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Old 06-18-2018, 07:43 PM   #541
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Someone ought to be doing a documentary of you and your restoration goransons! One of the most amazing and thorogh detail of an AS reno I’ve seen here. Bravo indeed!
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:13 AM   #542
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Radio

I might have missed a post awhile back, but where did you find the radio, and does it work?
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Old 06-19-2018, 07:40 AM   #543
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Ironically the radio was the first purchase we made after the trailer. It was an eBay buy, it was professionally rebuilt. It works good. Thanks crazylev! Curtains are going up today. Vintage barkcloth.

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Old 06-19-2018, 02:59 PM   #544
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:51 PM   #546
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For some reason, as I’ve gotten older I find myself reflecting on my past. At 73, I remember my first encounter with my aunt and uncle’s ‘52 Silver Streak Clipper when I was 11, and later in their Tradewind. What I’ve loved about this amazing restoration, has been your insistence on honoring the heritage of Airstream’s progenitor. All of us who love what our Airstream represents in our lives (and this surely varies), connect with the affection you have expressed through your skill and hard work on this truly “one of a kind” trailer. From reading every post I suspect many of us feel we know you, and have the utmost admiration for the care and love you’ve shown to Wally and Stella’s traveling home. Think how thrilled they would be at your amazing renewal of trailer #1. Those of us who have the big red numbers salute and thank you for sharing this journey.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:04 PM   #547
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Working on the punch list and your outfits for your portrait session.

Splentabulouis!!!
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:42 PM   #548
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Thanks BAB! Haha no vintage clothes. I hope we have time to do laundry before we go!
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Started at 5:30 am stopping at 10:30 PM. Tomorrow a very short list including a test tow and retorque of lug nuts and once over for what needs to be tightened etc.
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Old 06-22-2018, 07:55 PM   #549
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Both trailers safely in Salem.
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Fantastic, the curtains turned out lovely. Safe travels and many accolades.
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Very, very cool!

Glad you got there safe.
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For some reason, as I’ve gotten older I find myself reflecting on my past. At 73, I remember my first encounter with my aunt and uncle’s ‘52 Silver Streak Clipper when I was 11, and later in their Tradewind. What I’ve loved about this amazing restoration, has been your insistence on honoring the heritage of Airstream’s progenitor. All of us who love what our Airstream represents in our lives (and this surely varies), connect with the affection you have expressed through your skill and hard work on this truly “one of a kind” trailer. From reading every post I suspect many of us feel we know you, and have the utmost admiration for the care and love you’ve shown to Wally and Stella’s traveling home. Think how thrilled they would be at your amazing renewal of trailer #1. Those of us who have the big red numbers salute and thank you for sharing this journey.


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Very well put, and I completely agree. I am truly in awe of the quality of the work that has been done and the attention to detail.

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Old 06-25-2018, 04:09 PM   #553
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Both trailers safely in Salem.
Oooh, come on, dish out the stories. How many people are stopping by looking, complimenting, trying to sell you anti-theft boots, or suggesting you donate it to a museum? If you need a donation for drool cups send me a PM.
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Hundreds and hundreds of people in the door the last few days. We showed it for 12 hours on Sunday.

PeeWee and others have been in. It’s been a pretty crazy but fun couple days. Today marks 4 days in a row with no trailer work. It’s been more than a year..

The folks running International have made it an amazing experience so far.
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The most frequent questions (I’ve lost count)
“Why is it white?” / “Why didn’t you paint it back gold?”
“Did he really go those places?”
“How much is it worth?”
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FOUND!! Wally Byam's '55 Cruiser - 1956 European Caravan trailer

The Airstream Dealer here brought in a photo booth. Check out the background picture everyone got.

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Now that’s appropriate! :flowers
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That's absolutely wonderful next best thing to doing period correct clothing inside.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:52 PM   #559
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Historic reunion as #1 and #50 from the caravan are reunited.
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Historic indeed!

I like the less roof seams on your #1. Seems like more craftsmanship forming the roof with less pieces. Glad to see both in their former glory.
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