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Old 02-18-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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What does the inside look like?

I know that it is a little early. Well a lot early to be asking this question, but I'm gathering information now while I wait for the big thaw. Which seems to be coming soon. Anyway, I'm trying to figure out what the inside of my trailer looked like when it was delivered to the first owner, before any cutomer add ons. Would the drapes be white?? Was the carpet a baby puke green? Did the tile in the bathroom match the walls? These are just a few of the questions that I would like to answer. Not that I plan on returning this trailer back to "Show room" new, but I would like to have it be close to "original". When someone steps in to my trailer I want it to look like an Airstream. You know, that feel and style. But I would like it to be of the late 60s. I plan on attending as many rallies as possable with camera in hand. I am always checking Ebay for intrior shots to get a feel of what it should be like. I know I can not always trust what I see, but by seeing as many as I can get a look at, I figure that general themes will come out.

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Old 02-18-2004, 10:52 AM   #2
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Till, there are some nice interior photos of a '67 Ambassador on the VINTAGEAIRSTREAM PHOTO ARCHIVES

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Old 02-18-2004, 11:29 AM   #3
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Re: What does the inside look like?

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Would the drapes be white?? Was the carpet a baby puke green? Did the tile in the bathroom match the walls?
Tedd,
My Overlander's interior is original, and looks extremely similar to the Ambassador in Rog's post. Except, my drapes are not white, they are some blue/green hue. My boys never pucked green, so without a comparison, I'll just say the carpet is "a deep earth-tone green"

The Ambassador's bathroom was a dead ringer for mine. Judging from the condition of the floor tiles, I assume there was no picture of the toilet because it had already collapsed onto the black tank like mine did

Although the countertop is identical to mine, the cushion fabric is not.

If you want more pictures for your collection, PM me with a wishlist, and I will take some shots for you - At present, I'm still doing floor repairs, and the interior piece-parts are blocking the way to my motorcycle. Your list would be good incentive to pull them out so I can check the battery.

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Old 02-18-2004, 12:24 PM   #4
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Seeing the pictures at Vintage Airstream, and hearing Tom's discription, is why I ask. Is it safe to say that there were color options available in 1967? There are three different drapes in the pictures at Vintage Airstream. It also looks like the bathroom is the only place with tile. I thought that the gallies were tiled.

I see that the door location is the same for a twin vs double. The closet is what make the the access to the bathroom easier.
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Old 02-18-2004, 09:19 PM   #5
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What does the inside look like?

Greetings Ted!

Another way to learn a tremendous amount of information about the way that your coach may have come from the factory is through factory sales literature. While the showroom literature for Vintage Airstream products is far less common than that for similar Vintage automobiles, it is available. I have been able to acquire original sales literature for both my Overlander and Minuet. The literature was offered by venodrs on E-Bay, and helped to clarify several points on each of my coaches.

There will also be two opportunities to see Airstreams of similar vintage to yours not too far from Chicago this summer. The Midwest Forums Rally is going to be held at Moraine View State Park near LeRoy, Illinois June 11-13. The WBCCI International Rally will be held June 25-July 5 in Lansing, Michigan. In both cases there will be an opporunity to interact with owners of both Vintage and modern coaches; and there is a formal open house in the VAC parking area during the International while there is a less formal "open house" at the Midwest Forums Rally. The VAC Open House is usually the last Saturday of the rally, but it can vary. Details about the VAC open house are usually posted about 30 days prior to the International rally on the VAC homepage at: Vintage Airstream Club homepage . Information about the Midwest Forums rally is posted at: Midwest Forums Rally information .

Good luck with your search for information!

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