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Old 05-30-2005, 10:06 AM   #1
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I have what I think is a 1968 Ambassador International trim.
The top numbers are "J 140 F7"
The bottom numbers are "1 288 J 538"
Could someone tell me what all ofthe numbers mean?
Also - The info I have gotten off the web says that the Vista Vue windows were introduced in the seventies however this unit has them.
I am in dire need of window clips - Ichecked the web and found some for 9.50 EACH - Help!!!

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Old 05-30-2005, 11:16 AM   #2
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Try this link, it will let you decipher your s/n.


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Old 05-30-2005, 11:20 AM   #3
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Sorry, I hit the post button too soon.

It looks like you have an International, 28', 1968, Jackson Center, Double bed, 38th trailer built.

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Old 05-30-2005, 06:26 PM   #4
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Vista views were on the late 60's trailers.
Your S/N looks a little wierd, but it looks like Dennis got it. The only part I am not sure about is the "38th trailer"

I feel your pain on the clips, at least your windows have the metal trim that the clips fit over, the 66/67 do not have the trim so the clips have to be bent to fit the older ones.

BTW welcome to the world of vintage Airstreams. Also the CCC!
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Old 05-30-2005, 09:28 PM   #5
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I have a '63 ambassador and I am making curtains for it- if I have any left over, perhaps I can send them to you... some of my clips are broken, but they seem to work OK if they are sewn into the curtains.
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Old 05-31-2005, 02:19 AM   #6
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Some '68 Ambassadors had vista views, although not the oval type. See;

The '68 Ambassador International I'm parting out did not have those windows. (see my ad in the classifieds). currently has window clips for $7.25 each.
I have the window cranks, latches and such, but if you think $9.50 each is high for new clips, you probably won't be interested in what I have.

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