Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-26-2009, 12:49 PM   #221
1 Rivet Member
 
1948 22' Liner
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Bellingham , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 16
I have owned this FC for several years, maybe 6 years. As you can see in the attachment it was not well liked. I bought it for $1000.00 and the front was totally demolished by an accident the original owner had. It is now almost completely refirbished. Polishing this spring will get it all done. I stipped the three coats of paint and repainted new zolotone inside. All cabinets stripped and stained as new.
1955FlyingCloud3
Mine is # 7786

Ron Wiebe
1955 FC
1955 26 foot dual axle
1948 22' #118
__________________

Ron Wiebe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2009, 04:04 PM   #222
4 Rivet Member
 
BarryIowa's Avatar
 
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Polk City , Iowa
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 353
Another 1955 FC

Hi there,
Mine is number 7945. Barry Norgaard, Polk City, IA
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN1239.jpg
Views:	96
Size:	220.1 KB
ID:	84105  
__________________

BarryIowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 10:54 AM   #223
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
Wow, nice looking rig Barry. Thanks for the picture. Now I'm thinking I need to drag out the polisher......

Barry
__________________
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2009, 10:59 AM   #224
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,330
Images: 40
That is a beauty, brother. Nice work. Glad its part of the FC Registry.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 10:55 PM   #225
Rivet Master
 
NorCal Bambi's Avatar
 
1963 16' Bambi
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Yreka , California
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,313
Images: 21
search

I'm going to the source. I've been looking for some specs on th 55 Flying Cloud we own. I don't seem to be able to search in the right place. Can someone tell me what my trailer weighed when new?
And a place to find other specs.
Thanks Don
NorCal Bambi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 11:07 PM   #226
Rivet Master
 
silverleeper's Avatar
 
1967 22' Safari
1960 Caravel
Edmonds , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,499
Images: 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by NorCal Bambi View Post
I'm going to the source. I've been looking for some specs on th 55 Flying Cloud we own. I don't seem to be able to search in the right place. Can someone tell me what my trailer weighed when new?
And a place to find other specs.
Thanks Don
Hi Don, You need to look here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f44/...hip-54235.html
__________________
Lee

1973 F-250 4X4 390
1965 Chevy Suburban 454
AIR 6030
WBCCI 4258
TCT

silverleeper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2009, 11:09 PM   #227
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,330
Images: 40
Lee, you beat me to it. Here's the link for the '55 FC:

http://service.airstream.com/files/l...7cab8ce8a3.pdf

I think you'll find most of the info you're looking for here.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2009, 05:46 AM   #228
Rivet Master
 
NorCal Bambi's Avatar
 
1963 16' Bambi
1955 22' Flying Cloud
Yreka , California
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,313
Images: 21
Gentlemen and the Mother Ship, Thanks for the information. This Forum is the best.
Don
NorCal Bambi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2009, 02:53 PM   #229
3 Rivet Member
 
CaptainJones's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Western , Kentucky
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 228
Images: 5
Yes it has been quite a long time time since I have posted to to my own thread. A lot has been going on. We are closing in on 100 Flying Clouds now. Here are my latest numbers. If you have a Flying Cloud and do not see your serial number here, how about letting me know. It is nothing more than a fun list to see how many are still around.

Greg


1950 - 7008, 7014, 7019, 7024, 7025, 7028, 7039
1951 - 7055, 7073, 7088, 7099, 7117, 7126, 7128, 7143, 7171, 7173
1952 7214, 7253, 7295, O-0001
1953 - O3001, O3008, O3009, O3028, O-3069, O3107, 7390, 7399, 7443, 7463, 7491, 7521
1954 - O3188, O3202, 7507, 7551, 7619, 7655, 7696, 7723, 7739, 7741, 7749
1955 - 7776, 7785, 7786, 7788, 7817, 7842, 7846, 7902, 7905, 7908, 7909, 7932, 7937, 7945, 7973, 7986, O3255, O3266
1956 - 8021, 8022, 8053, 8054
1957 - 8111, 8132, 8196, 8208, 8241, 8304, 8307, 8349, O3448
1958 O3506, 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 22DSS0660, 22TSS0674, 22F2108, 22TS/S0806
1963 223F126, I223F128

