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Old 05-19-2008, 10:13 PM   #181
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i had to go take a look at the tag. the vin # is 7128.
thanks for your help.
Very neat. Pictures would be very helpful for those of us with visualization issues .

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Old 05-19-2008, 10:45 PM   #182
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Here are my latest numbers.


1950 - 7008, 7014, 7019, 7024, 7025, 7028, 7039
1951 - 7055, 7088, 7099, 7117, 7126, 7128, 7143, 7171, 7173
1952 – 7214, 7253, 7295
1953 - O3001, O3008, O3009, O3028, O-3069, O3107, 7390, 7443, 7463, 7491, 7521
1954 - O3188, O3202, 7507, 7619, 7696, 7723, 7739, 7741, 7749
1955 - 7776, 7785, 7817, 7842, 7846, 7902, 7905, 7908, 7932, 7937, 7973, 7986, O3255, O3266
1956 - 8021, 8022, 8053
1957 - 8111, 8132, 8196, 8208, 8241, 8304, 8307, 8349, O3448
1958 - O3517, 8404, 8417, 8477, 22-8531, 22-8532, 22-8593, 22-8604
1959 – 22D-0186, 22-T0198, 22-T0210, 22-T0256, 9204
1960 -
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22-TS0570, 22SS0604, 22-TSS0617
1962 - 22TS/S0674, 22F2108
1963 – 223F126, I223F128


TOTAL – 85 confirmed by serial numbers
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:02 AM   #183
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Captain Jones,

Seeing your list, I see that our newly acquired 1951 Flying Cloud, 15 panel, (15 panels inside and out, front and rear) is there in sequence. Its VIN is 7099.
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Old 05-20-2008, 08:47 AM   #184
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FC7039 -
I can think of only one word to describe your trailer, and that is STUNNING. Absolutely gorgeous. Gotta ask - did you do all that custom interior aluminum work? Who did the designs?

I hope you show that trailer off at every opportunity - as an inspiration for others!!
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:47 AM   #185
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Question Newbie help...

Hi Whitsend
I admit to being a newbie both to Airforums & ownership (they're pretty rare over here in the UK) so I'm probably missing a simple trick but in your post yesterday (184) you mention a 'stunning aluminum custom interior'. I'm about to start to restore my 53 FC & am looking for interior inspiration, so it would be great to see these pictures - but I can't find the post or member you're replying to... help !
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:18 PM   #186
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I can think of only one word to describe your trailer, and that is STUNNING. Absolutely gorgeous. Gotta ask - did you do all that custom interior aluminum work? Who did the designs?

I hope you show that trailer off at every opportunity - as an inspiration for others!!
You must be mistaken. My trailer is in two parts. No interier.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f326...oud-27245.html

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Old 05-21-2008, 06:43 PM   #187
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Alloy Idler - I was COMPLETELY mistaken in directing you to FC7039. I think you can do a search for Flying Cloud Registry & look for anything on 1950 Flying Clouds, then look for FC7039's post # 138 directing us to look at D. Winick's redo of his '50FC, serial # 7024.
I HOPE this is correct. Good luck. Winick's work is beautiful.
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Old 05-22-2008, 03:20 AM   #188
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Alloy Idler - I was COMPLETELY mistaken in directing you to FC7039. I think you can do a search for Flying Cloud Registry & look for anything on 1950 Flying Clouds, then look for FC7039's post # 138 directing us to look at D. Winick's redo of his '50FC, serial # 7024.
I HOPE this is correct. Good luck. Winick's work is beautiful.
Thanks Whitsend - I'm glad I'm not going mad. I tracked down David Winick's 'Custom' restoration of FC 7024 & yes, it is stunning. Nice retro touches. Personally I'd like to keep more of my original interior (see link to Vintage Vices Forum - a newish UK forum for Airstream & other vintage trailers - my posts are for 53 Flying Cloud):

Vintage Vices :: View topic - 53 Flying Cloud - More photos

As you can see I've only just got 3069 over from across your side of the the pond but despite having much of the floor rotted out all of the cabinetry is in good shape. My Zolatone has been overpainted so I think its a good excuse to go for a mirror shine on the interior end-caps (as Winick has) but will repaint the rest (as at Shady Dell - 49 Clipper). But first a new axle, rejuvenated leaf-springs, UK hitch... and then the floor! Wish me luck.

Best to all you Texan Streamers from the UK
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Old 05-22-2008, 07:50 AM   #189
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You all gonna count the new Flying Clouds coming off the lines now?!
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:03 PM   #190
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Flying Cloud 7073 (1950) is onsale on ebay now.
eBay Motors: 1951 AIRSTREAM (item 200227155101 end time May-31-08 18:30:00 PDT)&
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:20 PM   #191
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Here are my latest numbers.


