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Old 09-09-2016, 10:39 AM   #1
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Pipe frame, modify or replace

We just purchased a 51 clipper. It spent most of its life in the desert and the frame pipe and connections look virtually new. The full restoration is at least a year out if not more but in the meantime trying to figure out the best route to go.

I've seen extensive aluminum c channel frames and retrofitted and rebuilt pipe frames. I've considered welding on steel bolt flanges to strengthen the outriggers and adding full length steel for the suspension attachment points but wonder what others have done, how it's held up etc. not great pics but here it is. 
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:34 AM   #2
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:39 AM   #3
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I guess it all depends if you plan on putting in underfloor tanks.
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Old 09-09-2016, 11:58 AM   #4
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I'd love to tuck in a couple gray water tanks, figure we are going to put in a very small powder room for middle of the night needs only with an above the floor black tank. Gray would likely be in the kitchen area near the axle.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:05 PM   #5
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I should add, the serial range is #22XX, I think that puts it as a '51 is that correct?
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Old 09-09-2016, 01:46 PM   #6
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I should add, the serial range is #22XX, I think that puts it as a '51 is that correct?
Hi Scott:

After a cursory look on the internet, I have been unable to locate any listing of serial numbers for Silver Streak Clipper travel trailers. But here are two web sites to peruse at your leisure:

http://tompatterson.com/Silverstreak/Pictures/Units.php

http://tincantourists.com/wiki/doku....=silver_streak

The birchwoodbeauties web site seems down, as I was directed to an unrelated web site when trying to reach it:

http://www.birchwoodbeauties.com/pag...r-corning.html

You also might try to contact the Silver Streak Trailer Club, 226 Grand Ave. #207, Long Beach, CA 90803, 310-433-0539, for serial number infomration.

Have fun with your new aluminum beauty!
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Thanks for the info. I've reached out on those as well. Did some initial cleaning with a respirator and removed over 30 lbs of rat pellets. Smells better already. The rat urine smell is on the metal. I sprayed everything down with pinesol to disinfect every surface I could and to help deodorize.

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Scott - Noticed you said your serial number was 22xx. I have a 1951 Silver Streak Clipper Model 7 20 Foot Trailer Floor Plan # 1 that has serial number 2233 on it - picture attached. I am very curious as to the exact number on yours, can you share the last 2 digits? I just inherited this one when my dad passed at the beginning of this month. It has been in the family since it was purchased new in July 1951. It is very rough, but in pretty much untouched original condition. Floor is very rotten. It's name is Merlin and it is currently located in Florida. Was in Ohio from 1951 until 1985. Dad acquired it and towed it from Ohio to his place in Florida in 1985. It was his dream to restore it, but sadly, he never got the chance. Let me know if I can provide any info from mine that would help with yours. I am just starting to look at mine and trying to figure out what to do with it. I have no want to restore or use it myself, but dad loved Merlin so much, I must find a good place for him to go very soon.
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cool!

Welcome to the forums! I just sent you a private message. Ours were probably on the assembly plant floor the same day. I sent you that info, I would love as many interior pictures as you can. As you can see the front and back areas inside on ours were torn out and although I plan to reconfigure the back for a small powder room, the front area I'd like to get close to original.

Very cool trailer you have!
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I have a 51 Clipper #2175. Almost 100% original. In the process or restoring. I'll be happy to help with questions or pictures.
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Thank you!

Yes while I'm financially a ways out on starting the project, I'm trying to plan long ahead and start to collect the parts I need. Glass in the door is missing, and it's really unclear what held it in originally, can't tell if it had wood stops (bits of wood remain, but could have been a hack repair job) or if it had sheet metal stops, or a combo of layers.

Also not sure what the original refrigerator cabinet looked like, just a few rivet holes remain, as well as the original dinette configuration, including the cabinets under the front and rear windows.

Also quite odd, almost all the rivets on ours are gold, inside and out, most have faded due to pitting. I'm going to be putting in plexi soon to keep the weather out this winter, but going to have some issues repairing some cracked front and back window trim. Pointers are greatly appreciated!
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Thank you!

Yes while I'm financially a ways out on starting the project, I'm trying to plan long ahead and start to collect the parts I need. Glass in the door is missing, and it's really unclear what held it in originally, can't tell if it had wood stops (bits of wood remain, but could have been a hack repair job) or if it had sheet metal stops, or a combo of layers.

Also not sure what the original refrigerator cabinet looked like, just a few rivet holes remain, as well as the original dinette configuration, including the cabinets under the front and rear windows.

Also quite odd, almost all the rivets on ours are gold, inside and out, most have faded due to pitting. I'm going to be putting in plexi soon to keep the weather out this winter, but going to have some issues repairing some cracked front and back window trim. Pointers are greatly appreciated!

The window in the door is plexi glass. It has what may be wood or a dried up rubber gasket between the plexi and the front of the window. There appears to be a sealent as well. The backside has an L shaped molding riveted in.
I do not have a refridge cabinet. Mine is a Marvel , electric only and it's just in between the closet and the stove. If you want any pictures just PM me, with what you need. I don't want to hijack this thread.
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Thank you! I'd love some pictures of the refrigerator and how it sits. Mine would have been by the door on the curb side. Haven't seen that layout, may have been somewhat custom or I haven't seen every option out there yet. I'll pm you. Thanks!
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