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Old 06-15-2008, 08:56 PM   #197
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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, 09:13 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, 10:01 AM   #199
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Hi
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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Old 07-18-2008, 09:57 AM   #200
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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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Old 07-18-2008, 10:54 AM   #201
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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:

All I can say is WOW... What were they thinking of with that bright pink....
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:06 PM   #202
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Flying Cloud Serial # 3508

Okay you Flying Clouders, here is one more serial number for you. #3508. A 1958 with curbside bath and sreetside Galley. Lots of windows on the Galley side. We tow it with a 1958 Cadillac Sedan Deville. We bought it in September 2008, put tires on it and greased the wheel bearings, then pulled it from Boise ID to the Oregon coast and back (1500 miles).
When we returned I parked it in the patio and spent 500 hours on the interior. Attached are some pictures.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:36 PM   #203
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What a nice rig you have. The Caddy looks perfect in front of the 'Cloud. My buddy picked up a '53 Flying Cloud out of Boise last March. It needs some work but is pretty decent. He'll be towing it with his '57 Pontiac 2dr sedan (red and silver).

It sure is fun towing our vintage with vintage and for my wife and I at least, we enjoy it more so because we too are vintage.

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Old 01-13-2009, 08:38 PM   #204
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CORRECTION on my post Flying Cloud Serial # 3508. Our # is O 3506.

CORRECTION on my post Flying Cloud Serial # 3508. Our number is O 3506.
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:59 PM   #205
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Take a look at my Post #202 and #204. Our FC is Number O 3506. Posted before pictures in 204 and some after in 202. Time frame from Sept 2008 to Jan 2009.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:39 AM   #206
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Ok you guy's have inspired me to post my current progress on my 1954 FC, the chassis is complete with a boxed frame, Dexter axle and electric hydraulic brakes. I have nearly completed the exterior skin, hopefully will start on the interior in the next few weeks.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:56 AM   #207
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Just wondering if Captain Jones is still updating the registry? Haven't seen a posting in awhile. If so, we are in the process of reconstructing a 1962 Flying Cloud. Numbers are:

6204 22TS S0806

You can check out our progress on our blog at :

http://www.airforums.com/forums/blog...struction-143/

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Old 01-14-2009, 02:45 PM   #208
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additional photos of the 54 FC restoration, fully boxed frame, electro hydraulic brakes, powered stabilizer jacks,
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:35 PM   #209
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To add to the list I also have a 54 FC, # 7655 with the whale tale and all. I always wanted one of these!
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:14 AM   #210
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55 flying cloud #7909

heres some pics and is the registry still being added up? please count me in thanks
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