In my last post on this topic, we covered the basics of preparing a first draft budget for your renovation. Creating a budget for your Airstream is the same process you’d follow with any other type of architecture, so any experiences you’ve had in the past working with a home renovation can help give you a sense of confidence and familiarity. The main differences are that there are...Continue reading
What the Deuce?!
Now with two 1969 Airstream trailers and a 1/2 researched & carefully thought-out, 1/2 naive & boldly off-the-cuff plan to gut one of them for parts to use in restoring the other, I decided that it was time to call Colin Hyde Trailer Restorations in Plattsburgh, NY to figure out a scope of work, rough time frame & cost estimate. I’ve spoken to Colin a couple of times...Continue reading
James Bought A(nother) Trailer
Over the last couple of years, I’ve kept my eyes out for other ’69 Airstreams for sale on eBay and Craig’s List, mainly to see if I could find another trailer that I could buy inexpensively and use for parts. The Safari I’ve had for the past couple of years is gutted except for the bathroom, and so parts like overhead compartments (which might be challenging to build...Continue reading
At home for the holidays, I’m getting ready to go back to school at Yestermorrow. I’ll be away from the Airstream for a while, concentrating on my schoolwork, so I’m itching to get a little more work done while I’m at home. Being more of a visual / hands-on learner, I thought it might be a good idea to see if there were any online videos of vintage...Continue reading