Well after an aborted attempt to bring her home earlier in the week Anna has finally made it home after six weeks of being at the "annex". I waited a few days for the ground to get nice and hard. It has been very cold here, with highs ever day below freezing. It did not take long for the area that was mud to become rock hard. My friend Mike was sad to see her go and asked me to bring another over for him to look at. He requested that this time I not park in such a discrete location. He wants me to park one so he can see it when he wakes up. I think Michael is being converted to the Airstream way. I have been asked to find a "small one" for him. Anyone have a small one on a small budget looking for a good home? I promise Michael will treat her like she was intended to be used. He would make a great asset to the community. You folks out there help me out with this dream. Now back to Anna,
This was Anna's last ride on 46 year old axles. I placed the order with Colin Hyde at GSM for two Axis axles. They are going to be 75" hub face to hub face. 57 7/8" frame rail to frame rail. 3200 lbs down rated from 3700 lbs with 10" brakes. Powder coated, shock brackets welded on, and all the hardware needed. The total bill for this is $1160 to my door. In two weeks I will show everyone how I went about putting them on. Now to figure out what to do with the incredible savings. Anyway, I drove Anna home and backed her in next to the studio.
Through the gate and back where she belongs. All evening I looked out at my beautiful girl. Man am I looking forward to spending some time with her. She is so much easier on the eyes than that 5 panel 1966 was.