Originally Posted by dudebb
These older ones are just a bucket of fun to get going.
Yeah, um we are figuring that out
Night before last we took the bathroom counter off, with the intention of refinishing it because someone had painted with layers of latex paint, which was a bubbling, peeling mess!!!
Taking off the bathroom counter turned into, "Well let's get the tub out of here as well.".......Then, "Mays well take the cabinets out and tidy them up as well!!"......Then, "Huh, the floor is pretty bad under here, let's fix that too!!!"
Our bathroom is now gutted!!!
It seems to have a few projects in it that may turn into bigger projects than we expect. And a little more $$ than we expect!!
Barry and Donna:
As far as towing it here: the guy that we bought it off of happened to have one sitting and waiting for him to pick up in Seattle (what were the chances of that!!!), so, he and his family towed it to Seattle for us and we picked it up there.
We payed $6800 for it, plus $1200 for him to tow it for us. Not a great deal, but not a bad one either. As you are in Cloverdale, you know how few of these there actually are around our parts. In fact, I stopped at an RV sales place yesterday to look at the first vintage one I had seen around these parts since we started looking!!! It was a 1964
Globetrotter, and it was in ROUGH shape......but they wanted $14,500 for it!!!! I couldn't believe it!!
Anyways, the other reason we had it towed up was because it was, in our eyes, the "perfect layout."
Dinette to the right and in the front when you walk in......kitchen and a wall of drawers and cupboards on one side when you walk down the little hall....and a PROPER BED on the other side!!!!(this is my favorite part, I don't like the pull out ones
)......then a full bath in the back.
Other then the messed up bathroom counters, and someone installing laminate floors, the inside is untouched!!! I love it, it has all of the original wood and appliances, although it seems that we will be replacing the fridge
It had the original matress in it (which we have since taken to the dump...who wants to sleep on a 50 yo mattress, yuck!!)......and original curtains and cushions. I am updating these, because they are kind of grungy.
Out of curiosity, your friends' 34 Ford, what model is it??? Kyle is working on a 32 Ford B pickup at the moment (though he has been sidetracked by Dorothy), and I would LOVE for it to be able to tow the Airstream!!!
I will certainly post pictures as we go. In fact, on one of the airstream sites there are pics of Dorothy!!!!! We think the guy we bounght it off of put them up. I will see if I can find the link and attach it here.
Thanks for the warm welcome.....it sure is nice to know you guys are here for questions and help