1965 Vintage Cardinal Trailer July 22, 2016 by mike shea 1965 Cardinal Trailer; an artifact left from the flood in Lyons CO . A guy sold it to me for $50. I had to dig it out of 2 feet of sand prior to hauling it. Deceptive little gremlin. All the wood was decrepit. A lesson in Persuasion. Frame wire-brushed, cleaned, primed and painted. Aluminum underbody, wood frame and insulation. 3/4 " deck goes on top of that. Walls going up. The hard part was to build it exactly like the original, with all the little mistakes and nuances so that the aluminum skin fits perfectly. Nice clean Aluminum skin. New wiring, outlets, lights next.