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Old 12-16-2002, 11:41 AM   #1
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Is this an Airstream?

On the way to Joshua Tree this weekend we were travelling eastbound on Hwy 58. I saw this trailer north of the highway east of North Edwards. On the way home, I snapped this picture. Is this an Airstream? If anyone is interested, I can give you better directions but it is pretty easy to find.
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Old 12-16-2002, 12:50 PM   #2
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Question For sale

Is it for sale?
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Old 12-16-2002, 12:57 PM   #3
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I didn't see any signs on it. I will try to find out what type of business it is parked at.
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Old 12-17-2002, 07:02 AM   #4
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What is it?

I cast my vote for a 1951 or 1952 Cruisette! The windows look closer and it had factory paint....

http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...Cruisette.html

The axle looks like its riding a little high? When did they start making Avion's?

In California? Another nod for a Cruisette!


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Old 12-17-2002, 09:06 AM   #5
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I am certainly no expert, but it does not look like an Airstream to me. The segments look all wrong.

I have no appropriate photos at hand for comparison, but memory suggests it may be a late 50s Silver Streak. An Avion? I don't think so, but I could be wrong.

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Old 12-17-2002, 11:07 AM   #6
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I vote for a Silver Streak too. Possibly a Curtiss Wright?
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Old 12-17-2002, 01:52 PM   #7
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My money is also on Silver Streak

Note the dual windows and matching panel design on the 53 Clipper and then the same panel design on the 61 Sabre, their answer to the Bambi. There are not a lot of Silver Streak photos on the web. I hope someone posts the correct identity.
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Old 12-18-2002, 07:07 AM   #8
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Right here in the Photo site

Found this in Photo section, Identified as a 1949 Airstream Liner Southwind.

Note the windows compared to the clipper. I believe I win

Link:http://www.airstreamphotos.com/photo...papass=&sort=1

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We have a winner...

Ken, I think you're right. What was the prize again? I forgot...

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Old 12-18-2002, 07:42 AM   #10
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I'm not convinced!

The windows in our "test" subject have an even spacing between them. The "Match" that smily posted has an uneven spacing between the windows and a pointed front. Our "test" subject looks to have a flat front. Too many years looking at x-rays I guess.

I feel that the match is inconclusive.

Try again?

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The third dimension

Photo is two dimensional.............

If you note the strips on the top you will see that they could not flatten out without crease or dramatic change in taper.

Windows may be due to different year model, year older or year younger???????

My money is on the AS.

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Look at the corner.

The 90 degree(ish) angle at the water inlet (right side of pic) would imply that the front is flat. The lack of narrowing of the space between the windows would suggest the the front is flat.

I am glad were are gentlemen and can agree to disagree about this subject without personal attack.

I have been accused of being two dimensional on several occasions! (I know thats not what you were saying)

I think it looks more like a Cruisette, I am not yet convinced its an A/S yet.

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Also ... what appears to be a low axle .... is really bothering me.
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Avion?

Look at the window style?
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Old 12-18-2002, 09:27 AM   #14
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Segments

I have to agree with an earlier poster that the segments do not look at all like A/S segmenting. The whole contour of the front doesn't look like any A/S I have ever observed; the windows tell me that it may not be totally flat, but it is a while lot flatter than and A/S.

The four pane side window doesn't look right for an A/S, either.

I'm for something other than an A/S, don't know what.
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