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Old 07-05-2011, 08:52 AM   #1
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Newbie with a 1955 Bubble (I think)

Hello-

I'm excited to be the proud owner of what I think is a '55 Bubble! This beauty has been sitting in the Colorado foothills for at least 30 years enjoying a nice view of Longs Peak.

The serial number reads "241" and the wheel cut outs are square-ish, leading me to believe it is a 1955.

The body appears to be in pretty good shape, except for a dent in the front, upper, curbside corner. The interior is a mess, but I think it is mostly all there and original... time will tell.

I look forward to meeting some members on here, and learning as much as I can about these great little trailers.

Dave
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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Welcome Dave!
You've landed in the right place to clear up all those questions. Sounds like you have great, educated guesses thus far. Look forward to seeing photos, and hearing your plans.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:58 AM   #3
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Here are a couple pics in my public Facebook album (should be visible to everyone, not just Facebookers)... more to follow!

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Old 07-05-2011, 09:35 AM   #4
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Nice find and welcome aboard!
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:59 AM   #5
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A Whale Tail!

Welcome - I'm sure your trailer has many " whale of a tails" to tell if only it could talk! What a beautiful spot to hang out for 30 years.

Congrats on new ownership - we always love to hear more!

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:10 AM   #6
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According to this site 55Bubble you are the proud owner of a bubble. And i'm way jealous! She looks pretty. Looking forward to seeing more picture!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:16 AM   #7
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Nice find! Just finishing up the work on my '57 Bubble. I'd love to see some pics of your "before" interior. What are your plans for the Bubble?
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:28 PM   #8
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'll get some more pics up once I get it back home and cleaned out... hopefully in the next few days.

Beluga- you're just down the road from us. We are in Drake, up near Estes Park.
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Old 07-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #9
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So So jealous, Nice to have you on board
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'll get some more pics up once I get it back home and cleaned out... hopefully in the next few days.

Beluga- you're just down the road from us. We are in Drake, up near Estes Park.

You must understand. We crave pictures here.

PLease take and post pictures of your new bubble in it's current state inside and out. We'd like to see it's resurrection from beastly to beautiful.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:33 PM   #11
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Ok, hit my first snag. The wheels that the previous owner left don't fit. Does anyone know what size wheels and tires I need? I think they are 5-lug.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:58 PM   #12
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UPDATE:

Towed her home today. Cleaned out a TON of old sleeping bags, extra cushions and rodent crap. She seems pretty solid and intact. I was excited to find the floor heater, I've never seen that before.

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That is just too cute!
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:01 AM   #14
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wow, lucky dog! nice find! and you're at the right place, there's alot of great folks on here that are always ready to help you out in anyway they can.
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