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Old 12-08-2014, 09:13 AM   #1
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Crimes against humanity - not for the weak of heart!

I don't know which RV place in Hendersonville employs Dr. Frankenstein as the head of the shop, but Igor must have run out of brains. Is this even repairable? I wouldn't trust anything that was done by these people. About all that's of value here is a frame, and the title. With a ton of work you might be able to restore this one, but wow. This was pretty much the trailer I was looking for - age and size, but not that one.

1956 flying cloud airstream "edited w photos"
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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Oh my.....

I saw a thread a while back where the poster was asking if anyone had replaced the Airstream windows with wooden frames, and whether this would be regarded as cool. Having seen the pictures above, I can most definitely give it the thumbs down.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:48 AM   #3
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I don't know which RV place in Hendersonville employs Dr. Frankenstein as the head of the shop, but Igor must have run out of brains. Is this even repairable? I wouldn't trust anything that was done by these people. About all that's of value here is a frame, and the title. With a ton of work you might be able to restore this one, but wow. This was pretty much the trailer I was looking for - age and size, but not that one.

1956 flying cloud airstream "edited w photos"
Did a shop do that, or the trailers owner?

In either case, they horribly failed as an Airstream sheet metal technician.

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Old 12-08-2014, 12:44 PM   #4
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AND....it was done by the RV Company.

My Safari was a disaster of crappy work by an RV Company in New Mexico. I did not think there was another such place....I guess there is. My wood work is looking better to me now.
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I would have used vinyl siding and LOTS of liquid nails. BTW, is that a belly pan?
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About all I can say good about it is the seller is not representing it as "camping ready".
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:33 PM   #9
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I don't know which RV place in Hendersonville employs Dr. Frankenstein as the head of the shop, but Igor must have run out of brains. Is this even repairable? I wouldn't trust anything that was done by these people. About all that's of value here is a frame, and the title. With a ton of work you might be able to restore this one, but wow. This was pretty much the trailer I was looking for - age and size, but not that one.

1956 flying cloud airstream "edited w photos"
If the price is right, anything can be fixed.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:08 AM   #10
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That's true Colin. But you will have to source all the windows over again and who knows if he cut the actual frame rails to put those windows in. I think he maybe even cut off the belly pan because there is a ragged edge in one picture. Then you'd have to order an entire 13 panel end cap kit and there's only one place to get one of those....
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Looking at it I'd bet that some years ago it was declared a dead trailer by an owner and someone stripped all the windows and other salvagable bits for sale and this is someone's attempt at a best of their ability to rescue it
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If the price was right, I could live with it. Most AS are about the same in outward appearance, a little exterior mods are refreshing. Leaks? Jim
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A shop did this. Mountain camper sales & service in hendersonville nc. The buyer paid 3500 for the trailer, chucked windows and interior , paid someone over 6,000 to replace the windows and do "bodywork" ( done by mountain camper) And floor.

Windows are made of 2x4 pine and plexi and leak like a sieve. They attempted to replace the floor but instead built a platform on top of original frame out of 2x4s and the c channel is nearly gone and barely attached.

This is a disaster. I call it "parts on wheels" and its in my yard now.

It has a new axle and good encaps and a good h20 bargman handle. Frame is pretty good but well still beef it up.

Buying the trailer was cheaper than buying 2 endcaps from Colin

And it's a whale tail. What I've been dreaming of since I first saw a whale tail.

Is it 'fixable'? Not sure that's the right word. But it will be rebuilt. I will replace nearly every panel except endcaps thanks to the lovely custom windows.

I have a 57 overlander that we are / were doing a shell off on. We may sell it so we can proceed with this pile o'parts.
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:37 AM   #14
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lets just say , hypothetically, the PO wanted pine wood framed windows.
this RV place apparently dosent know how to use tape...

or how to buck a rivet...



the RV shop says they didn't do the floor work... If possible, this gets worse;
(you're looking straight down at the rear corner of the floor. They PAID someone to do this.



understand of trailer... the "new floor " . Attached with lag bolts and nails.



and some final finishing touches.
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