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Old 02-14-2016, 10:44 AM   #1
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1957 Flying Cloud for Valentine's Day!!

I love my husband, very very much! Look what he brought me!













I have a friend researching the history of it right now for me, and it's definitely an enigma! I've never seen the layout in a '57! (more pics in next post)
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:00 AM   #2
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It's got a rear bedroom and street side wet bath:



I have an icebox door to match the stove (which needs a cabinet built for it beside the sink) and also a dometic to go in this spot, not sure which we'll go with, but loving the turquoise stove! They threw in a matching hood if we want to replace the existing one too, but the existing one is in very good shape.



Here you can see the icebox door, and where the stove needs a new cabinet. (the icebox itself was beyond salvage) but you can also see the interesting console on the front end, that is as original as the rest of the built ins! I really would LOVE ideas on seating here, I haven't got a clue what might have been in here originally!



The wet bath has the coolest flip up sink I've ever seen! Anyone know anything about this?





I haven't pulled the toilet out of the box yet, but it's original too and appears to be at least unbroken, hoping the finish is okay.



Kitchen sink in great shape!


So, we've got a little bit of work ahead of us! The guys threw in some really great vintage lighting to replace some of the horrible updated stuff someone put in. We need to get rid of that horrible floor (I can see the original marmoleum under the bed) We need to build in seating in the front, fix some of the damage to the wood work, fix the dent in the front, get a porch light... oh you guys know the drill!

I'm so excited!

(are the rings on the wheels what's known as beauty rings? They look a little different than ones I've seen before) Also, please share any ideas and information you guys know about this one, the title says '57 but I've only seen this floorplan in a '55. I don't know enough about windows and such, but also know that it doesn't have the typical California teardrop wheel wells but has a California serial plate. So yeah, info and suggestions appreciated!
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:10 AM   #3
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Think possibly that sink might be from a train. Somewhere deep in my memory banks I seem to remember seeing something like that before.https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...vE8BmKOCc8Zq5Q
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Old 02-14-2016, 11:15 AM   #4
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Guess what, he got you a 1953 Ohio built FC. The O in the serial number indicates Ohio. The bread loaf shape, non sloped back end was done in 53 until about November then changed to the sloped back. The front window is seen in 53/54, not after. I could go on but I won't bore you 😉 what a great gift. I've got a California built 29' Liner 1953...many interior similarities between yours and mine.


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Old 02-14-2016, 11:28 AM   #5
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Check out vintageairstream.com yearly archive. You'll see your trailer is number 101 of that years Flying Clouds produced in the Ohio factory. If it were a California trailer there would be no O before the number, and the number would start with 7xxx. That's a classic back end with the Bargman #2 glass tail lights!


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Old 02-14-2016, 11:43 AM   #6
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Guess what, he got you a 1953 Ohio built FC. The O in the serial number indicates Ohio. The bread loaf shape, non sloped back end was done in 53 until about November then changed to the sloped back. The front window is seen in 53/54, not after. I could go on but I won't bore you 😉 what a great gift. I've got a California built 29' Liner 1953...many interior similarities between yours and mine.


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No, bore me, please! I guess we'll have to get the title corrected!
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Old 02-14-2016, 12:19 PM   #7
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Yes, looking at the '53s, it's definitely what I've got! Can a mod please edit my title and move to the proper forum section to reflect that it's a '53?
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What a gorgeous old piece of memorabilia. As for the layout they came In many custom layouts back then. What an awesome gift and what a beautiful trailer!


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Old 02-15-2016, 11:53 AM   #9
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Happy Valentines Day!!

Wow, now that is a real Airstream!!! You will have so much fun with that trailer, way to go!!
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What a beauty. What a Valentines Day.

Love that bathroom sink.

Saw someone else with one like it and thought I have to find one if those. Found several on line, very expensive, out of my budget but pretty to look at.

Google "fold up Pullman sink" lots of gorgeous examples like yours.

Have fun.
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Congrats, but where did he hide the CHOCOLATE? Very cool! Enjoy and savor. Pat
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