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Tiki makeover for 1955 Vintage Travel Trailer
SailorJenny
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Joined: Dec 06, 2011
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Posted: 2012-03-05 11:14 am   Permalink

Aloha!

I wanted to share before and after pics of my little "rough-around-the-edges" 1955 travel trailer to document its progress. History: I purchased this little red trailer off craigslist from a man named "Frank" in San Pedro California in Nov 2011, and drove down it back down to San Diego—exciting! considering I know nothing about trailers. Or towing. But figured with a truck. A hitch. And optimism (and courage) I'd be just fine

Here are the BEFORE pics (Frank had decorated in a very LA Route 66 Randy's Donuts theme...gotta admire those matchbox car handle pulls...)








Just a few sneak peak after pics (better photos coming soon):





After alot of paint, sewing, sewing and sewing...and decorating! I've bonded with my first trailer and have found love. Now I'm already thinking about my next purchase...and of course a trailer club


[ This Message was edited by: SailorJenny 2012-03-05 12:33 ]


 
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The Blue Kahuna
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Joined: Jun 01, 2011
Posts: 365
From: Points East & West
Posted: 2012-03-05 11:48 am   Permalink

Sweet! Nice job! Very cool, enjoy!

 
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Monkeyman
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Joined: Mar 04, 2003
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From: Vista, CA
Posted: 2012-03-05 12:15 pm   Permalink

that trailer is so cool

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-03-05 1:00 pm   Permalink

Me Likey!

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2012-03-05 1:02 pm   Permalink

Very nice ~ "cool" color scheme. You taking it to Mojave Oasis?

 
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marion-n-brad
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Joined: May 23, 2011
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Posted: 2012-03-05 1:08 pm   Permalink

Thanks or bringing it on the home crawl, it was totally cool! I enjoyed my tour and got inspired by the nice job you have done so far.
see ya soon........Brad and Marion


 
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SoCalTikiGal
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Joined: Jun 06, 2008
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-03-05 2:38 pm   Permalink

The transformation has been amazing!

 
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VampiressRN
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From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2012-03-05 2:59 pm   Permalink

Love it and the color is great...CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 
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Queen Kamehameha
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Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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From: So Cal
Posted: 2012-03-05 3:00 pm   Permalink

Great looking trailer! and as an FYI, those be Hot Wheels, Not Matchbox. lol I like the new look a lot

 
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SailorJenny
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Joined: Dec 06, 2011
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Posted: 2012-03-05 3:27 pm   Permalink

Thanks everyone! So great seeing you all and happy I could share Mojave Oasis...I wish! I'm still learning about it, however I think the trailer spots are sold out? Maybe next year? I will definitely be at Tiki Oasis this summer Hilarious re: the hotwheels...Ha! There is so much I have yet to learn

 
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jcorrigan
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Posted: 2012-03-07 3:01 pm   Permalink

That's fantastic! Love the chosen colors! I think I might 'borrow' that bluish teal (is it teal?) color for my fridge at the cabin once I'm done painting the kitchen yellow...

 
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