Sunday, 2 September 2012

Week 25 to 35








First the summer celebs with VintageAirstreams trailers -

Will Wyman -

Mike Gatting -

Examples of two trailers on the move -

We move the Sailor Jerry trailer out of storage for one festival -


Master Chef owned Wahaca -



Below, some of the trailers that arrived into the UK -









Below, Alex King starting work on some very nice cabinets -


Below, starting an interior 13 panel relining -






Then a trip to Germany for the caravan show

I meet up with ABC and the Berker stand and get a preview of some new products -


I also meet up with Michael Hold at the Airstream Germany stand -







Saturday, 25 August 2012

Friday, 15 June 2012

2012 - Week 23-24


'Which one of you bucking windows broke my winders'

It started with windows -



Then a day cooking burgers with Gordon Ramsay and Co at Battersea Power station for Gabrielle's Angel Foundation . I worked for Gabrielle's father Marc in London and New York -


Inside the old station on the day it's future was  announced   -



The very very tasty sliders served out to some very glamorous guests -





In the middle I had a trip to the seaside -



Also a quick rear panel replacement -








Then it finished with windows again -








Below, the modified bucking bar for hard to buck places around the ribs -



Stay tuned for Week 26-27


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Making the bit above the door

Making an new eye lid for above the entrance door can really improve the look of your vintage trailer.

Below - Flattened out old eyelid gets used as template and new eyelid starts to take shape -



Below - We fold the up-stand into the straight edge -


Then we work on flanging the edge to be riveted to the trailer -



Of coarse, we make a couple, just to be on the safe side -




Sunday, 13 May 2012

Project Shorty - Airstream design mock up

We are restoring an airstream which is having the interior designed by industrial designer adrian weidmann , a very gifted young designer from switzerland. In fact, this is the second airstream we have worked with Adrian's company on -



We scheduled in a weekend for modelling the interior to check how the design worked inside the trailer -



Trailer body had just landed back on the chassis the day before -


Below Adrian with client's friend talking over the objectives of the weekend before we started -





Foam board at the ready, this was the beginning of a busy weekend - 



Below, Pete Bull from ukairstreamers had kindly agreed to help Adrian & Co model for the weekend -




Front dinette takes shape -

It might be plastic, but it is still strong enough to sit on -







Time for a few jokes -



Then a final check -