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Old 03-14-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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Just Purchased a 1958 Traveler

Just purchased a '58 Traveler can't wait to start the process of getting it ship shape!
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:13 AM   #2
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Wow, very cool! I love how the tail flips out.

Happy trails!
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:54 AM   #3
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Yep it is way cool. Have to get it to Australia so it will be some time before I get my hands on it. Happy to talk to fellow '58 Traveler owners. In fact happy to to talk to anyone with an Airstream!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:44 AM   #4
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Congratulations and welcome to the Forums!

You might want to check out this thread from Forums member A-Merry-Can, he rebuilt a 59 Traveler that needed a complete frame-up renovation.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f36/...ent-17197.html

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #5
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Thanks For The Referral

Appreciate your help thanks for letting me know about other people who have or are restoring. I can always learn something!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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Congrats on the find and purchase! I have a similar trailer, the Pacer "economic" model built using your spare parts probably!

Mine is 95% of the way through the renovation, and is very similar to A-Merry-can's (although nowhere near as clean and detailed), with the key difference being a permanent bed across the back rather than a pull-out bed down the side and a toilet opposite. Just to give you some options.

I'm curious about that rear panel. Is that a spare tire rack and/or bicycle rack that was welded on in front of the access panel? It seems the door can no longer be opened? Strange. When you do eventually get possession down under, make sure to keep us updated with a thread
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:45 PM   #7
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Access Panel And Bumper

Not sure, but I am just as curious as you are. As the trailer is in Kansas and I am in Melbourne Australia its a bit hard to know. I may not be able to answer all of your questions. But keep them coming as it will give things to explore on its arrival. I would be interested in further details of your restoration efforts. All in all my Traveler looks to be in good condition. But as with all things I dont know what lies beneath! Good to hear from other enthusiasts!
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #8
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Not sure, but I am just as curious as you are. As the trailer is in Kansas and I am in Melbourne Australia its a bit hard to know. I may not be able to answer all of your questions. But keep them coming as it will give things to explore on its arrival. I would be interested in further details of your restoration efforts. All in all my Traveler looks to be in good condition. But as with all things I dont know what lies beneath! Good to hear from other enthusiasts!
So, are you going to flip the door to the...other side? I really wanted to say "streetside" there instead of "curbside" when I realized that is the exact reason you would switch them.

As for my renovation thread you can find that here.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:49 PM   #9
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WorldInChaos - Door Flipping

There is no requirement by the authorities to flip the door. The only thing we have to do is make sure is the Trailer or "Caravan" as we call them here complies with regulations surrounding trailer braking and lighting - door will stay where it is as I want to keep it pretty original.

Thanks for the link
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