1963 Airstream Tradewind

24′ Airstream Tradewind


My baby and most recent restoration is well underway

The ’63 Tradewing the day I bought her


After the stripe removal prepping for polishing at this point I got a call for a customer that urgently needed an Airstream for a client in two and a half weeks time and all my others were booked. I just had my ugly duckling. Of course I said yes I can do it!

About 200 hours goes into getting an airstream in to the mirror finish. Then is an annual buff to keep on top of it.

Removing the old tiles and pulling new electrical through
I love how the faux stained glass glows when the interior lights are on


A beautiful reflection after a couple hard day’s polishing
Child labour hard at work polishing the roof
Samples of the rim and Vinyl colour for the client. The colours can be customized for a cost.
Leveling out the subfloor
Personalization is complete and we’re ready to roll out
Backing her in to her position in front of the Empress Hotel
Sitting pretty waiting for the afternoon crowd to arrive
A pretty girl with a pretty Airstream
Tens of thousands of people downtown for the symphony splash and my baby is in the middle of it.
One tired, shoeless and happy momma bear


This trailer  sleeps 4 or 5 on two double beds.

She has had her new axle, a brand new braking system and new tires installed in 2017 and the shiny new toilet and brand new pex plumbing is in.

Now as we head into another camping season this one is going into the final stages of her restoration mode. We have polished her to a bright finish but now comes the resealing her so shes good for the next season.