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Old 02-17-2015, 05:04 PM   #1
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Aluminum End Caps

For the past few weeks I have been searching for an airstream to fully restore and ultimately live in. While trying to decide on how I want the interior to look, I fell in love with airstreams where the interior aluminum end caps were exposed and polished. However, after some research it seems as though during the 1960's airstream began using fiberglass end caps in lieu of the aluminum ones. I have been having trouble finding a definitive answer on this though, and wondered if anyone had any expertise in the area. Does it have to be a 50's airstream or prior in order to have aluminum end caps? And would it be very rare to find one of these in a 26'-28' length?

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Old 02-17-2015, 05:14 PM   #2
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I don't know what year they ended, but our 1970 will have them after I finish the restoration. I purchased a set of fore and aft aluminum segmented endcaps from Colin Hyde. He sells them precut with the holes pre drilled. I am eagerly awaiting their delivery.
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