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Old 10-28-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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Possible new (to us) '53 Cruiser?

So, we're contemplating taking a plunge this weekend into a 1953 Cruiser (yes, that would be trailer #3... this is getting ridiculous... ). It's mostly gutted, so a good portion of that work is done for us. However, we'd really like to see what original interiors looked like on these so we have 1/2 a clue how to restore it. We did find a few good pics in the vintageairstream.com archives, but I'd like to see more.

Does anyone have some good pics and/or diagrams of the '53s out there that you'd be willing to share? I'm especially interested in what the front of the trailer looked like. The original brochure on the company website shows a couch/double bed option with 3 drawers on each side, but I can't find a good pic of what it really looks like.

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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How about one of the Cruisers here: 53Cruiser

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Old 10-28-2009, 07:42 PM   #3
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Thanks Bill. Those were the only pics we found, but they don't give a good idea of what the front was like. On one of those, there was a series of cabinets at the very front, but I can't tell if they're original or not, or what other seats would have been with them. The original brochure from that era shows a type of fold-down couch (not quite like the gaucho), but I'd like to see a better picture of one, if I could.

Thanks for the input!
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A different year, but my '54 Cruiser's interior front end consists of a shelf running under the front windows, with nothing below. There is a VERY LOW sofa that slides under this shelf for seating during the day and pulls out to become a bed at night. The side of the bed that slides under the front shelf is "rounded" to fit the curve of the front of the trailer. Don't know if this helps much.
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Does anyone have some good pics and/or diagrams of the '53s out there that you'd be willing to share? I'm especially interested in what the front of the trailer looked like. The original brochure on the company website shows a couch/double bed option with 3 drawers on each side, but I can't find a good pic of what it really looks like.
Here are pictures of the interior of a '52 Crusier with that configuration.

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