Back Slash \ Forward Slash /
I have a question for you history buffs. I was at a vintage rally in August. I have a 75 Overlander International trim that I am renovating, so I was interested in similar trailers. I noticed the early 70s Overlander Internationals had a "back slash" pattern to the side trim moldings, see photo.
Then I noticed some of the early seventies Overlanders had a forward slash pattern. See second photo. I'm interested in what year this trim design changed.
It appears Airstream used a forward slash on the curb side, and a back slash on the street side. I went through a bunch of photos on the Vintage Airstream Resources website and it appears this was the trim design from about 69 to 73 Overlander Internationals. It is an odd design for us nerds like me who like all their ducks in a row and everything orderly. It appears in 74 Airstream went with a forward slash on both sides of the trailer. My 75 has a forward slash on both sides.
I'm asking a confirmation of my observation and possibly a why Airstream decided this was a good idea.
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