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Old 07-13-2006, 03:47 PM   #1
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Does this qualify as an 'Airstream'?

Our best guess is a retired airline pilot
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:04 PM   #2
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I saw a show on Discovery or Travel and they profiled this plane/boat/rv/home/what.the..../ If you think you get looks in the Airstream when on the highway...and I've never owned anything that makes people stare like an Airstream.... This thing is definitely a vessel for a friendly and in-need of attention person...think of what his travel journal looks like...
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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HAHHAHA. That's great.
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Old 07-14-2006, 04:18 PM   #4
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Airstreaming India

I am sure there is aluminum in there somewhere.
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Look at this one
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Nice Cut & Paste!

But one would think that for all of the work involved in this 'morph' that the builder would have selected a better FWD power source, like an Eldorado or something!!! Still, it sure is unique!
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Tammy, that qualifies for an 'oh my' -- but cool in a way. Looks like they got pretty creative with Lexan up front. Some good fabrication skills there. They just need to apply them in a different direction. Then they could compete with Colin at GSM Vehicles ... not!
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Old 02-14-2007, 05:55 AM   #8
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But one would think that for all of the work involved in this 'morph' that the builder would have selected a better FWD power source, like an Eldorado or something!!! Still, it sure is unique!
Lew,
I hate to say it but that thing actually exists! And the Tornado had the same drive train as that year of Eldo and was better looking IMHO

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I'm checking out the side windows and mirrors on that Baby!
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Old 02-14-2007, 12:25 PM   #10
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I love the "Toranadostream". Airstream really should look at something like that. Take a 19' Bambi, cut out the front, put it on a Ford Econoline 350 chasis, and you have an authentic Airstrea Class C.
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377?

Regarding the first post, if this is not the same one, it's very similar to one I saw. A guy took a Boeing 377 Stratoliner and made a boat out of it. I forget who did it. I believe some movie star or super popular business mogul wound up with it for awhile. Not sure what happened to it.

But yes, it was all aluminum And, it was most definitely true monocoque construction.
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That boat is the fuselage of a Boeing 307 Stratoliner that used to live in Florida. There is only one other 307 and it is flyable.
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307, that's what I meant. At least I got the Stratoliner name right

Didn't it use the wing off the B-17, or off some prototype to the B-17? The 377 was the one that used the B-29's wing, right?

Yeah the other 307 is at the Udvar Hazy center outside of Dulles Airport. That's the extension of the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum.

They got that bird all fixed up and (as I'm told) some Boeing test pilots were flying it around. Well apparently Avgas was cheaper in Renton than it was in Everett and the guys were on vapors, but didn't want to pay the extra few cents on the gallon to refuel, so they stretched it. Wound up running out of gas and had to ditch it in a lake. The plane had just been restored. Well they basically trashed it. But, with a lot of work, the plane was fixed up once again. It is flyable now, but I doubt it ever flys again.

I used to work out there. Pretty cool stuff. I wish there was a 314 left. To me, THAT was air travel. You sit at a proper table, eat on fine china, drink from real crystal, and motor along at 175mph in a China Clipper. The 314 was a beautiful plane. I don''t believe any are left though
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