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Old 01-08-2004, 11:43 PM   #15
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Most of this one was in great shape for its age. Some of the wood was delaminating but otherwise in great shape.

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Old 01-08-2004, 11:44 PM   #16
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Original Marvel fridge, don't know if it works or not.

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Old 01-08-2004, 11:45 PM   #17
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Now this has got to be the smallest bathroom ever. Not really a bathroom, more like a commode closet Sorry, the bed was slept in the previous night on the road.

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Old 01-09-2004, 12:01 AM   #18
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54 flying cloud pics

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May not do you any good, but just in case, here are some shots of my 1954 22' flying cloud. Let me know if you can use more pics. Sounds like you found a dream!

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Old 01-09-2004, 02:07 AM   #19
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FlyFshr: Thanks for posting all those pictures. Looks in about the same shape as my 52, although different design. Do you know the serial number, just curious . . . and nice Marvel Frig - something to search for.

ScottinLV: Looks like we're in about the same boat so to speak.
Is that a propane heater near your door? Do you know who the manufacturer is/was? Does anyone know of a new wall unit that maybe has a "retro" flair (instead of the forced air units that fit under a bed or cabinet).

And I have another question: My trailer has an axle/wheel system where the wheel is sort of like a bicycle wheel without the spokes and then it's attached to the axle or the rest of the wheel with bolts that appear to have friction tabs that "grab" onto the rim. My question is, was this the stock set up (I'm guessing - No) and if not why would someone change to this set up - is it an "upgrade" of somekind? Is there a reason I should get rid of it (as far as safety/performance issues)?

Thanks again for all the replies.
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I'm going to try and attach a photo of the wheel . . .
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Old 02-24-2005, 08:48 PM   #20
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I have a 1951 Flying Cloud, Serial number 7173 (darned close to yours). It is not original, but I'm almost finished installing the grey and black waste tanks. Once that's done and it's out of the shop I will take pictures and we can compare. Hard to believe that they have both survived this long.

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Old 02-25-2005, 05:55 PM   #21
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Barry, wow this is great. I would be very interested in seeing pictures of your trailer and knowing the "layout". I'm attaching a close up of my serial number. My Title says it's a 1952 but the research I did would put my number (7171) in 1951 (like yours). Coincidentally I have finally started working on it - gutting it out (only about 1/2 of original was still there, no frig, no heater, no "gaucho" or dinette, a toilet room was added . . . and the floor is pretty bad in a number of spots).
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Old 02-25-2005, 06:59 PM   #22
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Loading pictures

Okay, I do not know how to load pics. Just tried and it did not work. Suggestions anyone?

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Old 02-25-2005, 07:13 PM   #23
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Barry, I don't think you can in "post quick reply". You have to go to the "advanced" reply option and scroll down to "manage attachments" and pick browse, find your image and then attach it . . . and it must be less than 100k.
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Old 02-25-2005, 08:52 PM   #24
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I am not having any luck uploading most of the pics. This is how it looked when I bought it, December 2004. I've redone most of the interior. I'll see if I can figure out how to load those pics.
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Old 02-25-2005, 09:00 PM   #25
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51 at home - rear pic

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From the rear - has late 50's taillights on it now.
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Another Flying Cloud!

With the help of the ever-watchful john hd who found this one on the side of the road in Spring Green, WI I am now the owner of a (titled as) 1953 Flying Cloud, S/N 3009!

The previous owner installed a shower with a drain through the floor where the roadside bed probably occupied. He also put nicely done pine board countertop on the original cabinetry at the front. I can't tell what the original layout of the front was, but I don't think it was probably the dinette; however, with original cabinetry across the front under the window, it probably wasn't a front-couch configuration either.

As you can see from the photos, it's a fairly stock trailer otherwise. He was even "kind" enough to provide me with the original split-rim wheels and tires! Lucky me...

The floor is sound all the way through! It has one small area in the curbside rear quarterpanel skin that will need to be properly patched. It needs a new hitch coupler and jack, tanks, OPD compliant hoses, wheels and tires, taillights, new electrical pigtails both 12v and 110ac, and a good cleaning. It needs some detail work inside and out. The taillights are missing, and the backing plates look like they were originally rectangular! So, recognizing that this one's not a candidate for a concours restoration, I bought some modern rectangular rounded corner, but inobtrusive, taillights to mount over the original backing plates...

I'll probably get it dressed up and pretty and resell it sometime later this spring, but I sure enjoy playing with these things!

Fred, FF, 53FC... anyone... if you can tell me anything more about these, jump right in! Fred... from the s/n, 3009, can it actually be a '53? I've seen a number of the VAC memberships' FCs in person, and several others... but until you actually HAVE one, there are lots of details that you overlook!

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Is there an "O" in front of the 3009? According to the link below it would be a 53 and made in Ohio.
There seems to be a lot of variation in Floor Plans, Window Placement from this period, I haven't found one that matches mine.
Looks like a great find, if that refrigerator works, or can be made to work, it's probably nearly priceless to some wacky airstreamer . . . I'll pay what ever you ask (just kidding). Anyway, thanks for sharing the pictures and good luck.
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whoops, I forgot to post the link I was talking about:

http://www.vintageairstream.com/archives1/53FC/53FC.html
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