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Restoration Blog--Monkey Business--the '68 Caravel

Posted 04-15-2020 at 11:06 AM by docflyboy
Updated 04-16-2020 at 08:39 AM by docflyboy

Sorry for being a newbie on setting up a restoration blog, but here goes.
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About a year and a half ago, a 64 Globetrotter got away from me that was going to be my semi-retirement project. That's an interesting story, but I'll save it for later.

There was enough to this that I got real serious about finding the right short mid-60's trailer. I passed by an RV shop about 45 miles from my house that's about 10 miles from a small farm that I have. He often had an Airstream or two in his
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100905 Olympic Rivets

Posted 10-28-2010 at 09:31 PM by chbocca (Toaster Travels)
Updated 08-14-2011 at 09:58 PM by chbocca

Finally got around to finishing some patch panel work from last year's accident and replacing some of the blind rivets used in original repair with Olympic Rivets. (Repair of our first, and hopefully last, accident is chronicled in our blog entries beginning "090124a - Our First Accident.")

Mostly though, was eager to try the cool Olympic Rivet Dresser Tool, which the good folks at Out of Doors Mart rent for $50. The deal is you buy it for the full price of $250, then get...
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Great way to start the year!

Posted 03-07-2010 at 01:47 PM by frscott
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Well the airstream has been up for a few months, and I was about ready to use any excuse to get it out of it's covered storage. Found the excuse, went to get it, and look what I found! Two dents, one fore, one aft. Hope the body shop can take them out!
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090124a - Our First Accident

Posted 04-04-2009 at 11:51 AM by chbocca (Toaster Travels)
Updated 09-17-2013 at 09:58 AM by chbocca (Updated Tags)

It is perhaps the worst day in an Airstream owner's life - the accident.

Perhaps because we had become so comfortable driving our Bambi through curvy roads, through busy and tight city streets, into crowded parking lots and gas stations, onto dirt country roads, even into Starbucks' drive-thru's. And, never an incident.

Perhaps we were too tired, at the end of a great long trip.

Perhaps I had my attention on the oncoming car not giving us right-of-way...
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