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Old 06-22-2004, 05:23 PM   #15
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"Oh & we can't get into the trunk, dang it, ideas??Of course theres no key."


Another option is to take the trailer to a locksmith. They can probably pick the lock. The locksmith should also be able to file a new key to fit (if they are experienced in that area). I just recently did this on 4 compartment door locks on a 58 wanderer.
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Old 06-22-2004, 05:37 PM   #16
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I found the Airstream Inc. Technical Assistance Office to be very helpful in finding historical information about my rig. Here's their e-mail address: tech@airstream.com They usually respond in a few days. Give it a try.
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:12 PM   #17
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Thanks All!!

I will continue to take all advice & follow up on it soon. I spent the day getting pictures taken & this baby published on the web for all to see in her (his?, no her) present glory, right now I'm going to go take aspirin for my computer monitor headache... I hate when that happens! If you'd like to take a peek this is where you'll find the page:
http://home.earthlink.net/~nanstuff/
I'll be waiting anxiously for impressions, advice, screams of horror .....
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:30 PM   #18
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What a great trailer and such good shape. As you say "just a little cleaning." What do the wall sconces look like? I couldn't see any in the pics. You also have the original moon hub caps, Those are keepers.

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Old 06-23-2004, 12:15 AM   #19
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Great 'before' pictures...can't wait to see her all cleaned up!

Thanks ~

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Old 06-23-2004, 11:18 AM   #20
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Looks to me that under the dust and cobwebs, you have a very nice trailer - should be a very easy restoration.

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Old 06-24-2004, 01:29 PM   #21
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What????

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I found the Airstream Inc. Technical Assistance Office to be very helpful in finding historical information about my rig. Here's their e-mail address: tech@airstream.com They usually respond in a few days. Give it a try.
LeeMo, I took your advice & asked them to run the serial...their reply:
>That number works, your unit is a 1958 cruiser overlander according to
>your serial no. I hope this works for you.
If I wasn't confused enough before..... This is all becoming very strange.
Just received another from them:
>we are still researching we have found out more info that it is a flying
>cloud not sure what year but we know its not a 1958
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:33 PM   #22
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Soon...

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What a great trailer and such good shape. As you say "just a little cleaning." What do the wall sconces look like? I couldn't see any in the pics. You also have the original moon hub caps, Those are keepers.

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Hey Flyfshr,
I will get a picture of the sconce & other light posted for you to see soon. We have the split rim wheels too, not on the trailer anymore but we grabbed 'em anyway for historical sake.
Did "just a little cleaning" yesterday - how a garbage can of dirt & spiderwebs for a start? Blech.
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:37 PM   #23
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Hiyo:
Model length is rounded total length from ball hitch to bumper, which gives a salesmen "more" trailer to sell.
Yea, you know what's really funny is the airstream looks so tiny compared to the silver streak & they are only 2 feet difference in length! The width & height, that's another story.
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:47 PM   #24
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Trunk access update...

Well that was easier than expected... Cleaned out everything yeasterday & here's how the trunk access played out....
1) Remove little "bedside" stand - not actually attatched to anything.
2) Remove mattresses & box springs - heavy!
3) Remove frames beds sit on, again not psysically attatched.
4) Remove 2 sided box that stand was sitting on which turned out to be the - gasp - trunk itself!
Yep, just a top & side of wood & there was the inside of the trunk door. sadly no milion dollars, no gold coins, just a discovery that apparently the trunk door leaks & now some water damage to repair - dang!
We may go ahead now & replace the flooring cover with a Pergo type wood floor after we repair the sub floor- opinions on messing with the "original"?
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Old 06-24-2004, 01:56 PM   #25
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Hey Shari?

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I don't think 'wedding cake' style lights were introduced until later. Shari
You mentioned the wedding cake lights..we have those on the silver streak, do you know where replacements can be found??
Thanks!
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You mentioned the wedding cake lights..we have those on the silver streak, do you know where replacements can be found??
Thanks!
There are actually several different styles of 'wedding cake' lights. One of them is being reproduced by Airstream Dreams, unfortunately...it's not the one that fits on our '64, which is no longer made or reproduced.

You may want to also try a trucker light store, we have one in town called 'The Lighthouse', I think they are also in CA, they have all the catalogs and may be able to help you out.

Good luck!

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Old 06-24-2004, 07:25 PM   #27
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There are actually several different styles of 'wedding cake' lights. One of them is being reproduced by Airstream Dreams, unfortunately...it's not the one that fits on our '64, which is no longer made or reproduced.
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Oh Shari, you may have been a lifesaver with the point in that direction, I nearly hurt myself running out to check the diameter of our lenses & those wedding cake repros. might just do the trick ... with 4 to replace not a budget saver but one can't put a price on history I suppose.
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Hope they work out for you...I'd gladly pay that and then some if we could exact replicas of ours.

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