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Old 06-14-2007, 06:06 PM   #15
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Hi all,
I finally managed to get this trailer free from the field it was in, 8 months of phone tag, obstacles and mud. What is the best way to post pictures? Post on this thread? or in a folder in the photo section? I would like to find out as much as possible about the unit.
Lychgate,

Post the pictures to this thread and in the photo section. Please continue your story in this thread. You could ask a moderator to move the thread to the appropriate trailer section when the year and model is confirmed.

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Old 06-14-2007, 10:38 PM   #16
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Welcome in!

Wether you keep it or resale it you have saved a cool piece of history. Good job.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:15 PM   #17
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I posted several pictures in the photo section under 50's trailers, keyword:lychgate, title:late 40s project. I will attach a few here. Let me know what you think and any info on identification would be appreciated, thanks . I downsized the pictures to under 300k. I can put better pics up if needed.

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:20 PM   #18
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rest of the pics.. inside the trailer is gutted. The paint peeling back revealed the printed aluminum type in red letters, looks like 24S-T. Thought that was interesting. Inside looks bad .

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:22 PM   #19
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Actualy that does not look to bad.

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Old 06-14-2007, 11:24 PM   #20
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If I need to submit any closeups of a specific area or clarify a shot. Please ask. I took a picture of the missing plate next to the door. The discolored area is an oval shape and the door is mounted with hinges on the right side, in all the picture that I have seen this most likely represents a 48 or 49. Again any help is appreciated.
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:51 AM   #21
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Looks pretty good to me - those panel are not that hard to replace - in those years they used all straight panels - no compound curves like todays trailers - so its just a matter of drilling out thi rivets, duplicating the panel and replacing - you should use buck rivets. That T 24 I believe is the type aluminum used.

A new frame will be the big challange - but the rest is a pretty easy retore - will just take some time to do. Time is free and we have lots of it!

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Old 06-15-2007, 10:03 AM   #22
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The door hinges are lightweight aluminum folded into a "C" channel, not the later stronger flat stainless steel straps, so I'd estimate your 22' Liner was built in late 1947 or during the first quarter of 1948. The homemade brackets bolted to the outer body on each side where the spring hangers attach to the short axle subframe suggest the subframe has partially detached from the centerpole pipe frame. I recommend building a new ladder frame ("A" frame) chassis to mount the body on. It will be much stronger than the original centerpole chassis frame. One you strip the interior paint you will loose the feeling of having been swallowed by a brown bear. Have fun!
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:16 AM   #23
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very nice...

nice find. I would not have even hesitated to pay 500 bones for you trailer. Is this trailer gutted? If so it will be a tasked to rebuild aluminum cabinets. If you are to go this route. just remember it's a labor of love and have fun.
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Old 06-15-2007, 10:44 AM   #24
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I just love the trailer, yes it needs work and like stated before we all have time. The good part is the paint is peeling and will not take much to get it all off. What a great find for $500.00 sure wish I could luck up on one. Good luck with the restore and keep us all posted.
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Old 07-26-2007, 11:58 AM   #25
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Wow, what a find. Keep us posted on your progress.
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Old 08-16-2007, 09:18 PM   #26
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progress? how's it going??

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Old 09-04-2007, 06:56 PM   #27
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Thumbs up 1949 airstream

a friend of mine has his dads 1949 airstream & is trying to sell it to me. he wants a grand for it........it is still used for camping but no restoration has been done,the wood is good,ill look this weekend for the model as i think its about 24 foot or so.......its been in the camp ground for years.it has a door on each side of camper,but he said the tounge is bent & cant be towed....let me know what you all think as if i buy it i dont have a place to work on it,so i will probably sell it.........im near cincinnati..........thnks mike
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can you post a few pics?

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