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Old 11-26-2007, 04:19 PM   #85
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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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Mine is too old for referencing. Have you checked out RJ Dial's site?

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You may be able to find more relevant pictures there of units around the same age as yours.

Are you intending to restore it to stock or tailor it to more current use with it still "looking" close to original?

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Old 11-26-2007, 06:38 PM   #86
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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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you can check out my thread to see if it helps you;

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f411...oud-27533.html
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:57 PM   #87
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'Cloud Furniture for sale

I have some original cabinetry from the '57 FC that I do not need.
Here's the list:
- Curbside rear bunk. This installs above the curbside window. it is curved to the rear endcap profile, has orig. Zolatone on underside and orig. Ash sides.

- 3- drawer cupboard/ dresser from bedside rear next to bathroom.Veneer rough but drawers good.

- 2 drawers from under bed. One orig.-one repro.

PM for pictures. Reasonable to a good aluminum home. Location L.A. area.
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Old 12-01-2007, 12:29 PM   #88
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Finding out what's hidden

Went to the Vintage Airstream site and got some good looks. Most of my stuff is original so I don't know if I'm restoring or updating.

The wife and I spent the last couple of nights ripping up the old carpet and 2 layers of tile to see what we have. Found some rot, so I need to see how far it goes.

Creampuff - Thanks for the offer on the interior stuff, but I have the feeling it's going to be a long time before I get to that point.

It rained yesterday, (yes it does rain in southern CA) and I found water inside this morning. Confirms my suspicion that one of the PO's used to keep it covered all the time. Now I have to find the leaks.

UrbanFood - I've been reading your thread, nice work. I'll have to contact you about details.

Thanks for all the help.
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:12 PM   #89
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58 Fc

I, too, am in the process of restoring a FC. You might like to look at the progress album at Paladin Home Page/Merriman/Airstream
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:38 PM   #90
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Name/ Serial Number plate repaint

Has anyone successfully been able to restore the blue background color and leave the lettering aluminum on an original serial number plate?
I was able to get decent results on the larger AIRSTREAM plaques with masking, cutting out the letters as a resist and spraying the backgound,but the small # plates have very little embossing and lots of detail. Is the only solution to get someone like VTS to run a bunch of blanks from an etched nameplate company? Most originals I've seen are weathered raw aluminum but I'm convinced they had a blue background.
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:51 PM   #91
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Since August I have only been able to add 4 more Clouds. Here Is what I have at this point:

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


TOTAL 69 confirmed by serial numbers
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Old 12-01-2007, 07:59 PM   #92
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I, too, am in the process of restoring a FC. You might like to look at the progress album at Paladin Home Page/Merriman/Airstream
Great pics Bevman. Nice polish job as well. Very impressive.

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Old 12-01-2007, 08:01 PM   #93
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Since August I have only been able to add 4 more Clouds. Here Is what I have at this point:



TOTAL 69 confirmed by serial numbers
Wow, impressive number for trailers this old. Great work Greg. It's fun to see the list continue to grow.

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Old 12-01-2007, 11:42 PM   #94
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I find it odd there aren't any 1960's on the list. I know there are some out there in vintageland somewhere.

BTW - you have two more FC's in your registry than I have TW's. I may need to open up the registry to more than just '59 and '60 just to keep up with you.

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Old 12-09-2007, 06:55 PM   #95
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I have a 1957 Flying Cloud serial # 8304, my WBCCI # is 7837. I live in NW Florida, I have owned it since 2003.
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Old 12-10-2007, 05:51 PM   #96
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I have a 1957 Flying Cloud serial # 8304, my WBCCI # is 7837. I live in NW Florida, I have owned it since 2003.
Wow. Pictures please. I couldn't find a '57 to tow behind my '57 when I was looking.

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Old 12-10-2007, 07:37 PM   #97
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Hi Greg, I've just reg. last night and told our's is a 1959 flying cloud. We are from Southern V C ,CA. 22T-0256 #8326

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Old 12-10-2007, 07:40 PM   #98
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Hi Greg, I've just reg. last night and told our's is a 1959 flying cloud. We are from Southern V C ,CA. 22T-0256 #8326

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