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Old 04-09-2011, 03:31 PM   #15
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:11 PM   #16
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The Liners had names that went with their interiors. It wasn't an exact science though. And there weren't that many so it was kind of a customized as they went along type of thing. ( I found out a few things when I was trying to buy a '47 Liner.) Someday I will still go after one, because they really, really captured my heart.
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:16 PM   #17
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Interesting link. This units plate looks the same, with the wave and all, but is brass. The numerical sequence in the lower right corner is not there.In fact it looks like this one in a link to a '48 Liner:

http://vintageairstream.com/archives...s/48Linerh.jpg

Also the pics in the '49 link have a frame that look like they have box beam coming out the back. This one has a round pipe.

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:17 PM   #18
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did ya catch the serial number? I think the year is correct, but it cannot be a Globetrotter. It was not introduce until 1961.
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The 22' Globe Trotter (or Globetrotter, take your pick) was a fully loaded Airstream introduced in 1949 (see floor plan). It was changed slightly and produced for the next few years, as seen in the photo. Enjoy!
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Old 04-09-2011, 04:28 PM   #19
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'48 Globetrotter - Axle, Belly Pan, etc.

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Dave and Martha Makel of "Trailer Buff" did a trailer like that back a couple of years ago. It was featured in Airstream Life Mag. Not sure if it's the same one. The one he did I think was put back to "original" no mod's like it was from the factory. Dave is known for his very high level of restoration's.

Don't remember which issues of Airstream Life it was in, I'll try and find it.

Not saying it's his work, but it could be.
The card in the 3rd pic of post no.3 says "Courtesy Airstream, Inc." right under identifying the unit as a '48 Globetrotter, so it could be one of those units kept at the factory that I have read about here. Might even have been done by them.

In terms of originality, I don't know but I think the axle has been replaced because it is straight, no drop, and rides very high. Imagine those wheel-well cover off, and picture the distance to the rim. Wow!

BTW, those are held on with 1/4 turn quick fasteners. I think the belly pan is also unique in that it it has some crimping, but lots of Phillips screws.

If it is a factory unit, it's kinda interesting knowing how they would do a restoration.

Anyone reaaally interested enough for me to stop back by and ask someone at the museum who it belongs too?

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Old 04-09-2011, 04:30 PM   #20
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Hi Frank:

The 22' Globe Trotter (or Globetrotter, take your pick) was a fully loaded Airstream introduced in 1949 (see floor plan). It was changed slightly and produced for the next few years, as seen in the photo. Enjoy!
If you click on this pic it is easy to see that the front has a pipe too, so the unit at the museum identified as a '48 has the pipe coming out the back only, so the frame has either been modified or replaced.

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Hi Frank:

The 22' Globe Trotter (or Globetrotter, take your pick) was a fully loaded Airstream introduced in 1949 (see floor plan). It was changed slightly and produced for the next few years, as seen in the photo. Enjoy!
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Old 04-09-2011, 05:33 PM   #22
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Seems like most of these trailers I've seen that have frames replaced keep the pipe in the center for the "look" - but replace with a ladder frame along to the back........

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love to see these old trailers. We have redone the frame under the floor but left the pipeframe just reinforced and added too and replaced the floor. Since it was in pretty usable condition we are resurfacing the stove and fridge and putting it back together and up for sale. 1950 Globetrotter with back crossbed and front dinette/bed. It has been upgraded with a 30 gal. fresh water tank and pump and 12v lights. It has also been polished and will be ready to entrust to another fan come early Spring.
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I know this is an older thread but I wanted to post this info. I found the mounts for the wheel well covers interesting. They match the brackets that are on my 1950 liner perfectly. Only 2 of the 6 brackets are still attached and they aren't 1/4 turn brackets originally. Looking at the 2 left on mine (so rusty and worn, they are more than likely original) they have 2 screws to hold the bracket to the shell. The center screw on each bracket held the cover on. Where the bracket is missing, the center hole looks to be about a 1/2" hole drilled deep to give the mounting screw clearance so that screw went through the cover and into the bracket only. Link to photos in the thread I posted asking what they were below:

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f457...er-133921.html
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