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Old 11-18-2006, 10:37 AM   #15
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1957 FC serial number 8197.
I will PM you my details.
Glad to see you doing this.
Serial number correction- I goofed!
Actual # is 8196. CA production.

FYI I also found that this number was hand wriitten on the inside of the broom closet. I have seen this practice on several trailers where the furniture was designated for install in that particlular unit.

This is probably a subject for a new thread but:

Also the the wood (quite possibly all cabinetry) in this unit and also in a '67 Safari I restored both had stencilled logos of a supplier in JAPAN.
It appears Wally was acxtively doing business with Japan quite soon after WWll.
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Old 11-18-2006, 11:32 AM   #16
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Known Flying Clouds by year and Serial #

1950 - 7008, 7019, 7025, 7028, 7039
1951 - 7055, 7088, 7117, 7126, 7171, 7173
1952 - 7253
1953 - O3008, O3009, O3028, O3107, 7521
1954 - O3188, O3202, 7696
1955 - 7776, 7902, 7908, 7973
1956 - 8021, 8053
1957 - 8111, 8132, 8196, 8208, 8307
1958 - O3517, 8477, 22-8604
1959 - 22-T0198, 22-T0210
1960 -
1961 -
1962 -
1962 -

Any more? Let me know.
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Old 11-20-2006, 09:02 PM   #17
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A 1955 FC #7814 is currently listed for sale in the Forums classifieds.
Location is Poulsbo, Wa. (w. of Seattle)
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:02 AM   #18
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the fine people over at vintageairstream.com have a 1956 flying cloud #8022. i remembered that number because mine is the big sister/brother at #8021. i'm not sure if they are on the forums here.
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Old 11-21-2006, 12:28 PM   #19
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Thanks guys. That raises my total to 39 with serial numbers.
I know of at least 12 people who list having Flying clouds in their profile that have not let me know their serial numbers.

Come on folks. Aren't you at least curious how many of these still exist?
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Old 11-21-2006, 04:46 PM   #20
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I know of at least 12 people who list having Flying clouds in their profile that have not let me know their serial numbers.
Oftentimes a thread will only be up for a short while and if you do not log on regularly you can miss it.
I would suggest PM'ing those that you know of (easy to do 5 at a time) and prompting them to participate for the benefit of all.
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Old 11-27-2006, 03:09 PM   #21
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Last of the Flying Clouds

Our '63 is # 128. I'll pm the details.
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Old 11-27-2006, 05:32 PM   #22
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Greg, how is the registry coming along? I have always wondered how many of each year they actually made. At the TCT Deming campout this summer a fellow told us there were fewer than a few hundred made in total but I suspect that number is low without actually having any real data to go on.

Really do appreciate your taking this on. It will be neat to see the results.

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Old 11-27-2006, 06:53 PM   #23
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'58 FC on Ebay

There's a '58 FC on eBay right now in Utah. Seller informs me it is Ser.#228532 (an Ohio built).

1958 AIRSTREAM 22' FLYING CLOUD - NEEDS RESTORATION! (270058497064)
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:16 PM   #24
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Creampuff... Thanks for the info. I have it added.

Barry ... I have been looking at the member proflies the past two days and have found 76 people who listed a Flying Cloud as their trailer#1. Of these I only know 13 serial numbers. I have been sending PMs to some, but unfortunately most have not sent a reply or even been on the forums for a long long time. I guess the 100 number was a pretty low estimate.

The latest person to join has one, but selected that he did not want to receive e-mail contact.

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Old 11-27-2006, 08:34 PM   #25
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Here is my list with the newest ones in bold.

1950 - 7008, 7019, 7025, 7028, 7039
1951 - 7055, 7088, 7117, 7126, 7171, 7173
1952 - 7253
1953 - O3001,O3008, O3009, O3028, O3107, 7521
1954 - O3188, O3202, 7696
1955 - 7776, 7814, 7902, 7908, 7973
1956 - 8021, 8022, 8053
1957 - 8111, 8132, 8196, 8208, 8307
1958 - O3517, 8477, 22-8532, 22-8604
1959 - 22-T0198, 22-T0210
1960 -
1961 -
1962 -
1962 - I223F128
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Thanks Greg. And we all know there are more out there that are not part of the Forum. I saw a picture of a piece of property in NW WA last summer I was interested in and on it was a '51 FC that looked in gorgeous shape. When I asked about it I was told that they had already sold it. Darn. It continues to amaze us that so many 50 year old Airstreams are in such great shape. It just proves the value proposition of owning one and keeping it properly maintained. I still can't imagine anyone ever paying the price for one and then letting it sit in a field to deteriorate. I guess priorities change but still it's always surprised me that people could do that to anything be it a beautiful car or trailer or whatever.

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There is another Flying Cloud on E-Bay #7846. That is 42 confirmed numbers if you are keeping count along with me.
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1955 Fc

I have a "new" 1955 FC. Serial #O3255 in original condition. (I see all others of this year listed are the whale tails...yes, I am a bit jealous!)
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