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Old 10-04-2017, 09:28 PM   #1
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1952 21' Flying Cloud
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Greetings from Fort Collins, CO. Well it happened, we bought our first Airstream last week. Advertised as a 1954 Flying Cloud it has turned out to be a 21' 1952 Flying Cloud, thanks to the help of Mark at Airstream. I am looking forward to getting my hands dirty, learning all that I can and touring the country in this aluminum beauty.
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Old 10-05-2017, 09:39 AM   #2
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Welcome to the fun--looks like you found a beauty!

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Old 10-05-2017, 09:46 AM   #3
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Congratulations !!!

Either that trailer has been redone or it's in unbelievable shape (as in stored indoors). Either way you got a good one. Do take a bit of time to check things like brakes and other "road worthy" issues. It looks like the tires may be a bit tired

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Old 10-06-2017, 09:13 AM   #4
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Thank you! It had been sitting in Montana for 30 years. With new tires/wheels and the bearings packed we made it home. The shell is good, but the the inside (sub floor,electrical and plumbing) need a lot of love.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:31 PM   #5
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1966 24' Tradewind
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Greetings robocopp from a fellow Coloradoan: Airstreams are popular in our state, and there is an active vintage Airstream club. I renovated a 66 Trade Wind and did extensive work on the wife's 86 Limited. I recently purchased a 75 Overlander. Let the fun begin all over again. Moisture is a bad disease for Airstream. They tend to leak, and then rot and rust.

These forums have a wealth of information that will be very helpful as you work on your 52 Flying Cloud. It will be worth quite a bit when you are done, if done tastefully. If you paint it pink, it will be worth less. But you might like pink. As they say, your trailer, your rules.

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Old 10-06-2017, 07:51 PM   #6

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Thumbs up Welcome Aboard!!

Great looking Trailer......

Think...Axle...springs or torsion replacement, looks to be sitting low.

Your in for some fun now.



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