel you are looking at a ten foot body. I would like to know how you managed to take another 3 feet off of it.

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The body on mine is 10 ft long and there right if i made it smaller the door wouldn't fit because it would be completly round
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Basicly you built another Prince. More pictures here: Vintage Airstream E-Mail List Photo Gallery :: Der Klein Prinz (The Little Prince)

Can't wait to see the photos.....
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I just emailed the photos to your email address let me know if you get them Thanks
I got the Email and the wife is working on it now. Give her about ten min. and we'll have them posted.
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