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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 318

    from wisconsin

    2017mda.jpg at the Meltdown Drags 2017
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  2. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,183


    OK, I'll play. Last August at Relix Riot at the Gilmore in beautiful downtown Hickory Corners, MI. Seen here, my buddies Jake's Bel Aire, Brandon's '48 Pontiac convert (was ours for 42 years), and his '27, our Pontiac wagon and '34 highboy, our son Craigs '65 Ranch wagon and the some guy who's name I can't recall's 'Burb.
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  3. Danny a cool thread. { A Story } I'm guessing I was 8 or 9 years old at the time. This tent revival came to our town. They asked my grandfather if they could sit their tent up. { A LARGE TENT ! } In his freshly cut hay field, that was just out side our town. 20161104_155427.jpg 138.jpg One night after the services were over,{ very late } I notice the older gentleman with his trunk lid up, on a 30s or 40s ? sedan. He had a full size bed that went all the way from the rear of the trunk, up to the front seat. I ask him about his car, { camper }. He said, that he traveled over the whole country and lived in that car. I remember telling him, when I grow up. I wanted to be a preacher man, and travel the country, and live in my car too! Well, I never became a preacher, but I did get the car with a bed. lol When I first got married my wife, only 16 yrs. old. We traveled and camped in the old rear half of a Dodge sedan delivery. I got it free from a farmers field. When I built my 34 Dodge sedan delivery. I used seats that fold foward, so I can sleep in it at Rod Runs. I usually stay at the nicest Motels, and just sleep in the delivery. I'll brush my teeth in the motel lobby's rest room. Then meet friends at the motel's restaurant , for HAMB and eggs! lol Ed Roth, slept in some of his cars too. It's usually only for one night, or maybe two? Lots of FUN, and It saves tha bucks. That I can spend at the swap meet! :rolleyes: Ron....
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  4. 29moonshine
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,280


    going to try this spring to see how it will be

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  5. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,063


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  6. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,276

    Jalopy Joker

    some pretty "campy" pics here
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  7. HotRodWorks
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 247

    Alliance Vendor

    Wendover UT. Speedweek.
    I've tent camped with a model T roadster. It's much nicer having a larger trunk!


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  8. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 777


    I don't think it's been mentioned yet but if you want to find all the information under the sun on teardrops go to the teardrops n tiny travel trailer site. Want to know the cure time for the best glue to put on your aluminum skin - they got it. Just an awesome amount of info provided by builders during their construction threads.

  9. patsurf
    Joined: Jan 18, 2018
    Posts: 247


    there was an elvis movie where the okie family take up residence along a road w/ an old chrysler product stationwagon-but it was in color!!
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  10. There are some cars that shouldn't pull trailers.
    Never seen a Vette pull a trailer ever.
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  11. Shadow Creek
    Joined: May 14, 2014
    Posts: 149

    Shadow Creek
    from Summit, TX

    ^^ had to laugh at this a little, my dad has told me stories of when he and his high school/college buddy would go to rodeos in the mid 70s. Dad had a red 70 corvette and pulled a white 2 horse trailer. He also had a blue luggage trunk on the luggage rack of the vette. No pics but one can only imagine :D
  12. jim32
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 570

    1. Hamb & Eggs

    Do boats make a difference? DSCN4586.JPG
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  13. oldsfrench
    Joined: Jan 26, 2018
    Posts: 159

    from France

  14. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,610

    Corn Fed

    Back in the late 70's the car club my Dad was a part of used to travel to shows together. On one trip from Iowa to the Longmont ColoRODan's show the group pulled into some town in the middle of Nebraska to overnight. My family stayed in a hotel while some of the group "camped" on the front lawn of a Perkins restaurant. The Perkins management wasn't too happy to see them there when they came in the next morning so they turned the lawn sprinkler system on to run their unwanted guests out.
  15. That kind of shenanigans are what makes for great folklore! :) HRP
  16. Speedwrench
    Joined: Nov 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,004


    Still won't get you as many brownie points as rebuilding the engine for the race car in your motel room and using the bath tub to wash parts.
  17. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 3,584

    from Ioway

    "Way to go. I get to live like a homeless bum, and there is no cell service. My hair is a mess, and I haven't logged onto facebook in 2 days. I hate you Daddy!"
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  19. R A Wrench
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 422

