Airstream update

by Stef on January 6, 2014

in Airstream

1963 Airstream Tradewind

Whatever with this blog, guys.  I make no promises in 2014.   Let’s start small.

My parents have been in town for the past few weeks to see us for Christmas and help with the shop.  As part of our Christmas gift, they announced that they’re taking the Airstream for straight-up legit restoration at P&S Trailer Services in Ohio.  The Airstream still lives in Michigan, but I finally met her over Thanksgiving.  I guess you didn’t even know we traveled home for Thanksgiving because I post nothing ever for months on end.

Preliminary calls to P&S suggest that they’ll end up replacing some of the more damaged end caps.  They are Airstream magicians and will do as much or little restoration as we request.  For now, that looks like them getting all systems running (heat, electricity, air conditioning, appliances, sub floor, axles, propane tanks, etc.) and repairing and polishing the exterior.  In short – wow.  We could not, would not afford this type of work on our own.  My grand plan for the Airstream was to make it road safe and then just gut the interior and throw a mattress on the floor until we could afford more work.  We’ll miss the step-by-step restoration and documentation process, but will have a pristine Airstream in the end, something we never could have done on our own.  I’m PUMPED.

The photos below show some P&S work.  P&S did an Airstream restoration for the incredible Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan so I’d trust them with anything.

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Wren January 6, 2014 at 7:31 pm

Wow! What an amazing gift. Needless to say, I hope you show pictures of the beaut when she is done. Awesome news!

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Stef January 9, 2014 at 1:16 pm

I know, it’s phenomenal! I’ll miss doing the work ourselves, but it’s such an awesome opportunity. Can’t pass it up.

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Beth January 9, 2014 at 11:33 pm

Yayyyy! I’m so excited for you guys and can’t wait to see the after photos!!

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