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Fyrzowt 02-15-2007 08:23 PM

That looks a little intimidating to look at, but a lot of the work in removing all if the fixtures has been done for you. You have a lot of work ahead of you, but a great project with potential.
Welcome to the forums, there are lots of people here who have been down your road before. Good luck, thanks for the photos.
Dave

enduroryda 02-15-2007 08:25 PM

Robbve, You might want to take a peak in at the February photo contest thread....There's a real nice pic of a 63' Bambi in there. Might give you a little incentive as to what kind of beauty your stream will become. Good luck with your restore...

SwampBillies 02-15-2007 08:27 PM

Wow! What have they done to her! I bet she is sooooo glad that you came to rescue her!

Fyrzowt 02-15-2007 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enduroryda
Robbve, You might want to take a peak in at the February photo contest thread....There's a real nice pic of a 63' Bambi in there. Might give you a little incentive as to what kind of beauty your stream will become. Good luck with your restore...

Post #39 in the Feb Photo Contest.

str8strm 02-15-2007 10:42 PM

Oh my! Just saw the pix. Good luck, and have fun. The rewards of doing it, will make it well worth the effort.

CaddyGrn 02-15-2007 11:55 PM

Welcome to the forums!

My hubby (NorCal Bambi) said "hello" a while back. We just love our 63 Bambi, it is soooooooo much fun! We had to work hard to get all of our interior out so we could re-do ours... you are ahead of the game! If you have questions, just check out my husband's thread on "Floor Replacement 63 Bambi"... several items may be similar, but then others will not. It is worth it!!!!!

https://www.airforums.com/forum...mbi-17925.html

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)

airstreamers 03-06-2007 01:02 PM

welcome robbve. congratulations on your neww addition. i really wanted to see the pictures, but the site is down right now so i'll keep checking it out. you've come to the right place for any kind of help and answers. so many here have been there, done that! it might seem like a lot of work ahead, but focus on what you will have when you're done! good luck!

robbve 10-21-2009 04:02 PM

Well, It has been over 2.5 years since I made my first and last Post! I swear that I haven't given up, but I have had two Babies since I aquired our Bambi and it has been slow going!

I have not been completely dormant; I have managed to remove the shell and belly pan and have begun to start on the frame. I will post pictures soon. Now that I am starting back on the project, I have some questions. This may not be the best threat to ask, but I thought that I would start here.

The original interior is mostly shot or missing. So I am thinking about reconfiguring the interior. This would include moving the wet bath and adding a grey/black tank under the floor. My initial thought is to reconfigure like a new Bambi with a rear bed, mid-bath and dinette in the front. Any thoughts? What about the waste plumbing?? Can I purchase the bath fiberglass and walls and holding tank from Airstream for a new bambi and retrofit them into my '61?

Please comment and keep me sane!

VIKING 10-21-2009 04:58 PM

Size and shape of the shell has changed from '61 to '09. I doubt they are compatible.
Holding tanks are easily available from incaplastics.com or ppg. You can make the walls out of plywood and cover them with fiberglass or aluminum or....
Read through the major restorations forum and see what some others have done there if you have'nt already.
Good to have you back.
Rich the Viking

tallytwo1994 10-22-2009 06:47 AM

Although the modern parts may not fit, your plan to reconfigure the layout could work anyway. It just so happens that the layout you describe is my favorite, and it was used on many many vintage trailers through the years.

Carol

Blue Pearl 10-22-2009 09:37 AM

I agree, that floor plan works great. Like many of the vintage sob's, I would consider putting a bunk over both the bed and dinette for the babies when they get bigger. right now they can each sleep on a dinette seat. That is what my granddaughters do now. Will are thinking bunk/storage area for the future. As Wally said, No changes, only improvements. You have a lot of improvements to do. Have fun and go camping in your tin tent.


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