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Old 10-23-2008, 09:45 AM   #15
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It looks longer than a 22' to me

Did you measure from the tongue to the bumper, or did you measure JUST the cabin ??
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:58 AM   #16
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That's looking really cool already, I'm especially liking the white wall tires. (obviously I watched too much Duke's of Hazard as a child but it's going on my list of finishing touches for sure).
I too love the white letter tires. I was considering wide white walls, maybe I'll get white letters instead. sporty!!!
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:05 PM   #17
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I did measure bumper to ball and it is about at 22'. The guy who sold it claimed it was a 17' since that is what the inside is about.
Hoosier Radials!!! Raised white letters! This really could pass as a huntin' trailer. It has a sink rigged directly to the exterior hook up and that drained straight down and out, and a cooktop rigged directly to the blue rhino tank out front. The guy selling it was a true used car salesman though- he had those Hoosier radials so shiny with tire shine that you could see all of the dryrot cracks easily. I could just put some baby moons on it and call it a day, but it has a shimmy at 55 and I am always serious about fresh running gear.
I could see this trailer behind the General Lee in an episode tearin' through the country. Maybe that is the theme I will go with and put an 01 on the door!
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:36 PM   #18
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Yes, the whale tails were only made in '55 & '56 in CA.
Actually, "whale tails" were built, at the California plant only, in 1954 (probably starting with the sloped rear end early in the year), '55, '56, and (I think) '57 until the changeover to 7-panels early in the model year. They are interesting, but my eye prefers the 13-panel rear end of the Ohio built trailers in this era (not that I'd turn down a whale tail if one came my way, however).
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:11 PM   #19
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love the look of those. Do you have interior photos?
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There is not much to my Silver Cloud's interior, but for me that is good cause most of it would have ended up in the trash anyway. It is really set up as a hunter's cabin with just the basics- water, stove, then go outside to pee.
I am pondering just leaving off the rear window and getting a new piece of aluminum to cover up the whole back. The trend nowdays seems to be fewer windows and more of a concealed look, so maybe.
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