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We're Floored

Posted 02-03-2020 at 01:55 PM by JBBeaubeaux

What a difference an organic cork floor made in our Airstream!

https://livinginbeauty.net/2020/02/03/were-floored/

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Completing the restoration of our 1959 Traveler

Posted 07-05-2019 at 11:31 AM by annieairstrm

During the restoration of our 1966 Tradewind we came across a 1959 Traveler that had been partially restored by another member of the forum. He had done all the hard stuff: frame repair, new subfloor and flooring, new external aluminum panels, door in door rebuild (with porthole), removal of zillion layers of paint and wallpaper off the inside end caps. He lined the inside with birch walls, built beautiful birch cabinetry and made a very cool retro aluminum refrigerator door covering. However,...
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Resurrecting a '62 Globetrotter

Posted 04-05-2019 at 02:33 PM by goldilocks9
Updated 04-05-2019 at 02:37 PM by goldilocks9

We recently finished the complete renovation of a 1962 Globetrotter. Luckily, it was in solid shape when we bought it in Oregon-- mostly clean shell, straight frame, intact interior. It took 5 months to make it new again. We redid all the systems and reinvented the design to make it distinctively retro-contemporary. Hope you enjoy!
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The Argosy project begins! Subfloor and interior panel removal

Posted 03-17-2019 at 09:28 PM by Iflychris
Tags 1976, argosy, demo

Here it starts! Rennovation of our new to us 1976 Airstream Argosy 24'.

Pretty exhausted for now, but thought I'd post two links to our demo day one and two. First day was removing the subfloor (camera battery died not halfway) and then today was interior panel removal day.

Will try to post more about the progress soon.

https://youtu.be/MbNKU8LIYk0


https://youtu.be/F-OjK-aQ4Uo
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skin off starting from scratch

Posted 09-24-2018 at 09:37 AM by jcarp

My first blog. 1966 Safari originally twin. Now totally gutted. I have repaired frame where needed. Strengthened a couple of spots. Added a acouple extra supports where spans of support stretched too far. Installed a new axle. Bumped up for more clearance. And increased weight. Wire brushed and grinded off the frame. Treated with navel jelly, primed, painted.

Looking at coosa sub flooring. Searching for best fasteners.
Guess I need to put some specifics in my...
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