Johnnie From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 7248 times:
Okay, I KNOW this is a weird topic, BUT, it's always been a fantasy of mine to install a 2 unit galley from a B-747-400 in my home as my fully operational kitchen!
Also, I would LOVE to purchase a first class cabin unit of a B-747-100 Classic, with seats (16 first class seats, galley, 2 lavs, doors 1L/1R, and a fully operational first class Galley, and put in in my basement. The spiral staircase would lead from the basement into my kitchen. I would turn this First Class cabin into a home movie theatre, and entertain guests from America!!! LOL.
Anyway, the weird question IS, would you install a fully operational Galley in your home as a kitchen? Or go wild and describe HOW you would turn your home, or a part of it, into an aircraft cabin! And NO, I am not smoking anything!
B777Boeing From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7139 times:
I know you feel, I bought a 727-200 1R galley door with the frame to convert into a working display item. It is complete with the evacuation slide. I love collecting large items like this. I'm currently looking for an A300 door to buy for my project next summer. I can find you a nice small galley for you to use in your home if you want. Let me know if you are interested.
Johnnie From Portugal, joined Jul 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7127 times:
B777Boeing, COOL! Hmmmm, or how about a
B-747-400 or A340 cabin door as your Front Door at
home. You would have to "disarm" the door to answer it!! LOL. I AM thinking seriously of purchasing a galley unit. I will let you know.
Corocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7119 times:
A former pilot for Pan Am turned his media room into the inside of a 747. It has lots of stuff that he got from old planes such as seats, and interior panels and stuff. It was displayed in a magazine called Audo/Video interiors about 4 months ago. It was really cool.
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 7112 times:
It's still only a dream but when I come to building my own place, I hope to incorporate a section of the fuselage of a 737/DC9/727 size aircraft into the house to provide a little extra interest to the design...
You could make the interior into a guest or child's bedroom!
OPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7075 times:
Just an FYI, but aircraft galleys aren't really suited to "cooking" in the same sense that one's kitchen is. First off, space in an aircraft galley is limited, and secondly, the heat sources (coffeemakers and ovens) are essentially designed for beverages and warming/reheating food versus outright cooking with pots and pans. I did some time earlier in my career in airline catering (sounds like a prison sentence, and it was, sorta..) and you'd be surprised at the amount of pre-preparation that goes into meal set-ups (the trays) and the actual entrees (the part that they heat and put on the tray) before they are ever loaded on the aircraft.
As an aside, I did read once where Billy Crystal spent so much time shuttling between coasts and feeling at home on aircraft that he installed a lav from a 747 in his home... More functional than a galley, I guess...
TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7007 times:
My roomate and I are interested in purchasing some first class/business class seats for our dorm. I know there is some website with them, but we can't seem to find any prices. Anyone have an idea of the ballpark price?
Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 16, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6938 times:
Good of you to make it clear, because it sure sounds like you are smoking something a lot more sophisticated than tabac.
Right! Let tell you a few things:
1. You would not be the first one, I'm trying to insert a link, hopefully you can read German, if not, just look at the photos. This is what I call a MD-11 Fan!!!
2. I can give you another link to LH. That guy sells old equipment from LH aircraft, so basically it would not be too difficult to get that equipment.
Ah sorry, I just saw you 're from Canada, LH would be useless then, so maybe the Mojave desert in Arizona would be a cool place to spend your next holiday.
Whatever you do, just keep us informed!
PS: I know what I would do: To build up the most perfect private flight simulator (744 of course), that could be found around the world.
Hugo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 6924 times:
I share your fantasy about the forward section of a 747... I already have something close at home in my attic, including a semi-functioning galley with microwave and refrigerator. Please visit my site at www.pittman.com/hugo to see pics of my Pan Am 747.
Usairwys4lyfe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6902 times:
I purchased a set of 2 coach seats from the guy selling those seats on ebay. They are in pretty good shape with the fabric being dry cleaned and the armrest controls still intact. They cost me around $90 plus $50 shipping (unless you can pick them up from his house). I think this is a decent deal considering the availability of this product to the public. Anyway, I hope this helps!
Lapa_saab340 From France, joined Aug 2001, 410 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6878 times:
There is a company that sells retired 727s converted into homes. They do the plumbing and wiring, and they also sell you this column to mount it on. The flaps, horizontal stab, and engines are removed.
I've also found a piece of the rear fuselage section of the 727 on auction in ebay. Basically it consists of the bulkhead with the rear entry door, together with a couple of the steps to the rear stair. The ad claimed it'd make a perfect basement or cellar door
I don't have the company's url with me, I'll try to find it and post it later.