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Old 08-05-2018, 06:55 PM   #1
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Flying Cloud Identification

I just bought this flying cloud as a project for my family. Iíve tried identifying the year with no luck. Can anyone help a newbie out?
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Old 08-05-2018, 06:58 PM   #2
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Don't have a clue but what a great find!
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:03 PM   #3
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From the number of panels I was guessing mid-'57 or later. This document suggests it may be the first Flying Cloud built at that width in 1958.
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:15 PM   #4
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I got it for $300! I’m so excited to get started on it!
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:16 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for that information!
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Old 08-05-2018, 07:30 PM   #6
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Itís hard to read the tag numbers. Itís either a 56 or a 58 depending on if the second digit is a 3 and the third digit is a 3 or a 5. When you identify exactly what the numbers are, go to Vintage Photo Archives to get info. When you figure it out, let Captain Jonesí Flying Cloud Registry know so it can be logged. Have fun, donít throw anything away, and ask the questions if needed. Good luck, Bubba
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:32 PM   #7
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What you have there looks like a 1958 model, first one of the model year.
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Old 08-05-2018, 09:48 PM   #8
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What you have there looks like a 1958 model, first one of the model year.
So, if the number is truly O-3500, then it would be the first Ohio built FC of the 58 model year? If it is, then that is an iconic find. Hope it is. Bubba
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O3500 is indeed the first Ohio built 1958 22-foot Flying Cloud. It came off the line the week of 9/30/1957.
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Old 08-06-2018, 07:22 AM   #10
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Hey Bubba, here’s a better picture! Y’all have me quite intrigued!
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Hey Bubba, hereís a better picture! Yíall have me quite intrigued!
One of your alligators must have eaten your photo. Please post one of the street side if you can. From what I understand, back then you could have one built to just about any layout or exterior configuration. Thanks, Bubba
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Numbers and other side

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Old 08-06-2018, 09:37 AM   #14
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Ok Bubba, I'm getting the hang of this, I think they are posted now! You have no idea how much we appreciate your help and wisdom!
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