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Old 08-22-2007, 07:40 PM   #71
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It is interesting that you have a light yellow colored oven and stovetop but the exhaust hood is two-tone brown. I believe either the oven/stovetop or the hood is not original to this trailer because all of these combinations I have seen, the oven/stovetop have matched the hood color. I sure like the pastel yellow oven/stovetop much better than the brown I have in my TradeWind. Nice trailer you have there.

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Old 08-22-2007, 08:55 PM   #72
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apolaroid ~

It is interesting that you have a light yellow colored oven and stovetop but the exhaust hood is two-tone brown. I believe either the oven/stovetop or the hood is not original to this trailer because all of these combinations I have seen, the oven/stovetop have matched the hood color. I sure like the pastel yellow oven/stovetop much better than the brown I have in my TradeWind. Nice trailer you have there.

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The other potential is that the range hood was added later. I am not sure the stove/oven is original either so it could be whatever the PO could get their hands on. It wouldn't take much for Apolaroid to repaint the range hood to match the stove/oven and I agree, the yellow (is that harvest gold???) does compliment the rest of the interior nicely.

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Old 08-22-2007, 08:57 PM   #73
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I would hope he wouldn't paint that yellow to the two-tone brown. Heck, that's what I have and would gladly trade for the yellow.

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Old 08-22-2007, 09:51 PM   #74
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For anyone keeping this record with me I had an error on the last posting.In 1958 the SS#8414 should be 8417.Greg
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Old 08-27-2007, 07:13 PM   #75
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Here is another one for the registry. We recently purchased our 1953 21' Flying cloud with serial number 7463.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:50 PM   #76
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hi everyone,
i am new to the forum and AS. i have been looking at AS for about 9-10 months and have decided to persue this dream of mine of owning one. i have been going back and forth between new vs. vintage. the vintage that i have fallen in love with is the 1975 Flying Cloud II with the rear bed and sort of round both dinette area. i'm not sure what it is called. but i saw this trailer in Bruce Littlefields' book "Airstream Living". if there is anyone out there with this model and floorplan i would like to hear from you to ask some more guestions about it. or if anyone knows where i can find out more about this perticular model. thanks.

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Old 10-25-2007, 06:52 PM   #77
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hi everyone,
i am new to the forum and AS. i have been looking at AS for about 9-10 months and have decided to persue this dream of mine of owning one. i have been going back and forth between new vs. vintage. the vintage that i have fallen in love with is the 1975 Flying Cloud II with the rear bed and sort of round both dinette area. i'm not sure what it is called. but i saw this trailer in Bruce Littlefields' book "Airstream Living". if there is anyone out there with this model and floorplan i would like to hear from you to ask some more guestions about it. or if anyone knows where i can find out more about this perticular model. thanks.
I'm thinking that what you have for a trailer is actually a Safari model because Airstream stopped manufacturing Flying Cloud models back in the early 60's. Can you post photos or the serial number which will help us identify the model of your trailer. Either way, congrats on your find!
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:01 PM   #78
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Greg... another interesting anomaly... Theresa Gray's '53 FC has a serial number of just "3009", not O3009 as one would assume. Here's a shot of her serial plate. It would appear that either someone forgot to stamp the "O" for the Ohio production on the plate, or they just hadn't started that convention yet.

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Old 10-26-2007, 11:51 PM   #79
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I'm thinking that what you have for a trailer is actually a Safari model because Airstream stopped manufacturing Flying Cloud models back in the early 60's. Can you post photos or the serial number which will help us identify the model of your trailer. Either way, congrats on your find!
i don't own a Flying Cloud. i just saw one in the book "Airstream Living" it reads 1975 Flying Cloud II. it was shipped to England for private sale in the early 90'. anyway, i love the floorplan and the look of the body. well, i'm still looking for it reagardless what model it is...i just love it. you said maybe it could have been a Safari. i look up some old floor plans from that year i guess and see what i can find.

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I have been given a 1961 or 62 Flying Cloud. The numbers on the tag are:
0604, 22TSS, 4 61. I think 61? I've got a lot of work to do! I'll put some pictures up soon.
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Old 11-21-2007, 05:54 PM   #81
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Hi fellow Flying Cloud lovers,

We want to add our cloud to the list. It's a 1953, 21 foot 13 Panel, Flying Cloud. The serial number is 7443. We purchase this fine piece of Americana back in December of 06. It took my father law and I 5 months of every day and night to complete her for this past summers trips.

Here are some pics of before and after. I know there are alot, but I'm just to darn lazy to make a new folder. Enjoy

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Old 11-21-2007, 08:35 PM   #82
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Great job you guys did. And a ton of work. Now you are into the enjoyment part. So is the Father In Law going to get one of his own now? It's way more fun when every one in the family has one of their own you know.

We will soon be undertaking a similar effort with a friends '51 FC he bought last summer. I don't think I'll show him these pics and scare him off .


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Great job you guys did. And a ton of work. Now you are into the enjoyment part. So is the Father In Law going to get one of his own now? It's way more fun when every one in the family has one of their own you know.

We will soon be undertaking a similar effort with a friends '51 FC he bought last summer. I don't think I'll show him these pics and scare him off .


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Thanks it was alot of work, but I would do it all over again. I'm trying to get my father in law to buy one. He states the family only needs one. I tell him, what trailer are you going to stay in?

51' wow, I hope it isn't as bad as mine was. Good luck with it. I would love to see some pics.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:11 AM   #84
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Hi all, I just got mine the day before thanksgiving. Serial number 22D-0186. Built in California. Mfg in March of 59, so it looks more like a 58 than a 59'. Location close to San Diego CA.

Looking for pictures to figure out what parts are original and what are aftermarket.

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