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Monday, March 12, 2012

SHASTA WINGS!!!!

NEED SHASTA WINGS?

I AM YOUR GUY!


I offer reproduction wings for sale. These are the highest quality reproductions available anywhere. I have been building these for several years now and would happy to help make your Shasta complete.






The wings on a Shasta are outrageous and fantastic. Unfortunately, many original owners took them off and threw them away thinking that they were perhaps too gaudy. But today they are iconic and no Shasta camper is complete without them. They represent a different era in vehicle design. For a Shasta, the wings are the cherry on the sundae.



I make all of my 1.5" thick wings with my custom designed 3-line trim. This is a bright anodized aluminum trim I designed myself. This is a direct throwback to the original trim used in the mid 60's and looks fantastic for all years.


New trim on a set of 42 X 9s. This trim style is used on all sizes

 
New trim on a set of 27 X 7s




ORDERING:

Ordering is simple. You just need to contact me via email at Tylerbes@gmail.com and give me as much of the following information as you can:

1) Wings Size (if you don't know tell me your year and model):
     - 42" X 9" 38"X9" , 36" X 8" , 30" X 8" , 27" X 7"

2) Mounting Style
     - Standoffs: If there is no cutout in your gutter rail, this is what you need.
     - Direct: If you have cut outs in your gutter and want to screw the wings directly to the skin. (only done with 42 X 9 early Shasta's 1958-1961)

3) Payment: (See payment terms)

Note: I am also willing to sell parts for the do-it-yourselfer (contact me for pricing) or those folks looking to repair existing wings. If you have a custom request with your wings, let me know. This has happened many times and I have always been able to work something out with the customer.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

I also accept PAYPAL to:
tylerbes@gmail.com

OR
I accept personal checks.
(will give you my address after you email me and we work out the details of your wings)

Buy with confidence:
I have been making these wings for quite some time now and every one of customer has been thrilled with the look and quality of the finished product. I am confident in saying that I produce the best reproduction Shasta wings anywhere. If ever there is an issue with a customer I will always do my best to make it right.



PRICING:

Large wings:
42" X 9"   :  $300 plus $30 S&H
38" X 9"   :  $300 plus $30 S&H (This size is used on mid 60's SC)

Medium wings:
36" X 8"   $250 plus $30 S&H
30" X 8"   $250 plus $30 S&H (This size is used on the SCS model with rear door)

Small Wings:
27" X 7"   : $220 plus $20 S&H

Shipping and Handling cost based on shipping in the continental U.S. only. I will ship to Canada at an additional cost. Alaska and Hawaii are also additional.


WHAT YOU GET AND HOW I DO IT:

You get both wings with brushed aluminum skins. They are a nice bright finish (like the look of a stainless kitchen sink), not 100% polished. You can polish them if you so choose. The moldings that wrap the wings with are also aluminum. They are a retro, 3 line single piece (think of the edging at a diner counter top) with a bright finish (see photos). The molding is held on with stainless flat head screws.

You also get all of the required mounting hardware for your style camper and desired mounting technique.



Here is how the wings are constructed:



Step 1: Making the Skins
I cut the blanks in the .025 thick exterior grade aluminum from templates that I have created using ORIGINAL wings. That means the shape is exactly as they were originally from the factory I used a bead roller with a custom made set of rollers that form the bead style lines. This took months of experimentation to get it right. After quite an effort these lines are exact duplicates of what was done originally and are straight as an arrow! Each line is spaced 1 inch apart as they were on the original wings.

Finished Set

Inside of Skin






 
Step 2: Frames
I make the cores out of PVC Board. Its pricey stuff but won't rot. Everything is solvent welded, nailed and screwed together. All of the areas that will have mounting screws in them have full support so the wing won't dent when mounting on the trailer (unlike original wings that can crush when you put the screws in). These frames make the wings very strong and light (only a few pounds each) They are much more rigid than the original wings.
 

Step 3: Moldings

Next the mouldings get wrapped around the wing, trimmed, drilled and screwed in place. The skin is pinched behind the molding.





These are 36" X 8" Standoff style mounting (old style trim shown, no longer used)
 
 



These are 42" X 9" Standoff style mounting





The wings are mounted with stainless screws. Mounting the wings is the responsability of the buyer. You must make sure that the wings are securely mounted to your trailer and into good solid wood, a drawing of the optimum mounting locations are included as well:



9" wings come with a 10 screw kit (5/wing)
8"wings come with an 8 screw kit (4/wing)
7" wings come with a 6 screw kit (3/wing)




Standoff Style:  #10 Stainless Screws 3" long with 3/4" tall Nylon spacers.

