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'58 CA World Traveler: As-Found Pics, Round 2

Posted 03-13-2010 at 04:50 PM by aircooled4

After the initial flurry around the trailer between finding it, identifying it, buying it, and bringing it home, things have calmed down and I'm finally getting a chance to write more after a several-day sabatical.

Jay went down to the trailer this afternoon to take some more pictures; off course mine are more cosmetic/surface, and his are the nitty-gritty workings of the trailer for the most part. So here are a few more pics, some of which will help us out in restoring her to her...
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'58 CA World Traveler: Picture Diary #1

Posted 03-10-2010 at 03:42 PM by aircooled4

It was a rainy day yesterday (9 Mar 10), so good for taking some more pics in the trailer. We found some of the leaks, mainly from windows that we suspected. But the whole thing will be a shell-off restoration anyway, so we're not too dismayed.

View towards the back:


Front shelf; here's where a leak is and has destroyed this:


Original lights are still on...
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'58 CA World Traveler: SUCCESS!!!

Posted 03-07-2010 at 10:38 PM by aircooled4

What a wonderful feeling... we succeeded in bringing her all the way home today without a problem!! Jay took off ahead of us in the truck to go get it and my son and I followed shortly thereafter in the car. Jay already had the wheel on by the time we got there and was working on re-airing up the other tires. One of the other tires was going flat and Jay was out of air in the can, so we ran to town to get fix-a-flat and more air. We got back to the AS, jacked it up to free up the wheel, and...
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'58 CA World Traveler: Not QUITE Home...

Posted 03-06-2010 at 06:38 PM by aircooled4

Well, what would a journey be without a bump in the road?

Jay and our friend Kirt drove up early and started working on the trailer; I followed shortly afterwards in the car with the kids once they woke up. When I got there, we realized we had a 2" ball with us, but it had the wrong shank diameter (so I wonder how we ever ended up with it?? huh... but I digress). So I ran to town with my daughter to get a new one and we left "the boys" back at the trailer to get it...
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'58 CA World Traveler: What We Know

Posted 03-05-2010 at 05:44 AM by aircooled4
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Here is what we know so far. The WBCCI ghost numbers, 918, trace back to the 60's. The couple who owned this (and most likely bought it new) lived in LA. After contacting Dale "Pee Wee" Schwamborn, we learned that these were friends of his mothers, and therefore, probably at least acquaintances of Wally's. So far it does not appear that the trailer was ever involved in a world caravan, though that's exactly what it was built to do!

Amazingly enough, while looking at the Sierra...
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