Welcome to the Forums, you've come to the right place for all of your Airstream (and general RV) questions. My sister lived in Pensacola for about 10 years and I really love the area.
Be sure to inspect the floors of any vintage trailer for damage. As Rob on the Vintage Airstream Podcast says, "they all leak" which implies floor damage over time. Unless the floors have been replaced recently, then chances are there will be some damage to just about any vintage unit. The extent of that damage will likely determine whether you buy the unit or not. I'm not trying to be a doom and gloom guy, and it's possible that one or both of these trailers have solid floors, but you definitely need to do your research regarding "floor replacement" to see what to look for, and what you will be getting into. Also, where there is floor damage from water, there is also often frame damage (rusted-through frame members). I ecountered this on my unit, but I knew it before-hand and knew what to expect, so there have been no surprises there.
Sounds like Paul Waddel (riedair) is THE person to talk to about these two units, since he already owns one of each!
Regarding bunks, over the decades the factory installed a couple of different kinds, and there are also members on this Forum who have developed their own solutions. You can be creative here, just remember that the "bulkhead" walls on Airstreams are generally made from thin plywood stock (usually 1/2" or less), so you need to be careful about attaching anything load-bearing to the walls. Here are some ideas:
This first one is from Rob Baker's blog
(Rob is also one of the panel pros from The VAP
) about his '58 Sovereign
of The Road, it had these bunks, and up through '58 or '59 I believe, the factory was still curving the outside of them.
Another factory option used aluminum frames for the bunks, and you can sometimes find people selling these at Rally Swap-Meets, here on the Forums, or on Ebay (they tend to be really pricey on Ebay). On these I know that the outside is attached by chains that hook into special fixtures on the ceiling, and I'm not sure about the other side, maybe it attaches to the Airsteam wall?
And then some forum members have developed solutions of their own. Here, forums member Sequoiacoast made her own solution on this thread (read through the thread linked below for the entire sequence of pictures) :
And forums member Pizzachop assembled bunks to house his nice, big family:
More pictures can be found in Pizzachop's photo gallery here: http://www.airforums.com/photos/show...00&userid=4331