Talulah, our customized 1956 Airfloat Land Yacht - We have nearly completed this epic project. It is our interpretation of what the original Airfloat designers might have done after visiting the Great Mosque/Cathedral of Cordoba in Spain. Send us an email if you want to get updates on this project.

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Our nearly completed trailer, Talulah, and her trusty tow vehicle & mobile shop, Clyde.          - Click on thumbnail images to see large versions -

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Selfie with Paolo's 360 camera

Selfie with Paolo's 360 camera

The big profile

The big profile

Front view

Front view

Back view

Back view

Truck & trailer leaving Smiley's

Truck & trailer leaving Smiley's

Truck and shy trailer

Truck and shy trailer

New parquet floor in the truck

New parquet floor in the truck

Dinette from doorway

Dinette from doorway

Kitchen and hallway

Kitchen and hallway

Floor de lis

Floor de lis

Fleur de lis tile in parquet floor

Fleur de lis tile in parquet floor

Monica and Walter

Monica and Walter

Spinning flower table by Walter

Spinning flower table by Walter

Mollycroft detail

Mollycroft detail

From hallway

From hallway

Looking back from dinette couch

Looking back from dinette couch

View back from front door

View back from front door

While Monica rested on Walter's lap

While Monica rested on Walter's lap

Two top cabinet doors

Two top cabinet doors

Ambiance

Ambiance

View from back door, over bed

View from back door, over bed

from the floor

from the floor

Mollycroft paintings

Mollycroft paintings

Mollycroft paintings

Mollycroft paintings

Shower door from bed

Shower door from bed

Mollycroft in bedroom

Mollycroft in bedroom

Bed and bath

Bed and bath

Bedroom

Bedroom

Bedspread

Bedspread

1920's cast bronze sconce

1920's cast bronze sconce

Outlet cover inspired by sconce

Outlet cover inspired by sconce

Drawer Pull

Drawer Pull

Mollycroft light bracket

Mollycroft light bracket

Top mollycroft fixture CAD drawing

Top mollycroft fixture CAD drawing

Mollycroft end cap

Mollycroft end cap

View forward from bedroom

View forward from bedroom

Ant's eye view of the dining area

Ant's eye view of the dining area

Dinette ceiling

Dinette ceiling

Floor's eye view of ceiling

Floor's eye view of ceiling

Mollycroft panel

Mollycroft panel

Light of Abraham

Light of Abraham

Upper cabinets

Upper cabinets

Wolf convection oven

Wolf convection oven

Front Door

Front Door

Hallway towards front

Hallway towards front

Parquet Floor First Coat Finish

Parquet Floor First Coat Finish

Shower door and bedroom

Shower door and bedroom

Airfloat Back Detail

Airfloat Back Detail

Edge detail

Edge detail

Porthole Inside

Porthole Inside

Walter and F450

Walter and F450

Truck Drawers

Truck Drawers

Truck Drawers 2

Truck Drawers 2

Ceiling in front of trailer

Ceiling in front of trailer

The customization process.

Front Door

Front Door

Parquet Floor First Coat Finish

Parquet Floor First Coat Finish

Mollycroft light fixture in process

Mollycroft light fixture in process

Airfloat Front Detail

Airfloat Front Detail

Airfloat Front Rubber Detail

Airfloat Front Rubber Detail

Rubber parts ready for hole saw

Rubber parts ready for hole saw

How rubber hose is attached

How rubber hose is attached

Mollycroft Nearing Completion

Mollycroft Nearing Completion

Shower head with sink

Shower head with sink

Airfloat at Smiley's in Mt. Vernon

Airfloat at Smiley's in Mt. Vernon

Airfloat Back View

Airfloat Back View

Airfloat Front Detail

Airfloat Front Detail

Airfloat aluminum detail

Airfloat aluminum detail

Airfloat Front Door Area

Airfloat Front Door Area

Airfloat Front

Airfloat Front

Walter and F450

Walter and F450

Truck Drawers

Truck Drawers

Truck Drawers 2

Truck Drawers 2

The rig, all 53 1/2'

The rig, all 53 1/2'

Walter working on parquet floor

Walter working on parquet floor

parquet in process

parquet in process

Parquet detail before finish

Parquet detail before finish

Parquet layout test

Parquet layout test

Ceiling in front of trailer

Ceiling in front of trailer

Interior in process

Interior in process

Ceiling panels laid out in order

Ceiling panels laid out in order

Ceiling panels laid out in order

Ceiling panels laid out in order

MollyPanelsPrimed2

MollyPanelsPrimed2

Side view before top edge was added

Side view before top edge was added

Upper cabinets and ceiling

Upper cabinets and ceiling

Kitchen in process

Kitchen in process

Kitchen window frame

Kitchen window frame

Ted, through the looking glass.

Ted, through the looking glass.

Ted with nearly finished upholstery

Ted with nearly finished upholstery

Ted making pattern for dinette seat

Ted making pattern for dinette seat

Ted working on dinette wall

Ted working on dinette wall

Ted starting cutting fabric for wall

Ted starting cutting fabric for wall

Dinette area is roughed out

Dinette area is roughed out

Monica dominates the hallway!

