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Old 08-29-2010, 11:19 PM   #1
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Red face West Coast Restoration Help

Hi there,

I have a 1952 21' Flying Cloud and am starting the restoration. I need to strip the whole thing down and start from scratch, and would like to know if any one can recommend anyone in Western Canada (or anywhere somewhat near-ish) that works on these babies for a living? As much as this forum is an absolute wealth of information and I hope to do most of the restoration myself, I would like to have someone visually check out my 'stream and perhaps do some work on it to get me started. Any leads would be really appreciated!

Thanks!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:03 AM   #2
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Long way from BC, but Uwe Salwender at http://www.area63productions.com/Area63/Home.html

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Hi there,

I have a 1952 21' Flying Cloud and am starting the restoration. I need to strip the whole thing down and start from scratch, and would like to know if any one can recommend anyone in Western Canada (or anywhere somewhat near-ish) that works on these babies for a living? As much as this forum is an absolute wealth of information and I hope to do most of the restoration myself, I would like to have someone visually check out my 'stream and perhaps do some work on it to get me started. Any leads would be really appreciated!

Thanks!!
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Old 08-30-2010, 10:21 AM   #3
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Thanks Bill,

It seems California is the place to go!! Thanks for the link!

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Old 08-30-2010, 10:45 AM   #4
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Casarox,
I would reccomend getting in touch with Dick McIntyre in Monroe, Oregon. His number is 805-264-0972. He stripped and reclearcoated our '95 Classic. It looks like brand new! Dick is a wealth of information on Airstreams....especially the older ones. He started working for AS in 1953 and now does refinishing in his "retirement time". Hope this helps.
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Old 09-01-2010, 10:22 AM   #5
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Thanks Gary! I'll get in touch with him for sure, that's just a nice road trip from here!
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:07 AM   #6
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I am a finishing carpenter/cabinetmaker/fabricator and am just in the finishing stages of a resto/reno of my 31 International. Depending on what you are looking to have done, I might be able to help out. I am in Kelowna now, but will be based out of Victoria soon.

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Old 09-18-2010, 10:18 AM   #7
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Hi Jennifer

I'm no expert, but I've learned a bit in the process on my 68 Globetrotter that I'm working on in Silverton, BC.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f199...ect-65683.html

I'd love to see your 52. If my aluminum arrives from Aircraft Spruce, I'll be coming to the Kootenays late next week.

James...any pictures of your 68?

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Old 09-19-2010, 12:09 AM   #8
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Wow, I only updated my sig today and somebody already called me on the 68! The 68 Globetrotter is in fact, ummm, me! I am a 68 model and travel the world regularly... Thus, a 68 GT no?? I could post a pic but I think you might be disappointed.

Canlib, just checked out your 68... That's doing it right! Looks like a great project. My 31 came from a farm field in between Okotoks and High River. Luckily the shell and floor and frame were in good shape. I look forward to seeing the progress on yours. I'll post pics of the 31 in the next few weeks.
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