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Old 08-06-2015, 05:28 PM   #1
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Question How Much are Original 1972 cabinets worth >??<

hello everyone !!!

I just got my airstream 2 days ago and im a very happy camper lol

so I'm doing a total re-model : my name tag firstremodel

and I want to know if I put my original cabinets from 1972 overlander airstream with the ovens and bed insert and everything (but not the fridge) on ebay how much should I sell them for >?

I saw someone put some junky looking cabinets up for 1,000 on ebay. But is that what they are going for or should I ask for more ?? no warping or anything just a few sliding drawers to fix up. im hoping I can make a profit because a lot of people like to re-store to the original. I wish I liked it but im going to go more modern.

so what should I ask for guys ? you would know the best !!! thanks -Brandy
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:18 PM   #2
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Hi Brandy

Listing on ebay ,unless you are listing as "local pickup only",the shipping would be prohibitive.

I would list them on craigslist BEFORE you remove them.They look much better that way,when you remove them,they pretty much come apart.

Most people are gutting these 70s models,not restoring them,but you maybe able to sell some or all pieces at a time for people just cleaning up an original.

SAVE the "bulkheads" and aluminum channels that hold them in.You WILL need them.

Have fun with your '72 !
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Old 08-06-2015, 06:33 PM   #3
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I gave my 72 interior away. I dont think there are a lot of people who will pay for this stuff.

It was well made, but mine was also well worn.

My 72 I stripped out, my 75 I put back stock.

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Old 08-06-2015, 07:24 PM   #4
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thanks everyone , ill try to sell some stuff on craigslist. if not at least I know its not worth a ton. ill save the bulk heads , I knew they might be worth saving but my boyfriend said he can make some ? I don't know if he can but im sure a little spray paint and new fronts to them are needed. ill try my best to save them.

if anyone recommends saving anything else let me know !! thanks
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You want to save the bulkheads for Templates.

They are all custom cut for each placement,If you gut it,mark where they are from,as well as the aluminum channels.

You can make nice new bulkheads using the templates out of Birch or something that is 1/4" thick.

you can remove the anodized bronze color from the channels with easy-off oven cleaner and then polish them.

Guys,

Most people buy a vintage airstream,want to renovate,gut it,get in over thier heads and never finish it.

Its easy to see all these trailers on craigslist nationwide....

Before you gut it,make a plan,start small and move forward.

and Have fun : )
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Old 08-06-2015, 08:26 PM   #6
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I saved my bulkheads and then found them not so great for templates. Ended up cutting them up for shelfs, etc.

Refitting is a big project that requires perseverance to see through from start to finish.

My stock trailer took 14 days, my modified trailer took about 120 days from purchase to first trip.
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Old 08-06-2015, 09:27 PM   #7
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The tambour is the only thing of any value. Easier to repair damaged original stuff than buy new, try to match finish and modify to fit the tracks. The fake Walnut from the early '70's is harder to come by than the Oak finish from the later years.

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The tambour is the only thing of any value. Easier to repair damaged original stuff than buy new, try to match finish and modify to fit the tracks. The fake Walnut from the early '70's is harder to come by than the Oak finish from the later years.

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wow I had no idea that tambour was worth anything. !! ill save some and re-use it if I can ! thanks !
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Even if you're determined to discard the entire original interior I would advise you remove them all with care and save them until you're sure you are finished with them

A couple of reasons why...

1) To make sure they are available as templates and samples for making new ones.

2) To have when you realize that making new ones is not as easy as you thought

3) To have for the next owner when you've stripped and gutted the whole thing and realize you don't have the (time/money/skills/energy) to put it all back together again.

But mostly for reason 1
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