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Old 02-27-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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Finding old VIN# or WBCCI #

We're trying to find the VIN or WBCCI # of my great grandpa's airstream. All we have to go off of is his name. We have 2 pictures but can't read the red numbers. Any ideas?
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Old 02-27-2010, 06:24 PM   #2
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Hi jessica54 - Hope you're enjoying the forums! The red WBCCI number from the top-front of the Airstream (if there is one there) will allow a few members to identify the owner as your grandpa.

Are you talking about your '64 Overlander? Take a look at 64Overlander -- in the left blue column, click to enlarge the picture with the door and window. The VIN should be on the Airstream manufacturer's plate down low you see just forward of the door.

The top left corner of that same page has the VIN format for either California or Ohio produced Airstreams.

This from a resource maintained by a private individual and Airstream enthusiast -- Vintage Airstream Photo Archives. Other trailer examples can be researched there in the same fashion.
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What was your great grandad's full name, and what time frame was he a member of WBCCI?

Some of us have old directories that we could look him up by name to get his red numbers. The VIN# is not listed in the directories.
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:45 AM   #4
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His name was Virgil Cannedy from Carterville, IL. It was some time in the 70s, but I can get a better date later this week. Thanks!

No it wasn't our Overlander. We can't tell what kind it was because only part of it is in the picture.
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post your photos and you will be amazed at how quickly it will be identified.
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Hello, My sister has bought a 14 ' airstream it has a number on it "23689" does this identify its year or its member# ? any help would be appreiciated
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Hello, My sister has bought a 14 ' airstream it has a number on it "23689" does this identify its year or its member# ? any help would be appreiciated
Maybe I`m showing my ignorance ,but I thought a 16' was the smallest AS.,where is that # located? Dave
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Hello, My sister has bought a 14 ' airstream it has a number on it "23689" does this identify its year or its member# ? any help would be appreiciated
Where did you find that number?
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:41 PM   #9
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No Cannedy in 1971 or 1976. Cannady in 1971 but were from Kansas.
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Thanks for looking! I'll try to dig up more info. I'm also trying to track down more pictures from other family members.
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I have not seen the camper but she said it was a 14', it may be a 16' but she said it was a 14', also she says the number is across the back, Thanks
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I have not seen the camper but she said it was a 14', it may be a 16' but she said it was a 14', also she says the number is across the back, Thanks
The number that will be the most helpful is located just to the right of the door as you walk into the Airstream. Should be on a metal plaque.
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No Cannedy in 1960, 1966, 0r 1973. Sorry.

#23689 was the WBCCI number for Stanley & Beverly Skilken, 99 S. Columbus Ave., Columbus, OH 43209. This was found in the 1973 Directory. It does not give any information about the specific Airstream they owned in 1973. It is likely that your Airstream was owned by them though.
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Grand Master -

not trying to hijack the thread but it seems you have a load of good info on AS history.

we have #1601 and have traced it back to Wesley & Rachel Dyer [Canada & Europe] around 1960-61.

do you have any directories that would show if this is the first year it was issued? or if this number [1601] was originally issued even earlier?

thanks in advance for any help on this,

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