Working with a Professional Airstream Restorer (Pt. 3)

The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer… the most recent contractors I’ve been working with are not exactly pro Airstream restorers. However, they are professional welders with skill & experience in a variety of disciplines – including stock car repair, plumbing, electrical work, and solar panel installations. Still, since taking on this project (and in addition to updating the chassis and electrical system as previously

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Little Green ’17!

Happy 2017, everyone!!! 2016 was an incredibly transformative year all around, and this little project was no exception. With the indispensable work of several vendors & contractors and a bit of luck on my side, I was able to get so much done to renovate & restore this 1969 Airstream Trade Wind over the past 12 months! I repaired an (unbeknownst to me) dangerously rusted chassis, fabricated new curtains

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Refinishing Vintage Airstream Cabinetry (Part 1)

One of my favorite maxims (attributed to branding entrepreneur Steve Stoute) is, “Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can.” I’d anticipated that my trailer would be with a contractor for at least a month or two, while tasks were completed that are not part of my skill set. So, last Spring I’d removed some of the original woodwork, window screen frames, and other

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