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

Monday, January 21, 2013

All is Well!


The bottom flange of the wheel well was rusted and needed replacement.
The balance of the wheel well is in good shape. 
We are fortunate to have a vintage Airstream with metal wheel wells.  Changed sometime in the 1970's, some later model trailers have wheel wells instead made with a thermoform plastic.  Some of the thermoform plastic wheel wells have over time cracked or degraded.
New galvanized steel was used to form the flange.
Positioned on the trailer for size.
Clamped and attached. 
Our new wheel wells are positioned on the frame, ready to be sealed with Vulkem, caulk, and then painted.  The hold-down plate is ready for the C-Channel, and then the shell!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Step Attached to the Frame and Painted

 Our original step - refurbished - with new Slide-A-Way welded to the frame.
The metal on the outside of the cross members will be used to attach the belly pan.
 Painted to prevent rust.
Now I have a way to step into my trailer!  I am so looking to using this step!