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June 24, 2021

1970 Airstream Overlander Restoration


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Embark on a captivating journey with Texoma Classics as we meticulously restore a 1970 Airstream Overlander in Sherman, Texas. This vintage Airstream Overlander isn’t just a trailer; it’s a symbol of adventure, travel, 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 1970 Airstream Overlander, 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 cozy and functional 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 Overlander 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 1970 Airstream Overlander 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

An innovator for the recreational and vacation vehicle sector, Airstream was founded by Wally Byam in 1932. A company that quickly blossomed on the success of aerodynamic aluminum travel trailers, Airstreams continues to use the same iconic styling and construction. Along with vacationing families and other adventures, commercial as well as government agencies such as NASA have continued to popularize the Airstream product line. According to research conducted during Airstream’s 75th anniversary in 2006, between 60 to 70 percent of the company’s trailers are still operating. 

Before…

The client brought in this Airstream to have us fix a few items. We are going to look at the gas tank and lines, water tanks, plumbing and the flooring. 

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

During…

Found some rotted wood under the old carpet and couch. Going to cut out the old wood and replace it with brand new wood. 

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

The new wood is in and complete, now on to the next step.

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

Found a couple of places that have same rusted areas. On the other side the doesn’t appear to be as bad but the rear sub frame will have to be replaced.

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

Started to cut out the rusted sub frame, to find out it is worse then we originally thought it was.

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

Took the floor out of the bathroom since it was rotted. Also, it had to come out so that the team could fix the sub frame underneath the floor. 

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

Parts of the bumper support/frame in the rear were rusted out so our team cut out the cancerous portions and replaced them with new metal.

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

The new sub-frame is complete, on to replacing the bathroom floor.

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

Wit the sub frame is complete, we were able to replace the floor with new wood. 

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

Placing the floating sub-floor down so that when we put down the linoleum it is all leveled out. 

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

Got the floating sub-floor finished, so we started laying down the linoleum, as you can see we don’t have much more to go.

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander

The linoleum is all-around impeccable, our team finished up around the edges, the only place that was left to go.

1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander
1970 Airstream Overlander