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Old 03-03-2008, 05:43 PM   #1
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1952 Cruisette?

I think that this is 1952 Cruisette. Its 15 feet long and the serial # is 8057. From what I've seen online, the people I bought it from changed a lot inside. We are looking for replacements parts and that has proven to be impossible. I will try to answer any questions about it that anyone has, but I'm excited to restore this little gem. There has been quite abit of work done inside that I know of. They ripped up and changed the floor, repainted, and the previous owner put in an area up front for a bathroom...I think. Thanks for looking!!!! I put the pictures 27 pictures online Picasa Web Albums - Matt - 1952 Airstrea...
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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Welcome,

It looks like a nice trailer!
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Old 03-03-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
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That does look like a nice little trailer. Not sure I like what they did to the tongue though. Maybe since it weighs so little it won't matter but I don't like the look of it. Purist problem I guess.

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Old 04-30-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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your cruisette

you wouldn't want to sell it?
have you seen any others like it?
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:19 PM   #5
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Sweet!

Does it have a "tube" frame behind that extended tongue?

Have you checked out the pics at the Vintage Airstream Photo Archives? There is one listed there with serial # 8056

Hope to see you on the road!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi traveling in S Tardis ~ from the Great State of Jefferson
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:24 PM   #6
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It looks clean. Since the P.O. ripped everything up inside, it pretty much gives you Carte Blanche to do what you would like. I would remove that hitch extension, or beefing up the attachments, I don't like the idea of four bolts carrying the weight and forces of the trailer while towing.
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:44 AM   #7
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you wouldn't want to sell it?
have you seen any others like it?
Hi JoeyJohn,

I haven't seen any other Cruisette's in person but I have seen a few other online. And this trailer is definately not for sale...sorry
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Old 05-01-2008, 10:47 AM   #8
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Sweet!

Does it have a "tube" frame behind that extended tongue?

Have you checked out the pics at the Vintage Airstream Photo Archives? There is one listed there with serial # 8056

Hope to see you on the road!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi traveling in S Tardis ~ from the Great State of Jefferson
It does have the tube fram behind the extended tongue and I'm definately thinking about taking that off and going back to the original tongue set up. The Vintage Airstream site is amazing with so many great pictures!!! And its awesome that it has the Cruisette that was made right before mine!!! Thanks for taking a look at my diamond in the rough
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Sweet

WHAT A GREAT FIND

Congrat's..That is one very rare little AS.

PLEASE....keep us posted on your progress!

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Old 09-28-2008, 01:58 PM   #10
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Hi...I've just joined the forum. I've been restoring Airstreams for many years now. Presently have two Trade Winds for sale....a 70 and a 71. My main reason for writing you is to let you know I have a 1951 Cruisette with serial number 8059 so very close to your serial number. I'm not sure how to get around this forum site or how I read any responses but I'll try to figure it out. Cheers from George in Victoria, BC (then New Zealand from Nov.-April) ghumphreys@pacificcoast.net
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:20 PM   #11
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51 or 52?

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Hi...I've just joined the forum. I've been restoring Airstreams for many years now. Presently have two Trade Winds for sale....a 70 and a 71. My main reason for writing you is to let you know I have a 1951 Cruisette with serial number 8059 so very close to your serial number. I'm not sure how to get around this forum site or how I read any responses but I'll try to figure it out. Cheers from George in Victoria, BC (then New Zealand from Nov.-April) ghumphreys@pacificcoast.net
Hi George!

Its great to hear about another Cruisette that has been found!!! But I have one question...I think that you have a '52 Cruisette and not a '51. Mine is s/n 8057 and yours is s/n 8059. So I don't think you can have a serial number after mine and be a '51. Mine is titled as a '52 and I've seen a few that have smaller s/n than mine that are '52s. Either way, you still have a rare Airstream that anyone on this forum would love to have!!! Hope to see you on the road.

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Old 10-03-2008, 05:38 PM   #12
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Thanks for the information Matt. It presently shows on the title as a 1954 but I'll see if I can get that changed to 1952. It will be awhile before I have it ready for the road but it will be done. Cheers from George.
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Old 10-03-2008, 09:25 PM   #13
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As a note on year per your registration versus year of manufacture:

My Flying Cloud is 30 serial numbers later than the one I found for my buddy. Mine is registered as a 1951 and his as a 1952. We have learned that back in the fifties at least trailers were often titled when sold and thus a trailer made in 1951 but not sold until 1952 was titled a 1952. The way I look at it is that mine was adopted before his and thus mine is more mature than his and was more desirable to their owners, plus it has a years more experience at carrying a license plate. He obviously got the runt of the litter which was the last to go .

He obviously disagrees believing that his was special and required someone with a bit more class to come along and adopt his.

The point is, don't let the year of registration determine the year of manufacture.
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Old 05-15-2010, 01:21 PM   #14
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51 Cruisette SN 8059

Hi Matt....I saw your info about Cruisette serial number 8057 and have to let you know I have Cruisette #8059 which I am pretty sure is a 1951. I'm looking for any pictures of an original one because I am about to do a major restoration on mine. Would particularily like to know about the 'white painted roof' of the originals. I'm located in Victoria, BC. Never used this forum before so please post a reply if you get this.
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