Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2017, 06:19 PM   #85
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Looks great Ken! Is the vendor you used still in business? I'd be interested in pricing parts out from them.
__________________

__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2017, 06:30 PM   #86
Rivet Master
 
Ken J's Avatar
 
1956 22' Flying Cloud
Durango , Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: 1975 25' Tradewind
Posts: 3,361
Images: 14
Well actually no he is not in business anymore - I looked up that post - I realized it was 12 years ago - whoa - but as you know there is no budget for restoring these things - lol ! So I did get the best I could find - seems like everything I did was about $1000 for each project on the "to do" list - which is the first thing I did when I got these trailers - I broke it up into phases - so every time I finished a phase I felt pretty good - project seemed more doable breaking it up rather than one big to do list


Sent from my iPad using Airstream Forums
__________________

__________________
1956 Flying Cloud
Founder :
Four Corners Unit
Albuquerque National Balloon Fiesta
Rally
Vintage Trailer Academy - Formerly the original
restoration rally
Ken J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2017, 05:20 PM   #87
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
The best laid plans fail! First of many setbacks

Trying to get glass in windows to keep things dry. The jalousie clips I have are 4" and these windows use 3" clips. I need 8 sets. Can anyone sell me some?

Here are close ups

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0423.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	480.2 KB
ID:	279491
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0430.JPG
Views:	89
Size:	448.6 KB
ID:	279492

Please pm if you have some or know a source! Thank you!!
__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2017, 11:17 PM   #88
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Learn something new every day. Spent a good amount of time on the phone with Robert at Vintage Trailer Shop (.com) Learned that the windows in this Airstream, out 62 Tradewind (also a California build) have non-Hehr windows. They are very different and have no brand or numbers but clearly were used in California trailers for at least 7 years. I'm really hoping someone has one I can buy to get this thing dry inside. If you know anyone with west coast window stashes please share my plea. Here's a few more pictures to help ID. I'm sending some samples of the weatherstrip to Robert and he's going to try to match and if unsuccessful look at reproducing them. I'm also going to get out the calipers and measure the side metal weatherstrip and see if a local shop can make me replacements. I still need some clips and hardware too so please please check your stockpiles. With our Streamline pending pickup I'm about ready to start ordering parts to get her dry inside and good suspension and wheels/tires. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0587.JPG
Views:	99
Size:	287.5 KB
ID:	279927Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0588.JPG
Views:	105
Size:	285.2 KB
ID:	279928Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0582.JPG
Views:	105
Size:	599.2 KB
ID:	279929Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0584.JPG
Views:	109
Size:	513.9 KB
ID:	279930
__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 07:35 AM   #89
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,659
Scott,

Give C&G a call, they have been in business for a long time have a parts stash.

Bill Kerfoot
__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2017, 07:46 AM   #90
Rivet Master
 
Hittenstiehl's Avatar

 
1965 24' Tradewind
1962 28' Ambassador
1961 19' Globetrotter
Mesa , Arizona
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,971
Images: 9
You might also speak with Steve at Vintage Trailer Supply and Andy at Inland RV. Both have a wealth of knowledge of Vintage trailers and might have some contacts for part and pieces.

What a great project and find.
__________________

Hittenstiehl
Hittenstiehl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2017, 08:21 PM   #91
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Thanks for the suggestions! I'll make calls tomorrow if folks are open. Been out of town the last 4 days, but am home, and once I get some sleep I'll be back at trailer work. New tires going on the Streamline tomorrow along with repacking bearings so it can hopefully go to it's new owner later this week. Then progress can really start on this project.
__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2017, 05:18 PM   #92
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Weather is improving although it rained and snowed all day today. New owner picks up the Streamline in 5 days then we can get serious on things. Tradewind gets finished first but I am going to do enough paint stripping I can rebuild windows and keep the majority of weather out.

I also noticed wires coming out of the wall and then saw wires cut off going into the water heater when I realized the water heater was gas and electric. Now that's crazy stuff for 1955!

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0625.JPG
Views:	111
Size:	562.7 KB
ID:	280551
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0626.JPG
Views:	109
Size:	516.4 KB
ID:	280552
__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 12:45 PM   #93
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Does anyone have a good interior shot of a properly installed H-20 lock? Here's the mess. I'm mostly interested in how the inside lock lever is supposed to come through the door skin. The inside sheet metal is clearly a hack job on mine at the moment
. Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0655.JPG
Views:	88
Size:	340.5 KB
ID:	280875Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0657.JPG
Views:	92
Size:	324.8 KB
ID:	280876
__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 05:38 PM   #94
Rivet Master
Airstream Dealer
 
Overlander & Sea's Avatar

 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Gulfport , Mississippi
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 788
Images: 30
Scott, is this what you need? It's an interior photo of the door lock on my '55 Flying Cloud.

