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Old 05-23-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
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i'm a new member - i loves old stuff...

i just bought this 22 footer, and i would like some help in diagnosing the seriousness and depth of my discovery --- would any one care to help me determine the year & model of my first airstream??? the only vin number i see on the small tag by the door is: 22-8535... its for sale (see classifieds), but if i do not sell it by my 49th birthday in july - i will restore it with modern trimmings and pull it with my '57 cadillac coupe into the sunset, the sunrise, the sunset after that... well, you know what i'm talkin' 'bout... i'll just wander the planet and live happily ever after... me an my airstream whatever it is 22 footer... my license plate will read "slvrbbl" or "22footr" or similar... thanks for letting me join - i think (know) i'm hooked...
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:12 PM   #2
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there is an airstreamer in ogden utah,by the name of wally melton.i beleive he is listed in the yellow pages,as i called him some time ago after meeting him at a rally in napa/calistoga area "the silver trailer social".anyways if you do run into him,he has a really cherry 65 caravel,and some good ideas about restos.i came thru ogden this year on my harley raod king on the way back from sturgis/thru jackson hole yellowstone /boneville etc in time for speed week.my current rig is a 1962 globetrotter 19ft. im going to get it ready on LABOR DAY FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RALLY IN SALEM.FIRST TIME ILL HAVE HADS HER OUT IN A COUPLE YEARS. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR RIG. WAYNE W. WUNDERFUL62
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Old 05-23-2006, 11:31 PM   #3
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Newbie!!!

(HOOKED), Welcome to the forums....You may as well forget to list it for sale as you definitely has Aluminitius Terminalis. You will find if you part with it the need to get another one soon! The 22 footers are very sought after size trailers so you might just as well get busy restoring her to the magnificient beauty of the road that she is. I can help much on make or year but I'm thinking maybe it is a mid to late 50's or early 60's. check out 59toaster maybe his trailer photo will help. Ed
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Old 05-24-2006, 06:30 AM   #4
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Judging from the cut of your wheel wells it looks like it might be a 56'....I'm sure others will chime in. Very cool!
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Old 05-24-2006, 08:15 AM   #5
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Welcome and you might as well face it, you're hooked big time. If you're dreaming off sailing off into the sunset, sunrise and sunset again, you're got it as bad as the rest of us. Go ahead and take down your classified. No sense in getting others hopes up.

As for the serial number, according to RJ's thorough archive website, you have a '58 Flying Cloud. Photos of the interior would definately help us concur. Check out this link:

http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...8FC/index.html

We're glad to have another afflicted one join our group. You'll fit right in.

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Old 05-24-2006, 11:20 AM   #6
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As for the serial number, according to RJ's thorough archive website, you have a '58 Flying Cloud.
Yep, I concur...looks like a '58 Flying Cloud to me...but names are kinda goofy in the 50's for 22-footers.

Good luck with your restoration, if you do decide to sell, this model & length is one of the more sought after from the era, you shouldn't have any trouble selling it. But...I'm SURE you will regret it later, in those sunset years ~

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Old 05-24-2006, 03:03 PM   #7
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Flying Cloud or.....

I thought it looked like a Caravanner? Yes? No?
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #8
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I thought it looked like a Caravanner? Yes? No?
Maybe...Actually, the Flying Cloud, Safari & Caravanner are all very similar exterior-wise, often times the only differneces are on the interior. Interior pics would sure help...although I just noticed that "Justnicestuf" lists Caravanner in the profile, so maybe you are right. The tag number indicates it is a '58 though ~

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