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Old 09-08-2007, 08:36 AM   #1
1975 31' Sovereign
Fairfield Glade , Tennessee
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Talking I scream for Airstream!

Hello, I am a happy three-time Airstream owner, this 1975 Land-yacht being the lastest entry into my other "life worries". I have been, and am still a sucker for the reflective and curvatious qualities these "Aluma-tombs" offer. I am a guitar restorer, and player. I enjoy the technical challenges that seem to present themselves with every Airstream ever manufactured. NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO REPAIR, OR IMPROVE! I live in Tennessee, but hail from San Diego. My wife Mary and I are finishing the resto on this 75 31'er as I type. I am NOT going to remove the vista windows, but I will re-seal them from the interior, and put a dark tint on BOTH sides, to hide the disentegrated ancient-tinting now ruining the asthetic look. I installed solid oak floors, and have re-vinyled the exterior "aluma-blue" stripes, (from my local sign shop) as well as replaced the blue trim. I believe beauty is in the details, so I went to Lowe's, and had them mix a quart of Airstream blue exterior/interior paint, and I proceded to hand-paint the AIRSTREAM logo's, as well as the "International side emblems. The exterior, (along with the new black rubberised bottom-trim and all new wheel and tire treatments) now it looks nearly as sweet as as I feel it should. I did remove the exterior finish, and will sometime in the future do a total-polish. The exterior has no dents, and there were no soft or bad floor spots, so I escaped with a relatively small amount of heavy restoration work. I really enjoy the simplistic, and durable design of these old girls, and I really like the lighter weight of the pre-81 models as well. Thank you all for welcoming us to the comunnity! If we can be of any assistance, please don't hesitate to e-mail. Cheers, and please keep the shiney-side up! Tony and Mary Zarola
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:41 AM   #2
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o-henry, welcome to the AirForums, happy to see you here. Hope to see some pictures soon, sounds like a great restore project you and your wife have. Keeps us all posted.

If tou have time and want to see a great Forums rally, we have the Georgia Fall Rally in Hiawassie, GA which is right on the TN border. 30+ trailers are signed up - 3 days of Airstreaming, there is a rally thread here for more information.

The search function will be your gateway to a welth of info, it's on the blue bar above.

Have fun, Mike
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Old 09-08-2007, 08:45 AM   #3
1975 31' Sovereign
Fairfield Glade , Tennessee
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Thank you Michael, we have a passion for Airstream people, and thier machines. I will take your direction, and post pic's later! Cheers, Tony Zarola
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Old 09-08-2007, 09:07 AM   #4
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Did you realize you live 20 miles from one of the nicer Airstream campgrounds in the country? There are a few of us out here that lurk the forums on occasion. The general populace here are true Airstreamers, most not caring about the polishing practise, but who, none-the-less, do love their Airstreams. Drive out and spend the night in your unit with us some time. We have 7 or 8 visitors lots, full hookups, $15 a night.
steelbird312 WBCCI #6673 jerry Hodge
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Have no intention of arriving at the grave safely, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, throttle in the other, totally worn out and screaming
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:19 AM   #5
1975 31' Sovereign
Fairfield Glade , Tennessee
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Thank you Jerry! we have been to the camp-ground, and we are actually considering a lot-purchase. We live in the Glade, but we really need to escape sometimes! Please stay in touch, and we will have a holiday with you before the FALL ENDS....WE MIGHT TRY FOR A YEAR-ROUND EXPERIENCE, IF WE SELL THIS HOME.....Cheers Jerry....Tony and Mary Zarola
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