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Old 05-22-2008, 12:39 PM   #81
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Best of Both Worlds?

V dubs and Airstreams don't always mix.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:04 PM   #82
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I would say beauty is in the eye of the beholder... I behold a beauty there.
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I would say beauty is in the eye of the beholder... I behold a beauty there.
And I would like to own it. It's very unique.

But is this something you would like to do to a Wee Wind?
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:12 PM   #84
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Wally's Gold Trailer

Yes, Wally Gold Trailer is owned by Airstream. I owned it from 1969 to 1977.

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Old 05-22-2008, 07:31 PM   #85
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And I would like to own it. It's very unique.

But is this something you would like to do to a Wee Wind?
If I owned that Wee Wind it would look exactly like the day Wally hooked up. I would faithfully restore it to it's original condition. Are you thinking of buying it for me? I will trade you one of my daughters that is how much I would love to own that trailer.
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:35 PM   #86
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Yes, Wally Gold Trailer is owned by Airstream. I owned it from 1969 to 1977.

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Pee Wee, If you gave that trailer to me I would give you everything I own. I know that would not be possible, since Airstream now owns it, but if you have any others needing a new stewart let me know.
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If I owned that Wee Wind it would look exactly like the day Wally hooked up. I would faithfully restore it to it's original condition. Are you thinking of buying it for me? I will trade you one of my daughters that is how much I would love to own that trailer.
Please keep your family intact. One 7-year old boy is about all I can handle right now. I'd much rather buy you Wally's Bubble and watch what you can do with that little piece of Airstream history.

Anything from the 40s sure would be cool though!
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:53 PM   #88
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Please keep your family intact.
You haven't met Frank's adorable daughters... we have five kids and would be happy to have either or both of Frank's girls.

...and no Frank, I will not give you my trailer in trade.
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You haven't met Frank's adorable daughters... we have five kids and would be happy to have either or both of Frank's girls.

...and no Frank, I will not give you my trailer in trade.
Which one?

(I'll leave you to decide whether I'm talking about Steve's trailers or Frank's daughters... )
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Sorry this thread has gone off in so many wrong directions.
I mean why doesn't some moderator re-wire this maze into several Threads.
Volkswagons, Opening a resto biz, and of course the one that started it regards Wally's old Bubble.
Amazing that it took 75 or so posts fore anybody got ahold of the current owner.
I think I know the guy. You dreamers ought to pick up the phone and give him a call. He is (was) a good ol' boy and a nice guy.

John (the guy that now owns it) I am convinced was in the paratroops with me, Last I heard he was a union ironworker, who moonlighted as a crack Harley mechanic. His dad was a PhD univ professor at A&M and old "Flathead John" was no rube. A shrewd and skilled horsetrader I'd bet.
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Old 05-23-2008, 03:44 AM   #91
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Sorry this thread has gone off in so many wrong directions.
I mean why doesn't some moderator re-wire this maze into several Threads.
Volkswagons, Opening a resto biz, and of course the one that started it regards Wally's old Bubble.
Amazing that it took 75 or so posts fore anybody got ahold of the current owner.
I think I know the guy. You dreamers ought to pick up the phone and give him a call. He is (was) a good ol' boy and a nice guy.

John (the guy that now owns it) I am convinced was in the paratroops with me, Last I heard he was a union ironworker, who moonlighted as a crack Harley mechanic. His dad was a PhD univ professor at A&M and old "Flathead John" was no rube. A shrewd and skilled horsetrader I'd bet.
Life goes all over the place brother.. the thread never went to far askew. I would contact the owner, but I kind of do not have 12K laying around. Why call and waste the mans time?
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Life goes all over the place brother.. the thread never went to far askew. I would contact the owner, but I kind of do not have 12K laying around. Why call and waste the mans time?
You might not have 12K, but I thought you were going to offer up your children...?
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Old 05-25-2008, 01:55 PM   #93
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Sorry this thread has gone off in so many wrong directions.
I mean why doesn't some moderator re-wire this maze into several Threads.
Volkswagons, Opening a resto biz, and of course the one that started it regards Wally's old Bubble.
Amazing that it took 75 or so posts fore anybody got ahold of the current owner.
I think I know the guy. You dreamers ought to pick up the phone and give him a call. He is (was) a good ol' boy and a nice guy.

John (the guy that now owns it) I am convinced was in the paratroops with me, Last I heard he was a union ironworker, who moonlighted as a crack Harley mechanic. His dad was a PhD univ professor at A&M and old "Flathead John" was no rube. A shrewd and skilled horsetrader I'd bet.
D'drummer; John fits your description. I bet he would like to hear from you. He is a good 'ol' boy. I know because I called him up and bought the Byam Bubble

The Bubble is on a truck (ok technically a trailer) heading towards it's new home in Northern California.

My wife and I will be selling our 1962 Tradewind. It is in original and excellent condition. I'll let you all know when we put it on the market.

There is so much to learn and properly record about the history of this Bubble. I hope the forum can help.

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I called him up and bought the Byam Bubble
The Bubble is on a truck (ok technically a trailer) heading towards it's new home in Northern California.
Yay! Can't wait to see pics and what you do with it!
Congrats to you and your wife
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Old 05-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #95
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Yay! Can't wait to see pics and what you do with it!
Congrats to you and your wife
Roamin' Cat. If it weren't for you I would not have found the Bubble, thank you. I have been looking into trailers used on Caravans for years, but never thought I would find a gem like this one .
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Wow, I have a great big smile on my face and joy in my heart, thank you

It gives me great pleasure to know that a fellow forum member bought Wally's Bubble and will enjoy it and love it back to life! Totally cool!

Please keep us posted along the way
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Roamin' Cat. If it weren't for you I would not have found the Bubble, thank you. I have been looking into trailers used on Caravans for years, but never thought I would find a gem like this one .
When you get the bubble home, maybe you and Dale (PeeWee) can get together to document the trailer's history. There's not much of this kind of verifiable history lying around, and it gets less every day.
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Old 05-25-2008, 07:08 PM   #98
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When you get the bubble home, maybe you and Dale (PeeWee) can get together to document the trailer's history. There's not much of this kind of verifiable history lying around, and it gets less every day.
Dale "PeeWee" has been a big help already with the images he posted. I hope he can help further, and I would certainly like to meet him someday.

Yes, once the Bubble makes it here safely I will definitely have my work cut out for me!
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How do you plan to restore the lettering on the side? The ghost image is nice but having a sign painter replace it exactly would be a sight to behold. Enjoy and share your plans.
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