(10 screw standoff mounting kit)

Direct Mount:  #10 Stainless Screws 2 1/4" Long, with 10 rubber washers











Here are some Photos of the wings mounted on the camper. Also take a look at my Customer Gallery for photos of my wings on customer campers. Again these will all be shown with the old style trim but are great examples of how my wings look on these fantastic campers.












Please visit my Customer Gallery Tab for photos of my wings on my customers campers.


57 comments:

  1. WOW!!! I'm totally impressed!!! I just bought a 1958 Shasta Airflyte (I believe). You might know the size I need for my 15'-16' trailer. Please respond!

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    1. Sure, You need 42X9 wrap around style wings... you should have a small section of your gutter rail missing were the wings go. I would be happy to make them for you if interested, just shoot me an email tylerbes@gmail.com

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  3. are the SCS wings 8 x 30 or 8 x 36?

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    1. Scott Sorry I didnt see this question before. If you have an SCS with the"rear door" you need 8X30... the 36" wings are too long and overlap the door

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  4. I just bought a 1962 13' Airflyte. Are the wings supposed to be the 27"?

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    1. All Airflytes are 42"X9" wings regaurdless of year. Your camper should be 13' but 16' to the end of the hitch. if your camper is smaller, you dont have an Airflyte and it would possibly be a Compact which had 36"X8"

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  5. I have a 1967 SHasta that I would love wings for, any idea what size I need?

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    1. For a 1967 you are probably talking about 27X7" however it depends on your model. If you email me we can make sure you get the right size for your camper.

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    2. Hi, love these beautiful wings. We just purchased a 1971 compact. Is 27x7 the correct size for us? Thanks

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  6. what size wing's would a 15 ft. 1968 Shasta starflyte be?

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    1. These were either 25X6 or 27X7... of email me your hole spacing we can figure it out.

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  7. Awesome,

    Do you know the size for a 1969 Shasta Compact?

    Thanks

    Scott

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    1. I THINK these were 27X7... you can tell by your hole spacing. IF its 3 hole and the verticle spacing is about 5.5-6.5" appart they had 7" wings.

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  8. We have a 1969 Shasta StarFlyte that we are restoring. It had No Wings, but 3 holes, 5.5 apart. I'm guessing we want 27X7 Wings. Where do you measure a trailer? Longest points are 15', 13' at bottom, 18' w tounge, 7-8 wide. Do we call it 15'? Anyway need to get your wings! PLZ reply.

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    1. I would be happy to help you out! Yes you need 27X7's. If you are interested in a set of wings please contact me at tylerbes@gmail.com

      The length of your trailer is measured from hitch to rear bumper. When people say an Airflyte or 16SC is 16" long... that is how it is measured.

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    2. Sounds great, switching to AOL!

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  9. Hi Your wings are great! I have a Shasta from 1963 it is 14 feet long. What size wings does it need?

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    1. Thank you Cassandra. If you are measuring the body of the camper at 14'... that would make the hitch to tail about 16' you have an Airflyte or 16SC. Both take 9X42's. However if you are measuring to the hitch now you may have a Compact or a 1500. Both would have 8X36's. You should see the mounting holes. If you want to send me a photo of the camper by email I can tell you right away.

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  10. I have a 56 shasta 1500 with no wings :( but would it be weird if I added them? They are so cute

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  11. Janet...sorry for the very late response I didn't see your message. Short answer is NO. They look fantastic with the wings added. I have had a couple of customers who have done it and I think it makes the 1500's look even better (if that is possible, they are my favorite model/years)

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  12. Hello... I have a 64 Aristrocrat Mainliner... 15 feet... would love to add wings even though they do not come with any. What size would I need. I do have a bunk window at the back.
    Thanks,
    Tracy

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    1. Tracy. I would have to see photos to make a recommendation... Send me photos to tylerbes@gmail.com

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  13. Hi I have a 1974 14' Shasta. Do you know what size wings I will need?

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    1. 7X27: will work It probably had the 25X6" plastic wings on it but the 7X27's look and fit the camper much better.

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  14. Hi Tyler, wow those ate fabulous! I know where I'll find my wings when the time comes. I just got a 62 16'SC, there ate holes, but no cut out in my trim. Will I need the 42" or smaller?

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  15. Hi Tyler, wow those ate fabulous! I know where I'll find my wings when the time comes. I just got a 62 16'SC, there ate holes, but no cut out in my trim. Will I need the 42" or smaller?

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    1. Mary-Ann

      Thank you for the compliments. you need 42X9" wings for you 16SC. I would be gald to fix you up. Email me at tylerbes@gmail.com if interested.

