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hamb friendly motor homes? can we start a pic thread?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1950coronet600hp, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. old rv's always are
  2. Joe G
    Joined: Apr 2, 2008
    Posts: 83

    Joe G
    from Minnesota

    1926 Yellow-Knight House Bus
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  3. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,038

    from Hawaii

    Yup, either that or a Series 60. The 92 sounds better though.
  4. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    I think you'd be hard pressed to get a Series
    60 to live at 1500 hp. It'd be marginally do-able
    but not very reliable or very long lived. On the
    other hand, 1480 hp at 2300 rpm was a DD
    factory rating for some 16V82TTA military and
    civilian marine applications. Squeezing another
    couple of hundred hp above and beyond the
    factory rating on one, wouldn't be too hard or
    appreciably affect reliability. But you're right
    about a 92 sounding better! Nothing sounds
    quite like a 2-stroke Detroit and a 16V92 at
    full song sounds like a combination of the Ride
    of the Valkyries, the hammers of hell and end
    of the world happening....all at once!:eek::D The
    scary thing is, that motorhome looks like it has
    enough room in it's tail end to actually contain
    a 16V Detroit too!:eek:. It might not be to practical
    or economical to drive, but it'd definitely be the
    fasted and most HAMB-worthy 'bus' in the

  5. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,038

    from Hawaii

    Lol, good description on the 92 sound! That is so true! It would be interesting to see that actually done. That looks like a pretty cool old motorhome.
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2011
  6. ok I want one, and I want it in an MGB lol
  7. I literally, honestly, burst out in laughter when I layed eyes on this amazing, 'one mans vision' creation! Way cool!
    What would the neighbors think as you pulled into your driveway in this dream machine! LOL!
    Check out the drivers turret!! Got to love it!
  8. Vimtage Iron
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 533

    Vimtage Iron

    Hers another Stream line Travel Car a 1964, one of the first built, on a F 350 Chassis and a 292.

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  9. xpletiv
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 938

    from chiburbs

    Any body got more pics of that 5ft winged white whale?
  10. MEYER8821
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 189


    I saw this one at GOODGUYS, its pretty bad ass!
  11. TubT
    Joined: Jan 16, 2010
    Posts: 63

    from Texas

    Looks to me like Jack Conrad's Band was smoking something...
  12. I've posted these cool Chevy campers somewhere before , but here they are again .

    Father and son builds.

  13. 'nuther old Chevy

  14. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    A " Stream-line' Travel Car", eh?? Hmmm??
    I wonder where they got they idea - not to
    mention the incredible gall, even - to call
    that aluminum-skinned 'brick on wheels' a
    "Stream Line" anything!!! :eek::D:D It's
    cool, but it sure isn't streamlined!!

  15. How about a motorhome for a dirt nap?
  16. ^^ now that's creepy, ^^
  17. I've always had a soft spot for hearses. I hope to own and drive one before taking a ride in one.
  18. yeah, I hear that, there's a early 50's caddy hearse a few blocks from me in someones yard, I have always wanted to see if I could talk the owners out of it, but the 2 years i have lived here, have never seen anyone on the property.....
  19. rixrex
    Joined: Jun 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,433


    Some really cool machines this thing for real?
  20. the background defiantly is cgi, not too sure bout the truck....
  21. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 864


    Hands Down...the winner....
  22. my vote goes to the flxible bus :D
  23. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,007


    I love the Aussie Chevys ! I would love to build one like thatt someday:D
  24. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
    Posts: 607

    Hot Rod Elvis

    I'm not quite sure why everyone likes this one. No offence, but to me, It just looks down right scary! Like a prison hauler or something:eek:
  25. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    "Hands Down...the winner...."[/QUOTE]

    I like it too. (And what's so wrong with
    "scary"??:D) My favourites are still some of
    those '40's and '50's vintage, art-deco "Buck
    Rogers space-ship styled
    " Flxable conversions,
    but this one definitely has the "look" too! To
    me, the front end especially, has a very
    "1950's-vintage Kenworth Bullnose" look
    to it - and combined with the swoopy, art
    deco-styled curved tail end, to me. it looks
    just about perfect! (Ok, maybe just a little bit
    intimidating too, but that's part of it "charm"
    and what helps make it look so perfect!LOL:D)
    For something this size though, I think it needs
    something a lot stouter than a '37 Ford truck
    chassis underneath it and an engine with lot
    more power than a Ford flathead V8. But the
    coachwork is definitely cool!

    Last edited: Jun 18, 2011
  26. gassercrazy41
    Joined: Jan 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,432


    didn't see it posted...anybody got any pictures of the Von Dutch bus that Kafka was restoring?
  27. tamangel
    Joined: Feb 6, 2011
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  28. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,038

    from Hawaii

    I wonder if it has a wet bar.
  29. HotRod60F100
    Joined: Jul 13, 2004
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  30. Vimtage Iron
    Joined: Feb 28, 2010
    Posts: 533

    Vimtage Iron

    The Stream Lines may not be quite Hamb friendly, but there is some strange things about them, the early ones like I posted were built on Ford 1 ton chassis with the Y block 292, the frame was added on to and then a 10 Ga. angle was welded over the frame the complete length, this was to add cross memebers to and for added strength, the dash in this one was out of a Ford panel about 59 vintage and the grills were 59/60 truck, a couple years later Streamline went to the 2 ton Ford chassis and the 330 industrial engine, still keeping the truck grill.
    No they aren't very stream line, nothing like the Labbats Whites.

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