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Old 02-04-2013, 06:09 PM   #1
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1992 Classic 350 LE

Since 2004, my husband and I have traveled thousands of miles in our '92 350 LE. Are there any other owners using this forum? I just registered today. We had our motorhome stripped and polished. We now can't understand why Airstream ever painted them. It looks stunning.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #2
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Not sure to welcome you first or ask you to post up some photos first - mention the word polish and there will be plenty of eye balls popping.

I only joined last year and I'm sure you'll fiind this is a great resource for information and enjoyment as I have.

Have a browse of the 'sticky' thread - a great place to start!

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Welcome Hal-Gin,

I couldn't agree with you more.
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Old 02-04-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
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Does anyone know how many 350 LE's were made? We've been told 50 but don't know if that's accurate.
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Does anyone know how many 350 LE's were made? We've been told 50 but don't know if that's accurate.
Welcome to the Forum!!

There are at least 3; 350 owners that I know of here! I have the same version in a 91. T7389SG also has a 91 350LE.

When I was doing all the research before I bought ours, I saw a sheet from airstream (that I can't find anymore for the life of me). It showed 15 350's made in 1991 and again in 1992. So there are supposedly 30 out there.

I know of 2 in Maine. One of them visits this forum occasionally the other has a blog: mothership adventures: THE MOTHERSHIP

T73898SG has one that is great shape.

I am currently redoing the inside of mine. Here is the thread: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f311...-le-99706.html

Please post some pics!!! We are debating polishing ours as well and are on the fence. We have to renew everything from the stripe up so......

If you have any questions just ask or PM me! Of course I probably will have no idea what the answer is!
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:30 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info. We have seen only 2 '92 350s since 2004; 1 at Devil's Tower in Wyoming and one in a Walmart parking lot in Denver. We left notes under their wipers but never heard from either of them.

Our unit was in really good condition when we purchased it in 2004 and I've been systematically dragging the interior decor out of the '90s. Only thing left to do is get rid of the gold fixtures and hardware and the burgandy carpet. One of the reasons I joined the forum was to see how people are dealing with changing from carpet to hard flooring without having to gut the interior. I still can't find anything about how people handle the doghouse over the engine or the throne that the toilet sits on. Will keep looking. We are inspired to finish off the interior since we just got it back from being stripped and polished.

Missed the old silver bullet while it was being worked on for months.
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Where did you get it stripped and polished?

Unfortunately I think you are going to have to take most of the stuff out to replace the carpet. It actually isn't that bad at all. Than again, I have yet to put it back together! ;0
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:45 PM   #8
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I found a picture last year of a 350 that had been stripped by a man here in Arizona. His primary business is renting out his vintage trailers but he does polishing when he has time. He was willing to take on our job if we were not in a hurry. We live in Scottsdale in the winter and Denver the rest of the year so we left it for him to work on as he could. You can see his business at Airstreams4Rent.com.

Actually, I just remembered that the first one he restored was for a man in Tuscon.

Timeless Travel Trailers in Denver does high end custom restoration but they have a waiting list.

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:02 AM   #9
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To be honest about carpet removal, believe I'm going to leave it under the jack-knife sofa, simply that's because of the genset underneath, and thoughts are that carpet would provide a bit more sound insulation. Oh, and also means NOT having to remove the sofa, lol.
Sure there is some differences in floorplan between 345 and 350 though. My plans are to leave the carpet in the driver's area though. I've seen someone who actually did hardwood all the way through, including the doghouse. Nice, clean look to it all, personal preference for me though is to keep that area carpeted.
As far as bathroom, instead of hardwood, my plans are to use tile. Haven't checked differences in weight between tile, carpet and hardwood. If you decide to use hardwood, there corner moldings that can be used on the exposed outside corners.
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Welcome to the fourms. Info here is great. The factory redid my exterior about 11 yrs ago. The PO had them strip and redo as orig. You might expect it need to be done again. Still looking for the right place to strip and polish. AZ is not a problem as I will be out there in the spring, but a relitively quick job is necessary as we will be in the middle of an extended adventure. Happy travels!
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Where did you get it stripped and polished?

Unfortunately I think you are going to have to take most of the stuff out to replace the carpet. It actually isn't that bad at all. Than again, I have yet to put it back together! ;0
Dave, do you remember how you took it apart? Tearing out is the easy part
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Dave, do you remember how you took it apart? Tearing out is the easy part
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Thats the whole reason I took videos and lots of pics! Of course the one part I cant remember how to put back will be the one with out any pictures!! LOL
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Thats the whole reason I took videos and lots of pics! Of the one part I cant remember how to put back will be the one with out any pictures!! LOL
Yep, I take millions of pictures of what I'm working on and invariably I seem to need a view that I don't have a picture of. Oh well...

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Yep, I take millions of pictures of what I'm working on and invariably I seem to need a view that I don't have a picture of. Oh well...

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Well, if push comes to shove how would you like an all expense paid week-end in Memphis? All the BBQ you can eat and all you have to do is give technical advice and plausible deniability for me that it wasn't all my fault when it falls apart
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Well, if push comes to shove how would you like an all expense paid week-end in Memphis? All the BBQ you can eat and all you have to do is give technical advice and plausible deniability for me that it wasn't all my fault when it falls apart
Who knows, I just might take you up on that...
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Welcome to the fourms. Info here is great. The factory redid my exterior about 11 yrs ago. The PO had them strip and redo as orig. You might expect it need to be done again. Still looking for the right place to strip and polish. AZ is not a problem as I will be out there in the spring, but a relitively quick job is necessary as we will be in the middle of an extended adventure. Happy travels!
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Hi Richard,

My husband and I had been looking for someone to redo the exterior of our 350 for over four years. We were going to strip and repair but knew that that process would only hold up for about ten years. I always felt that the burgandy/gray paint of the 90's didn't really fit with the ambience of an Airstream so decided that we needed to find someone to strip and polish. We've had our baby back after almost a year and are thrilled with how it looks. We can't go anywhere without people coming over to talk about it.

If you do find someone to do the work on your MO it obviously won't take as long as it did for us. We had made the decision to get the work done here because he had done one just like it. We knew that once the Arizona heat hit he wasn't going to be able to work on it until the fall cooldown. He did get the stripping done before it hit. Of course we were gone by then.

If you do decide to strip yours I would advise you to consider painting below the waterline. Some of the parts are not aluminum and have to be sprayed to match the body. We chose a light gray that has a very slight green cast sometimes in certain light and it looks great. We also replace the covers that weren't aluminum with stainless steel.

As soon as I get organized I'll get some pictures out there.

Happy travels,

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:20 PM   #17
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Where in AZ did you have it done, and if I may be so bold, what did it cost you? We are AZ advocates for winter, CO advocates for summer, and as solid as I know our unit is, I'm beginning to realize that some places won't let us in without a better appearance. I have always maintained that my unit is cosmetically challenged-but, so am I- and we did well with each other...but my appearance(and cash) doesn't seem to alter entry...I don't want to paint her, as AZ and CO are not paint-friendly...I really don't want to, but an upgrade in appearance is going to be necessary, and I no longer have the spunk to attack it on my own. My waterline starts topside, and ends somewhere below the tires...m
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Hi Ginny,

It was so nice to talk with you about your MH. I stopped by today and took some photos like I said I would and thought I'd post a couple here. Very nice looking Airstream!
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Wow!

Now that's a look I can only hope to achieve one day!
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Greetings,

What would be a fair market price for a 1992 classic 350 LE in great shape and 76K miles? NADA is not market price i know.
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