Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1957 26' Overlander
Mendocino/Humboldt , California
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 8
Just bought my first home/airstream

Hello Fellow Airstreamers,
Being a fresh graduate from college looking for a home on wheels, I just picked up a 1958 22' Airstream that I believe is a Flying cloud. Got a great deal from the previous owner and am looking forward to the adventure that awaits ahead of me. I sure have a project ahead of me but it looks like there is abundent knowledge on the internet. I am looking to do alot of work to it both inside and out and would love any advice/suggestions. I am having a hard time determining what type of Airstream mine is exactly, it doesnt seem to look like others that I have seen photos of. Maybe you guys can tell what she is. Here are some photos. I am glade to be a new member of the forum and hope everyone has a great remainder of there weekend.

-Mike
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-1.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	95.4 KB
ID:	44733   Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-5.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	74.7 KB
ID:	44734  

Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-6.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	118.8 KB
ID:	44735   Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-8.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	52.3 KB
ID:	44736  

Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-9.jpg
Views:	68
Size:	54.7 KB
ID:	44737   Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-11.jpg
Views:	67
Size:	105.5 KB
ID:	44738  

Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-12.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	57.7 KB
ID:	44739   Click image for larger version

Name:	mail-17.jpg
Views:	73
Size:	86.6 KB
ID:	44740  

__________________

__________________
AirMillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
Old Paint, rolling again.
 
sfixx's Avatar
 
1973 Argosy 20
Lorain County , Ohio
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 556
Images: 12
Welcome, Wow that's really nice. I see some upgrades too! Do the appliances work? Does it roll okay? Ask anything you like, and use the "search" function to get answers too.

Good luck!

Steve
__________________

__________________
Have you never questioned those who travel? Have you paid no regard to their accounts- Job 21:29
sfixx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 07:35 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
GreatPumpkin's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Colville , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,034
Images: 70
Welcome to the forums.

That's longer than a 22' - can you post the VIN# off the plate by the door? That will help us precisely identify what you have.
__________________
AIR 12256
Currently Looking
2001 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Honda XR650R
Currently Looking...for an Avion Truck Camper (or a Classic Argosy MoHo)

"In regione caecorum rex est luscus." GP
GreatPumpkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
GreatPumpkin's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Colville , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,034
Images: 70
The rear end "whale tale" ended in late '56 or early '57.
The taillights are no longer original, and there's been some extensive "changes" made to your interior. If I was to make a semi-edumacated guess, I'd say it looks to be about a '55 or '56 Overlander. Leaning more towards a '55.
__________________
AIR 12256
Currently Looking
2001 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Honda XR650R
Currently Looking...for an Avion Truck Camper (or a Classic Argosy MoHo)

"In regione caecorum rex est luscus." GP
GreatPumpkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 08:22 PM   #5
1 Rivet Member
 
1957 26' Overlander
Mendocino/Humboldt , California
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 8
The VIN Number is 07474 if that helps at all. Thanks for your help
__________________
AirMillie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 08:24 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
TBRich's Avatar

 
2006 19' Safari SE
Tucson , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,137
Images: 64
Hey Mike...Welcome to the forum and congratualtions on your new toy! Looks like a keeper! I'm sure others who know more about vintage trailers can help you ID it, but I can welcome you to the party! Pok around th subforms and try some buzz word searches and you'll find lots of info to help you along. If you don't find what you need, just ask...

Silver Trials...
TB
__________________
TBRich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 08:40 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
GreatPumpkin's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Colville , Washington
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,034
Images: 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by AirMillie
The VIN Number is 07474 if that helps at all. Thanks for your help
1957 Ohio built trailers range from O-7359 to O-7499. (Letter O, not Zero) Your VIN shows you've got a 1957 Ohio built 26' Overlander - built towards the end of the year. Compare yours to others here:

57Overlander
__________________
AIR 12256
Currently Looking
2001 Dodge Ram 1500
2001 Honda XR650R
Currently Looking...for an Avion Truck Camper (or a Classic Argosy MoHo)

