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Old 12-21-2003, 12:13 PM   #15
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Gotta admit it hold some lines....
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Old 12-21-2003, 03:30 PM   #16
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And has anyone mentioned the modern windows installed all around. The poor thing is just a shell of it's former self!
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Old 12-21-2003, 03:33 PM   #17
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And has anyone mentioned the modern windows installed all around. The poor thing is just a shell of it's former self!
and refrigerator and hotwater heater...maybe, just maybe he/she/it took a total wreck and this is the results?

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Old 12-21-2003, 03:53 PM   #18
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and refrigerator and hotwater heater...maybe, just maybe he/she/it took a total wreck and this is the results?

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Aaron.. a rhetorical question... if you start with a total wreck, is it possible to wreck it more?

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Old 12-21-2003, 06:24 PM   #19
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Looks like a Mid 50's Safari to me.
Actually, it looks a bit more curvaceous to be a Safari...the windows are obviously modified, but I think the body once was a late forty-something, pipe frame, 22' Liner with those distinctive round end caps or maybe a '50 Flying Cloud.

Any pictures of the butt which I concur once was the tongue? Is it round in plan view or squared off?

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Old 12-21-2003, 11:06 PM   #20
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And has anyone mentioned the modern windows installed all around.
I think there may actually be a reason for the window change! Those are motorhome style windows and can be opened while the vehicle is in motion.
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Old 12-22-2003, 08:52 AM   #21
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A look at her rear

Shari,

As requested, here is a look at her rear!!!
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Oh my!!!!

I think it was a 51 Flying Cloud with the rounded "back" and flat "front" now reversed...scary!

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Now if they would have mated it to a Sprinter chassis, they might have had something.

Oops! I shouldn't have said that. I might have given someone in Jackson Center an idea.
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Old 12-22-2003, 09:37 AM   #24
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Re: Hmmm....

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Actually, it looks a bit more curvaceous to be a Safari...the windows are obviously modified, but I think the body once was a late forty-something, pipe frame, 22' Liner with those distinctive round end caps or maybe a '50 Flying Cloud.

Any pictures of the butt which I concur once was the tongue? Is it round in plan view or squared off?

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That street side door is what's throwing me. In the 50's The Safari, Flying cloud and Caravanner all shared the same base 22ft platform. Just window placement and floor plans seperated the models. Only the Globe Trotters had the door so close to the wheel well. That has to be a 22ft so that rules out it's a Globe Trotter.

I'm not even sure it's a Airstream. The door placement is absolutly wrong. The skin appears to be original to the coach so that says the wheel well is in the stock location and the back is the back judging the distance from WHeel well to ends of the coach. No Airstream I am aware of has street side rear door. Might have been ordered for european market but I though all those has tandem axles.

I tried to find a good site like Vintage Airstream.com for Avion but struck out on matching the door and window locations. What photos I did find show that Avion was still using a thirteen pannel end cap into the 60's. 57 was the last year Airstream used it.

If it's a Airstream, they had to reskin the sides and put a 60's style door on it.
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Toaster,

I think it is an Airstream, and I think Shari is right on the 22 foot flying cloud.

I think the unit was disassembled and the end caps were used. The door is so close to the rear because when they reassemble,ed it they removed one rib. The rib between the end cap and the door. Placing the door at the rear.

The end caps have a slightly different look to them than the sides do, so I agree with the re-skin. That would also support the door being so different as well as the missing door brow. It would also explain the window and vent placement. Since it was new skin they could do what ever worked for the interior design.

Have to give them credit for the work though. The three roof vents positioned just right..
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It was a 1951 Flying Cloud

Shari is correct, the body is from a 1951 Flying Cloud that use to be on a pipe frame before the body transplant. The former rear end is up front on the "motorhome" and the door looks to be in the original position. The lower body side panels look new, which is why the old trailer wheelwells have disappeared. Here's a link to RJ's site showing the trailer's original appearance:

http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...50FC/50FC.html

The "Good Eye" award goes to Shari. But overall, if the motorhome builder thinks this he is doing us a favor a la "Queer eye for the straight trailer", I say he's aesthetically blind.
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Old 12-22-2003, 11:48 AM   #27
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PentaStream?

Looks to be a four banger as evidenced by the lack of V6 emblems on the side.

Maybe they are lucky and at least have the 2.4 Mitsubishi engine in it as the Chrysler fours were definitely crap and as far as that goes the V6"s were crap as well.

I guess they went with the Dodge to keep all the drivetrain up front? I would have done it with a Chevy Astro myself.

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Ok I can see it being a 50 FC backwards and partly reskinned.

Much better Eye then I have Shari.

I just couldn't see it with the wheel wells being relocated. After having one so far appart it really would not take much to do that once it was off the frame.

I hope it was a real basket case and nonsalvagable frame. It's a shame to loose a first year FC if it was salvageable. It would take an awful lot to make one non salvagable.
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