An original 1958 Stanley and the owner of the Timeless Stanley project. The woman that this child grew into longed for those earlier times. She and her husband spent a great deal of time tracking down the original trailer only to find a dead end on the US East Coast.
A chance trip down a country road in Iowa lead the couple to find this 1958 Stanley on a farm. The brown house paint was hiding the original coral color that was the same as the owner's original Stanley. A quick deal was struck to save the trailer from destruction.
Once the coach was delivered to Timeless Travel Trailers it was stripped down and found to be in considerably worse condition that was apparent from an external inspection. As is typical of may wood-framed trailers, this one exhibited extensive rot in the corners. The structure was so unstable that it needed to be braced once the aluminum skin was removed.
Timeless woodworkers duplicated the original wood frame down to the last detail and placed it on the original chassis.
Rear curb-side corner showing extent of damage.
Same angle showing the new frame with the interior liner skin installed.
View of rear wall of the Stanley before restoration.
Same view of the rear wall during restoration.
Kitchen area before restoration.
Kitchen area during restoration.
Road side, dinette are as the trailer was rediscovered on an Iowa farm.
Same area during restoration.
The type of aluminum skin used on the Stanley is no longer rolled in this pattern. Timeless craftsmen created a machine to roll the proper pattern.
A sample of the original color was found under the flange of the front window and a computer match was made to get the paint to perfectly match owner's original trailer.
The Timeless Design Department recreated the original logo from photographs that were four to five decades old.