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Old 01-15-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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Another Lost Soul - 1955 Flying Cloud

Found this 3 years ago at my hunt club in middle Ga finally talked the owner into selling it when he didn't pay his dues April 08. It is #7909
Cal. whaletail 55 Flying Cloud. Just found this site and look forward to everyones help (which I know I will need)!!! Oh yeah $500!
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Found this 3 years ago at my hunt club in middle Ga finally talked the owner into selling it when he didn't pay his dues April 08. It is #7909
Cal. whaletail 55 Flying Cloud. Just found this site and look forward to everyones help (which I know I will need)!!! Oh yeah $500!

$500...Sweet...

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:58 AM   #3
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It looks pretty complete, except lacking propane tanks. If you can get somebody from the Georgia unit out there to help you inspect it, it might save you a lot of time and mistakes. Get a new set of tires for it soon. Old tires frequently blow out causing major damage. Particularly relevant on two wheel trailer.
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:03 PM   #4
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Now you need to bring it on out to our no membership required.. North Ga Rally in May " Springstream"...just check out the thread posted here....
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:20 PM   #5
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Nice!

A once in a lifetime find. Do you have any inside photos? Everyone likes photos!!! Thanks
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:44 PM   #6
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Congratulations and welcome to the forums. And yes, we like photos. But, it looks like you got a good deal.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:55 PM   #7
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Sweet! Pics please!
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:18 PM   #8
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Wow what a deal, congrats. I agree more photos!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:39 PM   #9
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Is this the $500 13 panel whaletail owner that was on the VAP not too very long ago?

Either way, a very jealous congrats to you!!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:42 PM   #10
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Quite a find indeed. I rescued a 1954 Safari from a hunt club back in December. Mine hadn't fared as well as yours. I see that the air conditioner has been installed backwards. Better remedy that before the condenser is damaged. Very lucky for you that the rear air conditioner install did not remove the rear glass or frame. That would prove difficult to find. Best of luck in your restoration.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:26 PM   #11
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Whow What a find and the price was rite too. Welcome!There is lots of help and expertise here. SO the ONLY STUPID QUESTION is the ONE U DONT ASK!

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Old 01-15-2009, 05:35 PM   #12
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Congratulations - any idea of your construction plans?
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:21 PM   #13
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ok, here ya go! The FC had sat under 30 ft oak ttrees for 20 yrs, the toliet had ben hard piped into a 5 gl underground drum-we had to cut it off. It took 1 1/2 hrs to get the original hitch to move. Once hooked to our p/u we moved it 500 ft to the location you saw in the earlier photos.
The tires were buried in the sand 6 inches,and when we moved it, it left tire rubber in the bottom of the holes! Once moved we bug bombed & jacked it to remove tires, wheels & to check bearings. During this time thousands of roaches decended down the axles & onto my arms & then died around me, yuck!! The people we bought it from took 3 hrs to clean their stuff from 20 yrs of going hunting in it every weekend. At least 15 cast iron frying pans which they would not part with, one for almost each yr they had been at the camp. Changed out wheel/tires, bearing & races, hooked it up & brought it (carefuly) back 2 hrs to Atlanta where it resides at my moms house. My wife forbid me from working on it until I rented/sold my house. Don't know of a plan yet but couldn't resistbuffing on it a little bit. I have also started stripping some of the paint off cabinets just to see that birch WOW! Hope you enjoy the new pics and will give updates as soon as more progress is made. Thanks for the invite to Springstream and we will try our best to drag it up to beautiful Lake Chatuge!Dry camping or not! P.S. NO MORE BUGS!!!!
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Old 01-15-2009, 07:23 PM   #14
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Welcome to the forum! We will look forward to watching your progress with your new great find and buy. You'll find help here for whatever you need.

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