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Old 01-07-2018, 02:24 PM   #15
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Nice find, I would love to get my hands on one
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:40 PM   #16
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Nice find, I would love to get my hands on one
Thanks Aerowood! I still pinch myself. On rainy days I love sneaking a peak of her through the mini blinds in the side yard. Yup there's a 1948 Airstream Liner in my yard! Cool evenings are nice too MrRivet and I go out to visit her with a few cold ones. Just to dream and figure out the next step.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:57 PM   #17
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1948 LINER - A 70 Year Journey

Wonderful terminal case of aluminiumitis!

Id be every bit as proud...
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:04 PM   #18
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Hi MsRivet: I enjoy the vintage Airstream hobby and will subscribe to your Liner thread. These are the days when Airstream did build trailers light and balanced. I'm sure I will learn something new.

I was following submariner's 48 Liner resurrection thread. I haven't seen anything lately. As they say, life happens, project on hold.

We were in Jackson Center a few years ago for some body repairs. We loved looking at the vintage Airstreams displayed in the parking lot. This Liner sure caught our attention.

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Old 01-08-2018, 07:06 PM   #19
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Seriously?! Aluminiumitis? A disease. There's a disease? I knew I hadn't been feeling well. Must have caught it while at The Mothership.

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Our Liner, as she came out of the hanger, was about 1,800 pounds. Light indeed. Rough guess when complete she should be around 3,000 pounds. The addition of a redesigned frame, holding tanks, water weight, new electrical and plumbing systems and the addition of a bathroom will all add up. We are learning and discovering as we go! Our goal will be to stay a step or two ahead of the materials needed to be ready for the next phase of construction.

I wish we knew what happened to the 1948 RESURRECTION LINER/THREAD as well. We were so watching and waiting with anticipation everyday for updates. He was one of our first major follows for inspiration to start on this Liner. How did he finish the interior? That thread will still remain a great reference for us.

I LOVE those trailers at The Mothership in Jackson Center too. I always get scolded every visit there by MrRivet about running factory. Maybe thats how I caught something?!
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Old 01-13-2018, 01:36 PM   #20
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Demo Phase #1

Dinette removal. Behind the dinette is paneling. Not sure if its original. Probably not but we were told a story that the original owner worked for Airstream. Another note ... the person who built the dinette more than likely did not install the paneling. The paneling is riveted in.

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More good stuff ...

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A previous owner CUT OUT/OFF the rear emblem. Gasp. Head scratching. Why?

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Another section of that same panel is in really bad shape. This is one of a few panels that will be replaced.

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Fortunately for us the original emblem was found inside the Liner. When we came across someone making a few reproductions we purchased one.

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Well, down the renovation road you go. It will be a long journey. Taking pictures, making notes of things needing repair or replaced are part of the dismantling process.

Interesting observation on the wood paneling in front. Maybe someone knows if it was original. I kinda doubt it as Airstream was building light and would be reluctant to add the weight of wood paneling. But I don't know.

If that tile floor is original, guard against asbestos dust if you plan on removing it.

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Well, down the renovation road you go. It will be a long journey. Taking pictures, making notes of things needing repair or replaced are part of the dismantling process.

Interesting observation on the wood paneling in front. Maybe someone knows if it was original. I kinda doubt it as Airstream was building light and would be reluctant to add the weight of wood paneling. But I don't know.

If that tile floor is original, guard against asbestos dust if you plan on removing it.

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Respirator and other necessities for that floor removal are on standby. The floor tiles in the rear are different and not original. Makes us now wonder if the front is even original. Either way precautions will be taken.
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I believe it is possible that the window width cabinet/shelf under the front window may be original because you can see something similar in this early liner floor plan, but I will caution that Airstream offered 6 or 7 different Liner models and floor plans and would customize them further, so I am not suggesting you necessarily have the Globetrotter shown in the attached clip from the Airstream document archives. That said, this is more of a guess, because I am not well versed in the details of 1940's Airstreams.

I will also point out that paint lines on the paneling and dirt lines on the floor suggest that the Liner had benches on each side in front at one time, although if the floor tiles were replaced I cannot say if they were original or not. The straight fore-aft dirt lines suggest the benches were different than the angled benches in the Globetrotter clip below.
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I believe it is possible that the window width cabinet/shelf under the front window may be original because you can see something similar in this early liner floor plan, but I will caution that Airstream offered 6 or 7 different Liner models and floor plans and would customize them further, so I am not suggesting you necessarily have the Globetrotter shown in the attached clip from the Airstream document archives. That said, this is more of a guess, because I am not well versed in the details of 1940's Airstreams.

I will also point out that paint lines on the paneling and dirt lines on the floor suggest that the Liner had benches on each side in front at one time, although if the floor tiles were replaced I cannot say if they were original or not. The straight fore-aft dirt lines suggest the benches were different than the angled benches in the Globetrotter clip below.
Good observation 66Overlander! Take a look back at my post #8 on this thread where you will see the makeshift dinette we just removed. We are guessing it was installed in the late 60s? It was definitely not original to this coach. The dirt lines on the floor and paint on the paneling came from what we removed. At this point we do not believe it to be a Globe Trotter. Possibly a floor plan that had freestanding furniture. I think as we move forward in the demo she will reveal more clues as to what model we may have.
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Galley Removal

The non-original galley has been removed ...

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Looking like this Liner could be either a Chinook or a South Wind model.

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First shiny new part installed! A door knob on the main entry door. MrRivet and I kept finding the door open. Problem solved.
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Exclamation Bathroom demo

The first photos are a reminder of what we started with:

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There was an interesting fact discovered in the removal of the current non original bathroom. However we do know a few of the Liner models did in fact have a bathroom offered as an option. On the wall where this bathroom existed mounting holes were discovered where another overhead locker once hung. All of the mounting holes of the existing lockers were measured to see if one of the others had been moved from here and rehung. No! And none of the holes on the existing lockers match each other. So we now know that we are missing one overhead locker and that a bathroom was not original to this Liner.

We will not look for or duplicate another locker since a new bathroom will occupy that space. The plan is to put a functional bathroom in this Liner.
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Very interesting. This trailer was built the year I was born. We both need restored. A functional bathroom is a good thing.

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Very interesting. This trailer was built the year I was born. We both need restored. A functional bathroom is a good thing.

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David the following is a wonderful quote that I love ...

Relish love in our old age! Aged love is like aged wine; it becomes more satisfying, more refreshing, more valuable, more appreciated and more intoxicating!

I feel that this is not only true for wine but for us humans as we age and for our intoxicating Airstreams that continue to attract us and refresh our youthful minds.

Speaking of a functional bathroom MrRivet and I are leaning toward installing a Natures Head Composting Toilet in the Liner. We know it obviously wont be original but we feel in the long run it can extend our time off grid. This compost toilet will simplify things but may complicate things.

It seems like a few years ago as we began thinking about a compost toilet its popularity was not as it is today. We feel that the idea itself is becoming more popular. I know sacrilegious to most vintage die hards. Any thoughts out there on installing a compost toilet in a vintage trailer?

I hope you continue to follow our journey as we are hoping progress will begin to hit high gear soon!
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