Post by vakashunette on Jul 19, 2021 8:20:53 GMT -8
I went to my wife’s desktop and we were able to work through this convoluted process of getting my photos on here, thankfully she is much smarter than I am. Hopefully with these images, someone can figure out the year and confirm weather I’m correct on the make. There’s one picture that I didn’t take and that’s of the heater, I’ll try to get that one on here. The brake/directional lights were obviously changed. I can see a spot in the back in the center where the original license plate bracket was and they added some reflectors also. There’s a little patch job near the rear drivers side by the (escape hatch) where the water fill/drain was. One video I saw had one with an air fill valve to pressurize the water take, that is no longer there either. One more thing that I forgot mention is that I’m not sure about the interior paint being original, my guess is no. As in most trailers of that era everything was probably natural birch, correct me if I’m wrong. I removed the paint off of one of the cabinet knobs and that appears to be walnut. Thanks to all of you that got me this far.
What a COOL COOL little ham!!! Thank you for posting the pix. I'm guessing late 40s, early 50s; fridge is very much of that era. Paint, unfortunately, is not original. Extra lights above the front and rear windows have been added as well. Tail lights are not original but all that can be remedied with our help.
This is one of the neatest little hams I've seen in a very long time...
Well, let me put my two cents in here. I think this is a homebuilt. Maybe it came from a kit? Those windows seem really unusual and the drip caps are one offs, IMHO. I then looked at the fender well openings with the small welded in piece at the top of the well opening. I don't see any corner cap rail on the curbside. The corner cap rail would be the cover for the edging along where the top of the walls butt agaist the roof aluminum. I just see the skin foldover. Maybe the corner cap rail was never there or it was removed.
That all being said, it is a very unique trailer and I like the boyfriend door in the back of a small trailer. Generally they are found in larger trailers. That small stove is a neat as well. You have a nice project. All the components seem to be there including the often lost cushions.
As far as registering it, I don't know if you will find another one like it. DMV may ask you for some documentation of how you know what it is. If you think it's a Va-ka-shun-ette, then give them your evidence from earlier in the thread regarding the components. If you want to go with homebuilt, then it's homebuilt. I wish I could be of more help.
Looking forward to your journey of restoration.
"I get that queasy how in the hell will this thing ever go back together feeling.” - PT
If it's 40s, it would have some of the details Rod is mentioning. PM me for me email and we can exchange links or photos of 50s Vakashunettes. I doubt this is a homebuilt; it's too well done. Most homebuilts really tell that they are...