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Old 11-11-2017, 10:48 PM   #11
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In order to get the wife involved I had to agree to ring it up to modern standards on the interior .
Good plan. It would be cool to see it with all new apliances, led lights, usb chargers and the like. Very cool platform to start with.
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Old 11-12-2017, 06:51 PM   #12
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Attachment 156229 I am going to attempt to restore this 1968 Holiday Rambler trailer. Looking for more discussion, and some pointers. I am having a hard time finding any information on this year trailer.


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ID:	156292 I purchased another Holiday Rambler to help with the restoration. This is 1967 model. The “68” had the bathroom midway in the trailer. The “67” model has the bathroom across the back. My wife and I are excited about doing this. We figure 2 years and 6000.00 dollars. See ya out there.
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Old 11-13-2017, 06:22 AM   #13
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Good luck brother
I have only had my Airstream for a week. It has been fun trying to reverse engineer the assembly without destroying anything.
My grandpa taught me a formula for restoring anything over 10'years old.

A. Esimate the cost
B. Add 10 percent
C. Double the total
D. Add $25

Good luck on your project.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:07 PM   #14
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To both diving into restoration projects ~ good luck & keep us posted with lots of pics please.

Here's a site which either or both might find handy: Vintage Travel Trailer Accessories | Airstream Restoration Parts
Good folks there and where I bought items when doing a trailer conversion a few years ago.
Of course, that info is for anyone wishing to look at their site.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:04 AM   #15
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If I ever had a toaster (airstream), I would pay the $$$ to have it polished up like chrome. I love that look, but I wouldn't do that myself . I polished the pontoons on my pontoon boat, and everyone ooohs and ahhhs over the look, but they had no idea the hell it is getting there. When asked how my 'toons got so shiny, my standard answer is "equal parts hard work and stupidity". lol

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Old 11-15-2017, 09:08 PM   #16
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If I ever had a toaster (airstream), I would pay the $$$ to have it polished up like chrome. I love that look, but I wouldn't do that myself . I polished the pontoons on my pontoon boat, and everyone ooohs and ahhhs over the look, but they had no idea the hell it is getting there. When asked how my 'toons got so shiny, my standard answer is "equal parts hard work and stupidity". lol

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I know it is a major undertaking. Airstreams are also clearcoated and have to be stripped before polishing. Of course at 47 years old I wouldn't think a lot of clear coat remains. This is going to be an extended but fun project.
Just started on the interior stripping.
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Wow, does that Airstream bring back memories. My grandfather had one just like that when I was a little kid. He kept it in his driveway, I remember sneaking into it at night and pretend I was camping. After he retired, he and Grandma took a major road trip all over the country, without GPS!! I plan on doing the same in a few years with my Rockwood.
This thing really pegs the cool meter, can't wait to watch your progress. Good luck and take lots of pictures!
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I know it is a major undertaking. Airstreams are also clearcoated and have to be stripped before polishing. Of course at 47 years old I wouldn't think a lot of clear coat remains. This is going to be an extended but fun project.
Just started on the interior stripping.
The book I mentioned in Post #4 has a chapter devoted to polishing. The author is one of the hosts of The Vap - the Vintage Airstream Podcast.
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