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Old 06-26-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
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Hello, My wife and are newcomers to the Airstream community. We own a house in New Mexico that was built in 1954 and just bought an 1954 Airstream Flying Cloud to use as a guest cottage out back. The skin is in great shape with mostly everything being original, However the interior is in need of some major work. I need to know where to get an original manual or instruction book if there is such a thing. I am handy but don't want to do anything til I know how things should work. Thank you for any advice.

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Old 06-26-2006, 06:03 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums! As a former resident of the land of enchantment, I am envious of your location and as an airstream enthuasist of your coach! Post some images of it when you get a chance, we love to see everybodys airstream. Let us know if you are unsure how to go about this.


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Old 06-26-2006, 06:44 PM   #3
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Welcome Fellow Fifties Flying Clouds!

. . . and we'd like to know your serial number too.

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Old 06-26-2006, 07:02 PM   #4
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Welcome! There are legions of Flying Cloud owners here... having had a couple of '53 FCs in my yard last summer, I can tell you that everything in them (except the 12v wiring) is bonehead simple and (relatively) easy to get to and repair or replace. They were built during a much simpler time using mostly apartment-sized appliances and standard plumbing fixtures.

There weren't any manuals for Airstreams until the early '70s.

Good luck, and be sure to post lots of photos!

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Old 06-26-2006, 09:59 PM   #5
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Welcome, Baxscott, My wife and I recently bought a 1955 Flying Cloud. It a California model. Ours is a good shell with some damage and almost no interior. Try this site for pictures etc. of Flying Clouds.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:40 PM   #6
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One more Welcome - From NM TOO!



There are plenty of NM AS owners and I, and surely all of them, say "Welcome!"

Hope that you find all the assistance you want, need, and desire, here on the AS Forums.

You will likely find more than you can read if you use the 'search' function liberally.... Then there is the nearly limitless wealth of info from the forum members - NEW questions are gladly debated - old ones are politely ignored as the search function provides the answers already provided....

Point and click away!!!

Hope to see your 'new question' posts....!!!

Enjoy that AirStream and the restoration process!!!


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