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Old 04-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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1948 Globetrotter

Thought the group might like to see pics of the unit which is now on display outside the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, OK. It is part of a show on "Stream Lined Design".

It is a great restoration. If it is your work - CLAIM IT !

Mods, there was not a thread for '48s so I stuck it in the '49. Perhaps you would like to create one and move it.

Rear bed, front dinette, shower, toilet, kitchenette. Sits high, looks like a new axle. 15 inch wheels with Goodyear tires. Note the treatment over the wheelwells.
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Old 04-07-2011, 03:00 PM   #2
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I did it. It took me three weeks to get that shine. I had to tilt it on its side to polish the underside.

..... ok, sorry.

I wish I did it!
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Old 04-07-2011, 05:49 PM   #3
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1948 Globetrotter - more pics

Had to go make something of myself this afternoon, so here are some more pics.

Rear bed looking towards front dinette. Note polished endcaps.

Front dinette looking towards rear bed. PanelRay type heater on the left by the door. Both thru the window.

The plaque detailing the display.

One of my toys! that I rode that beautiful day. '97 Honda Shadow 1100. Thinking about riding it to Branson next week for the Midwest rally.

Enjoy!

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Old 04-09-2011, 11:19 AM   #4
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Did you see this '48 globetrotter? ...

... I didn't think so since only 6 people have viewed it. Seems there has been more interest in these oldies than this, or I wouldn't have bothered posting !

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I don't know how many viewers you have had here, but for one, I'm delighted to see it. This unit is drop dead gorgeous! I can only wish and drooooool...~G
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:28 PM   #6
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WOW WOW WOW! Very nice - someone really did a nice job - notice the new frame on it.

I didn't realize Airstream called its 48's Globetrotters - I thought they were all Wee Winds - learn something new every day..........

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It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
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It IS beautiful, and thanks for sharing! I for one love seeing the older trailers, and imagine what a trailer vacation was like then. Its also hugely inspirational for those of us with older "works-in-progress" trailers. Thanks
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Old 04-09-2011, 02:12 PM   #9
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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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that is one beautiful trailer. i think it's a 1948 22' Liner. love it!
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'48 Globetrotter

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WOW WOW WOW! Very nice - someone really did a nice job - notice the new frame on it.

I didn't realize Airstream called its 48's Globetrotters - I thought they were all Wee Winds - learn something new every day..........

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Ken, I don't know if it has a new frame, but definitely has a new A and ball receiver. The pipe can be seen from the back.

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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.
Frank, it has a brass plate that shows serial no. 1403 from LA.

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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.
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it's a '49 then. that was a good year for airstream! i have a '49 trailwind that is a mix of liner and wee bit of wee wind. again, love it
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