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Old 04-02-2012, 07:35 AM   #41
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Curb Side

Forward to Curb Aft
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #42
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Street Side

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:38 AM   #43
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #44
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:42 AM   #45
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Interior, Aft

Interior, Aft. I like the medicine cabinet.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:48 AM   #46
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Documentation

I had a chance to go through the documentation. There was a very well kept copy of all the original paperwork, but only one receipt. It did confirm that the original owner still had it in 1984, when he replaced the tile floor.

The manuals looked like they weren't even read.

Original owner was Albert Fischer from New Cumberland, PA.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:08 PM   #47
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Oh man, that is indeed a nice restoration candidate right there!

Only flaw I see is that the turlet is on the wrong side. Weird.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:53 PM   #48
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I was shocked to find out that she leaks! I didn't know that Airstreams leak!
It may not be an Airstream! If you want, I could take it off your hands for you.
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Old 04-02-2012, 03:05 PM   #49
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It may not be an Airstream! If you want, I could take it off your hands for you.
Yeah even if it's an Airstream, it must be a lemon. You should just return it.


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Old 04-02-2012, 04:24 PM   #50
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Oh man, that is indeed a nice restoration candidate right there!

Only flaw I see is that the turlet is on the wrong side. Weird.
You must be looking through your funny glasses, because it is on the correct side "for a real legacy Airstream"
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:58 PM   #51
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Looks like a great trailer for a restoration. Everything's there and in the right places.
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:11 PM   #52
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You must be looking through your funny glasses, because it is on the correct side "for a real legacy Airstream"
Pooper dump on the same side as the outdoor living area? What a stinky legacy. Seems like they made quite an improvement, following Wally's mantra.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:15 AM   #53
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... in a 26 foot trailer you are always 8 paces from the poop. Left or right, the poop is always there. That's why there is a valve on the tank. It's a legacy thing Marcus, you wouldn't understand
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:42 AM   #54
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Making amends

It's not just a legacy thing, it's a courtesy thing.

It's rewarding to check in to the response to a big post and see great comments from mistral blue, worldinchaos and nmbosa. Then I have to read about Marcus pooping on my thread.

I think there's only one way to make up for it -- Marcus needs to fork over some of that famous brisket next time we're in Austin!

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Absolutely and with pleasure!

Sorry for pooping on your thread, Frank started it!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:48 AM   #56
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Can't wait to see the transformation. Looks like a great find!
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:16 AM   #57
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Absolutely and with pleasure!

Sorry for pooping on your thread, Frank started it!
Marcus-

No apologies necessary! I enjoy the banter.

I couldn't resist putting the squeeze on for your famous brisket. I'll bring the Shiner Bock.

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Old 04-03-2012, 10:17 AM   #58
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Congrats on the new trailer! Looking forward to seeing what you do with her! I love the Overlanders!

That is indeed the porch light and that little beauty is worth quite a bit so no matter what shape it's in keep it! In later years, like my 63, they replaced it with a scare light.

If the drawer face is mahogany I would think the rest of your woodwork is also.
Reinergirl,

What is a "scare light" as opposed to the little angled porch light in the photo?

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What is a "scare light" as opposed to the little angled porch light in the photo?

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A scare light is the round light light found somewhere to the right of the door. Depending on the year the positioning changes. Mine was below my jalousie window. VTS calls them porch lights...
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Old 04-07-2012, 06:48 AM   #60
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Getting Started

Theme this week is variety -- just got the OK to put weight on my arm and was warned against repetative motions for fear of kicking off tendinitis. So, I did a bunch of different things.

I removed all the interior lights and shelves and all but one are completely intact. One shade has a large crack.

We found all the knobs for the princess stove, but are missing the vented panel behind the knobs and the sliding hinge lid. Haven't cleaned out all the paint scrapings so that we can bench test it.

The Grover Compressor is out, cleaned up and bench tested. It pumps air! It has been disconnected from the water system, so I couldn't test the kickoff pressure. I put air on the water system with a compressor and it doesn't hold pressure. The good news is that the leaks sound like they are near the water heater -- no noise came from the aluminum water tank. I'd like to reuse it if possible. I'll cap the tank and test it when I get a chance to pick up parts.

Most importantly, I'm trying to stop water from pouring in. Removed all the lights, reflectors, awning padeyes and vent covers, then plugged or taped all the holes. There was more than one wide open 1/2" hole! I used olympic rivets in the screw holes with the assumption that it's going to be a while before the lights go back on. Larger openings are covered with Aluminum Tape that is large enough to cover the hole but small enough to be out of the way when it's time to polish. The dissimilar metals sure left their mark.

That little porch light needs some attention.

I did a little compounding around one of the lights.

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