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Old 01-15-2009, 07:53 PM   #15
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Yes I am the guy they were making fun of
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:11 PM   #16
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Rivet Congratulations!

That’s really quite a find! Really good condition. I don’t think I have ever seen and air conditioner mounted in that orientation. The fragile fins are forward where anything airborne could damage them and the boat-shaped “bow” of the cover is to the rear.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:33 PM   #17
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congrats- Lucky, I see a diamond in the rough!
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:35 PM   #18
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the ac is now removed and nothing blew off even at seventy mph on the way home the only thing i can figure is they put the ac on at the camp and it never moved until we moved it ps there must have been 10 gallons of NASTY water in it so lets see ? 8 lbs per gallon ,10 gals plus the weight of the unit . twhen they installed it they sealed the drain line so it had to overflow out the top!!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:02 PM   #19
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That is a really sweet find.(the trailer, not the roaches)
Something about old aluminum just makes me feel all warm and happy.
Best of luck to you, Rich
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:56 AM   #20
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Wow!!!

What an awsome find. Have fun and keep the pictures coming.

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Old 01-16-2009, 06:54 AM   #21
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HOLY BAUXITE BATMAN, WHAT A GREAT FIND!!!
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:07 PM   #22
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It does look like you will have a good project ahead...not too much, but enough to keep you busy for a while. If you don't have it ready, or if you can't make it for the weekend, we have driven up to the Springstream for the day and enjoyed ourselves before we bought our Airstream.

Good luck with the restoration. When you are finished you will really have something to be proud of.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:44 PM   #23
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Great find. I'm totally jealous. Before you do much more, I highly recommend and plead with you to begin a blog of your resto / reno efforts so others, like me, can follow your progress. There are a number of us on here with blogs. Document everything along with tons of pictures, at least three times as many as you think you'll ever want. I wish I had when I started redoing mine.

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Old 01-16-2009, 04:28 PM   #24
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Nice find and only $500. The VAP Panel Pro's were just envious that they didn't find it first.

Definitely worth the restoration. I'm hooked on the 50's trailers too.
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Old 01-17-2009, 10:02 PM   #25
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I listened to your advice and I started my blog check it out when you get a chance Thanks
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:26 AM   #26
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:35 PM   #27
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Cool Look what I found today

Are the channel sections standard? These are at the bottom of the curbside rear panel. There are twelve of them,each one about 3 inches long with a space of about 1 1/2 inches between them.
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Are the channel sections standard? These are at the bottom of the curbside rear panel. There are twelve of them,each one about 3 inches long with a space of about 1 1/2 inches between them.
You betcha they are standard. My 53 Flying Cloud has a near identical setup. Your will also find a thicker, beefier piece of channel at the endcap ends where the rub rail bolts through. You can see pictures of mine by clicking on my blog in the signature block.

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