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Old 04-21-2008, 10:23 PM   #99
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I like the dinette, and the cool table. I can't wait to see it come together!
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:33 PM   #100
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Stefrobrts, when it's done, you two are invited for a celebration!
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Old 04-21-2008, 10:35 PM   #101
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In fact everyone, is there a Guiness world record for how many you can fit into a Flying Cloud, Lets make it so!
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Old 04-22-2008, 11:52 AM   #102
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It will be interesting watching you put yours together Don.

Two of my friends have recently acquired Flying Clouds (a '52 and a '53) and will be redoing them over the coming months. I'm sure they will be watching what you are doing very closely. I'm just very happy that I am past that stage and am using ours. Now, if another one was to come my way inexpensively it would be fun to redo it differently than I've done mine now. I could take all the learning I've done on what works and what I'd do differently and have a lot of fun doing another. One qualifier - it would need to be done without a finish time-line so I could take my time, one option I didn't have with our current baby.

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It will be interesting watching you put yours together Don.

Two of my friends have recently acquired Flying Clouds (a '52 and a '53) and will be redoing them over the coming months. I'm sure they will be watching what you are doing very closely. I'm just very happy that I am past that stage and am using ours. Now, if another one was to come my way inexpensively it would be fun to redo it differently than I've done mine now. I could take all the learning I've done on what works and what I'd do differently and have a lot of fun doing another. One qualifier - it would need to be done without a finish time-line so I could take my time, one option I didn't have with our current baby.

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Seems like the key to that is to have one you can camp in while you restore the other. And then maybe a third in case your first one has a problem...

(Pretty easy to see how people end up with multiple Airstreams, right? )
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You are so right!

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Seems like the key to that is to have one you can camp in while you restore the other. And then maybe a third in case your first one has a problem...(Pretty easy to see how people end up with multiple Airstreams, right? )
Yup,

Glad we have one to camp in! Love our Bambi! But, I am glad there just isn't enough room in the yard for another project!

I am sure Don will use all the things he learned restoring the Bambi while working on the Flying Cloud. We know a few things he will do differently already! Now if the weather would only improve to be outside!

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Old 04-22-2008, 04:54 PM   #105
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In fact everyone, is there a Guiness world record for how many you can fit into a Flying Cloud, Lets make it so!
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At Trout Lake last year I think I had ten in the Caravel, and it wasn't even crowded yet - no telling how many you can fit in the FC!
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Seems like the key to that is to have one you can camp in while you restore the other. And then maybe a third in case your first one has a problem...

(Pretty easy to see how people end up with multiple Airstreams, right? )
I just need to convince my wife that I need two more

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Does anyone know how to get Guinnes to trout lake. Maybe we could set a Bambi World Record. Steph as I remember we were two of the ten. Life is good!
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:14 AM   #108
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Color and texture study

Here is a 3d color and texture study for the FC.

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With Airstreams what's even better than pink flamingos?


A real pink slip.

Ours now has one.

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The Cloud has not been forgotten. We've managed to collect some more parts for this project. Thanks to our friends. I'm looking ahead to this spring now. 63 Bambi is tucked away in the garage for the winter. Our first snow is expected tomorrow. Happy Hollidays to all.
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next try

Well nothing got done last season on the Cloud because of many distractions. I'm going to try again. I spent the last week cleaning and reorganizing the garage. I'm just about ready to role the frame in and begin. We have collected many parts an pieces for this trailer. I'm planning on adding gray, black, and clean water tanks inside the frame. I'm thinking on making my own tanks out of fiber glass. Any and all comments on fiber glass tanks would be welcome. Also ways of plumbing these tanks would be appreciated. If you have covered this in your Blog, etc. please pass on your site and or page locations.
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You know Don, I've been thinking of making fiberglass tanks too... it doesn't seem too difficult. There was an article in the Vintage Airstream newsletter some years ago that I found on the internet site... I'll see if I can find the month / year for you. This man even made a "split" tank... one half for grey, the other black!

I guess the hard part is putting in the fittings?
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