1950 - 7008, 7014, 7019, 7024, 7025, 7028, 7039
1951 - 7055, 7088, 7099, 7117, 7126, 7128, 7143, 7171, 7173
1952 7214, 7253, 7295
1953 - O3001, O3008, O3009, O3028, O-3069, O3107, 7390, 7443, 7463, 7491, 7521
1954 - O3188, O3202, 7507, 7619, 7696, 7723, 7739, 7741, 7749
1955 - 7776, 7785, 7817, 7842, 7846, 7902, 7905, 7908, 7932, 7937, 7973, 7986, O3255, O3266
1956 - 8021, 8022, 8053
1957 - 8111, 8132, 8196, 8208, 8241, 8304, 8307, 8349, O3448
1958 - O3517, 8404, 8417, 8477, 22-8531, 22-8532, 22-8593, 22-8604
1959 22D-0186, 22-T0198, 22-T0210, 22-T0256, 9204
1960 -
1961
22-TS0570, 22SS0604, 22-TSS0617
1962 - 22TS/S0674, 22F2108
1963 223F126, I223F128


TOTAL 85 confirmed by serial numbers
Who has 22-8532? I am the custodian of 22-8531...
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:43 PM   #192
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You already have our Flying Cloud on your list- you must have gotten off of the Archives- but if you are putting names with the numbers - ours is '53- #7390.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #193
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Uwe,
I found 22-8532 when it was for sale on Ebay. It was in Utah at the time, but who knows where it ended up.

Andy.
Yes I am putting names and location if I know them in my database. Of course I do not post them because I do not have the individual's permission.
I originally found your trailer at vintageairstream.com

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Old 06-14-2008, 09:50 PM   #194
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Hello fellow Flying Cloud owners:
The 1950 Flying Cloud #7024 is a custom trailer I built for Bob Wheeler, Airstream CEO. This trailer had pretty much no interior to salvage. I used the aluminum overhead lockers and that was about the extent of what could be salvaged. Everything else was fabricated in my studio. Thanks for all the great comments. I appreciate it and wish that trailer belonged to me. Was a really fun project. - David Winick
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Old 06-14-2008, 11:36 PM   #195
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You do beautiful work. I too wish that trailer was mine.

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Old 06-15-2008, 10:52 AM   #196
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Hi all,

I was looking at the post by SilverHobby announcing his 62 FC. Notice he had a link to to his restoration blog. I have a 62 as well.

His 62 is different than mine. In the two pictures posted on his blog, both of the same side, his trunk is on the back, I can't see the vent stack for the water heater on the street side and there doesn't appear to be a battery box on the front. Mine has these features and a spare tire on the back. Is this the difference between the Land Yacht and International Land Yacht?
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Hello fellow Flying Cloud owners:
The 1950 Flying Cloud #7024 is a custom trailer I built for Bob Wheeler, Airstream CEO. This trailer had pretty much no interior to salvage. I used the aluminum overhead lockers and that was about the extent of what could be salvaged. Everything else was fabricated in my studio. Thanks for all the great comments. I appreciate it and wish that trailer belonged to me. Was a really fun project. - David Winick
I too own a 1950, hoping to get to about 1/4 of your efforts. I would be proud if so. What if anythng did yo do to the frame? I found the two steel beams supporting the axle to be too rusted. I thought to add water holding capacities I needed more rigidity, more frame. If so, could you post a picture of the frame pre shell being re-installed?

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Old 06-15-2008, 10:13 PM   #198
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Hello fellow Flying Cloud owners:
The 1950 Flying Cloud #7024 is a custom trailer I built for Bob Wheeler, Airstream CEO. This trailer had pretty much no interior to salvage. I used the aluminum overhead lockers and that was about the extent of what could be salvaged. Everything else was fabricated in my studio. Thanks for all the great comments. I appreciate it and wish that trailer belonged to me. Was a really fun project. - David Winick
David,

Did you replace the axle? If so, with what? If you don't mind answering. There are few if any other pipe frame restores on the forum. I am really interested in what others have done, more so to validate my decisions, hoping they were the correct ones.

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Old 06-17-2008, 11:01 AM   #199
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In answer to both of these questions, the pipe frame chassis of this Flying Cloud was discarded and a new frame was installed at the factory service center in Jackson Center. The 4" pipe coming through the back end is to give it the appearance of being a pipe frame, when in reality it is a modified new chassis. The axle is also new and I believe it is a Dexter. These modifications were done before I began work on the interior.
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Another flying cloud on Craigs List at http://eugene.craigslist.org/rvs/724480438.html. It is in Oregon and the quote from the listing is:

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• This is a 1962 Airstream, 22 feet long, last registered in 1997 and the vehicle identification number (VIN) is 22D880660.
• (VIN) 22D880660 - decoded this would be:
o 1962 Flying Cloud 22'
o Double bed model
o Made in California and it was the 30th 22 foot model made in 1962 of the 245 made within the year.
o California | 22 D SS 0630 to 22 D SS 0875 (the 88s in the VIN from the state were really SS originally).
• No rust to speak of, rivets are tight, glass & screen in tact, no leaks (currently used as storage.
• This trailer is already gutted and ready to be your summer project!
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