Restoration of Scott and Kathy's 1955 Flying Cloud Whale Tail - Our California Vintage Airstream.
Airstream Restoration by Colin Hyde Trailer Restoration

Sunday, February 9, 2014

No Interior Walls - Wires Exposed

The ceiling aluminum was removed in one large roll, with the center rivets not removed.


I remember seeing Airstream trailers under construction when we first took the plant tour in Jackson Center.  At the time, we were dreaming of owning an Airstream someday.  As they still make these wonderful aluminum trailers, I was excited to see aluminum cut, bent and become the cool silver bullets.  Tours occur daily at 2pm, but I suggest calling before you plan a trip.  Fortunately, we called and therefore moved our arrival date by one day.  We did then avoid inventory day when the tour is cancelled.  Our tour guide Don, a retired employee was knowledgeable and a great host!  More information on construction at The VAP - Vintage Airstream Podcast - Episode 16.

We now can see the aluminum wall studs inside our 1955 Flying Cloud.


Wiring in the trailer met 1955 code - scary!
Glad we are going to avoid all wire connections hidden between the skins.  All connections will be made at junction boxes to be serviceable.  Thank you Colin!

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