Originally Posted by azfiredog300
Hey all, my names Jerry and I finally got me a 25' 1971 tradewinds. I was a traveler most of my childhood and have always wanted an airstream since I was old enouh to know what it was about. I am going to do all the refurb myself which shouldn't be too hard cuz it's in decent shape. Big question is where do I go to get vintage or upgrade parts like brake lights and marker lights as well as all the interior stuff I will work on. Anyway I'm very excited to finally be here and looking forward to the road.
Welcome aboard. Take your time and work on a couple of projects at a time. I started with the furnace and the power supply. Then I replaced a couple of 12 v sockets and got the scare light to work (new switch) Later I modified my lights and replaced mnay of them. Somewhere in there was new upolstry.I put in the new vents then came the axles, and a new stereo (nothing fancy) now it is plumbing then a new antenna. Anyway, you get the idea, there is plenty to do. I have a great time with mine. After the plumbing I have to clean out the fridge vent. By that time I will be reduced to stripping and polishing unless I find something else!
You will love your TW. These are either the largest of the small trailers or the smallest of the big trailers. You can get in most all of the small spaces and yet have a lot of room in that model. To top it off these are very light for the size.
Take your time read the various forums, they are great guides. By the way check what furnace you have. There was a redall on many of the furnaces from thsoe models. Do you really want a 35+ year old furnace and 35+ year old heat exchanger? It's a good place to start. With each project you will have another sense of accomplishment
. There are forums on everything form running gear to tambour doors............go to it and welcome!
Look at Andy's site for a nice brake light LED type....& look at other sites such as Led Truck Lights, Led stop lights, Led clearance lights, led Marker lights, Led trailer lights, truck lights, led strobe lights
. search the forums, there are a lot of sources for just about everything listed somewhere.