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Old 08-08-2004, 01:05 AM   #1
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Hi Experts,

Please see the pictures below. I am trying to find out if anyone knows what year this trailer is and is it an Airstream.
The shell seems to be in good shape, however the inside is gutted, the axle and tongue are corroded.
Would this be a worth while project? I know lots of $$ would be needed!!
Hoping to hear from you and your advice. Thanks
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:26 AM   #2
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It is an Airstream 'Liner 22'. Perhaps a 1948.

Look here and compare it... http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives/index.html

I hope the door is there. You will have a heck of a time finding one.
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:36 AM   #3
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Just a matter of money and time.
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Old 08-08-2004, 06:44 AM   #4
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I decline the term expert, but in browsing, I couldn't help noticing one really odd thing...Is that a hole cut out of the floor at the threshold of the door? I can't figure out why anyone would do something so nutty.

It's definitely a "project" (and maybe one that you'd never finish). Still, the shell appears to be in good shape. And it is one of those very cool "whale tail" models. Is it me, or is the hitch part of the frame missing? I can sort of see something in the last pic, but it just doesn't appear to be all there. That might mean (or if it's somehow compromised) that you'd have to buy a new frame (ie, trailer) for it.

I'd say, if you have the space, funds to rebuild and time to do it, offer to remove it for free. I believe that if you do buy a new frame, you won't need a title (register with the new frame's serials), which I imagine is long gone for this relic (others who know this better can comment). Also, take into consideration how much it is going to cost to have this hauled to your repair site.

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Old 08-08-2004, 01:54 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your replies.

BobbyW was there a special door for this year? Or will be able to custom make a door for it? Great website, will keep you posted on what we do.


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Old 08-08-2004, 02:02 PM   #6
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Alex,
I believe BobbyW mentioned about the door because old doors and hinges are hard to find. The floor cut-out at the bottom of the door is because there was a step there. It is part of the floor and not something that would extend out from under the floor as more modern units have. If you're up to the task with time, money, space and repair skills, I'd say go for it. Its not worth much as it sits. As mentioned previously, haul it away for free.

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Old 08-08-2004, 02:08 PM   #7
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on the other hand ....

... what a great, unique little shell. i'd love to stumble across something like that.
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Alex,
Is this trailer that was/is located in the desert in California, between Barstow and Needles?

If so, I can tell you that three years ago the door was on the ground directly outside the trailer. I asked the guy who came out of the location, and asked him to put the door away. He should have it. I did specify, to put it in a safe spot. It is also the trailer that was used in the filming of "Baghdad", a 1950's film.
Should this not be such trailer, disregard and contact such guy and maybe he can sell you his.
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Old 08-08-2004, 05:02 PM   #9
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Hi FaboFabo,

Yes it is. How did you figure it out? Are you in the business of buying and selling airstreams? What kind of trailer do you have?

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COOL movie

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Alex,
Is this trailer that was/is located in the desert in California, between Barstow and Needles?

If so, I can tell you that three years ago the door was on the ground directly outside the trailer. I asked the guy who came out of the location, and asked him to put the door away. He should have it. I did specify, to put it in a safe spot. It is also the trailer that was used in the filming of "Baghdad", a 1950's film.
Should this not be such trailer, disregard and contact such guy and maybe he can sell you his.
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Wasn't that "Baghdad Cafe" and wasn't that a GREAT movie???
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Old 08-08-2004, 10:40 PM   #11
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Yes the movie was Bagdad Cafe
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Is it me, or is the hitch part of the frame missing?
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It is a pipe frame so looks different then you might expect.
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