Originally posted by 63overlander
Thanks for all of the help in getting my pictures up. I know that my Airstream is what would be considered a basket case. It is what I could afford and actually what I wanted. I needed to make it suit my personal needs anyway and that would have been a shame to do with one in near original condition. I bought this as a buy-it-now for $200.00 through Ebay about two minutes after it came on line at 4:00 A.M. It cost me more than that for gas to drive to Michigan to pick it up. I have since invested a good bit of time, but very little money, in turning it into my "cabin". Reincarnated Airstreams come back to life in all different forms and this is one of them...
$200? Ohhhh what a STEAL!
It actualy looks in quite good conditon body and floor wise. It would have gone for a easy $1k if that person didn't do a buy it now options.
I like it. Some of the purists might have a little issue but like you said "it was gutted and you did what you could with what you had".
My only concern would be weight if you planning to move it often. 63 is still one of the light airstreams . That coach in original condition was probably around 3500lb dry. You have added some weigh to that and may be at the max weight or more than the coach was designed to handle. Not a big deal for a cabin at all. I would run it over some scales and get a acutrate tougne weight and see if your still within it's rated weight if you decide you want to travel with it. Also get a side to side weight. I think your going to find its very street side biased. that can cause handling issuse and may over load the axles on the one side.
Welcome to the Forums. Thanks for sharing the pictures.