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Old 01-25-2022, 07:53 PM   #1
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1969 21' Globetrotter
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Hello from western MA

My wife and I did a crazy thing in the fall and purchased a 1969 Airstream Globetrotter in pretty bad shape. We are planning a full shell off renovation with many new parts. I don't know a lot about Rving or trailers in general but I am hoping this is a project we can handle. The best we thing we did so far is to get a legal title from the DMV. (the seller had no paperwork) If all else fails at least we have something we can sell if we get overwhelmed. The goal for this spring and summer is to get the frame repaired and painted, replace the flooring, reattach the shell, and figure what I am doing as far as wiring and plumbing goes. Wish us luck.
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Old 01-25-2022, 08:24 PM   #2
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Congrats and good luck. I admire people willing to take on this type of project.
Learning and enjoying as we go !
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Old 01-25-2022, 08:26 PM   #3
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Welcome and congrats on your 69 GT. You live in a great spot to venture out to nice camping areas in the future. I just dropped a shell back on a 63 Bambi. If I can get through it, you can. Not that difficult if, like a game of chess, you think about several moves ahead. There’s a lot of reno info here on the forums. Go to the bottom of the page and hit “Sitemap”. Go to that era trotter and read. Start a renovation thread and ask the questions. Gods luck on your adventure and take care.
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Old 01-25-2022, 11:43 PM   #4
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Welcom to the AS family! My first ASwas a 70 globetrotter,so ILove the trailer. All my AS have been vintage,and my current(80 caravelle) was an empty shell. Look forward to seeing your rebuild. Good luck. Kurt
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Old 01-26-2022, 03:43 AM   #5
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Welcome aboard! I too jumped in late 2019 with a 2020 27' GT FBT (you know, just before the world shut down). What caught my eye was your location. I too have put down roots in western Mass. (circa 1967). I'd love to see some pics of your rig as well as the process to bring her back to life.

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Old 01-26-2022, 05:35 AM   #6
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Welcome: Suggest attending the WBCCI International Rally at Fryeburg, ME in July. Why? The Vintage Group is very active: Parade, Open House, Happy Hours. You can learn alot from these folks for your restoration. Search on this forum for the Vintage folks as well as go to the WBCCI website for further information..... yes, you can pay for a day visit.

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Old 01-26-2022, 06:02 AM   #7
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Welcome from nearby Hillsdale, NY...good luck that sounds like and ambitious project!

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Old 01-26-2022, 06:38 PM   #8
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Hi and welcome from the middle of Colorado: Globetrotter is a very old and classic Airstream model name. The new Globetrotters are nothing like the old ones, the new ones are much better in my view.

My son and I renovated his 69 Globetrotter 21' last winter. He has owned it for 12 years but doesn't use it much. It was in reasonable shape, but it had many needs. We installed new tires, a new axle assembly, a new belly pan, new under floor insulation, a new and larger waste water tank, repaired the subfloor, new floor covering, new plumbing, cleaned and painted the interior walls, built new cabinets throughout, installed a new fridge, new galley stove and sink, and built a new mid bath, new light fixtures, and a new roof vent. I probably forgot some items. Here are some photos as I figure you would be interested. Like Bubba L says, if I can do it, so can you.

1969 is the first year of the new body style. I found the Globetrotter very well built with good cabinetry and the like. Go to the knowledge base at the bottom of the Forums page and select Globetrotter, and then 1969. There you can see what we did, and see many other project threads.

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