In the workshop: A tale of two Safaris

by ARC on June 23, 2014

Polished Airstream Safari

This Airstream Safari is all polished and shiny (above) – ready for summer. Inside you can see the new seating structure and TV (below).

Airstream pool house

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 and brakes for starters…

1960s Airstream

More work on the Airstream Pool House

by ARC on May 21, 2014

Work on the Airstream Pool House

In the workshop today – we’re still working away on the Airstream pool house project – here you can see the calorifier being installed underneath the seats, this will supply the hot water in this airstream.

Work on the Airstream Pool House

In this picture you can see the corner basin unit being assembled, ready for the basin to go in and up above, a selection of spot lamps are being fitted into the ceiling, to light it up ready for a night time swim.

Work on the Airstream Pool House

Work on the Airstream Pool House

Apart from the Airstreams we are also being kept very busy preparing for our move to larger premises. We’ll still be in Somerset but you won’t be able to see the workshop and wave at us from the train any more if you’re heading towards London.

At the new place all of the trailers will now be worked on indoors as there is much more room to work and this will greatly improve our polishing times, which will no longer be weather dependent. We will miss our neighbours, especially Scotts snacks…although the entire workforce may drop a dress size [not that they need to!]

After each day in the workshop the guys are loading up stock to take over to the new premises where they have been working on making it into an ideal workspace. The wiring has gone in, and we have to build a new office and canteen. Selena is hoping for a desk that she can stand up and work at…We’ll send you some more news of the workshop as it happens, along with some more photos of our latest exciting Airstream projects, of course.

Airstream parts

21 March 2014

In the workshop today – we have some parts going out to customers. these two windows from our parts department are going to the owner of a 1973 Ambassador. We have an online shop selling new Airstream parts and accessories and also have lots of vintage parts in stock – too many to list individually. [...]

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Checking the Airstream lights

4 February 2014

In the ARC workshop today – we’re checking the lights on this Airstream before it goes to it’s new home.

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Happy New Year from ARC

31 December 2013

Well another year has whizzed past here at ARC . We’ve finished some more great Airstream projects and the workshop is still full with more Airstreams being restored and repaired every day. One of our other little projects that we launched this year was our online Airstream shop selling new and vintage parts and Airstream [...]

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Colour Changing LEDs in the Bar Serving Hatch

2 September 2013

In the workshop today – it’s busy, busy, busy ¬†as this complicated electrical system is fitted to the Bar Airstream – this will be powering everything in the Airstream including the awesome colour changing LEDs around the custom-cut serving hatch – these lights will help guide thirsty revellers towards the Airstream at dark festivals…

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A closer look at that luxury padded bedroom!

22 February 2013

Today we’ve got a few more photos of the bedroom from our photoshoot with the 22ft Airstream Safari. It’s upholstered throughout with overhead storage in real cherrywood veneer and integrated lighting and spotlamp fixtures.

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Inside Moby the Whaletail

20 July 2012

In the workshop today: this 1950′s Airstream is being carefully renovated and features an original Airstream sink and taps. There are a mixture of vintage and modern fittings on the bathroom cupboard: The brand new window pelmets are handmade in brushed steel: Here you can see the whaletail shape from the inside, with new modern [...]

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Vintage Airstream Restoration

8 June 2012

In the workshop today – this Airstream is being restored with original vintage Airstream lights, sinks and taps. Keep following to see the finished project!

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Lava Lamp Lighting

11 May 2012

Back to the Lava Lamp Airstream today and a closer look at the lighting. As previously mentioned, the whole design is based on the inside of the Lava Lamp and there’s one recessed into the wall between the kitchen and the rear seating area: Running along the ceiling is a panel fitted with hundreds of [...]

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