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  16. Hi, I have a 1958 Shasta Santa Fe 15 foot. I want to add wings. What size will I need. Thank you for your time

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  17. Hey Tyler nice work, and thats' coming from a metal fab/ welder guy. I have a 62 Airflyte with one wing (dr. side) Would you sell me just one or would it not match all that well. It is the all aluminum style. I am doing up another 1956 -1600 , would you use 42 x 9 on it, even though it didn't come with them ????

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    1. Schmack

      Thanks for the comments! I would be happy to sell you 1 wing... however it wont match perfectly... the new one will look better. I happen to have 1 original wing from your exact year. If its the correct side I can sell it to you. Shoot me an email at tylerbes@gmail.com.

      As for your 1600 you could go with 8X36 or 9X42... use cardboard templates to see which you prefer and go from there.

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  18. Hey guys. I have a 1971 Econoline Shasta rv van. Wing's? Maybe. What size I'll

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  19. YES YES YES! I think it would be fantastic! I have seen the vans and having the wings on it would be killer. I think 27X7" would fit the bill for you. Shoot me an email if your interested. BUT you have got to send me a photo if you do this!

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  20. WOW, I just bought a gem for $1200. A 1963 Shasta Compact. I believe the gentleman had no idea what he had. It came with no wings, so when I have the funds I will definitely will order from you. What would be the size for mine? Thanks!

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  21. Nice work! I just picked up a 1972 Shasta Deluxe Travel Trailer, 21'. I don't know that they originally had wings, but I'm sure they would look GREAT! Recommendation?

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  22. On our third Shasta project and first without original wings. Found Tyler and "Harriett's" wings arrived today. Holy Cow! OMG! enter excited expletive here! These things are truly works of art. Thank you, Tyler.

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  23. These wings look amazing! What size wings would we need for a 1968 Shasta Compact?

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  24. Hi! I need Stand-Off's for a 1967 Shasta 1400. What size do I need to have? Love your wings! gail

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  25. hi! I have a 1971 Shasta 1400 or 1600 I think - 17' feet... I am only looking for answers on a few questions: 1) the metal I have on the one wing I have seems to have a crisscross pattern diamond shaped across the whole surface of the face along with the horizontal lines. Your product has smooth surface aluminum surfaces. can you source the original version of the faces of the wings?
    2) what is the type or do you have a source for the aluminum edge nosing ( i think this is 1 1/4 " edged on both corners)

    also I don't seem to have notches on the drip rail for the wings.. I will need to deal with spacers on the wings -

    Let me know if you have any info on this version of the shasta.

    peace
    flipster

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    1. Flipster

      1)The diamond pattern is not available (I looked everywhere)
      2)My trim is custom made for me. Purchased a die set to get it extruded. There was nothing on the market that fit right... so I did it myself :)
      3) If you don't have a notch in the drip rail you need standoffs. 3/4" long which I provide

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  26. My Wife has a 1964 Shasta 16 do you know what size wing's I need to order. Thank you

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    1. Most likely 42X9, but it would be best to email me to confirm.

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  27. Can you make 25x6 for my shasta compact? How much would this cost?

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    1. I can bet 7X27 do look better. You can email me at tylerbes @gmail.com

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  28. I have a whitewater 177 retro - needs Shasta wings to really look retro to me! what size do you recommend? here is a link to a pic and floorplan of the camper.. it is an aluminum frame, not sure if I'd need standoffs or not. A local dealer will install them for me. Here is what it looks like. I'd need these fairly quickly as it is in the shop for some upgrades now.


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    1. 8X36 or 9X42 will fit nice on the 177 Retro campers. If you have the smaller Retro models 8X30 is better.

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  29. We have a '66 Compact. The FOUR holes are ~ 6 3/4 apart vertically and 18 1/2 horizonally. There is no cutout on the trim. What size wings would we need?

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    2. My 1967 Shasta Compact needs wings, too. I measured the spacing between the four holes. It's about the same as your dimensions (6.75 and 18.5). I'd love to know the answer, too! From the previous posts and answers it appears 27 x 7 but the four holes is making me wonder if they need to be larger.

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    3. Sorry for the insanely late response but based on that hole spacing the wings would be 8X36"

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  30. Hi Tyler. We recently purchased a 1975 Shasta Stratoflyte. Can you recommend wing style and size? As we dive into this extensive restoration, the wings will be a must and after reading your reviews, having you make them is a no-brainer. :) Thank you!

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    1. Grazia
      For your 75 Stratoflyte I would recommend the 27x7" wings. Thank you for the kind comment :) If you are interested in purchasing just shoot me an email at tylerbes@gmail.com

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    2. Hi Tyler, I just emailed you, looks like you have already answered the question from someone else. Thanks

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  31. I have a 66 shasta compact, need wings.. what size would I need

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    1. Sherrie it could be 8X36 or 7X27, best to emial me at tylerbes@gmail.com and we can work out the details

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