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Miller & Ryan's Silver Streak Clipper... The Build Thread!

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, May 18, 2018.

  1. Ya, for the front of a hotrod perfect.
     
  2. Ryan, I got over to our satellite farm and snapped a few pictures of the trailer I was telling you about. It's been abused but I'm sure I could save it if I can just get ahold of it. I think it's a 46. Not sure what the model number stand for but I'm sure you do. IMG_1217.JPG IMG_1215.JPG IMG_1222.JPG IMG_1219.JPG IMG_1218.JPG IMG_1219.JPG IMG_1222.JPG IMG_1221.JPG
     

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  3. johnnybentwrench
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    I can't tell you how many airstreams and other vintage trailers I have seen converted to storage sheds. You need to go get that trailer if you can. if you do use solid rivets for repairs. Its worth money just as it is.

    Model 5 is the length
     
  4. I would like to. It is owned by the State of Arizona which I work for. All state property is put up for auction when it is surplus. Not sure what the value of this trailer is in this condition(poor). I have aircraft experience with solid rivets so that is not a problem.
    Not sure if the old researcher that was using it for storage would be willing to let it go. We will see.
    I didn't measure it but it looks to be around 22'. Any more info?
     
  5. johnnybentwrench
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    What rating is the tire?
     
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  7. Ryan
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  8. Daddy_O
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    Oh WOW!!!!!!! Yeah......she's polished alright!!!! Looks great!!!!! Won't be able to hide in the forest with that baby!!
    Looks like major 1950's Buck Rogers action!!!! Happy Camping!!!
     
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  9. woodbutcher
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    :D Very nice.NOW,let`s keep it that way:rolleyes::p.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  10. What a bitchin trailer.
     
  11. Doc.
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    Looks beautiful Ryan.
     
  12. It looks like John & Marco are hard workers and don't let any grass grow under their feet, they have done a amazing job in a short period of time.

    One question,is the entire structure done in aluminum,is there any wood with the exception of the cabinetry and floor? HRP
     
  13. Ryan
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    The only wood on the trailer is the floors and the cabinet doors... everything else, including the substructure is aluminum rivet construction.

    This is actually one of the reasons I didn't want a canned ham. I just didn't want to deal with wood rot and what not...

    There is a weak link with these however... and it's the frame. They used a pipe frame with outriggers and they often get tweaked and require replacement. Here's one John is redoing for illustration:

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    Thankfully, mine is pretty damned solid.
     
  14. The frame structure kinda reminds me of a fish skeleton. :D HRP

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  15. jchav62
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    Beautiful trailer! Congrats...
     
  16. Those tires are perfect! I didn’t see a speed rating in the specs???
     
  17. Malcolm
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    Turning out nice! @Ryan , it should be a great camper for you, Miller, and family.
     
  18. Man, what a cool thread! That trailer is awesome.
     
  19. mkubacak
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    The link posted above shows a speed rating of K, which from what I can tell is 68 mph.

    After having trailer tire problems several years ago, I started researching trailer tires. Most are not speed rated or are rated J which is 62 mph. Now I only buy trailer tires rated L or above. L rated tires are good to 75 mph, but I try to stay 65 mph and under with the fifth wheel.
     
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  20. Yes I just bought some trailer tires for my car hauler that are rated for 83 mph. They don’t have the look I want though. The ones that did were only rated to 55mph!
     
  21. Phillips
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    One, that thing is beautiful, it looks like the Rocketeer's helmet coming at ya. Regarding wheels, seems like there was a cool aluminum trailer wheel from the '50s that looks like a steelie, IIRC it was built in Chicago, maybe called Streamline?
     
  22. alchemy
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    A set of those Streamline (Streamlight?) wheels might cost more than the trailer.
     
  23. Ryan
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    Streamlite. And I had a full set of them, but sold them a few years back to fund my '64 f100 purchase... which was sold to fund this trailer. :)
     
  24. Ryan
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    Almost ready for Miller and I to come get her on Monday... John killed the aluminum work and Marcos killed the polish.

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  25. Pretty groovy. I think it needs a pair of ram horns. Show us the interior.
     
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  26. HelmuthBrothers
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    Unreal man! Can't believe I missed this!
     
  27. Ryan
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    John got the running lights wired and the door window replaced.

    Miller and I head that way tomorrow morning...

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    This thing feels like an old war bird.


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  28. John & Marcos are two very talented gentleman.

    I don't use the word "Stunning" very often but that's the first thing that comes to mind,You & Miller better be prepared to answer a hundred and one questions when you roll up to the camp ground or filling station.

    This will be a adventure that you both will talk about for many years to come,take lot's of photo's. HRP
     
  29. Holey Moley!!
    That thing is insane!
    As a retired Goodyear guy, and FWIW, be very fanatical with bias trailer tire inflation and impact avoidance. They don't like underflation, build up a lot of heat, and have little penetration protection. Underinflation equals failure.
     
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