Originally Posted by 51cruiser
I don't have a 51 Flying Cloud but have a 51 Cruiser. Better pictures of it are on the vintageairstream.com site. Safari57 wow yours looks great. The soda blasting that you are talking about is it expensive?
It depends on who does it. You can rent them here, at least, and buy the soda. A friend of mine had the front fenders and several other parts done on a '66 chev and the fellow who does it had to travel quite a ways to get to him, and it was a couple of hundred dollars. You should ask around and phone the rental shops. It may also be found under media blasting as sometimes they use walnut shells, pieces of chopped up plastic, etc. So far my experience has been with something as maleable as aluminum I'm unwilling to use anything but water or soda to blast it. Hope that helps.
I'll go take a look at that Cruiser. In our local paper tonight there's a '52 - 30 ft, needs interior done, no price. It's neat that trailers almost 60 years old are still out there, for sale, and being rebuilt and used. It sure says something for the quality of them and the lasting impression they have made on us. Barry