Got my feet wet
I looked at my first used for sale AS yesterday, I took a copy of the checklist I found here...most things checked no or not there.
1971 safari painted with gray primer over lots of bondo in the upper corners. the floor was pretty solid but had been put in several years ago and they did not install it upto and into the c-channels, all the windows and doors worked, the axles had a slight downward rake (positive) to my amazement there where no funky smells. The interior was 85% complete.
All seen I think I'll hold out, as the panels are formed and cost $500 each and this one needs all four. One of the main reasons I want to have an airstream, and other will probably agree, there is nothing like the shine of a nice airstream and this 71 needs someone who can do the metal work.
the people who had the 71 where very nice and I would love to take it off their hands and give it a good home but I think I'd be overwhelmed and in the end would do the 71 no good. But I got my feet wet and know a little more about airstreams