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Old 01-10-2012, 06:29 AM   #1
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Hi everyone,
I just purchased an Airstream. Not really sure which year, which
model it is. Only know that it's an 22 footer.
Will take it to restoration soon but I need to identify it's model first. My guestimation is that it's an Overlander 58. So need your kind advice on its model, if you guys can help me.
I also know that it use to belong to an Airbase in Northern part of Thailand. Probably own by some Airforce officer during Vietnam war.
Now it sit right in U-Tapao Naval Air Station near Pattaya, Thailand, waiting for Aluminum fablication works on some panels.
Thanks in advance,
Sean
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. A 1958 22 foot trailer would probably be a Flying Cloud. An Overlander would be 26 feet long, and should have two axles. Photos and serial number would help a lot for identification.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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Thanks Terry,
Very kind welcome and fast reply.
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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The number on the plate is 22-8537
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Old 01-10-2012, 06:54 AM   #5
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Welcome to Airforums Sean! That is quite a project, but will be wonderful when you have it redone. The last photo you have posted has the important numbers for identification. Someone here will tell you what it is, where it was manufactured and when. :-)

Thanks for sharing your photos and we look forward to watching the transformation into a beatiful trailer.

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Old 01-10-2012, 07:39 AM   #6
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Thanks Tina,
I will need all the help I can get from this forum. I decided to purchase this Airstream the moment I saw it. Didn't take much time to negotiate the price as it always my dream to own this distinctive camper. Then later on I sigh as I realize how much work I have to do. However the feeling and trust that it would be in a better shape day by day, than it's original state, keep me going.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:13 AM   #7
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The number on the plate is 22-8537

Hi KongHla, Looks like you have a 22' 1958 Flying Cloud. Take a look here. 58FC.

It also looks like you will be very busy with your new project.
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Old 01-10-2012, 09:13 AM   #8
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Not an Air Force trailer. Even better.... if you like a good story. Look up Bird Air and Air America......Udorn or Ubon. Mid to late 1960's.
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I love this forum. The trailer is not even mine but the information Melody Ranch gave I had to go and look at. Some very interesting information there.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:17 AM   #10
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Thanks Silverleeper,
I really appreciated
Now I have an idea how to refurbish it, especially the lower skirt and wheel
arc. that missing.
Still looks like it's quite hard to find exactly the same model, that look identical (same window style, same service hatch etc... Maybe this is because they have 2 Airstream factories, or maybe they offer custom made from each order , I presume.
I will also look up to Bird Air as well, thanks Melody
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Could you guys please tell me if mine is the year 1958 ? (As this was my best guest)
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Could you guys please tell me if mine is the year 1958 ? (As this was my best guest)
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Hi KongHla, Looks like you have a 22' 1958 Flying Cloud. Take a look here. 58FC.
Serial number you gave is 22-8537 making this Airstream a 1958 California made 22 foot Flying Cloud (California | 8350+, also 22-85NN late). 58FC
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:59 PM   #13
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Thanks Lee,
It's great to know it's root.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:18 PM   #14
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Thanks all for your kind help
I reluctant to move to Flying Cloud forum as I've been touched by all your kindness. But I know that it should be in its right forum. Anyway I will inform you guys once I have update pictures on my Airstream.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f108...oud-86432.html
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