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Old 07-31-2004, 01:56 AM   #21
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They sure clean-up nice!

Just wanted to post this to say that I got the AS home just fine.

The first picture below is from the PO location and the one below that is with the AS at home and after its first bath. Wish the reat of fixing it would be as easy as the wash job was..................................
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Old 07-31-2004, 04:28 AM   #22
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John,
That cleaned up NICE! wish my clear coat looked that good

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Old 07-31-2004, 08:10 AM   #23
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John,

Congratulations on the safe trip home. As previously mentioned, I would start now making sure the trailer is sealed, to prevent water leaks (if it any) by using vulkem/silkaflex around doors, vents, and windows; and Parbound around smaller joints and seams. But I would also replace all gaskets around windows, door, and access doors. Once she is water tight, you can take your time formulating a plan as to what to do next.

Again, congratulations and have fun.
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Old 07-31-2004, 09:55 AM   #24
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Many here will tell you you should start on this or that but really that's the wrong place to start.

You really need to start with a good shrink because most people you know now think you are crazy! LOL

Welcome to the crazyness of restoration. hehehehe
Good looking start. Exterior looks in great shape.
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Old 07-31-2004, 02:41 PM   #25
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Many here will tell you you should start on this or that but really that's the wrong place to start.

You really need to start with a good shrink because most people you know now think you are crazy! LOL

Welcome to the crazyness of restoration. hehehehe
Good looking start. Exterior looks in great shape.
No need to worry there, people already say i'm crazy.
Restoration is crazy from a business point of view. You're never going to get out the money you put in, but money can't buy the satisfaction that you get from bringing something back from the grave to be admired by all.
I'm not new to restoration. I'll post some pictures of 2 of my beauties.
1. Getting ready for it's new face
2. Looking much better
3. Rear side
These are old phots and din't scan very well
4 Cleaned up looking sharp at a car show.

I'll post my 2nd 58 that was just completed about a year ago in the next frame down.
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Old 07-31-2004, 02:43 PM   #26
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I used to think Black was the greatest color, but this one really came out great although it was not the common color back in 58.
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Old 07-31-2004, 07:22 PM   #27
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OUTSTANDING! they look awsome!

One day I'll get back to working on my 1970 LeMans Sport convertable. Ones I do I'm putting a hitch on it so we can use it to tow the 59 Airstream to closer destinations in the spring and fall when the weather is nice.
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Old 07-31-2004, 07:30 PM   #28
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Graet idea. I think the idea of towing a nice looking vintage AS with a vintage automobile that looks equally as nice is just awesome.

Sometimes that idea makes me with I had a 58 Airstream, but then I know that I would be a rally nut............
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