1953 Silver Streak Clipper
From rags to riches

It’s tough to overstate the significance of 1953. Eisnenhower took office, Hilary summited Everest, Hefner published the first issue of Playboy, and researchers Eugene Aserinsky and Nathaniel Kleitman discovered REM — the sleep, not the band. Most importantly, however, it was the year our Silver Streak Clipper was built.

 

Interior

Additional furnishings allow the Clipper to fill dual roles — camper / lounge and bar / party centerpiece. Lounge seating at the front and rear of the trailer converts into spacious (albeit not entirely private) sleeping quarters. A full wet bar, sink, and range, located at the center of the trailer, provide convenient food and drink service for guests.

Of course, it takes more than good taste in cabinets to pull off the Clipper’s dual tasks. Behind the scenes (and in the walls), you’ll find state-of-the-art electronics making the magic happen.

  • Dometic Cool Cat coach-mount HVAC system
  • Furrion FGH4ZSA-SS stainless steel range
  • 2 AGM 6-volt batteries
  • 4 Custom LED sconces
  • Service window & overhead door feature directional LED puck lights
  • Dimmable, color-changing rope lights
  • Hook-ups for Goal-Zero Yeti 1400 solar battery pack
  • Hidden tip-down command center
  • Isotherm CR200 refrigerator / freezer

The Build

With the frame and suspension ready and the Marmoleum floor installed, the shell was ready to be re-attached. Before that could happen, however, it also needed a ton of work. We ended up replacing 65% of the exterior skin. The team completed extensive patchwork to fill unnecessary vent holes and other mounts. Shinymetalschad spent more than 100 hours polishing the exterior skin and finished off the project by giving the propane tanks a mirror finish.

Exterior

The windows also needed help — more than 120 hours’ worth — including new seals, new glass, and stainless-steel hardware throughout. Speaking of windows, Connor, our in-house engineer, finished the exterior renovation with the largest service window we’ve ever installed — an aluminum masterpiece on electric linear actuators.

As proud as we are about this beautiful resto-mod, nothing gives us more pleasure than trying to top our last build the next. Let us take your old and tired eye-sore and give it new life today! Give us a call and let’s get started!

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