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July 24, 2021

1968 22′ Airstream Trailer Restoration


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Embark on a captivating journey with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1968 22′ Airstream Trailer in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Airstream isn’t just a trailer; it’s an icon of travel, adventure, and timeless design, and we’re dedicated to bringing it back to its former glory. Join us on a visual voyage through the restoration process, where the spirit of classic trailers meets modern craftsmanship and innovation.

At Texoma Classics, our passion for preserving the allure of vintage trailers shines through in every restoration project we undertake. With the 1968 22′ Airstream Trailer, we’re not just restoring a trailer; we’re rekindling the essence of American travel excellence. Our team of skilled artisans and restoration experts meticulously breathe new life into every facet of this iconic Airstream, from its iconic aluminum exterior to its comfortable interior.

This isn’t just a restoration; it’s a transformation. As we pay homage to the original aesthetics while incorporating modern upgrades for enhanced comfort and functionality, we’re crafting an Airstream Trailer that captures the nostalgia of a bygone era while meeting the demands of today’s travelers. Whether you’re an avid adventurer, a road trip enthusiast, or someone who appreciates the allure of vintage trailers, our restoration projects epitomize the spirit of American travel heritage.

Witness the magic as Texoma Classics turns this 1968 22′ Airstream Trailer into a rolling home on wheels, ready to hit the open road with style and comfort once more. Explore how we’re turning dreams into reality, one restoration at a time, and envision the possibilities for your own travel adventure with Texoma Classics, where vintage Airstreams are reborn with a touch of modern sophistication.

History

Airstream trailers and recreational vehicles are manufactured in Jackson Center, Ohio, USA. The company, a division of Thor Industries, now employs more than 475 people, and is the oldest in the industry. The company was created by Wally Byam, a lawyer by training, who began building trailers out of Masonitein his backyard in Los Angeles during the late 1920’s. There are more than a dozen Airstream parks throughout the United States. These are RV resorts or campgrounds where owners of Airstream-manufactured units are allowed to buy, rent or lease a site. Airstreamers are a group of  “RV-ers” who share a community spirit because of their common love of the trailers. In the early 1950s, Airstream company founder Wally Byam began leading groups of owners on travels to many portions of the world, where the towed trailers were quite remarkable. 

Before…

This Airstream came in for a completely new look. As you can see it needs just a little work to make it a functional trailer. Here is the start to this Airstreams new lease on life!

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During…

Here you can see the sub-floor getting placed. Step 1 in putting this back together is complete.

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Cleaned up all of the old wires and organized the new wires. Looks better now that the wires aren’t hanging down everywhere. 

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Constructing the wheel wells for the inside of the trailer. Custom made to fit over the wheels.

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Made out of oriented strand board and 14 gauge steel. You can see here the screws and caulk. These are now almost complete.

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Cut the corners to match the radius of the wheel well. Now it will slide right into the right place. After these are attached to the floor, there will be no more holes. 

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Here you can see the water lines being ran through to the correct locations. Here is the new water heater that was installed.

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Got the water heater in and the lines that will run to the sinks and the bathroom. 

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Here you see the new breaker box and converter. You can see all the new and neat wires going into the box.

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Got the outlets in and they are in different spots so you’ll have room to put everything.

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