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Old 05-19-2006, 12:17 AM   #1
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Cool my airstream

Here are a few photos of my late model 1954 cralifornia cruiser.
It has been fully restored on the inside all is original except for
the couch and the refriderator. It is sitting on a straight axel
with 16" tires.
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:41 AM   #2
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Very nice. Welcome to the forums.
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Old 05-19-2006, 12:41 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum! That's a great looking trailer you've got! I'll bet it's a couple steps up to get into it, it looks like it sits pretty high up off the ground.
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Old 05-19-2006, 05:48 AM   #4
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that must be the liquor cabinet with the padlock on it!

welcome aboard! nice rig!

look for posts by a member called "jabba" he has a 1955 30 footer that has a very similar looking interior...

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Old 05-19-2006, 05:57 AM   #5
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WOW, 1954! What a beauty. Welcome to The Forums. Thanks for the pictures as we all love to see them.
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Old 05-19-2006, 06:45 AM   #6
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Welcome to the forums. It is great to see the old ones so nicely restored.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:49 AM   #7
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What a fantastic looking unit! To what degree did you have to renovate? Have any "before" pics?
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Old 05-19-2006, 08:33 AM   #8
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Beautiful!I love those end caps.
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:43 AM   #9
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cool looking camper. i hope to get a older one some day. nice shaPE.

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Old 05-19-2006, 03:45 PM   #10
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my late model 54 cruiser

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What a fantastic looking unit! To what degree did you have to renovate? Have any "
before" pics?
Thanks everyone for the nice replys. This is a amazing net.
I wished I had before photos but I dont, because after buying the trailor
for $600.00 dollars and getting it home and really looking at it I thought it
was a lost cause and was planning on resaling it. The outside skin was in
near pefect condition except that it was crusted over in several places
with white oxidizing elements, that were nearly impossible to get off.
The inside was intact all original but had to
to restored. I hated to do it but the only modifcation I made too the
trailor on the outside was to cut two vent holes for a propane/elec
refriderator. Im still working alittle on the smaller top vent, but both
vents look like they were original with the trailor. The axel is a real long
story. The original 2/1" drop axel was stripped so this is the best I could
do at the time. I also decided with such heavy load to just go ahead and
get 16" tires with mathching grey aluminium hubs. It has electric brakes,
shocks, all lights and turn signals work with the original beehive and
bargman light fixtures. The 10 gal aluminium water holding tank works
also. The original fan above the stove still works and may last another
50 years. The windows are rv smoked glass. The outside still needs to be
polished and I have to replace the eyebrow above the door I have the
old one. This took alot of work and money and time and patience and
lots of detail work. I have to say this once again it is real hard work
restoring one of these old airstreams. Thanks again for saying hi.
roger.
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:13 PM   #11
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my airsteam

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What a fantastic looking unit! To what degree did you have to renovate? Have any "before" pics?
I forgot to send these last photos of the inside.
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Old 05-19-2006, 04:40 PM   #12
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Very Nice

What a beauty!!! My first Airstream was 65 Caravel I bought from an old couple who couldn't go anymore. I restored it and had a great time with it for several years....now I'm buying my 4th Airstream, a new to me '05 30' Classic but when I throttle back on working (I'm too young to call it reitire!) in a few years I'm gonna find an older trailer to do over....just to keep me out of the pool hall!!

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Old 05-19-2006, 06:46 PM   #13
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Welcome!

Nicely done. Hope to see you on the road someday. Happy trailering.
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Old 05-19-2006, 07:30 PM   #14
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It's a terrific Airstream, and we just love the name: Romany Cruiser! Congratulations on a treasure ~G
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