Monica dominates the hallway!

Custom Mahogany window frames

Custom Mahogany window frames

Working on window frames

Working on window frames

Working on window frames

Working on window frames

Walter holding floor down

Walter holding floor down

Looking forward to covering this

Looking forward to covering this

Monica Detailing Trim

Monica Detailing Trim

Walter test fitting aluminum

Walter test fitting aluminum

Walter exploring the underworld

Walter exploring the underworld

MonicaOnAirfloatMolly

MonicaOnAirfloatMolly

Testing siding at Artisan

Testing siding at Artisan

Monica insulating

Monica insulating

Kitchen in process

Kitchen in process

Mollycroft in process

Mollycroft in process

The truth

The truth

Screen Doors

Screen Doors

Mollycroft Ribs

Mollycroft Ribs

Parquet Piles

Parquet Piles

Counter Top, Top Cabinet Frames

Counter Top, Top Cabinet Frames

Front "bubble" for mollycroft

Front "bubble" for mollycroft

Plywood skin coated with All-Guard

Plywood skin coated with All-Guard

Plywood skin coated with All-Guard

Plywood skin coated with All-Guard

Interior "bubble" being formed

Interior "bubble" being formed

Plywood trim for front window

Plywood trim for front window

Plywood around front window

Plywood around front window

Brad Pulling Trailer

Brad Pulling Trailer

Finally leaving the barn

Finally leaving the barn

Out of the barn!

Out of the barn!

Frame in fairgrounds barn

Frame in fairgrounds barn

Frame in fairgrounds barn

Frame in fairgrounds barn

Airfloat getting plywood skin

Airfloat getting plywood skin

Truss Dance

Truss Dance

Front Mock Up

Front Mock Up

Truss for mollycroft

Truss for mollycroft

Original Airfloat corrugated skin

Original Airfloat corrugated skin

The design process

Mosaic that inspired paintings

Mosaic that inspired paintings

This specific arch in the Mosque of Cordoba in Spain was the inspiration for all the painted panels in the Airfloat. I acquired a high resolution photo, outlined elements with CAD, cut out designs in 1/8" plywood with my CNC router, adhered the ply to canvas, then painted with acrylics. The paintings were then contact cemented to the mollycroft ceiling and cabinet fronts.

Mosaic detail

Mosaic detail

Dinette Decorations

Dinette Decorations

Ceiling Designs

Ceiling Designs

My CAD drawings used to cut out the designs in 1/8" plywood.

3D CAD drawing of initial redesign

3D CAD drawing of initial redesign

I use Rhino3D for the CAD in all my designs.

Rhino3D illustration

Rhino3D illustration

I use Rhino3D for the CAD in all my designs.

The basic equation for design

The basic equation for design

Ceiling in the Mosque of Cordoba

Ceiling in the Mosque of Cordoba

Wienermobile

Wienermobile

It is rumored that our trailer is progeny of this rather promiscuous vehicle.

The original trailer - found in Atascadero California.

YouTube video made for this trailer

YouTube video made for this trailer

Larry Walsh, who has a YouTube channel, Mobiltec, focused on restoring vintage trailers, found this Airfloat while exploring the countryside around Atascadero. I happened to contact him the next day about another trailer and he suggested this one. The owner agreed to sell it and Larry made this great video tour.

Original Airfloat

Original Airfloat

This is the first photo sent by Larry Walsh (http://cannedhamtrailers.com/) after he found it near Atascadero CA.

Front view of our original Airfloat

Front view of our original Airfloat

Front view of original Airfloat

Front view of original Airfloat

Back view with daughter, Celina

Back view with daughter, Celina

Back view

Back view

1963 Chevy and Airfloat

1963 Chevy and Airfloat

1963 Chevy getting ready to travel to Washington

Interior of original Airfloat

Interior of original Airfloat

All the woodwork was Phillipine mahogany, but it was painted (probably lacquered) white.

Original interior

Original interior

Desk cabinet in original Airfloat

Desk cabinet in original Airfloat

Original cabinets

Original cabinets

With the exception some of the plywood. all the original wood in the trailer was beautiful Phillipine mahogany.

The original couch

The original couch

This couch was definitely removed ASAP. Critters had found it to be a great nesting area.

Original stove

Original stove

Original Kelvinator fridge

Original Kelvinator fridge

We did not chose to use this in the rebuild.

Interior detail

Interior detail

Original bathroom

Original bathroom

Deteriorating roof vent

Deteriorating roof vent

Original jalousie windows

Original jalousie windows

Sadly, the construction of these windows was not adequately strong for including in the rebuild.

Original Airfloat name plate

Original Airfloat name plate

Back door detail

Back door detail

Monica Uhl
monica@DillUhlsional.com
206-979-0473
Walter Dill
walter@DillUhlsional.com
360-301-4755
Walter working on parquet floor

Many parts were inlaid after the floor was installed.