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Old 10-25-2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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theVAP Episode 30: The 30's and 40's

Join Host Tim Shephard and Panel Pros Colin Hyde and Rob Baker and special guest Fred Coldwell as they discuss Airstream's early trailers!

-Listener question: Remodeling a ’05 Bambi
-Ambassador Update
-Installing Aluminum panels from AirParts Inc.
-Need a rivet shaver!
-Tub painted with epoxy paint
-Refinished the cabinets with Howard's
-Vintage poop problem
-Tim lacks fiber glassing skill
-New black tank design
-New contributor: All-Rite!
-Not much known about pre-war trailers
-Dr. Holman’s 1935 Torpedo NOT a kit!
-Airstream trailer production stopped during the war
-Airstream builds wartime housing
-Pre-war trailer amenities
-Early Airstream competitors
-Tube frames and wood interiors
-Old granddad trailer at Jackson Center
-Aliens from outer space
-Too old to tow?
-1936 Clipper $1,495
-Aluminum vs. Steel
-Curtis Wright Clipper
-After war Wally worked for Curtis Wright
-1947 Wally leaves Curtis Wright
-Rob’s old 1948 Aero Flight Falcon
-Why nautical names? Wee Wind, Trail Wind, etc…
-Flying Cloud name origination
-1949 Airstream Liner News
-Wider higher Liner
-Pipe frame to ladder frame
-Airstream's optional piano
-Early trailer production numbers
-Late 40’s trailer amenities
-Listener feedback request

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Old 10-26-2006, 12:15 AM   #2
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An optional piano!!!!!!!! WOW that is amazing!!! Can't wait to hear about that.


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Old 10-26-2006, 07:46 AM   #3
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I'd been checking the vap for the past few days... I'm so addicted after taking a brief hiatas from listening (had to go back and catch up!)

Tim, it was nice to see you in AS life.. thank you so much for giving us such enjoyment!

Rich... how about some articles about Colin and Rob too? (or do I need to order some back issues?)

I wish I had lots o land too... I'd have a collection like Rob... though I may not have a family to camp with if I did!
Where'd my wife go?
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