||Tiki makeover for 1955 Vintage Travel Trailer
Joined: Dec 06, 2011
|Posted: 2012-03-05 11:14 am  Permalink|
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 ]
|The Blue Kahuna|
Joined: Jun 01, 2011
From: Points East & West
|Posted: 2012-03-05 11:48 am  Permalink|
Sweet! Nice job! Very cool, enjoy!
Joined: Mar 04, 2003
From: Vista, CA
|Posted: 2012-03-05 12:15 pm  Permalink|
that trailer is so cool
|Atomic Tiki Punk|
Joined: Jul 19, 2009
From: Costa Misery
|Posted: 2012-03-05 1:00 pm  Permalink|
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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?
Joined: May 23, 2011
|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
Joined: Jun 06, 2008
From: San Diego
|Posted: 2012-03-05 2:38 pm  Permalink|
The transformation has been amazing!
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2012-03-05 2:59 pm  Permalink|
Love it and the color is great...CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Joined: Oct 21, 2003
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
Joined: Dec 06, 2011
|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
Joined: Mar 19, 2010
|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...