Originally Posted by BeBop
What a fantastic looking unit! To what degree did you have to renovate? Have any "
Thanks everyone for the nice replys. This is a amazing net.
I wished I had before photos but I dont, because after buying the trailor
for $600.00 dollars and getting it home and really looking at it I thought it
was a lost cause and was planning on resaling it. The outside skin was in
near pefect condition except that it was crusted over in several places
with white oxidizing elements, that were nearly impossible to get off.
The inside was intact all original but had to
to restored. I hated to do it but the only modifcation I made too the
trailor on the outside was to cut two vent holes for a propane/elec
refriderator. Im still working alittle on the smaller top vent, but both
vents look like they were original with the trailor. The axel is a real long
story. The original 2/1" drop axel was stripped so this is the best I could
do at the time. I also decided with such heavy load to just go ahead and
get 16" tires with mathching grey aluminium hubs. It has electric brakes,
shocks, all lights and turn signals work with the original beehive and
bargman light fixtures. The 10 gal aluminium water holding tank works
also. The original fan above the stove still works and may last another
50 years. The windows are rv smoked glass. The outside still needs to be
polished and I have to replace the eyebrow above the door I have the
old one. This took alot of work and money and time and patience and
lots of detail work. I have to say this once again it is real hard work
restoring one of these old airstreams. Thanks again for saying hi.