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Old 04-24-2013, 12:51 PM   #1
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Thanks in Advance and You're Invited

Folks, I've only been a member here a week and I've already had questions answered, and help given and, well, just wanted to say thanks a lot.

I know that I am very far from being the first person to adopt an old AS and try to rehab her, but I am the first person I know who has done this, and I think that is true for my family and friends, as well. So my wife and I are blogging the adventure as so many others have done.

If you're interested, you can see how we handle what I'm going to call a "half-monty" restoration. Half-monty because I'm not going shell-off, I'm only replacing a few sections of the floor, and I'm not even going to try to stick to completely stock/original components. We're going to use what we have that works, and replace what needs replaced with what works. This is neither an historically accurate restoration, nor a completely modern renovation. It's half of each, and thus a "half-monty."

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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What's not to love about an Airstream story?!?
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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I'm very excited for you and your project. Just this evening, I was sitting in my soon to be 3 year full monte, reminiscing about when I first pulled her into the driveway. I am finally going to take her on the road this spring. You can't take too many pictures and most of all, make it yours. Have fun!
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Old 04-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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Surfpod, I have no doubt we will "make it ours." But my wife asked today when she could start picking colors and fabrics and I just had to laugh, and said "There's no floor in the bathroom. There's not even a bathroom in the bathroom, and you want to start picking colors?"

Oh well, I'm having a blast even with the getting dirty parts, so it's all good. The only tought thing right now is waiting for parts and supplies to arrive. I check my front porch for packages three times a day now.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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AirDreaming can take you in both directions, from nightmare to the ecstacy of the maiden voyage. Keep at, just as you did when you moved into your house and one day that fence will come down again and you will be heading out for the open road.

As you may know from browsing around, there is a wealth of information on the airforums site, as well as a lot of folks ready to jump in with answers, or at least point you to an existing thread that will help you get back on track.

Best of luck, and keep AirDreaming updated with your progress.

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