In the ARC workshop today, this 1950’s classic Whale Tail Flying Cloud Airstream project is almost ready to go to it’s delighted owner. We’ll be having a photoshoot of the Airstream in the owner’s garden with our expert photographer, Jeremy Phillips: so watch this space for some super glamorous interior shots coming soon!
In the ARC workshop today – we’re working on the Airstream Poolhouse again – here you can see the window surrounds going in:
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!
In the workshop today those Airstream pool house drawers are nearly finished. Here you can see Richard applying the polished edging to them.
In the ARC Workshop today: Work on the Airstream Pool House project is progressing well. Here you can see the made to measure drawers waiting outside the Airstream, ready to go in.
Here’s Richard evening out the adhesive before laminating on the finished gloss white surface for the Pool House fitted furniture.
Once laminated the drawers can be assembled for the Pool House.
Here you can see how the interior of the Pool House is taking shape. The piece of curved aluminium you see on the left will be fixed to the corner of the cabinet by the door.
In the ARC workshop today: this Airstream Safari is being transformed into a luxury pool house for one of our clients. The beauty of having a static Airstream in your garden is that they don’t generally need planning permission. In these photos you can see it’s having the insulation and first fix electrics and then being relined with new aluminium which is being riveted into place by our team of Airstream experts.
In the workshop today – this 1952 Airstream Cruiser is getting the ARC treatment. The interior is being stripped out, the floor is coming out, the chassis is being painted and then it is being fitted with new insulation and a new floor as we repair it from the ground up. At the moment it is in a very sorry state so do stay tuned to the blog to see how this project progresses, we just love the original features like the door handles and original Airstream badge.
We are very proud to have our Weber Exprience Roadshow Airstream featured in this month’s edition of Land Rover World magazine. You can read a taster of the article here but to read the full piece you’ll have to buy the magazine!
In the absence of a huge American truck, we find that most of our customers prefer to use a Land Rover to tow their Airstream with, once they leave our workshop. Here at ARC we use a Land Rover Discovery and many of our customers – such as Dan from Weber – use a Land Rover Defender, as the article explains:
“Originally the ‘Weber Experience’ roadshow was lugged around the country with a Shogun but, as head chef and driver Dan Cooper stated, it just never felt up to the job and a few scary handling moments on long hills made them rethink their towing vehicle options.
“Thankfully they opted for a Defender 110 and even in a totally unmodified form it performs flawlessly. Dan recalls “most of the time you don’t even know you have a massive ‘van like this behind you.”
You can read more about our Weber Airstream project here
It’s always exciting when a new project gets underway at the ARC workshop. The next transformation will be turning this 1970s Tradewind into a top class bar.
First step; gutting the interior.
In the workshop today: the boys are fitting these bedside shelves into the Sovereign of the Road Airstream – they are made to measure and covered with black walnut veneer.