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Old 03-28-2009, 08:18 AM   #57
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Lewis, I looked up your blog. That 55 FC is one cool trailer. I just the last few days looked up what a whaletail airstream was. I think those are the coolest I have seen. I look forward to seeing your progress. david
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:44 AM   #58
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Eugene has landed

Pics of where it laid to rest last night. Will be a few days before I can move it with that pasture so wet.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:48 AM   #59
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Way to go, David, Angel, and Eugene!!

Isn't it a great feeling?

He's going to be one fine trailer.

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Old 03-28-2009, 10:18 AM   #60
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Steve I kept thinking about your history pulling your two trailers. You never know till you try it though, do you. thanks for your reassurance it was quite helpful to me.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:01 AM   #61
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Yeah! I knew you would do it! That trailer has such presence... it just looks RIGHT! Those springs look nice and high... wow, that's what my '63 looked like... I'll tell you that Simple Green works nice to help scrub off that moss / dirt. I love the big picture window on the curbside.

When I offered to help pull that '57... I had some real doubts it would go that far... but like new, just ended up smiling about how well it tracked behind my van. My '63... the coupler latch was broken off, the wheels / tires were probably from the 60's... heck, the spare looked orginal! But it still pulled fine... they seem happiest when they move! And yes... I do think they all have their own personalities....
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:57 AM   #62
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David, I just found your thread. What an experience! A big congratulations for getting Eugene home. It sounds like all was meant to be. All things really do work together for good.

That is a great looking trailer. I agree with your wife, nice layout. I think it's awesome that you've bitten the silver bullet and plan to restore this treasure. What a history. It's quite a phenomena how knowing the history of these old coaches can make the attachment so strong. It's like they embed themselves into your very being. They really do become part of the family.

I can't wait to see what's next!
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Old 03-28-2009, 02:35 PM   #63
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Congrats David!! I liked that trailer the first time you posted pics of it, I knew Eugene would not let you down!
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:32 PM   #64
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Ya know that trailer looks pretty good - skin looks great - I think you will be amazed how it looks once you give it a good washing -

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What do you guys think

Incredible weekend. Let me know what you guys think. david
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I know I'm biased, but aren't 50's trailers beautiful?

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Old 03-29-2009, 08:33 PM   #67
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David,

I'm glad ya'll had a safe trip. It looks good with just a wash job!
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Wow, the skin looks fantastic! A couple of observations... 1) It's interesting that this 50's trailer has a mix of Hehr windows... it seems like it might have been some transition year? (I'm no expert though!!). It has 50's style Hehr windows on the side, with 60's style picture windows on the front / rear. It should have lots of light! 2) Those teardrop lights are available from VTS for cheaper than fixing the orginals... 3) You have all the covers to the roof vents! Do you know how lucky you are on such a "rough" find? I'd make sure the rivets attaching the lids to the lifters are replaced so they don't blow off. 4) Is that a porchlight on the curbside sticking out of the body? Lucky, lucky!! 5) Eugene just looks so cool!

Pics of the interior?
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Yes! It looks great - yes 1958 was a transition year... your trailer looks a lot like mine
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Ken you were right, I was surprised on how the overlander cleaned up. I looked at the pics of yours. Did you put tandem axles on it. I thought that was not an option till the 60's. Great looking interior. Only differs from mine in the stove placement. Mine is forward not with the drawers against the bulkhead. Can you post a pic of yours forward. Mine did not have a gaucho and would like to see what was in it orginally. Regards david
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