TOTAL 98 confirmed by serial numbers
__________________
Greg Jones
CaptainJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2009, 03:29 PM   #230
2 Rivet Member
 
1953 21' Flying Cloud
McKinney , Texas
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 40
You can add my O-3099 to the 1953 list!
Xstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 10:49 PM   #231
New Member
 
1954 22' Flying Cloud
Dayton , Nevada
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1
I just found #7277, full of appliances!
milliejohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 05:04 PM   #232
1 Rivet Member
 
1967 17' Caravel
1973 29' Ambassador
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Truro , Cornwall
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8
Dear All, and Captain jones- the cloud counter!
I have just bought a rather special 1951 flying cloud no.7104, it has 15 panels! (not a standard 13 panel, but 15! Anybody know how rare these are?
a friend rang Airstream Co, and apparently they only new of 3!
this cloud definetly has a silver lining.
regards Duncan @ silverlining
collyerwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 05:12 PM   #233
1 Rivet Member
 
1967 17' Caravel
1973 29' Ambassador
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Truro , Cornwall
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8
Rivet 15 panel 1951 flying cloud

Dear All, and Captain jones- the cloud counter!
I have just bought a rather special 1951 flying cloud no.7104, it has 15 panels! (not a standard 13 panel, but 15! Anybody know how rare these are?
a friend rang Airstream Co, and apparently they only new of 3!
this cloud definetly has a silver lining.
regards Duncan @ silverlining
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pan3.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	128.4 KB
ID:	91522   Click image for larger version

Name:	pan4.jpg
Views:	115
Size:	184.2 KB
ID:	91523  

Click image for larger version

Name:	pan1.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	125.8 KB
ID:	91524  
collyerwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 07:23 PM   #234
Rivet Master
 
soldiermedic's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
Florissant , USA
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 5,083
Collyerwood,

That is a very nice and rare find. I hope that Joe from the VAC chimes in, but you are in small company with a trailer like that.

More pics please!

Steve
__________________
Streaming Soldiers Blog
soldiermedic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2009, 10:21 PM   #235
3 Rivet Member
 
flyrc's Avatar
 
1959 26' Overlander
1960 24' Tradewind
1960 24' Tradewind
Yakima , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 202
Add another 56 To the list

Wally and Janni Holsclaw Yakima, WA.

We acquired our 22' Flying Cloud in September. It was made in California, is a whale tail and doesn't have a name tag, just the number. S/N 8066
It's gutted so I have lots of work to do.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	56 Flying  Cloud  front.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	338.1 KB
ID:	91538  
__________________
Wally H.
Parts needed
1962 Street side corner tub
range or parts
Dometic 50 or parts
flyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2009, 06:08 AM   #236
1 Rivet Member
 
1967 17' Caravel
1973 29' Ambassador
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Truro , Cornwall
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 8
Rivet 15 panel 1951 flying cloud

Dear All,

Here are a few more pics of my 15 panel, I do not have any pics of the interior as it is completely gutted, nothing inside what so ever.

I would like to retro fit the interior with a design similar to what was originally fitted in 1951, but with all the mod-cons ie hotwater- stereo- led lighting etc...

These trailers are on leaf springs, with no shock- absorbers! Has anyone ever had any problems with interior fittings becoming loose, from excessive bouncing along the road?

all the best Duncan
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	pan5.jpg
Views:	85
Size:	128.1 KB
ID:	91622   Click image for larger version

Name:	pan6.jpg
Views:	100
Size:	126.2 KB
ID:	91623  

Click image for larger version

Name:	pan7.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	139.9 KB
ID:	91624  
collyerwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2009, 08:21 AM   #237
Vintage Alum. Enthusiast
 
flyfshr's Avatar

 
1959 24' Tradewind
Phoenix , Arizona
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: I currently do not own a 2nd Airstream
Posts: 4,330
Images: 40
Hi Duncan. Great trailer and I wish you all the best on retrofitting its interior with modern conveniences. My '59 has a straight axle with only leaf springs and I don't have an issue with things bouncing around. I think once the door above the fridge came open on my travels. Now, to let you know, I take my trailer down some fairly rough dirt roads so its not all pavement. You shouldn't have a problem if your weight inside is balanced properly. By that I mean side to side and front to rear. Planning out your interior appointments and balancing them will really aid to your trailer traveling without much bouncing.

