Restoration of Scott and Kathy's 1955 Flying Cloud Whale Tail - Our California Vintage Airstream.
Airstream Restoration by Colin Hyde Trailer Restoration http://www.colinhydetrailerrestorations.com

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shell Off - Frame Off - Axle Off!!!

The shell is separated from the frame!
Although our vintage airstream is still being deconstructed, this seems like such huge progress!! 
 

 

Above is the top of the floor with the parquet wood flooring that covered all the floor rot.  Below the photo is of the bottom of the subfloor - with all the rotted edges.
 

 The old axle with leaf springs is coming off - to be replaced with a torsion axle for a smoother kinder ride for our 1955 Airstream Flying Cloud.
The great news is that the tire fits into the "A" portion of the frame.  The new fresh water tanks will not fit into the angled main frame rails.  The change will give us the 2 tanks at 17 gallons each - for a total of 34 gallons of fresh water up front and capacity for 34 gallons of gray water.  These are the new Vintage Trailer Supply tanks - item # VTS-851.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Big Belly Removal of 56 Years of Wear and Weather


Exterior above. Interior Below.

Mouse urine is acidic and corrosive and stinky!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Privacy in the Bath



This option should give both light and privacy to our Vintage Airstream's bathroom.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Mirror Mirror on the Wall - What is Ugliest of All?!?!

Althought Colin said it is period correct, this mirror has got to go!
Look at the color Change over 56 years time! 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Itchin' to Get into the Kitchen

It is amazing how little one needs. 
This kitchen has all I need, and all I want also!  Once it is up and running.  Ohhhhh!  I can hardly wait!
 Fifty seven years old - and built to last.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Windows and Frames




Byam's 1955 Vintage Airstream has a Large Front Jalousie Window,
More photos available at our photo website:

Monday, April 9, 2012

Handle This!

 Our Vintage Airstream handle is broken.
The repair is functional, and quite interesting.