"In regione caecorum rex est luscus." GP
GreatPumpkin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 09:05 PM   #8
Moderator
 
moosetags's Avatar

 
2005 25' Safari
2012 23' FB Flying Cloud
Santa Rosa Beach , Florida
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,694
Images: 5
Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Nice looking rig; that interior looks super.
__________________
SuEllyn & Brian McCabe
WBCCI #3628 -- AIR #14872 -- TAC #FL-7
2012 FC 23' FB (Lucy) with HAHA
2005 Suburban 2500 Quadrasteer (Olivia) & 2011 Silverado 3500 (Fred) with Outfitter Truck Camper (Ethel)
moosetags is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 10:48 PM   #9
Rivet Master
 
CaddyGrn's Avatar
 
1963 16' Bambi
Yreka , California
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,774
Welcome to the forums. You will find all the answers here. Are you planning on living in your Airstream while you work on it? Or is this a project you can have on the side? I suggest being sure the floor is solid, the electrical redone (completely rewire is my suggestion!) then check the frame and axle tires and brakes. After that you can do the pretty stuff!

Have fun! Ask questions! Get answers.

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis)
__________________
CaddyGrn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 05:14 AM   #10
Islay - 63 O.
 
dufferin's Avatar
 
1963 26' Overlander
Montreal , -
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 574
Images: 11
Send a message via MSN to dufferin
welcome and enjoy
__________________
Canadian Atlantic Unit Past President
Protect your dream from others and first yourself...

Few rolling wheels to make our planet a house.

A 1/5th of her that I own.

TAC# : QC-1

my blog

http://rvcampreview.com
dufferin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 06:30 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
byamcaravanner's Avatar
 
1967 28' Ambassador
1963 19' Globetrotter
1970 29' Ambassador
Waukesha , Wisconsin
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,163
Hey Mike,

Great find! I love those mid 50s trailers and as a Midwesterner I love the ones built in Ohio!

Please keep us posted on your plans/progress. If you ever need a hand or would just like to have someone longingly stare at your trailer, I'm not that far from you, give me a shout.
__________________
Steve & the crew
'70 Ambassador International Twin
'63 19' Globetrotter TAC WI-1
http://byamcaravanner.blogspot.com/
byamcaravanner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2007, 07:38 AM   #12
LJH
Rivet Master
 
LJH's Avatar
 
1985 27' Sovereign
Defiance , Ohio
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,254
Welcome

Hi Mike, Nice find. I checked my WBCC Mem. Direc. and the old number does not apear to be in use. If you plan on joining WBCC, you might ask for that number. It worked for me. Enjoy your rebuild. Keep Smilin! LJH 6196
__________________
LJH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 07:40 AM   #13
2 Rivet Member
 
1958 22' Caravanner
Pueblo West , Colorado
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 24
Mike,
I have a 58 flying Cloud and yours is semilar to mine. Your is longer.(26) Did you get a title with it? Is the vin number on the plate or on the tung, up front. Mine has three long numbers on the hitch area and I have to apply for a title. Maybe some of the guys can give me a scope on this. Like you trailer.

Ron in Colorado
__________________
Ron Banks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2010, 08:06 PM   #14
Rivet Master
 
Aviator's Avatar

 
1997 34' Limited
1970 27' Overlander
South of Atlanta , Georgia
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,530
Images: 2
Mike,

Welcome to the group. I looks like you have a great find, and as a relative new Airstreamer myself, I can assure you that this is the right place for answers. You may also want to check out the WBCCI subgroup VAC (Vintage Airstream Club).
__________________

__________________
Craig and Carol
1997 34' Excella 1000
1970 27' Overlander, International
2009 Ford F150 5.4L
ProPride hitch with 1400# bars

AIR 41028
TAC GA-8
WBCCI 10199
Southeastern Camping Unit (12)
Aviator is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Just bought my first Airstream! smsterling Member Introductions 5 06-14-2007 01:54 PM
just bought another airstream remcolent Our Community 5 09-01-2006 05:59 AM
Just Bought 1978 31' with hydraulic brakes, how do I get it home? kramynot2000 Brakes & Brake Controllers 10 08-15-2006 06:07 PM
Just bought my first Airstream joyegail Member Introductions 6 05-29-2006 10:06 AM
I bought an Airstream... now what? Swingking General Repair Forum 8 04-16-2003 07:52 PM


Airstream Classifieds



Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

RV & Travel Trailer Communities

Our RV & Travel Trailer sites encompasses virtually all types of Recreational Vehicles, from brand-specific to general RV communities.

» More about our RV Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

Airstream News Delivered to your Email!

Stay up-to-date with Airstream news in your inbox!

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]