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Old 09-06-2013, 06:53 AM   #21
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The model number for 1947 and very early 1948 Liners is their build date in the format of year (47 or 48), month (6 to 12, 1 to 2) and a final single digit whose meaning presently is unknown (floor plan perhaps??). Liner s/n 1006 (model 4761) was built in June 1947 and Liner s/n 1077 (model 47111) was built in November 1947. 22' Liner interior layouts named after popular winds were used as early as October 1947.
That's good info thank you. I am waiting for the owner to mail me the title. He said he thinks it says 1948 on the title which I could understand if it was built in November it may not have been titled until January or later.
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:07 AM   #22
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That '59 Avion started it all.

What a great find. Hopefully we'll get to pull our '59 up your way someday and see your collection.

Woo hoo! Go Steve!

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Yep I get carried away with things. The Argosy I bought for a quick fix that I thought I could use is taking more time then I expected (big shock) but I call it my practice run for the Avion which will be practice for the liner. I think I have enough work to keep mw busy for a while. .
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Old 09-06-2013, 07:17 AM   #23
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Final digit in 1947 Liner serial numbers

Another thought on the final single digit in the 1947-early 48 Liner serial numbers is that it might identify the trailer model (length) as opposed to the interior layout, with 1 being the 22' Liner, 2 being the 28' Whirlwind and 3 being the 16' Wee Wind. This idea needs more data (more serial numbers from all these models) to compare and see it if holds up. It's merely an untested thought right now.

Congratulations on your "new" 22' Liner. It appears very complete inside and you are very fortunate to find one in that fine condition. Have fun with it!
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:56 AM   #24
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Another thought on the final single digit in the 1947-early 48 Liner serial numbers is that it might identify the trailer model (length) as opposed to the interior layout, with 1 being the 22' Liner, 2 being the 28' Whirlwind and 3 being the 16' Wee Wind. This idea needs more data (more serial numbers from all these models) to compare and see it if holds up. It's merely an untested thought right now.

Congratulations on your "new" 22' Liner. It appears very complete inside and you are very fortunate to find one in that fine condition. Have fun with it!
Thanks for the reminder on the second set of numbers, I had read that somewhere but had forgotten it.

I don't think the last number is the size - at least according to a document posted on Airstreams historical archives/service section, each size model had it's own series of starting serial numbers, 1xxx to 7xxx series, but who knows if that holds true for the early '47's, or even that the model number could still maybe designate the size as well as it's own serial # series - who knows. Just like anything on the internet, just because it's online does not always make it a fact:


Congrats on the purchase Sprouty. Good find and a good deal I think. Got your PM - Yea, for sure we'll have to compare notes since we are both in Wisconsin - small world. I'm just south of Sheboygan in Manitowoc, so not that far from you. Wisconsin seems to be gathering a nice collection of these old beasties!
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Old 09-06-2013, 06:33 PM   #25
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Nice! Glad to see a great trailer go to a great home! Can't wait to follow your progress getting her buttoned up!
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Woohoo! Congrats, glad to see it going to a forums member, looking forward to seeing its restoration!
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:55 PM   #27
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Nice find. I also just found a 22' liner. I wish it was as nice and complete as yours! Congrats
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