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Old 05-29-2008, 08:16 AM   #15
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Wow! that is the neatest Airstream that I have ever seen. Best of luck with your project.

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Old 05-29-2008, 09:51 AM   #16
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What's up with the fender cutouts. It looks like someone filled them in (and not that well) from the orginals?
Love the shape of that trailer. Would this be an Ohio built or homebuilt trailer from plans?
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Old 05-29-2008, 10:57 AM   #17
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Beautiful! I wish I could get up to NY for the rally to check it out! Can't wait to see it come together. Are you going to post progress on this thread?

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Old 05-29-2008, 12:57 PM   #18
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What's up with the fender cutouts. It looks like someone filled them in (and not that well) from the orginals?
Love the shape of that trailer. Would this be an Ohio built or homebuilt trailer from plans?
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The fender cutouts were homemade at some point in time- it would have just gone straight across the wheel opening following the line of the trailer. It is a California built trailer- probably one of the last few made before the war.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:59 PM   #19
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Are you going to post progress on this thread?

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Yes- and you can see progress and lots more photos on our personal website:
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Yes- and you can see progress and lots more photos on our personal website:
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Going through the slide show, and after you take out the glass and remaining hardware plus scraps of wire, I'd be tempted to put on a hazmat suit and go in there with a pressure gun and, using some soap in warm water give it a medium pressure WASH/rinse to get all the junk out / off of that rig.

I see the wall ribs are all wood! Does it look OK, no rot? Looks to be some possible "change of life" for some of the adhesive (or sealer?) between the wood and the aluminum. Or is it just my crappy eyesite...

Never knew those old ones used wood in them like that, very interesting. Thanks for putting it into whatever slideshow software that is, real easy to negotiate.
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Going through the slide show, and after you take out the glass and remaining hardware plus scraps of wire, I'd be tempted to put on a hazmat suit and go in there with a pressure gun and, using some soap in warm water give it a medium pressure WASH/rinse to get all the junk out / off of that rig.

I see the wall ribs are all wood! Does it look OK, no rot? Looks to be some possible "change of life" for some of the adhesive (or sealer?) between the wood and the aluminum. Or is it just my crappy eyesite...

Never knew those old ones used wood in them like that, very interesting. Thanks for putting it into whatever slideshow software that is, real easy to negotiate.
The website and slideshow are all MAC- love my MAC!

The trailer does have all wood ribs- that from the outside of the trailer are screwed in. Yes- every 6th rivet is a screw holding whats left of the ribs in from the outside. There would have then been some sort of veneer wood then some trim pieces where all the ribs are on the interior of the trailer. The ribs are all there but some are in pieces and most will probably have to be replaced. You probably can't tell from the photos but the ribs are 3 pieces of wood put together and they taper in thickness as they get to the end of the trailer. The woodwork is pretty remarkable. It will be at Vintage Trailer Jam this July- you should come down and check it out! I will have to post some more photos later- I got some more polishing down this weekend.
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very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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A remarkable piece of history.
Good luck with the restoration and
Thank You for sharing this with us.
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mistral blue & A-Merry-Can- thank you both for your warm wishes - I hope you follow along on the restoration.
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I hope you follow along on the restoration.
I will, and I look forward to seeing it in person at the Vintage Trailer Jam next month.
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Just thought I would post a picture of the '39 at Vintage Trailer Jam. Sorry it took so long to update. We have done a little polishing - but that's about it.
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Your '39 Clipper and your TV for it is ssooooo cool!!!
May have to take a trip "up North" just to see your collection of vintage Airstreams.
Very nice pictures.
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There's a story in today's Kansas City Star about the '36 Airstream Clipper owned by Vince Martinico of Auburn, CA.
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