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Art & Inspiration 1938 teardrop trailer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55willys, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. txturbo
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    So it doesn't stand straight up when you get in it when it's not connected to a tow vehicle for one thing and another reason on most of them is....you can't have the door and the fender in the same place.
     
  2. txturbo
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    image.jpg I have a factory built tear drop that I started rebuilding. The manufacturer was Tripper. So far I haven't seen another one or found any info on the company. Looks like it was from the 40s era.
     
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  3. jguff
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    Here is a pic of my "rustic" teardrop. It is a Jim Dandy style with the galley in front. Originally built sometime in the 40's but the siding and roofing are only about 4 years old. If you want more pics or are interested in buying send me a pm.

    Jerome
     
  4. Larry T
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    kampmaster.jpg Hot Rod Don, I see you mentioned canvas sides in your post. That was the way they were made back in the 40s/50s. There were plans in an old Mechanics Illustrated and Kampmaster sold them complete. Too bad you're not in my neighborhood, I have an old one that needs restored.
     
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  5. Special Ed
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    Good idea. That extra 6" is a perfect compromise, in my opinion.
     
  6. 55willys
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    Took the trailer a local truck show Friday it was a hit. JimFord
     

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  7. R A Wrench
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    from Denver, Co

    Great thread, many nice trailers. I have a 36 Mullins, orig frame, glass body, a 52 Bellwood canned ham, and a 64 Aladdin. Just did a trip with the 64 behind my 49 F 1 pickup. Western Colo. Moab Utah & headed to Bonneville til it got rained out. Lotta fun & good response from people asking about the old setup. However, I have encountered some insurance concerns. Anybody on here have coverage and no B S from the ins. co.? I would like to find a company that understands this stuff.
     
  8. Larry T
    Where is your neighborhood?

    Ben
     
  9. Larry T
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    Ben,
    Right next to yours. I'm in Vernon.
    Larry T
     
  10. 55willys
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    I have not checked into insurance but would think that Grundys or other specialty insurance could do the job with an agreed value policy. Jim Ford
     
  11. 55willys
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    The teardrop is going to get refinished on the outside and the windows fixed. The plan is to take a trip in August with fastrnu to Bonneville and some Route 66.
     
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  12. gir431
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    IMG_20110812_143504.jpg IMG_20110812_143504.jpg This is my '47 Kit at Bonneville, well, Wendover actually. I drag it behind my roadster every chance I get.
     
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  13. cool! i have a 46' kit that has single side door!
     
  14. 41FordVert
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    I believe this to be a factory built (or nice home built)... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1452348762.518442.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1452348824.860023.jpg
     
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