About the project

Hi there fellow tin can tourists, and interested wanderers.  The purpose of this blog is to chronicle our journey to restore the beauty of this 1946 Curtis Wright Model 2 serial number 5047 to it’s original glory.

Jody & Mike O’Dell

(okay, this is Jody talking….this blog is really to show you how good YOUR camper fix up is!!!)

5 thoughts on “About the project

  1. I had been talking to Billy about this unit but was unable to surpass some of the logistics of getting it hauled out and up to Oregon in an economic manner. Glad to see it found a good home.
    My wife and I have been vintage trailering for several years now and own a few Airstreams. My white whale was a CW model 2 out of Washington state. Long story short it took four years for it to make it to our home last summer. We are also beginning our restoration this winter with hopes to debut it at a rally in May.
    I look forward to seeing your trailer progress to completion.
    God Bless
    Brad L. Taylor 503-871-7860

    • Thank you Brad for the comment. I was surprised this little trailer made it 45 miles! But this is our first complete restoration and we’re still in the honeymoon stage, hahaha. Sure would be fun to catch you at a rally and compare notes!
      All my very best to you and Susan,
      Jody O.

  2. I just purchased this exact same Curtis Wright out of a scrap yard and trailered it back to my ranch. It’ll be a great restoration and I’ll be happy to share photos with you. I’m currently working on a 49′ Airstream Liner, so it’ll be another year till I get to this restoration. Mine has the pink (I suspect it’s a faded red, color) lower half, and the door has collapsed on the frame, but is still operable, barely. I paid a hundred bucks for it and the rancher who delivered it to the scrap yard had towed it in on its own wheels. I know of one other in Carbondale Colorado. I’m located south of Leadville, CO. There can’t be many that survived time.

  3. Could you tell me your process for staining/varnishing/etc your birch interior? I’m redoing a vintage teardrop and I’d love for my interior to have the same honey glow as yours.

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