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Old 11-28-2009, 09:23 AM   #1
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Elaine's Flying Cloud - 1954

Here I go!

Yesterday was the start of the restoration of Elaine's wedding gift or her 25th birthday present, whichever comes first. (and I were a betting man the birthday will come first!)

I picked this trailer up last Thanksgiving here in WI and it is a one owner, not too bad of shape.

So step one, remove the interior, thats where I am today, and Sunday and the day after.............
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:27 AM   #2
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That's one really cooooool trailer. I would love to see some more photos. Is that refrigerator door pink, or is it the lighting?

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Old 11-28-2009, 10:22 AM   #3
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Fridge

The fridge is white and works! Its only electric/ice box but I think its going to stay. At least right now that is the plan.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:33 AM   #4
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Front layout is the same as my 54, but I have a rear double and a streetside bath instead of twins.
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Old 11-28-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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Oh goodie! I just love the destruction phase!!!!

How far do you have to take it? Are you replacing the floor? Shell-off, shell-on or just patching? Looks like it's in pretty good shape to start with...

So how many years 'til Elaine turns 25? If I recall - she's about 20 now...that oughta give you plenty of time to do a bang-up job! Can't wait to see the progress along the way and the end results ~ good luck!

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Old 11-28-2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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Front layout is the same as my 54, but I have a rear double and a streetside bath instead of twins.
Do you have photos of that rear setup? I am going to convert to just what you have but have been struggling with how and what the size of the bath would be.

This is a photo of the fridge.
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Ed,

You can follow my resto blog listed in my signature, or my thread Old 53 Flying Cloud.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:38 PM   #8
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Oh goodie! I just love the destruction phase!!!!

How far do you have to take it? Are you replacing the floor? Shell-off, shell-on or just patching? Looks like it's in pretty good shape to start with...

So how many years 'til Elaine turns 25? If I recall - she's about 20 now...that oughta give you plenty of time to do a bang-up job! Can't wait to see the progress along the way and the end results ~ good luck!

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Well after today I have only put my foot through the floor in one place, so I'll shoot for shell-on and patch.

I'm going to remove the inner skin, strip it polish it. Also it doesn't have a 12 volt system so I have to add that too. No water system to speak of, no black water tank, so all that need to be added. Rewire, re-insulate, re- well re everything! The cabinets are solid, need to figure out the bath and on and on it goes. THIS IS the last one.................

Only 4 cuts so far on my hands and a new pair of safety glasses

Elaine needs to age slower, at 19 I do have some time
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:54 PM   #9
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Looks great...I need to run up there one of these weekends and see it up close!
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Old 11-28-2009, 06:23 PM   #10
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Looks great...I need to run up there one of these weekends and see it up close!
You would be more than welcome, I can put you to work stripping or polishing
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You would be more than welcome, I can put you to work stripping or polishing
If that's the case, I'll just watch from afar.

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Well I'm about 9 hours into this thing and this is where the weekend ends. Most of the interior is out, I have about 3 hours in the front and then its time to remove the inner skin. All I keep asking is "Where the hell do I store all this stuff?"

Its in storage, the basement, the garage, the trailer, the truck...........
And now the inner skins......

God I hate this kid
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What's this stuff

When I look at the interior wheel wells, I see that they are covered with some kind of "fabric"? Is this asbestos? Man what next, I already have a weird bump in the floor in the front.
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When I look at the interior wheel wells, I see that they are covered with some kind of "fabric"? Is this asbestos? Man what next, I already have a weird bump in the floor in the front.
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