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Old 04-18-2010, 02:45 AM   #43
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:25 AM   #44
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okay I got taht is was built in cali (plate says so) but whats the first digit "4" in the vin? Also mine looks like a 60's but according to the vin # its a 74? the VIN reads as follows
M-4 S0742 2512
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Any help would be appreciated, this thing is ROUGH, I am trying to decide if I want to tackle this or punt on 3rd down.

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okay I got taht is was built in cali (plate says so) but whats the first digit "4" in the vin? Also mine looks like a 60's but according to the vin # its a 74? the VIN reads as follows
M-4 S0742 2512
41530

Any help would be appreciated, this thing is ROUGH, I am trying to decide if I want to tackle this or punt on 3rd down.

Eddie
Eddie, I don't know about the M-4 The S however is for Santa Fe Springs Plant if memory serves. The "0" is place keeping or Overlander then 74 is the year I think. Andy R. from Inland where are you! Ed
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:50 PM   #46
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okay I got taht is was built in cali (plate says so) but whats the first digit "4" in the vin? Also mine looks like a 60's but according to the vin # its a 74? the VIN reads as follows
M-4 S0742 2512
41530

Any help would be appreciated, this thing is ROUGH, I am trying to decide if I want to tackle this or punt on 3rd down.

Eddie
All Argosys were built in Ohio, first at Jackson Center then in Versailles. Check this site: Vintage Airstream Photo Archives to see if it helps. Argosys are at the bottom.

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All Argosys were built in Ohio, first at Jackson Center then in Versailles. Check this site: Vintage Airstream Photo Archives to see if it helps. Argosys are at the bottom.

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Bill, I thought there was a recent discussion on this... There may have been some Argosy trailers made in The Santa Fe Springs or Cerritos plants? ED
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:41 AM   #48
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VIN Number decipher please

While there hasn't been any confirmation nor absolute denial from Airstream corporate sources there is continually increasing evidence that there were at least a few Argosys produced at the California (Cerritos) plant. There have been approximately a dozen Argosys that have ben found to have the "S" in production plant position. and Argosy literature has been found that lists the Cerritos plant as a point of production for Argosys. It doesn't appear that there was ever a significant number of Argosys produced in California, but it does appear that a few were produced.

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i am in andover kansas, I have this old airstream and I am interested in finI am not sure if I want to fix or sell would anyone be interested in looking at some photos of it and telling me what they think. if parts would be impossible to find???

eddie_schooler@yahoo.com is where I would send this pics from
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i am in andover kansas, I have this old airstream and I am interested in finI am not sure if I want to fix or sell would anyone be interested in looking at some photos of it and telling me what they think. if parts would be impossible to find???

eddie_schooler@yahoo.com is where I would send this pics from
Post some pictures and the ser.#. Dave
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I would like to see the photos & serial # also.
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this is how the plate reads for the vin #.

M-4 S0742 2512
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:46 AM   #53
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this is how the plate reads for the vin #.

M-4 S0742 2512
41530
I checked out the photos in your album. Based upon the photos, I would place the coach between 1960 and 1964 and most likely an Overlander. After checking every source that I am aware of, the VIN doesn't seem to match anything from that time period. The jalousie window bedside the entrance door was discontinued in 1965, so it is almost certainly a pre-1965 coach.

The blue aluminum plaque to the left of the California Dkivision of Housing plaque has the VIN stamped into the oval in the lower right corner. From the photo, it apears that the VIN stamped there is: O6D8 5024D, and that doesn't conform to an expected pattern -- but it is often possible to overlook or misinterpret numbers from the photos. I would be curious to know what is stamped in the blue plaque.

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Thanks Kevin. I will swing by and get the numbers tonight and see what we can figure out,.. ooooh the intrigue builds!!!!!
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okay the cali plate reads
m-4 s-0742 2512
a-41530


26ds s0742
6208


Then the big #'s that use to be on it look like they were 9558
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26ds s0742 would be the VIN for a California built 63 Overlander (26 feet) with a double bed arrangement.

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