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Old 01-06-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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The Henry Ford Trailwind

Over Thanksgiving my family and I went to Michigan to visit my sister-in-law. While there, we stopped by a fantastic museum called simply "The Henry Ford" It encompasses a large area including Greenfield Village and other attractions. They are in the process of redoing the automotive collection area (scheduled to open on 28JAN12). I slipped past a cattle guard on a locomotive and managed to snap a couple of pictures of their 1949 Trailwind before the guard yelled at me. I can't wait to go back when the exhibit is open and take a good look at the trailer.

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Old 01-06-2012, 07:28 AM   #2
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Beautiful!

We were in a museum in Florida, I think, and saw one of the original "trailers" which were basically tents on a frame and built from a kit. Had a pantry/cooking area that folded out and open. Very, very cool.


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I was a bit disappointed with the Henry Ford Museum; there were lots of interesting things to look at but very little narrative backing it up; but maybe that's just me. I hadn't been bitten by the Airstream bug when I went there but I did like the Dymaxion house that is on display. It's sort of a circular Airstream but without the wheels!

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Old 01-07-2012, 08:10 AM   #4
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Agreed. The house was cool. My wife wasn't too happy when I started asking the docent there about obtaining a set of plans......
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Old 02-27-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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Another Trailwind!!!

Thanks @Aviator for snapping these shots!!! I guess there's no way to tell what the serial # is? It would be on the left side of the entry door. Would love to know which one it is. Anybody know??? Thanks!
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Here is a link to some more pictures, but the data plate is not one of them.

http://collections.thehenryford.org/...am+Trailers%22
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I can almost see the serial #'s... I'm guessing it's a 501? Love these pics!!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:15 PM   #8
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so you snuck in, had the chance, but you're saying you DIDN'T stick it in your pocket and walk out with it?
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Benjo has the first '49 Trailwind sn# 5018 and I have the last (Crazycpa) sn# 5060, so it would be in that range.
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