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Old 02-02-2017, 09:58 PM   #57
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Way to go, Scott!

Nobody better than you to save this trailer.

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Old 02-03-2017, 03:52 PM   #58
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Also, get in touch with Colin Hyde regarding the Jalousie brackets he may have some Or may be able to point you in the right direction for replacements. What a cool find!
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Old 02-04-2017, 12:59 PM   #59
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Scott do I need to head to Texas?
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Old 02-04-2017, 01:17 PM   #60
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Looks like a great project!

Why does it have no 1 when its a 1955 and first caravan was in 1951 with an earlier trailer?
Excuse my ignorance.
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Old 02-04-2017, 03:29 PM   #61
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Looks like a great project!

Why does it have no 1 when its a 1955 and first caravan was in 1951 with an earlier trailer?
Excuse my ignorance.
The short answer is that numbers are assigned to WBCCI Club members, not to trailers, so the same number can be applied to different trailers when a club member changes trailers.

The slightly longer answer is that Wally Byam started assigning numbers during his first caravan in 1951, and assigned #1 to himself. He actually reassigned numbers stating at #1 for each of his first 5 caravans before the club was formed, so when the club was formed in 1955, everyone that joined got to keep the number they had been assigned on one of the first 5 caravans. In the early years, this lead to some cases of duplicate number assignments in club membership directories, but over the years attrition eliminated the duplicates. By the late 1950's numbers that became unused when a member did not renew their club membership, were available to be reassigned to a different member.

That said, Wally and Stella Byam were always #1. No one else on a Wally Byam Caravan or within the Wally Byam Caravan Club ever used that number. That number has been protected from reuse in honor of Wally and Stella.

Wally and Stella used #1 on several different Airstream trailers over all of their caravans from 1951 thru their last, the 1959-60 African caravan. I have never attempted to count how many different Airstreams they used #1 on, but I'll guess it was probably between a half dozen and a dozen Airstreams. I know of three such Airstreams still existing, with the trailer for which this thread was created being the most recently discovered one.
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Thanks for the thorough explanation!
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:26 AM   #63
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:45 AM   #64
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We've created a blog where I'm keeping a list of parts we're looking for complete restoration. We are hoping the airstream and airforums communities can help us track down the many missing pieces of the puzzle. The blog is listed in our signature line but also be found here: http://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com

Thank you for all the comments, suggestions, etc!
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:20 AM   #65
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I did find the Zenith Radio online, should have it later this week, also found a vintage trailer plate for our state that has the same first 3 numbers (all trailer plates here are 3 numbers then a designation for trailer then county. Just wish the snow would stop!
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Old 02-05-2017, 07:55 PM   #66
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moving forward

Joe and I (and others) have been doing a ton of research as we go forward.

Today I spent some time figuring out what the kitchen layout was. I think I've got it figured out, but I need help tracking down the appliances.

I'm pretty certain based on what is there, I need:

Kreft Gas/Electric refrigerator

I stole the picture from user Prairieschooner, his thread here (post 95)
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f106...-122678-7.html

I'm also looking for the small princess stove and a single basin porcelain sink.

If someone has these, even if on another coast please let me know (that's what Old Dominion is for). I promise they will be lovingly restored and given a good home in this trailer.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:30 PM   #67
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I think I have that stove - it was rebuilt when I got it but don't need it - so would be glad to sell


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I may have a source for that fridge - if they still have it
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So AWESOME! Glad it ended up with you Scott! As to the sink, looks like it's there, you could just have it reporclained? See here http://retrorenovation.com/2015/04/2...h-steel-sinks/

Then it would be the original!
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Ken J - please let me know on both!

reinergirl Thanks! We are happy it's here too, but man do we have a lot to do! - only sink you see is actually in the bathroom, haven't even gone there yet, trying to figure out the completely missing kitchen.
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