Brad
FF
__________________
4CU 2699 / AIR 10 / TAC AZ-1

I'm haunted by aluminum.
Charter Member of the 4 Corners Unit.
flyfshr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2009, 08:26 AM   #238
Rivet Master
 
Ed Emerick's Avatar
 
1968 30' Sovereign
1959 18' "Footer"
1954 22' Flying Cloud
Brussels , Wisconsin
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 611
Axles

Quote:
Originally Posted by collyerwood View Post
Dear All,

Here are a few more pics of my 15 panel, I do not have any pics of the interior as it is completely gutted, nothing inside what so ever.

I would like to retro fit the interior with a design similar to what was originally fitted in 1951, but with all the mod-cons ie hotwater- stereo- led lighting etc...

These trailers are on leaf springs, with no shock- absorbers! Has anyone ever had any problems with interior fittings becoming loose, from excessive bouncing along the road?

all the best Duncan
I have leaf springs on my 59 Traveler, it rides well, no problems so far. Its been about 3 years of pulling it after the restoration.
__________________
I'm NOT an old man.............
Ed
54 Flying Cloud
59 Traveler
68 Sovereign
Ed Emerick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2009, 11:31 AM   #239
Rivet Master
 
safari57's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
My '51 has leaf springs and shocks. It sees some ugly pavement roads and has been fine. I do not know if the shocks were original to 1951 but they are certainly old, the shock mounts look factory, and the shocks still work and do not leak.

Nice trailer you got. Body sure is in decent shape.

Barry
__________________
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2010, 08:32 AM   #240
3 Rivet Member
 
CaptainJones's Avatar
 
1951 21' Flying Cloud
Western , Kentucky
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 228
Images: 5
About 6 months since I posted an update. Not a lot of new ones lately.

1950 - 7008, 7014, 7019, 7024, 7025, 7028, 7039

1951 - 7055, 7073, 7088, 7099, 7104, 7117, 7126, 7128, 7131, 7143, 7171, 7173

1952 7214, 7253, 7277, 7295, O-0001

1953 - O3001, O3008, O3009, O3028, O3069, O3099, O3107, 7390, 7399, 7443, 7463, 7491, 7521

1954 - O3188, O3202, 7507, 7551, 7619, 7628, 7655, 7668, 7696, 7723, 7739, 7741, 7749

1955 - 7776, 7785, 7786, 7788, 7817, 7842, 7846, 7902, 7905, 7908, 7909, 7932, 7937, 7945, 7973, 7986, O3255, O3265, O3266

1956 - 8021, 8022, 8038 8053, 8054, 8066

1957 - 8111, 8132, 8196, 8208, 8241, 8304, 8307, 8349, O3448

1958 O3506, O3517, 8373, 8404, 8413 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 22DSS0660, 22TSS0674, 22F2108, 22TSS0806

1963 223F126, I223F128

TOTAL 109 confirmed by serial numbers
__________________

__________________
Greg Jones
CaptainJones is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
flying cloud


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boy Oh Boy! my new '56 Flying Cloud! urbanfood 1956 - 1959 Flying Cloud 171 06-07-2018 08:14 AM
1952 flying cloud tracker 1950-1955 Flying Cloud 3 11-28-2005 04:10 PM
roof vent size USA 53 FLYING CLOUD wilson russe Roof Vents, Skylights & Fans 0 10-08-2005 12:08 PM
Flying J Propane Question Pick On The Road... 5 10-26-2002 06:46 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
×