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Jezzbell76 04-17-2010 12:35 AM

hey i just bought my 1st airstream!!!!
can yall decode this as well :)

J11286137?

Inland RV Center, In 04-17-2010 08:02 AM

It's a 66 28 foot International Airstream made in Jackson Center.

Andy

Jezzbell76 04-18-2010 02:45 AM

mucho-gratitudo :)

bighazard 07-09-2010 04:25 AM

okay I got taht is was built in cali (plate says so) but whats the first digit "4" in the vin? Also mine looks like a 60's but according to the vin # its a 74? the VIN reads as follows
M-4 S0742 2512
41530

Any help would be appreciated, this thing is ROUGH, I am trying to decide if I want to tackle this or punt on 3rd down.

Eddie

BIGED52 07-09-2010 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighazard (Post 869551)
okay I got taht is was built in cali (plate says so) but whats the first digit "4" in the vin? Also mine looks like a 60's but according to the vin # its a 74? the VIN reads as follows
M-4 S0742 2512
41530

Any help would be appreciated, this thing is ROUGH, I am trying to decide if I want to tackle this or punt on 3rd down.

Eddie

Eddie, I don't know about the M-4 The S however is for Santa Fe Springs Plant if memory serves. The "0" is place keeping or Overlander then 74 is the year I think. Andy R. from Inland where are you! Ed

wkerfoot 07-09-2010 08:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighazard (Post 869551)
okay I got taht is was built in cali (plate says so) but whats the first digit "4" in the vin? Also mine looks like a 60's but according to the vin # its a 74? the VIN reads as follows
M-4 S0742 2512
41530

Any help would be appreciated, this thing is ROUGH, I am trying to decide if I want to tackle this or punt on 3rd down.

Eddie

All Argosys were built in Ohio, first at Jackson Center then in Versailles. Check this site: Vintage Airstream Photo Archives to see if it helps. Argosys are at the bottom.

Bill

BIGED52 07-09-2010 08:59 PM

All Argosys were built in Ohio, first at Jackson Center then in Versailles. Check this site: Vintage Airstream Photo Archives to see if it helps. Argosys are at the bottom.

Bill

Bill, I thought there was a recent discussion on this... There may have been some Argosy trailers made in The Santa Fe Springs or Cerritos plants? ED

overlander64 07-10-2010 07:41 AM

VIN Number decipher please
 
While there hasn't been any confirmation nor absolute denial from Airstream corporate sources there is continually increasing evidence that there were at least a few Argosys produced at the California (Cerritos) plant. There have been approximately a dozen Argosys that have ben found to have the "S" in production plant position. and Argosy literature has been found that lists the Cerritos plant as a point of production for Argosys. It doesn't appear that there was ever a significant number of Argosys produced in California, but it does appear that a few were produced.

Kevin

bighazard 07-11-2010 06:48 PM

i am in andover kansas, I have this old airstream and I am interested in finI am not sure if I want to fix or sell would anyone be interested in looking at some photos of it and telling me what they think. if parts would be impossible to find???

eddie_schooler@yahoo.com is where I would send this pics from

easyride 07-11-2010 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighazard (Post 870453)
i am in andover kansas, I have this old airstream and I am interested in finI am not sure if I want to fix or sell would anyone be interested in looking at some photos of it and telling me what they think. if parts would be impossible to find???

eddie_schooler@yahoo.com is where I would send this pics from

Post some pictures and the ser.#. Dave

urb2165 07-12-2010 06:30 AM

I would like to see the photos & serial # also.

bighazard 07-12-2010 07:25 AM

this is how the plate reads for the vin #.

M-4 S0742 2512
41530

overlander64 07-12-2010 10:46 AM

VIN Number decipher please
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bighazard (Post 870631)
this is how the plate reads for the vin #.

M-4 S0742 2512
41530

I checked out the photos in your album. Based upon the photos, I would place the coach between 1960 and 1964 and most likely an Overlander. After checking every source that I am aware of, the VIN doesn't seem to match anything from that time period. The jalousie window bedside the entrance door was discontinued in 1965, so it is almost certainly a pre-1965 coach.

The blue aluminum plaque to the left of the California Dkivision of Housing plaque has the VIN stamped into the oval in the lower right corner. From the photo, it apears that the VIN stamped there is: O6D8 5024D, and that doesn't conform to an expected pattern -- but it is often possible to overlook or misinterpret numbers from the photos. I would be curious to know what is stamped in the blue plaque.

Kevin

bighazard 07-13-2010 07:37 AM

Thanks Kevin. I will swing by and get the numbers tonight and see what we can figure out,.. ooooh the intrigue builds!!!!!

bighazard 07-16-2010 03:49 PM

okay the cali plate reads
m-4 s-0742 2512
a-41530


26ds s0742
6208


Then the big #'s that use to be on it look like they were 9558

azflycaster 07-16-2010 06:15 PM

26ds s0742 would be the VIN for a California built 63 Overlander (26 feet) with a double bed arrangement.

Check out this:
63Overlander

DoctorDonny 08-24-2010 04:06 PM

I need alot of help ! Just purchased a 57 26' overlander I think.the vin on the title says #77133073017. Does that make any sense to anyone?I will be thankful to any info at all.Donny

InsideOut 08-24-2010 05:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DoctorDonny (Post 886623)
I need alot of help ! Just purchased a 57 26' overlander I think.the vin on the title says #77133073017. Does that make any sense to anyone?I will be thankful to any info at all.Donny

First off, welcome to AirForums!

Looks to me that you have too many numbers there...Does the trailer still have the plate beside the door? If so, what is the embossed number on it?

Check these out to see if they help:

'56 Overlander- (could have been registered as a '57)
'57 Overlander

Also, if you have any pictures you could post - they may help us ID it for you...

Shari :flowers:

buda-2 09-06-2010 10:37 PM

I have a 1982 motorhome I would like to know what my VIN 16BJP37W0B3318489
means

Thanks gobuda

Inland RV Center, In 09-07-2010 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gobuda (Post 891876)
I have a 1982 motorhome I would like to know what my VIN 16BJP37W0B3318489
means

Thanks gobuda

You posted the chassis number.

Please post the Airstream serial number.

You will find that underneath the front hood on a metal plate thats on a pilliar thats on the curb side of the radiator.

That serial number will describe exactly what Airstream you have.

The 7th last letter is a "J" followed by 6 numbers.

Andy


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