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Old 11-13-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I've been looking for a travel trailer (first) and it did not take long to realize that an Airstream is the only way to go.
So I have been looking for an older small to midsize to restore & use. I really have not been looking that hard as I currently have a boat resto. project that is taking all my time and $$$$.
Today, I'm driving down the road and see an old one sitting in a yard. I knew it was a Wee Wind from the street. I stopped cause there was a guy out in the yard and he said it is a 1948 and he would sell it for 2k. It needs a total resto and there is nothing inside. So I'm thinking about it and suspect he will take less. Any thoughts on this project out there??

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Old 11-13-2006, 03:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! Sounds like it might be a neat project for the right guy. I would love to see some pics of that
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Old 11-13-2006, 03:28 PM   #3
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Hi Baron, Welcome! I would sure have a tough time passing up an opportunity to own a '48 Wee Wind. Do you have any pics to share? Good luck with your decision ~
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Buy it immediately! I keep passing by one in Las Vegas that the owner won't take $13,000 for, but it has most of the original interior.

You won't want to travel much in such an old pipe-frame model, but what a great toy to fix up and take to rallies.

If you don't want it, let me know and I'll come down from Colorado and get it in March.

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See if he will take less, but I'd be hard pressed to pass it up! G'd luck, even if you don't get it some pics would be nice!!!
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baron,it looks like another case of aluminitis-------------
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Old 11-13-2006, 05:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the responses! I will get some pictures and post them. I think I will persue this but it's not really what I want. I really wanted something a little bigger and modern ammenities (that being AC as I live in Florida). If I get it I may offer it up for trade.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:18 AM   #8
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Okay, here it is. I hope it's a good buy cause I bought it
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Okay, here it is. I hope it's a good buy cause I bought it
Congrats! Looks Sah-Weet!
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:27 AM   #11
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:32 AM   #12
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Okay, that didn't work right...
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another try.
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Old 11-14-2006, 10:36 AM   #14
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Okay, here it is. I hope it's a good buy cause I bought it
Very nice buy, Baron. The Winds blow in your favor, and congratulations on finding a great little Wee one. Having a sib named Ruby, I'm curious: what is its serial number on the plate next to the door? Thanks,
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Uh oh

Sorry, You got gyped and clipped. You should call the cops that was a robbery. But I hate to see a guy ripped off like that so I'll take it off your hands.

That is going to be a show stopper when you are finished. Congradulations on a very sweet rig.
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Congratulations Baron! It looks very nice - better than I imagined. Good luck!
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Baron:

Your finding an adult Wee Wind roaming in the woods got my jucies flowing and inspired me to look around here for some trailers. I can't believe my luck! My Wee Wind, Ruby, must have been having a good time while I was away recently, because I just spotted -- hush now -- three newborn Wee Winds quietly nesting in the shrubs along my alleyway, within earshot of their mother. I snuck up on them and snapped this photo before they scampered away on their tiny wheels -- so cute!
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:10 PM   #18
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I'm curious: what is its serial number on the plate next to the door? Thanks,
The plate is gone. The title has a number but I am at work now so I will look at it tomorrow.

I am sure I will have a LOT of questions soon. I just got it home and had to go to work. So I will start cleaning it up and see what I got. Thanks again for all the responses.
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LOL

When I brought it home, a neighbor came over and said it looked like a space alien. So I sent my wife (who is out of town) an e-mail with a picture and the caption was "The Alien's are Coming". HA HA. I'm sure I will be getting a phone call REAL soon.
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I should probably be posting this in the Wee Wind section but there does not seem to be much action there. Some Questions I have:
Does anyone have an idea how many Wee Winds were made/ still on the road today?
I don't have any of the "Airstream" badges, is there a source for the correct ones?
My front & back windows appear to be plexiglass or lexan. Is this correct?
Do I have to name my Wee Wind ?
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