If you're interested please look at the 1950s Airstream Photos subforum for pictures of our 1949 fully restored 18 foot Trailwind which was completed last week. Original refurbished items include the Wally Byam oil burning heater, wardrobe and wood cabinet, the ice box/sink combo and overhead lockers with wood doors (both polished to a mirror finish). The end caps were also polished which gives the trailer a larger feel than its 16 feet interior. The Trailwind is fairly rare being one of only 60 made prior to 1950
New items include a low-profile air-conditioner, horseshoe couch, fridge, all wiring, all plumbing, zolatone paint, sub-floor, hardwood flooring, bed, toilet, axle and rims. The exterior was polished to a mirror finish and a badly dented aluminum panel replaced. On top of everything else the trailer has been in our family for over 40 years (I lived in it during college), so it also has sentimental value.
The day after we got the Trailwind back we took it out last weekend for an Airstream rally in Kernville, California. The Trailwind didn't have to wait long for its maiden voyage and we had a great time although it was also our first time trailering. Let me know what you think if so inclined.