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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mottsrods, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. mottsrods
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    A neighbor close to my shop has this and I wanted to exploit it's beauty a little. It's a 1929 Studebaker RV. It has a stove and sink, many of the amenities we have now, but from back in '29. He mentioned, as word had it, this particular RV was once owned by the Harvey Firestone Family. It was built by Advance Auto Body Works in Los Angeles. Painted on the side is "Dulce Domum" transalted means "Sweetly at Home" and was a song written by Robert S. Ambrose in 1876, and underneath it is "San Marino". Don't worry, more pics to come. Enjoy the beauty.
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    Amazing!
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    that thing looks awsome. wish i lived near you so that i could check it out in person. any chance you can get pictures of the insides ?
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    Like I said, more pics coming.....of the insides, and also the original type awning that hangs from the drivers side.
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    That thing is so COOL, please get as many pic's as you can :cool: ron...
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    IwantIwantIwant!!!

    Damn, that is RV pr0n there!
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    thats cool!!! is it a driver??
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    What a SWEET Find. Thanks look forword to her future!
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    Oh yeah it drives......talk about ahead of their time.....Studebaker 6cyl, and the e-brake ia a flat disc setup that is just off of the tranny. I know, pics, pics, pics...... coming soon.
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    Cool rig. they could have just made a box on the back but had the body curve in at the bottom. very nice touch. wonder what it is made from? steel over wood??
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    Those were known as "House Cars" in those days. As you all may know, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Thomas Edison and other luminaries of Industrial America, enjoyed camping together.

    They did, of course, bring their household staff to handle the chores of the camp while they enjoyed napping, playing cards, fishing, and sightseeing.
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    Man am I diggin that one! Hope you post the backstory and more pics.
    I'd love to have one like that, I grew up in Harvey Firestone's hometown
    and am somewhat familiar with the camping exploits. One story has Ford,
    Firestone,Edison,and Burroughs? out somewhere and ducked in somebodies
    barn to get out of the rain. Soon met by the farmer with a shotgun who
    for some reason didn't quite believe their story and who they were...
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    That is a fantastic bit of kit right there. I don't really like camping but I would camp out all the time if I owned that!
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    Wow, traditional motorhome ;) Lots of possibilities.

    Reminds me of that house car that used to be at the old Pate swap years ago---AA(?) cab with a copper sheet body on an updated chassis....anybody remember that thing? (sorry for the hijack, Mr Mott :eek:)
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    Damn that is awesome! Since no one asked, how about more pictures!!! :)
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    HAHAHA!!!! more pics are coming in a few days, gotta wait till they are ready for me to take them. As someone already said, it's freakin' PORN.....
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    did someone say "traditional"? when is the sbc going in?
    j/k sorry, had to ask.
    seriously, thats beautiful and looks very well made, nice styling.
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    That thing is sooooo cool. I want one!!!!!!! thanks for posting
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    WOW, That thing is greatness !
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    It's cool to see a piece of history like that.
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    coolest fuggin thing ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    The amazing thing, is between the owner and myself, we know of a total of 6-7 that are out there. Also a few International's too from the early 30's.
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    That is an awesome land yacht. I can imagine Ken Kesey, Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac driving cross country in that.
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    I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (Too much, Magic Bus)
    I said, now I've got my Magic Bus (Too much, Magic Bus)
    I drive my baby every way (Too much, Magic Bus)
    Each time I go a different way (Too much, Magic Bus)
  26. Silhouettes 57
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    I LIKE IT!!! I LIKE IT ALOT!!!! That there is neat.
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    man that thing is freakin coooool
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    It resembles railroad pullman cars of the same era.. soooooooooo cooool
  29. WOW, how cool is that? i want one!
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    MottsRods, crikey, am I glad this didn't get cut up a LONG time ago! GREAT SAVE, you and/or your freind.

    And PasadenaHotRod, THANKS a TON for the historical insight!

    Great vehicle, great thread!!!!!!!! As NADS said: Awesome (as in practically unbeliveable!).

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