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Old 12-03-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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1955 Airstream Wanderer 18'

Just picked up this 1955 Airstream wanderer 18'. It's been gutted. I need to change the running and brake lights. may rebuild with a charles eames or Pierre Koenig inspired 50's modernist interior.







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Old 12-03-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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Welcome! Saw you post on the HAMB With those inner skins off, it'll be easy to fix or replace the floor if you need too. Look forward to reading more about the rehab!
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:55 PM   #3
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what kind of running and taillights did this trailer have?
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:38 AM   #4
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take a look at the photos in the photo section of your year airstream.. but should be tear drops, and bargman round (two singles) in the rear... if you look at vintagetrailersupply.com you'll see some sources. I can't remember if the 50's have the "wedding cake" or the recessed like modern semi trucks have. Either way, get rid of those rectangle things in the rear! Don't worry if its not totally original, you have some non-stock windows on it already (the round one on the street side). Kinda cool though.
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Old 12-06-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
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this can't be the right rim? shouldn't this be domed? what is a replacement for the stock rim.
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #6
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Luverly!

Ohhhh she's beautiful, reminds me of our Bubbles, just a little older. Welcome to our nightmare (Alice Cooper anyone?). My rims look like yours but the still have the original moon hubcaps that fit in the inner ring. One of the threads on the forum has a picture and explanation of chrome trim rings and they look pretty darn snappy, I'm going to look for some for Bubbles.
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