Monday, August 28, 2006
Well, here I currently sit at the Philadelphia Airport with what was supposed to be a 2 hour layover that has turned into a 4.5 hour delay. I am headed to Charleston, SC for the week, supposedly to get home mid day on Friday - stay away Enersto! So, needless to say, not working on any Airstreams this week. Colin has been away from GSM for a week with his family at the Washington DC WBCCI unit rally in Cape Hatteras, NC. When he gets back, we'll be discussing getting back to work on the SOTR. What needs doing now. Well, right now, there is still no wiring or insulation - so that will be the first go around. Then the interior skin would be put back in, it will get Zolatoned and then the new marmoleum flooring will go in. From there, we will start with the Interior. I am trading that 1960 Trade Wind with the bunks for some AWESOME cabinet work so stay tuned on that. We're excited again about getting going on this Sweet Sovereign project once more. Hopefully, we'll be debuting it next spring if all goes well. Take care.... and yes, I'll be Airstream hunting down in Charleston.
Oh yeah, on Friday with all the trailers lined up in the yard, a new friend stopped in. He came walking across and said we had quite the line up. He goes, "I have a 1958 Airstream. An Overlander. " I said, we too have a 1958 Airstream, a SOTR! I told him we have bunks. He said he had bunks. I asked rounded? He said yes. So, yesterday, I drove the 15 miles to his house (yes, 15 miles) and there was the 58 Overlander sitting hooked to a 1950 Ford pickup. In today's post you will see a few pictures.. it is what is yet to come on the SOTR. His trailer is unbelieveably orginal - and in great shape! SYDTR!
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Well, I've been working on getting the 59 Electra from Iowa (where it is at this moment) to NY here. It'll take about a week. Very exciting. So, here I wanted to post the line-up out in the yard.. too bad the SOTR couldn't be in the photo..... but you're going to hopefully see more updates on that project in the near future. We are hoping to have it ready for next spring to the Cherry Blossum rally in April timeframe... we'll see! Enjoy my yard! I do.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Here is a picture of what will one day become our tow vehicle. This is a '59 Electra flattop in Tawny Rose that's been sitting inside since the 1960'. How many '59's will we find with the combination of Autronic Eye, Triple Turbine, and the Automatic Heater Control Option? This one's also got power seat and tissue dispenser. It needs a good deal of work, of course, but what a cool '59 this will be. If you recall, this is what my Grandfather towed his Airstream with back in the 60s from the old photos I've posted here. It'll be a head turner for sure! Enjoy.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Here are a few pictures of the Trade Wind. It's needing alot of work.... but don't they all that are 46, almost 47 years old. I hit the trailer with about 15 minutes of polishing tonight... and of course it polished up pretty nice. What should I do, Keep or Part out.... it needs a complete new floor. I head to Virginia tomorrow for 2 days, so thus again, work slows on the Airstreams.
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Well, the trip out to Niagara Falls was a good one. I made it out, with the tires and wheels off of the Trade Wind we've been owrking on. The tires on the new Trade Wind were ok, and decent enough looking, but to be on the safe side, I put the new Good Years on it. It towed like a dream. It is rough, needs a complete new floor (don't they all!) and a fridge. It is really cool with the bunks on one side, and half cabinet on the other. I'll get some pictures and post here in a day or two.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Well, we are all back home safe and sound. The Trade Wind we took to Virginia to stay in is as well. It sure was hot down there, but we pulled out the rear window screen and I put in a temporary house AC to survive and it worked great! Now it is cool (somewhat chilly this am) here in central NY. I depart Friday for Niagara Falls, NY to get the other 1960 Trade Wind. I will tow home early on Saturday morning. I am looking forward to it and can't wait to see it. Don't ask what that light string is there, I will find out when I get there.... just hoping that it is not a bunch of screw holes keeping it in place...if so, more RIVETS. Here are a couple more photos of it. I also have some 5 pole flag pole holders now. Let me know if you are interested in one. Cost is $83.10 for the 3 pole holder and $88.10 for the 5 pole holder. I'll get some pictures of the 5 pole holder up in a little bit.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Been busy out here in Southern California at work and play. At play, we've hit LegoLand, San Diego's Seaport Village, saw Cars - the Movie, Sequoia National Park, Disneyland, Oceanside Beach, toured Camp Pendleton, went and saw Bill Kerfoot's 54 Double Door Liner, and Jim Randalls 34 Bowlus (sp) and 56 Caravanner (Vintage Best of show and tow at this years International). Of course we've hit Rubio's too! Here are some pictures... Look at what we bought tonight - Zoe' says Happy Birthday Rob (today's my 37th) Enjoy!