Post by hoosierpoet on May 21, 2013 8:05:18 GMT -5
Hi! Are you positive it's a '51 Shasta? Don't think they were manufacturing under that name then (it started out as "Cozy Cruiser" and I think '51 was the very first year) and also, I think 14' was the shortest length. Of course, length includes the tongue and bumper, so if you're just measuring the box it may be a 15 or 16-foot model... If you could clarify which model you have, perhaps link to some photos, that would help people who might have what you're looking for. Good luck!
Post by Gone Kayaking on May 21, 2013 13:01:11 GMT -5
Some pictures and dimensions would be helpful. A table is easy to build. As for the dinette box cushions we really need the dimensions. Many folks replace with 5" or 6" deep high density foam cushions-- again simple to sew or have sewn. IF you want the spring cushions....they can also be built...but takes a fair amount more work.
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'
Thanks for the quick responses. Yes, it is a 51 Shasta, I am told by the previous owner it was the first year Shasta began making them. The little metal sign near the door says it is Shasta made in Van Nuys CA. I measured the trailer and it is 15' including the tounge. It was originally blue and white, but has been repainted red and white.
The footprint of the spot where the dinette used to sit is 74.5" x 35". The footprint of each seat box is 35" x 19.75"
Post by schweetcruisers on May 21, 2013 18:43:17 GMT -5
Nice trailer, congrats! It is a Shasta but it is not a '51, the very oldest it could be is '55 or '56. The Shasta name didn't show up until then, before that the were known as the Cozy Cruiser. If you post a VIN number in the VIN section, our resident VIN sleuth is Ross and has a database going, he should be able to pin point the year for you.
Hi Gone Kayaking - is there a site that shows how to build spring seats? Also, are there good sites to find the old formica patterns and colors? Your pictures are great by the way! Cute little Shasta. Love it!