this was a big day. the airstream is now ready to roll for the vintage airstream rally happening this weekend in albequerque, new mexico. there will be 50+ vintage airstreams there! we made a push to get it in a temporary state to be able to use it. i picked it up from area 63 this afternoon and will be putting it on the road tomorrow as we start our journey. it is essentially an aluminum tent at this point (nothing installed in the interior, but we will be able to sleep inside it).
i have owned it for 2 1/2 years and this well be the first time we’ve actually used it and slept in it. very exciting! on the way back home we’ll be spending one night in sedona where the mrs. will be enjoying a stone helaing massage thing as i’ll be babysitting the boys… i mean spending time with the boys. we’ll be shooting video at the rally so check back soon for updates!
i couldn’t resist a photo-op at this point
new panel. notice the reflection in the middle, down lower is actually a reflection of the asphalt.
we’re making good progress on the airstream. i removed the windows a couple of weeks ago and have spent the last two weeks rebuilding & polishing them. i under-estimated the time involved to complete the task, but it’s almost done. uwe at area 63 has already replaced the front and rear skins and has the streetside panel off and is in the process of replacing that. we have an airstream vintage rally happening next weekend in albequerque, new mexico that we will be attending so we need to complete the skin replacement and also get the windows re-installed. i’ll be towing the empty shell with the family. it’ll be our first overnight in the airstream. it will be a busy week.
i’m thrilled to finally be introducing my pet project, a 1956 airstream travel trailer, to the blog. this particular model is aptly named “the flying cloud”. i look forward to posting updates on the restoration progress.