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airdrmr 01-30-2008 11:41 AM

pretty sad shape
 
Hi Jim,

I noticed this one on craigslist yesterday. It's a '62 and it's in pretty awful shape, but I thought I mention it since it's pretty close to you.

24 ' 1962 Flying Cloud Airstream

Cheers,

SilverPal 01-30-2008 12:04 PM

Hi Meredith:

Yes, Jim and I have pondered this one. We agree, it's in sad shape....

utee94 02-27-2008 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by safari57
Jim,

One thought is to go on Google and type flying cloud. I happened to be doing that yesterday and several came up. Some were for sale but I did not check to see how old the ads were or if they were still available. We've found our last two on Craig's list. You have to go in and check each city...

Good luck,
Barry

Just FYI, there's a quicker way to scan multiple Craigslist cities, but you'll need Mozilla Firefox rather than MS Internet Explorer to do it. Go to crazedlist.org : search craigslist like a madman and follow the directions, and then you can scan entire regions at a time.

I saw this mentioned on another thread here, so I can't take credit for it, but it works really well.

safari57 02-27-2008 08:35 PM

Thanks for the tip utee94. I did not know that so I've been doing it the very hard way.

Barry

urbanfood 03-25-2008 03:54 PM

i FINALLY ordered the waste tanks today. after many months of back and forth i finally bit the bullet.

i decided to go with ABS tanks because you can add your fittings exactly where you want them (this is a HUGE advantage to anyone contemplating new tanks). it's more difficult to do that with the polyethelene tanks because of difficulties in welding.

i'm still not sure why many places in southern california are only doing the polyethelene tanks. i had to go to our good neighbors to the north to get the ABS sizes that i liked (best prices i found on the internet too), where they say pro-cess, not pra-cess like most people in the states. i am french canadian for what it's worth, and i do say pra-cess as i was born and raised in the states.

i'll be ordering the fresh tanks which will be polyethelene soon.

it may not seem that big a deal to most people, but this is a huge hurdle cleared for me.

InsideOut 03-25-2008 03:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urbanfood
it may not seem that big a deal to most people, but this is a huge hurdle cleared for me.

I know the feeling! Ordering tanks is HUGE!!! Congratulations on clearing another hurdle towards the finish line ~ :clap:

Shari :flowers:

FC7039 03-25-2008 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urbanfood
... i had to go to our good neighbors to the north to get the ABS sizes that i liked (best prices i found on the internet too)....

Do you mind posting the link to where you got your tanks?

Thanks,
Gene

urbanfood 03-25-2008 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FC7039
Do you mind posting the link to where you got your tanks?

oops, forgot, here it is, Wind Deflectors : Tonneau Cover : RV Parts : Custom Plastic Products by Icon Technologies - Icon Technologies Limited

if you have any questions, give em a call and ask for george, he was very helpful.

SilverPal2 03-26-2008 09:08 AM

David
I am right in the middle of tank ordering for 2 1954 FC's would you mind sending along the specs and sizes of you tank order.
Jim

NorCal Bambi 03-27-2008 08:26 AM

David, I would like the information also for my 55 Flying Cloud.
Don

urbanfood 03-29-2008 10:31 AM

hi all,

well, i have a little setback. i completely tore my achilles tendon and need surgery this thursday. i'll be off my feet for 6-8 weeks. it's a drag but i've already planned to dig out my guitar and start playing it again and maybe picking up some spanish dvds so i can learn spanish. fortunately i can continue work at my architectural office somewhat and somehow.

for jim and don,

here's my order list. note that i ordered the 32 gallon gray tank without the 3" spigot fitting and will put my own 1.5" fitting that i also ordered from icon. also note that i'm cutting out the old angles and putting in new 2x4 steel cross members so i didn't have to stay constrianed to the existing framing.
the tanks have a lip on them so depending on what they look like when i get them, i may end up hanging the tanks with straps and utilizing the lip rather than concocting a steel substructure below to support them. will see when i get them.my tanks will be here shortly and hang around for a couple of months before i can install them.

QTY 1
SKU 00813
PRODUCT HT706-ED : Center End Drain Holding Tank : 15 Gal : 3" Spigot
fitting
PRICE SD $139.00SD $139.00

QTY 1
SKU 00421
PRODUCT 1.5" Flush Slip Holding Tank Fitting
PRICE USD $5.99 USD $5.99

QTY 1
SKU 00424
PRODUCT 3" Spigot Holding Tank Fitting
PRICE USD $8.27 USD $8.27

QTY 1
SKU 00519
PRODUCT 1.5L Black Holding Tank Adhesive
PRICE USD $19.95USD $19.95

QTY 1
SKU 00445
PRODUCT HT704-ED : Left End Drain Holding Tank : 32 Gal : No Fittings
PRICE SD $189.00SD $189.00

QTY 3
SKU 00421
PRODUCT 1.5" Flush Slip Holding Tank Fitting
PRICE USD $5.99USD $17.97

QTY 1
SKU 00519
PRODUCT 1.5L Black Holding Tank Adhesive
PRICE USD $19.95USD $19.95


Subtotal: SD $400.13
=====================
Total: SD $400.13

safari57 03-29-2008 02:14 PM

David,

Sorry to hear about your need for an operation. The upside I guess is it's not yet summer/camping season so you can sit back and heal properly. My buddy did this same thing two years ago and it was 6 weeks before he was able to get around on his own - he was not impressed with the need to have his wife chauffer him everywhere. His was the right leg.

That's good information on the tanks. Two friends are going to be doing their Flying Clouds this summer and I'll make sure they see this information.

Take care and heal fast.

Barry

NorCal Bambi 03-29-2008 05:49 PM

Urbanfood, thanks for the information on the tanks. Sorry to hear about your injury. As SafarI57 said, at least your recovery time won't be during camping time. I have really been enjoying your thread. Thanks
Don

SilverPal2 03-31-2008 08:16 AM

David
Very sorry to hear about your setback, thank you very much for the tank info.
Jim


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