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1947 kit brand teardrop trailer

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 55 dude, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. Guys is their a site that follows teardrop trailers? Looking at unrestored "kit" trailer that is really a Cool unit,thanks!
     
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  2. pasadenahotrod
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    Do a search. There have been many threads about early teardrop trailers including the Kit Kamper. I have an unrestored one, that means it needs everything except the aluminum skin.
     
  3. BeatnikPirate
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  7. mustang6147
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    Tin Can tourists
     
  8. And I still kick myself for selling it
     
  9. TMSTransport
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    Look up Dan Sutton on here. He has owned and restored several kits and probably knows more about them than anyone should.
     
  10. OLLIN
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  11. Went to pick up an F100 fronts axle assy from a local guy this morning and discovered his wife had a very original '46 KIT teardrop. It was in remarkable condition - unrestored. Didn't happen to have my camera along though...
     
  12. oldsman41
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    tnttt.com they are all teardroppers i built one myself. lots of stares when pulling it behind one of my cars. there is so much info on that site you can read forever. lot of those guys remind me of the hambers. very amazing work.
     
  13. 3window31
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    I have the plans from the 1947 Mechanics Illistrated for a tear drop trailer. One of the tear drop trailer companies was started from the plans. Send me a email and I will send pictures of the plans. I am unable to post pictures here.
     
  14. Should have some pic's today as we have plans on picking it up. It looks to have 6 lug wheels and I was thinking chevy truck axle.
     
  15. outlaw256
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    I had the itch for one awhile back but bought another car instead.so thanks a lot guys now im itchin more than ever!!lol. im gonna show my wife some pics from the a few sights and see what she thinks. I may be campin before summer is over. no when fall gets here. I hate hot weather and unless I get one with air I aint going! lol
     
  16. jguff
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    Absolute best website for teardrops is www.tnttt.com

    I have been a forum member since 2005 and it has everything.

    Jerome
     
  17. Picked up the trailer and it is a 46', pics will be posted wednesday.
     
  18. Normbc9
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    I pull this behind my '32 Chevy Standard four door. It has all I need to enjoy a week out. I use a quiet 2,000 watt generator, 24" TV with a satellite small dish and also a folding LPG stove and a little LPG Ice Box. Simple, light and easy to tow. Comfortable sleeping area for a couple too.
    Normbc9
     

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  19. GMC BUBBA
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    Looks like you got tons of info on the Kit trailers with all the replys.
    I also own a orginal 1947 Kit and have built 31 of these little trailers . I sold my business to Dan Sutton ( mentioned in one of the replys) almost four years ago and Dan is presently doing them and selling parts etc.
    Good guy to deal with all the way....
    The Kit story is a interesting one for sure starting in 1946.........
    I sleep in mine a few times each year and mine has the side canvas room that came with it when i got it .
     
  20. Should have some pic's today.
     
  21. Here is a few pics of the 46' that we picked up yesterday,great unrestored shape!
     

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  22. unkledaddy
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    Shoulda' had your checkbook.
     
  23. GMC BUBBA
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    Let me know if I can help in any way. Have. Built a few.

    Jim
     
  24. Trailer is for sale in classified section.
     
  25. 36tbird
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    What's the tongue weight on these things? I would imagine that the weight of all the kitchen area would counter-balance the forward weight. Is that true?
     
  26. OLLIN
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    I would guess about 100lbs, Im able to move it around the driveway by hand by myself
     
  27. They are very easy to move with one person. 100lbs sounds about right on tongue weight.
     

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