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Airstream Adventure

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Post by potters66 » Sat May 12, 2018 8:45 pm

Not a rusty can but this was quite an adventure with the boy.
Char found this (long story) and it was sitting in the woods for over 25 years. We spent some time with the bearings, tires and a light bar and headed off on a 275 mile journey to get it back home including the Cross Sound Ferry.
Super fun adventure with the boy and now to get busy on the restoration on this 1968.
Was even able to get the original paperwork and actually got it registered to come home legal.
There is one left in the woods at the same place and trying to get that one also. It's the newer one in the pictures.

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Post by Conehead » Sat May 12, 2018 9:38 pm

OH my!
I shall leave no cone unturned!!

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Re: Airstream Adventure

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Post by kamsquared » Sun May 13, 2018 9:19 am

That is cool.......late 60s aluminum.
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Re: Airstream Adventure

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Post by texascans » Sun May 13, 2018 1:46 pm

Well Done - love it!
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Re: Airstream Adventure

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Post by Mike S » Sun May 13, 2018 3:49 pm

There is a company near me that buys them, restores and or customizes them to however you want......if you have deep enough pockets. I was there once and they were doing one for a casino in Vegas to make it look like a old fashioned diner and i think the guy said it was going to cost somewhere in the 200k or more range when they were done.

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Post by Beamer » Sun May 13, 2018 4:17 pm

Cool stuff there sir. You can camp in my backyard anytime!
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Post by potters66 » Sun May 13, 2018 8:10 pm

Amazing what was hiding under the dirt!!! Next weekend we gut it to the shell.

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Post by Flat_Top » Sun May 13, 2018 8:23 pm

Very cool. Every year there is a gathering of Airstreams right down the street from. Must be a couple hundred there. How did the interior hold up?
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Post by potters66 » Wed May 16, 2018 7:51 pm

Interior is shot and gutting it completely. Not so much water damage but every type of rodent has made a home in it.
How long before bantam spots the ford outside the door??? :lol:

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Post by potters66 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:57 pm

Almost gutted and shell will come off next week!

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