floridacamper , Does your Airflyte have the manufacture tag next to the door, which tells where it was produced? The plants all had different notations in the VIN. There should be a letter in front of the numbers. If it is a '62, it is possible that it's a 4-digit number, preceded by said letter. Uncovering the VIN can be a delicate operation on the old rusty pitted frames. A stiff wire brush can do wonders. But, don't be too aggressive, the numbers can be easily obliterated.
There should not be a lot of issue in changing the size, especially since the wall will be opened up for rebuilding the framing anyway. A slightly larger size opening should be no problem framing in...smaller would give you definite headaches when it comes to the siding. I am not sure if the rear was originally a solid panel window or one that opened up, but if it were me I would look for one that opens to vent the rear bed area.
I would recommend starting with trailertrasher for the window once you have the size measured. eBay is notably not the best place to look for anything close. Needle-in-a-haystack style search. Not to mention everyone selling on eBay has the idea that anything called "vintage", especially when it involves trailers, is somehow worth its weight in gold. In defense of window-selling, they are a bear to package to ship. And if the cost of the window don't get ya, the shipping cost will.
First, don't assume that the porch light is Not original. They were often a deluxe feature back in that era. There were some that were detachable, that had a screw-on base that mounted on a single outlet. Others were mounted like they would be on the side of the house. You may find an outlet behind it, or possibly a box. Judging by the wiring strung across the wardrobe closet, it is just as much a possibility that someone stuck it up there.
It appears from what I can tell from photos, that someone replaced the marker lights. I did it myself on an old one I had once, before I knew enough that close-to-originals are available. The forward one on the streetside was mounted lower than the original light, probably because of a problem with cut wires. The other three look like they were pasted over the original positions.
I would check with the owners about the key for the lug lock. (In fact might ask if they have other equipment or accessories for the trailer stored away somewhere.) It may be inside the trailer somewhere. So might be the grates and knobs for the Holiday stove. It's pretty cool that the pump faucet and the gas lamp are still inside. I bet there are lots of treasures tucked away. I don't imagine that the rear window is one of them, and finding an exact fit might be a real challenge, so I think making a couple plans for replacement would be in order...but it is a while down the rebuild road. Your idea of doing a frame-off restoration is right on. It is in a lot worse shape than it looks at first. Opening the roof up is going to reveal a lot. There's plenty of rot below the front window as well. It's all the same process to fix if it is one rotted truss or the entire frame.
None of it is a surprise, and it still looks like a fun project.
Paste the code right into the body of the message. I tried last night to do this but was using the buttons on the post, and it don't work that way. I still have a lot of photobomber habits to break.... Just watch the tail end, because it will print out your full name into the post. Don't know how worried you are about privacy....like we still have any anyway...
Sure did. Looks familiar. You shouldn't need to remove the whole housing, just the actual ent and pipe from the center. The exhaust on this heater is a two-piece pipe, about 2 inch diameter. One piece is flared to fit over the other. It is just a slip fit, but may be pretty rusted and held firmly by time.
The pipe is run through a double sleeve to the outside.
Don't be afraid to apply a liberal amount of elbow grease and force to pull the sections apart. Be careful of course not to twist anything to the point of breakage. The two pieces will just pry apart with some persistence.
I seem to be one of those hoarders, I don't seem to ever look at them from the point of view that they might be worth much more when finished, I picture what they will look like in my driveway. Some appeal to me immediately, and this one did. I can't wait to see more of this one. Really glad you scored this one. I hate to think what can happen to these old gals when they sell for so little....
I think the two inch size is common for smaller sinks Look for a strainer and plug for a bar sink. You should be able to find one at any big-box or plumbing supply, or online if that's your poison... After the strainer, everything else is standard sizes, so adapting to your desired setup is much easier.
About a 12-footer...Not so sure about the previous attempts at floor repair, so be prepared for anything. No title so that is something to consider, but even so, I would already be on the way to grab it if I were closer. It is one of those that really grabs my attention. This one is worth the effort, if registration is not a problem in your state.
Gosh, I have been around long enough to remember when Sundance and Butch first arrived on the scene and hit the pages of the forum. I love the photos and seeing them again reminds me of how much fun it was first learning the basics from these, and others.