Bits by bit we get work done on Lolo the 1959 Shasta Airflyte. She had no original light or step assist so we went shopping. ( Yay! Shopping is one of the best things about restoration projects.) Love the LED porch light we found and the step assist is a stainless handicap grab bar. I think they look good! Ron got the DOT exterior marker lights on and working while I worked on stripping the nasty black paint off all the original cabinet hardware. It’s an icky job but this CitriStrip at least smells like oranges. I plan on stripping the black paint off her wings and shining them up. I am also planning on adding a silver stripe in the black.
Lolo means red
Lolo, the word for Red in Romani
This lovely old lady came to live with us a few weeks ago. She was born in 1959 in Goshen, Indiana. She is a Shasta Airflyte. We are her 4th owner and she was not treated well by previous owners, sort of like a pet rescue. And like a rescued pet she is going to take a lot out of our pocket book. But we will love her and make her a well cared for family member.
She had been painted red on the outside by the previous owner. Since we are travelers in our souls it seemed fitting to give her a Romani name. I hope you will follow along as we restore and remodel her to her new glory.