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Old 05-13-2018, 01:09 AM   #1
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Not a RW 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.

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You guys are glutens for punishment, looks like a lot of work. I'm sure it will be like new when you're finished.
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Looks like an awesome job to do with your boy....

I would have been terrified of the tires .... Did you take 4 spares?
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Looks like an awesome job to do with your boy....

I would have been terrified of the tires .... Did you take 4 spares?


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1 spare but we put 4 almost new tires on it. we were running highway speeds so no way was I trying it with the old tires.
I have to say that Airstreams with the IS tow amazing even for an old one. I had left a small bundle of wire ties on the rear bumper and they were still there when we got to the ferry!
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Steve,

I had no idea the Airstream’s had the IS.....
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Must be some tongue weight. It even makes the Denali sag... ha ha
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Must be some tongue weight. It even makes the Denali sag... ha ha
Lots of tongue weight. Loaded about half way up with crap but I had to take it all. Almost gutted and shell will be off next week. I used to think Airstreams were built well but the aluminum structure makes our RW's look incredible!!!

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Wow!!! You guys have been busy the last 10 days! Looking forward to the finished product.
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WOW is right !!!

That looks like a great project, and also looks to have a solid foundation......
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Another WOW! Looked the pics again this this morning & that looks like a LOT of work up to now & yet to go!
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Another day done!!!
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Holy Airstream Batman! When you remodel, you remodel. Are you drawing schematics as you go to send to Airstream on how to build one better.
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Steve, if you wear that bored, i have plenty of work i could have had you do....

What a project, what progress !
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Found the bones under it all today. Off to sandblast next week.
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Sure hope you're good at Jigsaw Puzzles because it sure looks like it will be a puzzle to put back together.
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I did the same with a 1937 Chevy Coupe when I was younger. A little jealous of your project, love the updates and progress photos. Enjoy the project!


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Found the bones under it all today. Off to sandblast next week.

Steve, if you need any steel for bracing, or aluminum, call me...

You can get it from our Naugatuck btranch... OR i can ship ups
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Steve, if you need any steel for bracing, or aluminum, call me...

You can get it from our Naugatuck btranch... OR i can ship ups
THANKS... Joe,
Once I blast is I will let you know if we need anything.
As for my earlier comment on the IS, I was a little off. Should have said torsion axel.

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THANKS... Joe,
Once I blast is I will let you

know if we need anything.
As for my earlier comment on the IS, I was a little off. Should have said torsion axel.

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Interesting looking setup there......

Guess it looked better when it was newer....
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Looks like a lot of work, can't wait to see the finished product. Be sure to post a lot of pictures.

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