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Airstream crazy?!

Posted 11-28-2014 at 09:10 PM by The Breeze

Here we go again! Walter found another Airstream last month. He can't resist the shiny aluminum glistening in the sun...it turns his head, and he gets the itch to do another overhaul. He stopped and asked if it was for sale - and the young gal who owned it was reluctant to sell, but she didn't have the time or funds to tackle a renovation anytime soon. It's condition is good enough on the exterior, but needs a complete renovation on the interior - which is fine by us, since we are not personally...
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Rear Frame & Floor Repair

Posted 09-14-2014 at 09:18 PM by VBSchmidt
Updated 09-15-2014 at 05:41 AM by VBSchmidt
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This weekend I loaded the car full of supplies to work on the trailer frame. Mig welder & gas, clamps, angle grinders, replacement metal, drill, etc, etc, etc.

I took some close measurements of the main frame rails and the lighter gauge crossmembers. I took this to a local metal supplier and had them bend up the rails for me. The two main rails are basically 5" C channel made from 1/8" stock. I sized the crossmembers slightly smaller so with the top of the C removed at...
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Introduction - Our First Post

Posted 09-14-2014 at 09:04 PM by VBSchmidt

Welcome to our blog. The plan is to detail the restoration and customization of our 23' 1970 Airstream Safari.

My wife (Vanessa) and I (Brad) have been into vintage vehicles and campers as long as we can remember. When we got married in 2003 we bought a brand new Palomino tent trailer. Within a year and a half we sold it and upgraded to a 1976 VW Westfalia camper. It has been our trusty camping vehicle now for 8+ years.

A few years ago I found a basket case Boler trailer,...
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Day One

Posted 07-23-2014 at 01:17 AM by sara67
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I delivered my trailer to its next resting spot yesterday. Les Schwab flagged me through as to make it safe required 1000.00 worth of tires, brake work and was kind enough to decline my business. I drove my airstream 50 miles on old tires from 1980's. The trailer has sat for 20 years, been thru a flood outside and inside had a flood but is completely original. I am so excited to learn about restoration but keeping it original. The book that came with the trailer is still intact and super detailed....
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Projects of 2012 Moving the Fridge & Stripping/painting his stripe...

Posted 06-25-2014 at 09:07 PM by golopogos

Along with his original owners manual, included was his info of what was included and $. Interesting to see costs from 1971.

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First project was to move the Caravanner's front facing mid ship fridge to street side just over the wheel well with the back up against the wall. This involved removing the "U" shaped street side galley/counters. We needed the space to put in our future "J" shaped seating & sleeping space for our...
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