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Old 02-28-2008, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hi all. I'm new to the forum and I think I just acquired a rare Airstream. My dads friend decided he had to get rid of some of his toys and he sold me his vintage Airstream. I think its a 1952 Cruisette. I will get some pictures of it on here soon but is there any way to get a list of what Airstreams with vin#'s were made in the 50's? Im excited for any imput!!! Thanks, Matt
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:01 AM   #2
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You will probably find these two sites helpful:

Vintage Airstream Photo Archives and Vintage Airstream Features

Can't wait to check out your pics! Welcome to the forums!

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Old 02-29-2008, 08:19 AM   #3
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:02 AM   #4
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Incredibly lucky you Enjoy your new treasure and be sure to post some pictures for us to vicariously enjoy with you. ~G
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:04 AM   #5
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Way to go Idaho - I mean Matt.

My buddy just bought a '53 Flying Cloud in Boise and is heading down to pick it up the Easter weekend.

Look forward to seeing the pictures.

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Old 02-29-2008, 02:56 PM   #6
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Welcome to the forums and enjoy your new toy. There are answers to every question you might have now or might come up with in the future. With 20K+ members, someone here will have been there and done that and are more than happy to share their knowledge.
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Welcome to the Forums Matt! VIN? Follow Shari's link to the Photo Archives. Select the possible year model and there are samples of that year/model's VIN. It looks like the '51 & '52 Cruisettes share the same page. The VIN sample says "8000 to ~8075." Those were the simple days. This perplexes motor vehicle depts when you try to license. Great find! Could I be related to your dad's friend too?
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:45 PM   #8
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Here are some pictures of the new toy Picasa Web Albums - Matt - 1952 Airstrea... we are trying to fix it up, so let me know if you any suggestions or comments! Thanks!
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Cool pics Matt. Love the little bugger. Interesting tongue set-up, can you take the extension off?
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:56 PM   #10
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I'm pretty sure that I could take it off and that was one of the first things I thought about changing but it pulls like a dream and backing it up is great! So Im going to leave it for now until I decide to make more original.
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Interesting tongue set-up, can you take the extension off?
Maybe that is one of those early "double ball" sway control devices.
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