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Old 01-30-2016, 11:27 AM   #1
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New Member Greeting & Streamline Question

Hi all,

I'm a new member of the forums and hopefully soon to be the new owner of a Streamline Countess of unknown year ('64 - '67 is my best guess). It's going to take a lot of work and certainly cost more than I'm expecing, but my wife and I are up for the challenge. We don't actually own it yet, but we're working on that.

The current owner doesn't know what year it was made, nor does he have a title (which presents a whole other problem) to look that up. I'm not going to move it though until I hold a title to it in my name. I have the serial number as C8284 Model 26. Any suggestions for looking that up to find the year of manufacture? If there's a more appropriate forum on this site to ask that question, please let me know. Probably at least in the "kin" forum I'm sure.

I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time reading these forums & sharing with everyone!

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Old 01-30-2016, 08:20 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome. I thought I'd post a warm welcome but not much more. I don't know the streamline trailer at all, but I'm willing to learn.

It would be interesting to see a few photos of this trailer.

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Old 01-30-2016, 09:16 PM   #3
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Welcome to a fellow vintage kin owner. Keep us posted on the progress on your trailer. I wish I could provide some info.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the warm welcome! Here are a few pics as she sits waiting to be towed to her new home.

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Old 01-30-2016, 10:11 PM   #5
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Very nice! I know you can't wait!!

I have always thought that Streamlines and Silver Streaks are two of the most beautiful aluminum-skinned trailers around. (If money was no object, I know of a Silver Streak that would be in my back yard right now!) I have seen several Streamlines that I would LOVE to have.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:54 AM   #6
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I'll try to put up some more pics this afternoon. Just so y'all know, I've received some PM's but I can't reply to them yet til I become a "trusted member". I will get back to you!

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Old 01-31-2016, 05:59 PM   #7
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Thanks for the photos. I've never seen one before. It sure has a robust awning. I bet it is hard to roll up!

Interesting how they made the end caps. My guess it will be an early sixties trailer. Doesn't matter, it will be great when you are done with it.

I'm surprised to see snow on the thing. I figured you folks were in more temperate climates.

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Contact Tim Heinz at heintz designs in florida. He's an expert.
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Hey thanks avionstream! I found his website and hope to get in touch with him soon. Right now work is getting in the way. -pp
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Yep, Tim was a great resource and suggests that the "C" in the serial number designates a 1964 model year. Thanks again for the suggestion!

David, yes that's quite the awning! Actually I need to figure out how to move that "awning" without destroying it or the trailer. The current owner wants his trailer to have that awning too, so I have to leave it intact.

We're just under 4,000 feet in elevation so we get our fair share of snow each year. That storm that went up the east coast a week or so back dumped at least 18" on us. What you see in the pics are remnants of that. We've had quite a bit of rain and warmer temperatures the last few days (very unusual for us...typically that would have been snow) so most of that snow has melted away.

Here are a couple pics from yesterday...another shot of that awesome awning & a street side shot.

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