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Old 08-31-2009, 07:16 PM   #1
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Arrow New Owners '56 Caravanner in Florida

Hello from Sarasota FL -
We just got our first airstream...a 1956 Caravanner. We are very
excited...but it is going to be A LOT of work (and fun too.)
We have already gotten tons of information from this site and I
think we will be using it daily.
We bought the Caravanner in Atlanta. I think there was a post a
few weeks ago from a couple of people who had seen it. They said
it would be a big job and it will be....basically starting from the floor
up. We will post pictures along the way.
Can't wait to finish and go to a rally - but it will probably take a
year to complete this project.
Wish us luck!
Ed & Lynne (TinKnocker & LuckyLindsy)
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:22 PM   #2
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Welcome 2L,

Congratualtions on your AS. Keep the posts and pictures coming.

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Old 08-31-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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Welcome, and congrats on your new project. Definitely do tell us about your restoration here. We all learn from each other here.

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Old 08-31-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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Congrats on the purchase and welcome to the forums.

50's Caravanners are absolutely the best, but I will admit to a bit of prejudice that way. Our trailers have a great floorplan and all those windows make for a great view outside.

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Old 08-31-2009, 07:50 PM   #5
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Hello...

Hi... my wife and I are restoring the '55 Flying Cloud we (still) work on, and did a shell-off floor replacement (which I recommend). Needless to say, everything has to be restored to make it look good and function well again, windows especially. Also, you will want to replace the axle if it is original. Take a look at my pics at: http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...00&userid=5200. Contact me anytime if you need advice/help.

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Old 08-31-2009, 10:15 PM   #6
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congrats on your new as

ED and Lynne


Congrats on your new caravanner, I looked at it also, a beautiful old gal with unique serial # last one made that year if I remember correctly. full restoration probably but well worth it, great skin. Beyond my skill level unfortunately. I bought a 64 tradewind covered in silicon but picking at that is my skill level! Please put original taillights back on!


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Old 09-01-2009, 06:11 AM   #7
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Welcome. You have found a wonderful trailer. The thirteen panel end caps are terrific. Looks like there are more of us in Southwest Florida than I realized. Does anyone know what taillights would be correct? Would 1956 pre-date Bargman 99's?
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:14 AM   #9
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Thanks for the welcomes, the information we've read so far from this site is priceless, and we just started. right now we are in the diassembly, research, and shopping lists part of the project. and by the way the tail lights have been removed and properly disposed of.

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Old 09-01-2009, 02:04 PM   #11
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Old 09-01-2009, 02:22 PM   #12
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Does anyone know what taillights would be correct? Would 1956 pre-date Bargman 99's?
These are the original tail lights on our '56 Safari...which I cleaned up & re-built



Bargman No. 9's

Most of the parts are available at VTS.

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Old 09-04-2009, 12:18 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info - they look great. I can see that if you take the make the
effort and take the time the outcome is great.
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We have one and she shines up like a mirror!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Have fun!
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