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Old 04-02-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Looking to buy this '67 30ft rear bath Sovereign

I have a question. The bathroom is ugly, the rest I love. Is it best to try and use the bathroom as is, or gut it and use newer modern sinks, vanitys and shower< ect. An issue I have is that I am 6.2 and its hard to fit, or looks like it would be hard to fit in the bathroom period as well as use the existing toilet.

Does anyone have pics of restored bathroom like this? I hear you can paint the material and I have some background in body and paint work.

Or, have people torn out the existing bathrooms and built new ones and are there some newer plans out there from previous people who have done this and already reinvested the wheel sort of speaking?

Here are a few pics of what I am looking at.

Thanks, Dave
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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Dave, there are two basic schools of thought here with the vintage airstreams, partly depending on the condition: 1. Restore. 2. Remodel. Basically it is yours so do what you wish. From the pictures you already have a lot of work to do in the bathroom, so why not make it comfortable for your use? Go for it!

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Old 04-02-2009, 12:34 PM   #3
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People have restored much worse-looking bathrooms to original, and have made them completely new-looking. Here are some threads that might help you out:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...air-38434.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f46/...rts-12563.html


And in cases where things were too far gone to save, others have pulled it all out, and replaced with more contemporary furnishings.

One thing that is helpful, is that if you do end up pulling it all out in order to start over, be as careful as you can, and then offer those parts up either for sale or for free, so that other Airstreamers who are trying to restore their coaches to original condition, might have a chance to acquire the parts. As I'm sure you can tell, it is quite custom, and many of the parts are now difficult or impossible to obtain.

Good luck with whatever you decide!

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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Dave, you might want to look over in the gallery. There are several 67s there, and I suspect some of them have bathroom pics.

It's kind of tough for tall folks in the rear-bath model because the roof slopes downwards back there, making head room somewhat more scarce.


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Old 07-01-2009, 09:42 PM   #5
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Enclosed are some of my pics of my 67 bathroom.
It was a great day when I was finished.

Good luck on your unit
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