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Old 10-26-2002, 08:28 PM   #1
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shag me

Well, I bought this 31 footer to rehab...but I have fallen in love with the whole gold/avacado/walnut thing..and...this airstream is so beautifully maintained, that I couldn't gut it. So now I have to get another thing on wheels while I let this prima donna just be herself, himself, itself..whatever....It is so ...of it's time..that I just can't change it. I love to just go hang out in it. I have to replace the awful rust plush with the original gold/yellow shag though...
finally got a new pc and uploaded 'groovy pics'.. I LOVE this airstream!
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Old 10-26-2002, 08:36 PM   #2
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Pictures please! Sounds sooooo good.
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Old 10-26-2002, 08:37 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your new baby & welcolme to the A/S family! Maybe you could name it "Austin" (Powers)...seriously, it looks like you got a nice original one, I for one LOVE that you will keep it true to the era. Besides, it's kinda back in style!


P.S. Les, click the "Photos" button....
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Old 10-26-2002, 08:38 PM   #4
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When we bought ours, the previous owners had changed the carpeting to blue. The sofa was blue also, but did LOOK original. However the "puke yellow" counter almost killed the sale for my wife. After I promised to re laminate the counter top, we bought it. Check out my pictures at our sister site, airstreamphotos.com. The blues do not detract from the originality, and match the colors of the truck that pulls it, and this website.
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Old 10-27-2002, 05:22 AM   #5
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I have uploaded some pics. The one with the tv in it has a chair in the foreground which I found at salvation army for $20 6 years ago. It's a knoll chair from the 70's which looks just like the one in the owners manual. I believe you can always recognize a good design when you can't add anything, noe take anything away without ruining the effect. That's my airstream. Practically perfect in every way.
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Old 10-28-2002, 04:26 PM   #6
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brown and orange

I spent some time going over old photos. The brown, orange thing was popular in 1977. so were the huge graphics. Flowers and graphics way out of scale. I have bought some linens that I actually owned at that time from the salvation army and goodwill (what are the odds I'd be buying my stuff back? I can't believe someone else bought them too). If this look comes back it's only cause us boomers have failing eyesight and want pictures in monumental size.
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Old 10-28-2002, 04:40 PM   #7
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Congratulations Andrea, it's beautiful!

Our last Airstream was a 1977 31' Sovereign, and I miss it terribly. It was not as original inside as yours is. I commend you on your decision to keep it original.

I grew up in a home that was built in the 1920's. Somehow it missed the remodeling craze of the 1950's. It was unique and special for it's original condition. But in the 50's most people would have "updated" it. The charm would have been lost to us forever.
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Old 10-28-2002, 06:24 PM   #8
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After reading your first post on this thread, I couldn't help but think, "Another Airstream fanatic hooked". Enjoy your newfound love.

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