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Old 11-17-2006, 05:06 AM   #21
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Here’s my Airstream story...
Great story! Thanks for sharing. I enjoy reading about other people's Airstream treasure hunts. It looks like another vintage Airstream has found a good home. Best of luck with your resto and keep us posted with pics along the way!
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:11 AM   #22
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that IS quite a find! what are you planninbg on doing with the frame? are you going to pull the shell, and redo it? i love the look of a pipe frame. i wonder if there's a way to strengthen it internally to the belly pan, so all you see is the pipe at both ends. i know a lot of people put the ladder frames in em, and weld a little pipe sticking out teh back, but the front looks so much cleaner than a big "A".

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Old 11-17-2006, 07:09 AM   #23
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What a honey of a trailer. I love how that trailer found you and now you get to repay the favor by restoring it back into a quality life. Keep us in on all your restorations. Looks like I saw some of the glass marker lights on the floor underneath the '70's cabinets. Is there anything else lurking there you can use?

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Old 11-17-2006, 08:21 AM   #24
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is that like a "Where's Waldo" game? find the vintage component?



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Old 11-17-2006, 01:09 PM   #25
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Very nice find. Welcome to the world of 1948 Airstreams. We are getting ready to drop the shell back onto our 22 foot liner soon. As mentioned elsewhere, it's pretty rare to see one on the road. Have fun with it.

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Old 11-17-2006, 02:56 PM   #26
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that IS quite a find! what are you planninbg on doing with the frame? are you going to pull the shell, and redo it? i love the look of a pipe frame. i wonder if there's a way to strengthen it internally to the belly pan, so all you see is the pipe at both ends. i know a lot of people put the ladder frames in em, and weld a little pipe sticking out teh back, but the front looks so much cleaner than a big "A".

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I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet. I got a lot of reading to do. I read your thread on the restoration you are doing. Looks great, a first class job. I'm sure I will be picking your brain when the time comes.
Right now my priority is to clean up the exterior. I don't think the neighbors see it for it's beauty as we do. Sooo, I want to try to get at least a semi shine put on it. I'm also going to blast & paint the rims and get some nice moon hubcaps.
After that I get back to my boat restoration (1968 Donzi). When I finish that, the fun will begin on the Wee Wind .
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Old 11-17-2006, 03:02 PM   #27
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would go perfectly with my 48 Cadillac that is waiting for completion!
Hi CaddyGrn,
You got any pics of that 48 caddy? I love those old Cadillac's.
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Old 11-17-2006, 07:13 PM   #28
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So "cute". I would keep the cabinets. In fact I would keep it as original as possible. That is the beauty of it....restore...not remodel. You have a gem.
Looking forward to your progress. There are many Forum members that can give you valuable advise and help you "get it rolling" . Enjoy the restoring.
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:02 AM   #29
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I finally got to spend some time looking over & cleaning my Wee Wind. The shell is in really good shape and appears to have no repairs done to it. I'm going to put a polish job on it soon. The tube is in bad shape and will need to be replaced as will the floor and belly pan. One other positive, while knocking the rust off the trailer jack, something broke loose and was able to get it to work. So I cleaned it up and put some paint on it to stop the rust process.
Also had a visiter from above. No doubt to film the latest Wee Wind sighting
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Old 11-19-2006, 07:17 AM   #30
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...Also had a visiter from above. No doubt to film the latest Wee Wind sighting
...and keep a motherly eye on her flightless hatchlings. Cute story at 5!
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Old 11-20-2006, 07:12 AM   #31
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lookin good, man! i know after seeing this come together, i'm going to want a late 40's one... doh! i might as well start looking this winter... it's inevitable!



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Old 11-29-2006, 02:24 PM   #32
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Correction on my Wee Wind VIN number. It's 3041.
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:36 PM   #33
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Correction on my Wee Wind VIN number. It's 3041.
According to thins that might be the last 48 Wee Wind made
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Old 11-29-2006, 03:36 PM   #34
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The only problem I have consistently run across when having a trailer this old and something you need to be emotionally prepared for is all the people who look at me and at the trailer, and at my tow vehicle, and ask me if I bought them new. Okay, I know I haven't aged as well as any of the above but still, and it has happened a few times, mostly with the car but once with the trailer even after I was asked what year it was.
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Old 11-29-2006, 04:48 PM   #35
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Correction again. Apparently someone else has #3041. I don't know what my VIN is. I will have to do some more reasearch.
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Old 11-29-2006, 06:04 PM   #36
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Outstanding, as stated above I think if it were mine I'd have to try to restore it to original specs. Congrats on a great find.

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Old 07-05-2008, 07:36 PM   #37
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picked up my new to me wee wind 6/25/08 shell in good shape, tube also a mess.
will have body off by mid july for frame restore.have tube ordered as local suppliers
don't carry 4" scdl 10 over 10 ' and i want 16'. my ser# is 3023 also floor rot ( is a found trailer with good shell.)I did tow it home. will keep eye on your progress ,maybe we could exchange info and experiance (2 heads are better than 1) I am a master Rv tec. but don't recall ever working on 1 of these before and I've been at it since 69.
ps got it for 500.00 owner almost knew what he had but no time.
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Do you still have your Wee Wind. I just bought one and am having difficulty finding tires and wheels. Can you tell me if you upgrading your running gear? Thanks
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Do you still have your Wee Wind. I just bought one and am having difficulty finding tires and wheels. Can you tell me if you upgrading your running gear? Thanks
Geez Diane...where do you find all of these? Two bambis, and now a wee wind!

Guess I'll be paying you another visit at the TX Vintage Rally next year

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