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Old 06-12-2009, 03:19 AM   #221
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I have a habit of killing the post wedding bliss.... this 55 Flying Cloud Whale Tail... are you buying it because it has been totally restored and you will not have to do the work the Overlander needs? Barry, just being the voice of reason here, it will need as much work as your Overlander. They all have the same issues and the mid fifties trailers have inherently rot prone plywood. Do you find it will suit the needs of your family better in the end? Not trying to talk you out of anything here. We have chatted a few times and I really like you. I just get the impression you are switching because you feel it is good to go right out of the box and that might not be the case. Often people see the surface and do not realize what is underneath until much later on. Thirteen panels can really dazzle the eyes and I just am trying to make sure you have really thought it through.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:16 AM   #222
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This is true, they pretty much all need... well... everything.
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Old 06-12-2009, 06:42 AM   #223
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Hi Frank,
Maybe I should name this AS the Fickle Pickle! I know the 55 will also require a lot of work but what I really like about the 55 is the birch wood and the double bed in the rear and the other classic 50s touches. Besides the bad floors in the 62, the thought of completely rebuilding from scratch all of the woodwork in birch (what the original plan was) is too daunting for me. My 62 will be a great trailer for someone who wants to carry the torch forward and I can feel good about the progress that I made on it. I have learned a lot but I have so much more to learn and I'll continue to count on people like you on this forum - good friends indeed.
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Old 06-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #224
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I think the new project - 1955 Flying Cloud - deserves a fresh new thread. Please stay in touch!
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Old 06-12-2009, 01:08 PM   #225
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Let us know when you start the new one that is full of pictures and tons of descriptions.

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Old 06-17-2009, 09:23 PM   #226
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Here is the link to the fresh thread on the 1955 Flying Cloud:
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:30 PM   #227
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Originally Posted by MarkR View Post
Enjoying your thread, interior looks like it's in pretty good condition. I have a '60 Tradewind (2' shorter) and it looks a lot like yours inside. I'm sure you're aware that there are many items that have value (even if they're not working).

Since my refrigerator works just fine, I'm going to guess yours does too. If it doesn't and if you're going to replace it - don't throw anything away, 'cause there are people out there (me) who would be willing to pay thru their nose for certain parts and pieces.

Good luck w/your trailer, the early 60's are great. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

(here's a link to a photo of what my table looks like (actually it is my table), i think they were still using this design in '62: 1960Tradewind6)


Thanks for posting the link to the images of your Tradewind. We have the same fabric used on your front gaucho on our 1962 Safari's "double" bed's upholstered headboard. Unfortunately the previous owner reupholstered the gaucho in some crazy chartreuse tweed. Do you still have Tradewind and is the upholstery still the same? We have the original matching plaid curtains and we're thinking about listing them on eBay. PM us if you're interested.

Nice trailer by the way!
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