BTW, GREAT find!!!!!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0271.jpg
Views:	84
Size:	438.5 KB
ID:	280905  
__________________
Rick--Airstream of Mississippi www.foleyrvcenter.com
WBCCI #9275 TAC #MS-5 AIR #11800
Overlander & Sea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 06:31 PM   #95
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Thanks and thank you! Yes that's what I needed! I need to find that knob for the lock/unlock and make a new sheet metal cover. I'm just about to order the outside handle, spring and lock cylinder for it so I can get the door to stay closed. Also need to track down or have made some main door hinge pins. The bolts they have aren't right.
__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2017, 07:37 PM   #96
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
searching for lights

The hunt continues for parts, not because I need them now but because I know it will take time to track things down. Our streamline is in California with its new owners, and tomorrow I order the new refrigerator and the last big ticket items for "Windy" so I can finish her up and get her on the market in early April, then the attention can really focus on this one. A great friend found me 4 stock wheels with clips and I have 4 NOS baby moons for it. I've also found (I think) a craftsman to build me 3 new front exterior segments for the rotted out panels.

I did find a picture on the vintage trailer archives that shows the type of shades I need for this project. I need 3 doubles (as seen in the Wally/Stella picture) and 1 single shown in color off the archives. Anyone have a lead on these? They appear to be fiberglass so I'm guessing I can find an artist to recreate something close but of course I'd love to find originals. The one off the archives is in a 1955 flying cloud.

Picture #1, Wally/Stella for 2 lights (what I consider a double since it would have had two bulbs) over the table, and over the love seat, there is one single not shown in the kitchen area.

Picture #2 - off the vintage archives, in color
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	lights.JPG
Views:	98
Size:	120.5 KB
ID:	280913   Click image for larger version

Name:	lightforsure.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	34.2 KB
ID:	280914  

__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2017, 07:55 PM   #97
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
FOUND!! Wally Byam's 55 Cruiser - 1956 European Caravan trailer

Today I spent a few minutes investigating the door mess. Removed the weird hack job holding the step part way up. The back arms are not aligned with the outriggers, one is quite rusted out too. Any chance anyone has a donor trailer with a good step unit that could be transplanted? The step outriggers look paper thin and bend all over the place due to the rotted plywood.

I have access to a great welder but would love to not have to fabricate everything over.Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0688.JPG
Views:	70
Size:	470.4 KB
ID:	281262Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0690.JPG
Views:	76
Size:	424.3 KB
ID:	281263

Also did a lot of clean up on the handle. New parts from vintage and lots of cleaning of the mechanism. Just have to file out for the new lock cylinder Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0691.JPG
Views:	69
Size:	358.2 KB
ID:	281264
__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2017, 04:37 PM   #98
Rivet Master
 
goransons's Avatar

 
1963 22' Safari
1955 26' Cruiser Overlander
Yakima Valley , Washington
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,109
Images: 10
Blog Entries: 1
Send a message via MSN to goransons
Today I swapped tires so I could return the retrieval tires to our friends that helped us go get it.

White it was up on blocks I got a good look under it. Front kitchen drain runs down the center of the trailer, a copper drain pipe that switches to hose near the fixtures. The line come out centered right under the bumper. Oddly I haven't found any type of vent for it.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0712.JPG
Views:	62
Size:	304.3 KB
ID:	281323
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0714.JPG
Views:	67
Size:	524.0 KB
ID:	281324
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0717.JPG
Views:	64
Size:	567.5 KB
ID:	281325

Rear curbside wheel well outrigger took quite a hit at some point

Finally, took the cover off the water heater. Was disappointed at the level of rust, I had hoped for better. None of the parts I recognize. This part may be a lost cause but I'll do my best to find parts.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0719.JPG
Views:	63
Size:	813.1 KB
ID:	281326
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0720.JPG
Views:	64
Size:	618.4 KB
ID:	281327
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0721.JPG
Views:	62
Size:	714.2 KB
ID:	281328
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0722.JPG
Views:	64
Size:	666.6 KB
ID:	281329
Attachment 1
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0724.JPG
Views:	63
Size:	1.02 MB
ID:	281331

Lastly removed the scabbed on plates on the bumper that were added at some point. One moped mount intact under that.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0723.JPG
Views:	61
Size:	587.1 KB
ID:	281330  
__________________

__________________
Scott & Megan VAC LIBRARIAN
Restoring Wally Byam's 1955 26' European Caravan Trailer!
Needed parts list and blog: https://wallybyam1956.blogspot.com
goransons is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1955, 1956, cruiser, european caravan, full monte, wally byam, wbcci


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wally Byam Holiday :: 1954 Airstream Byam Holiday macatak60 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 08-09-2015 08:02 PM
The 1956 European Caravan Ted S. Airstream Lifestyle 0 09-22-2014 06:22 PM
Wally Byam Caravan Sticker 61Overlander WBCCI Forum 148 09-15-2013 08:09 PM
1956 Jan 11th - Monterey Mexico Wally Byam Trailer Caravan waharknesscaravans Airstream History 3 02-15-2010 07:32 PM
Wally Byam Caravan Club Silvertwinkie WBCCI Forum 52 09-24-2004 09:24 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.