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Old 02-28-2010, 09:36 PM   #267
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Here two drawings of the black and gray plumbing drain and storage unit design for our 55 Flying Cloud. The Bath Unit that I showed in an earlier post has room for the gray water pipe form the sink to run to the gray tank. The vent pipes for both the gray and black tanks run inside the walls of this unit also. Please feel free to comment.
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I also need some pictures from someone on how the door in the back of these trailers is attached. I have the door. There is no clear sign of how to attach.
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Ya know Don, I don't think they were on a hinge. I think they were like my side door on my Caravel. The top of the door slides into a channel and the you push the bottom in and latch it. I have seen some other older Airstreams and the access door fits the same way as my Caravel. So you would remove the door from the trailer when you open it. On later models that I have looked at the rear access door had a hinge at the top. I don't know if it was there from the factory or a PO made it that way.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:13 PM   #268
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Chris, Thanks I bet you are right. I like the idea as well. Removing the door for access makes much better since.
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Ya know Don, I don't think they were on a hinge. I think they were like my side door on my Caravel. The top of the door slides into a channel and the you push the bottom in and latch it. I have seen some other older Airstreams and the access door fits the same way as my Caravel. So you would remove the door from the trailer when you open it. On later models that I have looked at the rear access door had a hinge at the top. I don't know if it was there from the factory or a PO made it that way.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:20 PM   #269
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Chris, Thanks I bet you are right. I like the idea as well. Removing the door for access makes much better since.
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Yes it does, Someday, no doubt, I will forget and run over my access door. I think I will get a spare. haha. Came home today and was happy to see the AS and know that I will be camping next weekend. Sorry you can't make it. I am determined to make some time and stop by on one of my forays down south.
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:45 PM   #270
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Here is a picture of the original Zolatone green. The rest of the trailer was in pink and two tone gray. Boy is that 1955 or what? I was still a freshman in high school then. I don't think I want to go there again.
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Just found your thread - now I will be up all night reading!
I do hope that you've photos of the green, with pink and gray.
My 1955 Flying Cloud # 7787 is green Zolatone also, but I didn't see any pink. If you didn't share the original color photos yet, please will you share some now?
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:30 AM   #271
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Byams, could you post a couple of pictures of how the back door in your trailer fit in place and what holds it there. My trailer was gutted when I bought it, so there are no pictures that show any interior. I can tell that the interior was a green Zolatone. The sliding doors on the high storage units were a dark gray with white flecks. the counter tops were the same formica.
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Just found your thread - now I will be up all night reading!
I do hope that you've photos of the green, with pink and gray.
My 1955 Flying Cloud # 7787 is green Zolatone also, but I didn't see any pink. If you didn't share the original color photos yet, please will you share some now?
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:53 AM   #272
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Howdy all, I may have mentioned in an earlier post that I had some computer problems about two months ago. When that happened I lost my original 55 Flying Cloud SketchUp computer graphic. I've been working on a new one. This graphic has taken a litter longer because I've set out to make it look as much like a 55 Cloud as I could. I'm not finished with the work yet, but I thought I'd share where the work is at the present time.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:03 AM   #273
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And looks like a wonderful campground too. TT
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That's very cool Don.

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Old 03-02-2010, 07:16 PM   #275
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:38 AM   #276
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Wow! Amazing what YOU can do with Sketchup! I tried it for a hour or so one time but could not figure it out. Love your floor plan and am planning a similar dinette area. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 03-03-2010, 07:59 AM   #277
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Thanks for the positive comments, How is your trailer coming?
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Old 03-03-2010, 08:17 AM   #278
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Hi Don,

My trailer is coming along slowly. Installed my 4th piece of subflooring day before yesterday. Been working from back to front and have removing cleaning and painting frame then cutting, sealing edges and installing new. Next to last piece is cut and sealed, now I have to remove the last front piece and make the new. Don't know what it's doing up your way but has been raining pretty hard here. Trailers outside and the ground gets wet under the trailer so I don't work on it when its's raining, not much fun painting upside down anyway and really bad if the grounds wet. Be happy when I get the floor completed and can do some inside work. Probably won't get much done today as it is raining as I type!
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I've decided that I want as much lighting on the trailer to be LED. So I found some new type tail lights that I have installed as a fit test. I'll include some pictures later. Be prepared, I know some will not like what I have chosen. Doesn't really fit a vintage trailer. But remember this was a shell and frame only to start with. And the purpose was to make it my own.
We missed the NW rally. And it looks like it was another great time. I was cleaning out the shop. So I could actually get some work done. And Claudia was working on taxes so we can keep the hounds away.
I have also been working on dent removal from the siding on the trailer. I got this really great video tape from a guy in England who dose this fantastic body work. It was very informative. So I'm working with some of his techniques to remove some dents. I'll let you know later how that is going. I could have replaced panels but I wanted to work with what I had. There is something special about convincing metal to move and form in the way you wish.
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I've decided that I want as much lighting on the trailer to be LED. So I found some new type tail lights that I have installed as a fit test. I'll include some pictures later. Be prepared, I know some will not like what I have chosen. Doesn't really fit a vintage trailer. But remember this was a shell and frame only to start with. And the purpose was to make it my own.
We missed the NW rally. And it looks like it was another great time. I was cleaning out the shop. So I could actually get some work done. And Claudia was working on taxes so we can keep the hounds away.
I have also been working on dent removal from the siding on the trailer. I got this really great video tape from a guy in England who dose this fantastic body work. It was very informative. So I'm working with some of his techniques to remove some dents. I'll let you know later how that is going. I could have replaced panels but I wanted to work with what I had. There is something special about convincing metal to move and form in the way you wish.
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Could you post info on the tape and where to get it? Thanks in advance ...
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