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Old 04-12-2021, 10:09 AM   #1
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Amyís Project 1964 Tradewind

Welcome to my 1964 Tradewind project thread. Iím excited for this adventure that awaits. The plan for now is to clean out, remove the inner skin, replace subfloor, and shell off to restore frame.

Check out picture when I first purchased it. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f36...as-221311.html


Update as off 4/11/21
Itís just about all cleaned out and will start removing inner skin.
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Old 04-13-2021, 09:19 AM   #2
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Looking good and you already accomplished a lot. 60's Tradewinds are great.

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Old 04-13-2021, 09:50 AM   #3
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Oh yeah! You have a nice project there. We have the same front windows.

We have a 1964 Safari that we did a ground up renovation. Changed a bunch of things to bring it into the 21st century. Basically all new everything $$$. The thing that we like the most is the quiet, comfortable hydronic heat and continuous hot water from the Precision Temp, Twin Temp JR. Or is it the extra large refrigerator/freezer, or the pull out pantry and all maple cabinets, Perhaps it's the porcelain toilet or the Bose sound system or maybe it's the portable solar and 4-6V batteries. The dogs would say they don't like the outdoor shower so much.

My point. You have a blank canvas to work with. Have fun, Make it your own.

Here are a few photo's.

Best wishes on your journey,

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Old 04-13-2021, 01:33 PM   #4
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Oh yeah! You have a nice project there. We have the same front windows.

We have a 1964 Safari that we did a ground up renovation. Changed a bunch of things to bring it into the 21st century. Basically all new everything $$$. The thing that we like the most is the quiet, comfortable hydronic heat and continuous hot water from the Precision Temp, Twin Temp JR. Or is it the extra large refrigerator/freezer, or the pull out pantry and all maple cabinets, Perhaps it's the porcelain toilet or the Bose sound system or maybe it's the portable solar and 4-6V batteries. The dogs would say they don't like the outdoor shower so much.

My point. You have a blank canvas to work with. Have fun, Make it your own.

Here are a few photo's.


Best wishes on your journey,

-Dennis

Thank you! Thatís a nice one you renovated!!
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:25 PM   #5
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Well, here you are and here you go. Those are big windows in the front of the trailer. My 66 Trade Wind 24' didn't have those at all. It had the Corning "frameless" curved glass windows that folks debate about.

Like batman says, it is a clean canvas and can be built to your desires. I believe Airstream does an excellent job in designing interiors within a curved space and makes them functional and attractive. It's hard to beat them.

Only you know the "mission" of this Airstream. Maybe you would like to enter vintage Airstream shows where the winners have a "as it left the factory" trailer with all the old stuff working. Maybe the mission is a comfortable travel trailer in an old body. Maybe you have six kids to find beds for. Some folks build for off grid boondocking. Define your goals for the trailer and begin the design work.

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Old 04-26-2021, 07:40 AM   #6
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Update of what we did this weekend. Finished removing and labeling the inner skin. Started removing the belly pan and got half of it removed. So far the frame is looking good. Taking that belly pan off is no joke. Also started cutting subfloor but that's no joke either. Going to finish removing belly pan then get ready to remove shell.
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Old 04-26-2021, 07:26 PM   #7
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You did make lots of progress for a weekend. You are right, removing the belly pan is hard, dirty work. But is so necessary to get a good look at the frame and the bottom of the subfloor.

Taking the body shell off isn't a piece of cake either. You and learn how others did it here on these Forums.

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...or the pull out pantry.
My point. You have a blank canvas to work with. Have fun, Make it your own.
-Dennis
Dennis- Our current blank canvas project is a 1961 TradeWind. Can you tell me more about the pull-out pantry?

It would be a nice feature to incorporate. I see the extra-heavy-duty drawer glides at the bottom. What else do I need to know/think about to engineer something like this?

Thanks! You did beautiful work. Ben
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:01 PM   #9
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Update of what we did this weekend. Finished removing and labeling the inner skin. Started removing the belly pan and got half of it removed. So far the frame is looking good. Taking that belly pan off is no joke. Also started cutting subfloor but that's no joke either. Going to finish removing belly pan then get ready to remove shell.
It is going great! One thing at a time.
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Old 04-29-2021, 08:14 PM   #10
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Dennis- Our current blank canvas project is a 1961 TradeWind. Can you tell me more about the pull-out pantry?

It would be a nice feature to incorporate. I see the extra-heavy-duty drawer glides at the bottom. What else do I need to know/think about to engineer something like this?

Thanks! You did beautiful work. Ben
Ben, Thank you for your kind words. Lots of love and hard work, you can do almost anything. I sent you a PM but could not send photo's. I sneak a few more in here, to help the OP of course.
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