Today, was a beautiful day, so I was on a mission to get some spray painting done. I have a bunch of things to spray paint, but thought I would do my part to get the Airstream on the road soon!
We have the original Propane tanks from the 1963 Ambassador, but they have the old valves that can't be refilled. After looking at new ones this size and finding them to be $150 each. After looking a little further, my dh found the new valves for the tanks for $23 each. Now all we had to do is make them look a little more presentable.
Have I said before that spray paint is a wonderful thing? Well, the kids sanded the bad spots down, I primed it and then used Rustoleum Aluminum Spray Paint.
Here are the results. They almost look better than the Airstream at this point, at least from this angle. Just a view from far away. It will be nice to not switch our small tanks back and forth from our grill at home to the Airstream everytime that we leave.
The other thing that my dh got done today was to shuffle the Airstreams around. I guess this is the downfall of having a fleet is that it's never easy to figure out where they go. We had stored the '53 Clipper besidePenny Pinching Party - The Thrifty Home the garage in the front of the house for the winter and put the '63 Ambassador in the back yard. We are working on the '63, so we wanted it out to get it ready to go for our trip. The '53 is going to retire for awhile in the back yard. I have plans of making a large yard ornament and planting flower beds around it. It will be a fun little place for the kids to have sleepovers, until we decide we need it again.
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