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Old 04-27-2011, 10:48 AM   #29
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Congrats Jeremy!! That is a beauty of a FC. The late fifty's produced some great trailers that were well thought out and designed. welcome and plunge right in. Take more pictures than you ever think you'll need before you tear things apart and as you remove items. Ask your questions, we're all ears and eyes.

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I think that last part says a lot: there is also a vicarious thrill for the rest of us to see someone's project as it evolves and comes together. Then we'll want to see it in person, at a rally!
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:13 AM   #30
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They are never "finished" but all the hard work is behind me. You can see pictures of my process here:

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WOW! Absolutely beautiful! I showed your pics to my wife so she can visualize how wonderful ours will look when we do our restoration. We spend a ton of time in Bozeman, loved seeing the rally pics!

Kind of like my home, the list is never really finished, always something to work on!
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:19 AM   #31
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Congrats Jeremy!! That is a beauty of a FC. The late fifty's produced some great trailers that were well thought out and designed. welcome and plunge right in. Take more pictures than you ever think you'll need before you tear things apart and as you remove items. Ask your questions, we're all ears and eyes.

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Thank you Brad! I'm a fan of your advice and knowledge. I've read quite a few of your posts over time and I look forward to pulling your ear when I have some questions! I've taken about 300 pics already and haven't even dug in quite yet!

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Old 04-27-2011, 11:49 AM   #32
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WBCCI number 4821

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So, it looks like the WBCCI number for the last owners active in the club was 4821. You might find out more about your trailer's history (such as which caravan(s) it traveled in, etc.) by posting that number in the WBCCI thread where the kind folks with historic documents look things like that up. I think this is the thread for that:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f286...-19191-10.html
Thank you so much! With my love for history, this info would be great to have. I posted a message so I look forward to learning as much as I can. I have an original Caravan sticker in the front window I am going to try to preserve during my restoration. If only the walls could talk!
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:56 AM   #33
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I think that last part says a lot: there is also a vicarious thrill for the rest of us to see someone's project as it evolves and comes together. Then we'll want to see it in person, at a rally!
Now you are making me nervous! I will take lots of pics, no doubt about that! I can see my first rally a bit nail-biting but I have to start somewhere! I have many years ahead to evolve my new found addiction, er... uhh passion.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:15 PM   #34
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I have an original Caravan sticker in the front window I am going to try to preserve during my restoration.
Cool! I've not seen that one. Clean that glass really good and take another shot straight on as this image needs to be preserved not only for you but for the caravan history album. Also, if needed, I can re-create that image if you aren't able to preserve this decal /sticker.

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Old 04-27-2011, 04:23 PM   #35
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Cool! I've not seen that one. Clean that glass really good and take another shot straight on as this image needs to be preserved not only for you but for the caravan history album. Also, if needed, I can re-create that image if you aren't able to preserve this decal /sticker.

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Thanks Brad, I will definately get the glass cleaned up well and get a great shot of this sticker / decal. I really would like to see if I can keep it but if I can't I will get in touch with you for a reproduction of it!

I wish the previous owners did not scrape all the stickers off the inside of the door-in-door, clear evidence the whole door had stickers from the residue.

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Old 04-28-2011, 09:20 AM   #36
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Now you are making me nervous! I will take lots of pics, no doubt about that! I can see my first rally a bit nail-biting but I have to start somewhere! I have many years ahead to evolve my new found addiction, er... uhh passion.
Hey, I had the same experience at our first rally, but a lot of people have been through what you're doing- take your time so you're happy with the end result. I learned that the hard way. And, as you say, you have many years for your passion and obsession to evolve. Process is good.
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Globie, or Globey was a character from Pee Wee's Playhouse: "A spinning globe with a pair of arms at the base and a large face in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Globey spoke with a French-sounding accent and would often help Pee-wee out with geography, language, astronomy, or history questions. He sometimes hung out with Pterri, and, like Pterri, acted in the manner typical of a young child." It seemed an apt name for a number of reasons.
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Globie, or Globey was a character from Pee Wee's Playhouse: "A spinning globe with a pair of arms at the base and a large face in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Globey spoke with a French-sounding accent and would often help Pee-wee out with geography, language, astronomy, or history questions. He sometimes hung out with Pterri, and, like Pterri, acted in the manner typical of a young child." It seemed an apt name for a number of reasons.
That settles it, definitely looks like I am in the right place! All that aluminum looks like it gets to us! Love the avatar, I remember Mr. Globie! Fantastic!
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:29 PM   #40
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Just saw a 1948 Wee Wind for sale! Everything has been done on it except restoring/updating the interior. Oh my, it is beautiful. How does one value something so rare? I saw one totally restored / updated that sold for $48K, so maybe this one for sale would be a great deal!!
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Old 05-12-2011, 04:21 PM   #41
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Removed my first rivet!

Between the late snow melt-off and the constant rain the last week I finally see sunshine! I am so anxious to get going and start the process! I started removing a few things inside the trailer and drilled out my first rivet! Whahoo!
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