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CaptainJones 11-11-2006 10:32 AM

Flying Cloud Registry
 
I love my Flying Cloud. I think it is the perfect size. Not too big not too small. Just right!

Now I am curious how many of these 21-22 ft. beauties are still out there. I am going to try to create and maintain a registry of them. If you are willing to add your trailer to this list let me know by either posting or a PM. All I am looking for is Serial #, Your name, forum name, and general location of the trailer (don't have to be too specific).

I see this as being very useful to other owners who are looking for resources in the rebuilding and maintaining of their trailers.

safari57 11-11-2006 12:39 PM

Hi Greg

I agree that the Flying Clouds are great trailers. A good size, at least for my wife and I, good looking, true lightweights, and a piece of Americana when we like to think things were simpler. The best part of owning any Airstream is that it comes with a huge family of fellow enthusiasts.

Our info is as follows:

1951 Flying Cloud
S/N 7173
Barry and Donna Obermeyer
BC, Canada

Thanks for putting this together,
Barry

Creampuff 11-11-2006 02:15 PM

Me TOO!
 
1957 FC serial number 8197.
I will PM you my details.
Glad to see you doing this.:cool:

urbanfood 11-11-2006 03:47 PM

great idea;

1956 flying cloud
s/n 8021
calfornia whale tail
david & wendy doucette
venice, ca

flyfshr 11-11-2006 04:53 PM

Glad to see another registry of these beautiful vintage units. I've started one for TradeWind's and currently have 52 for the '59 and '60 models years. Way to go Greg ! !

Brad
FF

Creampuff 11-11-2006 09:15 PM

I dropped in on a WBCCI rally today in Malibu ,Ca and there were 2 FC's in attendance from the El Camino Real Region. Did not get their details but apparently there are several more in their local group in the So.Cal area.
They apparently have enough in their club to form what they loosely term 'The FC Squardron".
I'll see if I can connect some dots here!

RichardT 11-11-2006 10:15 PM

My 55FC #7908 is in Bat Cave!
Pictures can be seen at http://www.vintageairstream.com/arch...5FC/index.html
RichardT

cloud55 11-12-2006 12:31 AM

Our 55 Flying Cloud is #7776. A California built whale tail with curbside galley. I pm'd info to you. Thanks for taking the time to put this together!

Lynn

yukionna 11-12-2006 07:13 AM

1954 FC serial #O-3188
 
My FC seems to be a bit unusual in that it has a '54 Safari floorplan with the galley and bathroom in the front, street side dinette, and rear twin beds. Does anyone else have that floorplan too?

CaptainJones 11-12-2006 02:03 PM

Thanks for all the replies and PM's so far. I know there are a lot more Flying Clouds out there. How about letting us know about them.

Brad I had seen posts about your registry before and that helped give me the idea.

wkerfoot 11-12-2006 05:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Creampuff
I dropped in on a WBCCI rally today in Malibu ,Ca and there were 2 FC's in attendance from the El Camino Real Region. Did not get their details but apparently there are several more in their local group in the So.Cal area.
They apparently have enough in their club to form what they loosely term 'The FC Squardron".
I'll see if I can connect some dots here!

Murray,

Enjoyed meeting you yesterday, I will let the members in ECR know about this registry and perhaps they will send in their information.

Bill

CaptainJones 11-18-2006 09:22 AM

My current count of Flying Cloud trailers with serial numbers is as follows:

1950 - 5
1951 - 6
1952 - 1
1953 - 5
1954 - 3
1955 - 4
1956 - 2
1957 - 5
1958 - 3
1959 - 2
1960 - 0
1961 - 0
1962 - 0
1963 - 0

I know there are more out there than that. I have seen signatures of at least 3 people on the forums that say they have a 1963. Why not post your serial#'s. I would love to find them all.

Greg

MarkR 11-18-2006 10:05 AM

Diedre and Mark Roberts
1951 Flying Cloud (currently under construction)
California Built
Serial No.: 7171
Folsom, California

Thanks Greg.

yukionna 11-18-2006 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainJones
My current count of Flying Cloud trailers with serial numbers is as follows:

1950 - 5
1951 - 6
1952 - 1
1953 - 5
1954 - 3
1955 - 4
1956 - 2
1957 - 5
1958 - 3
1959 - 2
1960 - 0
1961 - 0
1962 - 0
1963 - 0

I know there are more out there than that. I have seen signatures of at least 3 people on the forums that say they have a 1963. Why not post your serial#'s. I would love to find them all.

Greg

Nice job on the compilation. Can you also post the serial numbers by year too?

Creampuff 11-18-2006 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Creampuff
1957 FC serial number 8197.
I will PM you my details.
Glad to see you doing this.:cool:

Serial number correction- I goofed!
Actual # is 8196. CA production.

FYI I also found that this number was hand wriitten on the inside of the broom closet. I have seen this practice on several trailers where the furniture was designated for install in that particlular unit.

This is probably a subject for a new thread but:

Also the the wood (quite possibly all cabinetry) in this unit and also in a '67 Safari I restored both had stencilled logos of a supplier in JAPAN.
It appears Wally was acxtively doing business with Japan quite soon after WWll.

CaptainJones 11-18-2006 12:32 PM

Known Flying Clouds by year and Serial #

1950 - 7008, 7019, 7025, 7028, 7039
1951 - 7055, 7088, 7117, 7126, 7171, 7173
1952 - 7253
1953 - O3008, O3009, O3028, O3107, 7521
1954 - O3188, O3202, 7696
1955 - 7776, 7902, 7908, 7973
1956 - 8021, 8053
1957 - 8111, 8132, 8196, 8208, 8307
1958 - O3517, 8477, 22-8604
1959 - 22-T0198, 22-T0210
1960 -
1961 -
1962 -
1962 -

Any more? Let me know.
Greg

Creampuff 11-20-2006 10:02 PM

A 1955 FC #7814 is currently listed for sale in the Forums classifieds.
Location is Poulsbo, Wa. (w. of Seattle)

urbanfood 11-21-2006 11:02 AM

the fine people over at vintageairstream.com have a 1956 flying cloud #8022. i remembered that number because mine is the big sister/brother at #8021. i'm not sure if they are on the forums here.

CaptainJones 11-21-2006 01:28 PM

Thanks guys. That raises my total to 39 with serial numbers.
I know of at least 12 people who list having Flying clouds in their profile that have not let me know their serial numbers.

Come on folks. Aren't you at least curious how many of these still exist?

Creampuff 11-21-2006 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CaptainJones
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I know of at least 12 people who list having Flying clouds in their profile that have not let me know their serial numbers.

Oftentimes a thread will only be up for a short while and if you do not log on regularly you can miss it.
I would suggest PM'ing those that you know of (easy to do 5 at a time) and prompting them to participate for the benefit of all.


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