In The Workshop

Tradewind bedroom suite

by ARC on July 23, 2014

One of the great things about an Airstream is that you can use it for anything – not just travelling but also as a static installation in your garden to be used as an office, spare room or a space for entertaining – and as it’s a temporary structure you don’ actually need planning permission to put it there. You may have been following our progress on the Airstream Safari that we’ve been converting into a luxury pool house for one lucky customer – that project is almost finished now and now we have another one beginning. This Airstream Tradewind is in a bit of a sorry state at the moment but over the coming weeks we are going to be converting it into a deluxe bedroom suite. So keep your eyes on the blog to see how it’s getting on!

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Airstream Tradewind

Out with the old and in with the new….

Airstream Tradewind

The whole side of the Tradewind will be replaced with new aluminium where these two odd additions are:

Airstream Tradewind


Brake repairs and Pool House polishing

by ARC on July 11, 2014

In the ARC workshop today – Richard is working on the brakes on this Airstream Safari:

Airstream Safari brake repairs

Have a look at those Safari springs:

Airstream Safari springs

The original interior of the Safari:

Safari interior

Meanwhile, in the finishing shed, the Airstream pool house is getting a polish:

Airstream Pool House


1947 Airstream and a Globetrotter

9 July 2014

In the ARC workshop today here are some pics of a very rare 1947 Airstream we have been working on: This Airstream Globetrotter is in for some repairs to the original under seat storage:

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New aluminium underbelly

7 July 2014

In the ARC workshop today – the chassis on this Airstream has been restored and it has been fitted with a new aluminium underbelly:

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More progress on the pool house Airstream

3 July 2014

In the ARC workshop today: We’ve been making more progress with the pool house Airstream. Here you can see the almost finished set of drawers: …and the seating area with table in place waiting for edge banding:

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In the workshop: A tale of two Safaris

23 June 2014

This Airstream Safari is all polished and shiny (above) – ready for summer. Inside you can see the new seating structure and TV (below). And as one project nears completion – a new one begins! Here’s one we have just picked up from Port, a 1960 safari in the workshop for new lights, 240 electricity [...]

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In the workshop

18 June 2014

In the ARC workshop today – we’re working on lots of different bits and pieces and the new workshop is also coming together as well – check out the door to the office for instance – how cool is this? This Airstream is getting a new aluminium underbelly… Here’s Richard working on the bathroom counter [...]

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More progress on the Pool House Airstream

13 June 2014

In the new ARC workshop today: More work on the Airstream that is going to be a luxury pool house. Here you can see the cabinetry taking shape in the pool house bathroom and the beautiful upholstery in the seating area. Stay tuned for more updates – this one is really getting there now!

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Airstream polishing indoors

11 June 2014

In the ARC workshop today: As regular readers will know, we’ve recently moved to a new workshop with two huge sheds – one for engineering and the other for fitting and finishing, which means we can now polish the Airstreams indoors. This significantly cuts down on the polishing time as we no longer have to [...]

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We’ve moved!

3 June 2014

This week we are settling in to our new workshop space and loving it – we’ve got two big sheds to work in so all the Airstreams can be worked on indoors in all weathers. We’re still fixing the place up but it’s very exciting to have so much room to work in after our [...]

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