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1976 Vintage Airstream Renovation : Week 3

September 4, 2015

This week we are scrambling to finish as much as possible. Over the summer we subleased a townhouse with two other roommates, and our lease ends this weekend! When we bought our vintage Airstream, we thought we would be mostly doing cosmetic work, and rebuilding the furniture, but it ended up being a lot more complicated than that, and we have now run out of time! Fortunately, we have a great family that is going to let us crash in their spare room for the next month. Thank goodness for that. Lesson learned : never underestimate the amount of work or time involved with a renovation. We are biting our nails trying to get this Airstream rolling. So, first task of the week, get the barrings repacked, and new tires put on!

1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream in Orange County, California.Since we fixed the outside window succesfully last week, we have decided to break all of the smaller window interior panes of glass so we can clean out the old tint that has fallen in-between the two panes of glass. Then we repainted the window structure and cover with white Rustoleum spray paint. They are a work in progress…

1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream in Orange County, California.

Josh went outside to install the locks for all the service doors that we had a locksmith rebuild. My grandpa is finishing up the electrical and I’m installing more insulation with my grandma. I just noticed that Josh, my grandpa and I all happened to wear red…weird haha.

1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream in Orange County, California.

There’s always time for a selfie!!

1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream in Orange County, California.

There isn’t any running water where we are renovating the Airstream, so we usually bring enough water bottles to keep up hydrated for the day. Today we ran out and we may have got a little desperate and drank from the Sparklette’s water we were going to use to test the fresh water tank…

1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream in Orange County, California.

I don’t think I’ll share the embarrassing video of me trying to lift the same water jug that Josh took…. All in all, it was a very productive week, and we are pretty excited to finally be putting the walls back up.

1976 Land Yacht Sovereign Airstream in Orange County, California.

It’s starting to look more like a home! We’re so excited! If you just started following our journey, feel free to pop back to the beginning to see what you missed…

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  1. Alex Brown

    September 10th, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    The progress pictures are awesome! loving the updates and can’t wait to see it done and on the road!

  2. moosestudio

    September 18th, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks :) We can’t wait until we finish it!

  3. Amber Dinger

    November 7th, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Where did you get the wheel well covers in the last image?
    Thanks!! Amber

  4. Moose Studio

    November 7th, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Those actually came with the trailer and were already there when we bought the trailer :)

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