Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-21-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
1965 30' Sovereign
Alma Center , Wisconsin
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 6
New to Airstream Family/Renovation advice

We just joined the Airstream family... a 1965 Sovereign. To me it looks like it is in need of an entire interior restoration. It has been a home for mice and squirrels for the last ten years. I would like to know where the forum members would recommend that I start. Everything is attached to the interior with rivets. Do I just start drilling these rivets out to remove the interior cabinets, appliances, etc.? Should I plan on removing the interior skin to check the insulation as well as to check for leaks?

Your advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to do this project right.


Dan E is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
1 Rivet Member
1969 31' Sovereign
Hattiesburg , Mississippi
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 7
Where to Start

Hi! Our family just bought a 1969 Sovereign Land Yacht. Before we did we read Tim Shephard's Restoring A Dream. Since we bought it we've referred back to it most evenings. So far we've removed most of the interior, saving things we want to reuse and taking lots of pictures so we can remember where things go. The book give great advice on dealing with the rivets but so far we aren't working with them because we are starting with systems and have to get down to them first.
Troy M is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.