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Monday, March 19, 2012

1966 Airstream Caravel 17' Renovation Phase I - Gutting the interior

I'm in the process of renovating my 1966 17' Airstream Caravel. Below is a video of the first phase of the project.

I bought this Airstream in fairly good condition, and we used it for a few camping trips before we decided to gut everything. I felt a little bit guilty destroying such a beautiful piece of history, but we decided that we would enjoy it more and get more use out of it if we completely renovated it according to our specific preferences and needs.

I drilled out all of the rivets and removed the appliances, cabinets, benches, and everything else that was inside the Airstream. Almost all of the components were put out on the curb to be picked up on bulk trash day, and I'm happy to say that all of the recyclable items were hauled away by salvagers before the city hauled the rest to the dump. I was also able to give away the original gas stove and hot water heater to somebody who will hopefully recycle it.

This phase of the renovation probably took about 10 hours to complete.

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