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Old 08-18-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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Red face Any other 1956 SS Rockets out there?

I hope someone finds me in here. I would like to know if any one out there has a vintage Silver Streak Rocket. I have a 1956 and would like to know if any one has had a go at restoring one! Mine is in really good condition it is just a little bit ruff around the edges. It also seems taboo to ask what it
would be worth restored. Any ideas would be highly appreciated.

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Old 05-24-2010, 12:18 AM   #2
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hello--I was out working on my airstream Bubble this afternoon and my oldest son's friend's dad came over to pick up his boy. He said--i have one of those old alluminum trailers sitting out at one of my farms--"it's gutted out and needs a ton of work but the outside's in pretty good shape--if you want you can have it --i'll just give it to you for free" he said. Man--what are hard thing to pass up. however, I'm realizing what it takes (dollar wise) to rebuild a trailer. When i was on a pizza run i had to go out to his farm to check it out. it's a cool looking rocket 28 footer model but needs lots and lots, and lots of money to make roadworthy. I need someone to talk me out of throwing some spare tires on it and crawling home with it. The skin is good minus one dent by the door, a couple holes from old vents and several of the old windows were toast and boarded up to keep water out. it needs more work than my bubble did that's for sure as the bubble's exterior is solid. do you know much about the rocket model or silverstreaks in general? I know they're not as collectable as airstreams but still interesting. cheers--ted

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Old 05-24-2010, 05:21 AM   #3
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If I lived closer I would be on my knees begging you for that.
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Old 05-24-2010, 08:01 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by rosieriveter View Post
It also seems taboo to ask what it would be worth restored.
i am fairly new to this whole "restore a trailer" thing, but one thing i know for sure is that it isnt a money making kind of project. while i might make a few grand selling my restored trailer, i know that if i calculate the man hours involved in restoring vs payoff, i can fairly confidently say you'd make more $$ working at McDonalds.

lots of threads here on value of trailers, but they seem to be like houses - it depends on demand, rarity, quality, etc.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:12 PM   #5
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yes it's money

i agree with you--it takes a ton of cash to restore a trailer. i'm sticking with my bubble rebuild as i'd rather do one up royally nice than 2 average. it's still hard to say no to free--but wisdom tells me otherwise. i'll wait to see if someone's really interested in it and help him at least sell it sometime down the road. free is still too rich for my blood when i calculate the pain, agony and dollars to restore! cheers--ted

ps feel free to check out my "1956 bubble rebuild start to finish" (i think that's the title of the thread i started. have a good day.
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Old 05-24-2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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Gee, my Airstream is done, free would be a pretty good starting price for my next project


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