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Old 02-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone ~

You know I really wanted an AS but this was easier, cheaper & way cool. I planned on stripping anything I buy down to replace insulation anyway so this is ready to start on. My son loves it & he's going to help me renovate it. It will be his someday. I know it's a lot of work but I'm really thrilled I can get pass the "looking" phase and start on the "work" phase. Under "body style" the title says "TV". There's only 1 broken window & mostly original windows. The rubber is not in bad shape so maybe it was stored inside for a long time. It is out in the Arizona sun now and I'll be moving it to an indoor space to begin work.

So I wanted to share this here and ask for some feed back. VIN # is 31390

It's a 1950 Schult and it looks like the 40's models also. PO primer grayed it but I want to polish it.

Any advise on if hardware is available ( needs door handles )?

I just started researching so if any of you knowledgeable folks here have any comments, I would appreciate them. : )

Back to researching my new baby.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:24 PM   #2
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Here's a 1940 Schult.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:37 PM   #3
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Nice trailer, check out these websites:

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http://www.thewallacecollection.net/index.html



I would go for paint on this style of trailer. So many choices and polishing can be a long term maintenance commitment.

Check www.vintagetrailersupply.com for parts.

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Unique trailer. Keep us posted on your efforts. Here's a link to the TCT site that gives some information on the Schult brand.

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Welcome!

Very cool trailer!!

Another great source for parts, including a lot of original old parts, is Dan Piper at Vintage Campers in Peru, Indiana. I've had great luck there.

VintageCampers.com :: Vintage Campers, Vintage Trailers, Vintage Parts, Vintage Restorations

Keep us posted with photos of your progress. You will find tons of info here and lots of friendly folks.

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Oh yeah!! Really Cool. Did it come gutted or did you do that?

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Nice looking trailer, the exterior appears to be in great condition. Looks like a fun(??) project. I hope you enjoy the experience.
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Thanks so much so the links & the words of support. I wondered about polishing as opposed to painting. I think an old patina look like the 40's Schult photo I posted would be a cool look also. Polishing does sound like a lot of work & upkeep so a special thanks for that comment.

I was gutted already. There's wood repair & a bit of cleanup but the plastic original inside window trim is there.

I think they fairly rare & I haven't been able to find much info or history or photos but I found a vintage magazine with this trailer on the cover & a few paragraphs about Schult & the trailer's history. He stopped manufacturing them in the early 50's to go strictly into mobile homes. ( Man - the good old days when we "made" stuff in this country.)

I'll check out the links & post photos of our project as we go.
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silverwoman, Schult is not mentioned but three times here at the forum. There are a few links mixed in the following. Good luck in your research!
Nice trailer -- hope we can be of help.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:21 AM   #11
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I found a few restored 1950 travel trailers. This one is so sweet ~ getting ideas about what I want to do. Good thing my son is a fabricator and we have a large indoor space with several talented guys who will enjoy helping. I'll supply the beer & food. : )

If anyone runs across other restored 1950's OR old photos of original 1950's similar trailers ~ please post for me if possible. I found another dark red with some silver trim also very nice but as much as I like the strong colors, my son said it oxidizes more quickly & it's hotter inside. So I'm leaning toward a period color like mint green but with chocolate trim detailing the curve lines in the back. We'll be doing the body & paint 1st I guess. That's how they did the purple beauty with the white walls.

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Nice trailer, check out these websites:

Welcome to the Vintage Vacations Home Page

http://www.thewallacecollection.net/index.html



I would go for paint on this style of trailer. So many choices and polishing can be a long term maintenance commitment.

Check www.vintagetrailersupply.com for parts.

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This one is amazing!
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This one is amazing!
Yes it is! And even though I posted the Vintage-Vacations website so silverwoman could check out the great vintage colors Craig Dorsey uses on the breadbox style trailers, I wonder if you noticed the exterior of this Airstream is also painted.
The color Purple, on the other hand, should probably remain as the name of a movie and not on a pre war classic.

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I agree Safari - great play on words. The color I want to go for will be a period or pastel light color. I'm going where you just directed me to check out the breadbox style colors. Sorry I missed that!
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