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View Poll Results: Should older airstreams be restored OR customized?
Totally gut the older airstream and start over? 96 47.52%
Keep older airstreams totally original! 111 54.95%
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:41 PM   #61
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Like the old "Street Rodder" I am, I will leave my 55 Flying Cloud looking as original as possible outside (except wheels, lights, etc) and totally gut and update the inside with all modern appliances and finshes. Of course this was made easier to decide given the condition my trailer was in. The former owner used it as a hunting camp trailer complete with a 110V window unit....
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Old 12-01-2006, 02:51 AM   #62
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Originally Posted by Sugarfoot
Like InsideOut, I would like one of each!
that's how we end up with a yard full of these things!



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there's always room for one more!
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Old 12-01-2006, 05:27 AM   #63
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The more I think about it the more I keep coming back to the thought that Wally himself was constantly innovating and changing the trailers to meet the needs of the people who used them. He encouraged them to tell him what needed to be altered to make them as functional and enjoyable as they could be. Heck, in thecatsandI's latest pictures from the factory there's Wally's anodized trailer - quite a variance from the norm. And you could literally order a very customized trailer right from the factory if the standard build did not meet your desires and it is only the factory's desire to standardize production to keep costs and other aspects controlled that has limited this ability. So I guess I'm firmly in the campground that's filled with the modifieds. It's not the sameness of them that makes them so neat, it is the unique and often subtle alterations owners have made over the years to make them functionally superior to the original that makes each one a pleasure to see IMHO.

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Old 09-28-2011, 08:52 AM   #64
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Why this ancient poll & posts reappeared I have not clue one.

It was in side-column to the 'new posts' page...

My experience has been nuke the original and then reinvent the wheel trying to duplicate it.

Choose CAREFULLY the trailer you adopt!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:02 PM   #65
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There should be a "RestoMod" option. Keep the good, upgrade the bad, polish everything!
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Old 09-29-2011, 09:26 AM   #66
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Depends on what you are starting with and mainly your preference.
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