    R A Wrench
    from Denver, Co

    I did a road trip last August, Denver to Minn. Driving a 49 F 1 and towing my 52 Bellwood canned ham. Mostly took 2 lanes & stayed off interstates. Did overnights at roadside rest areas. Got a lot of good responses at small town gas stops. Looking forward to more of the same kind of trips.
  20. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 84

    from alberta

    IMG_0314.PNG IMG_0320.JPG IMG_0321.JPG My 39 Ford cabover with a flood victim airstream I cut up and repurposed.
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  21. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,994

    Rusty O'Toole

  22. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,776

    Atwater Mike

    You must own lotsa Clecos... Beautiful job, BTW... and Great subject!

    My genius brother bought a nice 9 foot long teardrop trailer in the '70s, we fixed a few things on it, towed it 60 miles behind my '55 F100 to the G'd Guise Pleasanton event. Loaded with R&C parts, and about 300 rare model car kits, we sold at the swap for 2 days...made some $$, drank some beer.
    Bro Bob hooked up to leave, I finished some underhood checks, and we were outa there. About 8 miles toward home (#2 lane, long down grade) I look to the #1 lane on my left, and there's a teardrop trailer passing us. With nothin' pullin' it!
    I tell my bro, "I think the teardrop got loose...Didn't you secure it?" He just laughs, like I'm him, then he sees it, passing. Really, I'm doin' 55 or 60, it's goin' straight in the passing lane, straight and smooth...There's a Mexican gentleman right behind it, waving his arms and honking...he gets alongside, yells "I'll slow the traffic down..."
    The grade has lessened now, road's flattened out...we've slowed to 45, trailer's slowly changing to our lane, about 50 feet ahead...I slow more...younger bro is screaming my name..."Do something! Do something..." He's all red in the face, (neck, too...LOL!)
    I look right in his eyes, and scream "SHUDDUP!"
    He quiets, his 10 yr. old daughter is scared...I say "Just watch, Julia. It's like a cartoon..."
    The teardrop has slowed more, (the 'landing gear' mast is grinding down, sparks are flying, wheel is stowed inside the side door for traveling; too bad 'Junior' couldn't have remembered to click down the latch on the ball...OR hooked up the safety chains! )
    ...Another thing I should have done!
    Our Mexican friend in the Pontiac is executing a 'Round Robin', keeping the horn honking herd of Hondas and Datsuns behind us, (they just KNEW there was enough room to get past us!) as we watched the trailer find the ONLY bridge abutment in 2 miles! Caught it dead center with the tongue, Teardrop went clear in the air, wheels and all! Then settled down, we pulled up behind.
    A bevy of Japanese midgetry picked up speed as their Southerly Pace car pulled over in front, most of them honking their horns, like angry castrated sheep.
    I looked the thing over, my brother was in the side door, model kits were in...disarray.
    Easy hook up, nothing bad, just the tongue was a little bent. (easy pull when we got it home)
    That marked the LAST 'run' I took with "Dr. I.Q." I don't smoke. He does...o_O:rolleyes: Guess it works...
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  23. bigmikes50chevy
    Joined: Mar 19, 2010
    Posts: 336


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  24. The hitch was installed in the early 60’s. Dad towed Utility trailer off and on until a few years ago. Those cars have V8’s heavy duty trannies, full size car rear axles why not tow a trailer?
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2018
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  25. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 84

    from alberta

    IMG_0231.PNG IMG_0227.PNG IMG_0226.PNG IMG_0225.PNG No Mike most of my build pics disappeared on flicker.
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  26. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 18,751


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  27. shopdawg
    Joined: Sep 22, 2012
    Posts: 84

    from alberta

    IMG_0223.JPG Lot more work than I imagined, working with 50 plus year old aluminum had a few challenges and I'm not a fan of woodwork. Third 39 I've done so that part wasn't much of a challenge. Inside pic.
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  29. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 8,994

    Rusty O'Toole

    Did you click on the link? Then the video in the linked page?
  30. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,544


    In the early 70's before we bought a tent my wife and I would throw a spare mattress in the back of the 48 and make the bed with sheets and blankets, set our bags and cooler in on top of it, snap the tonneau cover down on it and away we went. Spent one weekend in it at a rod trot outside of Austin when Skotz's musician friends showed up at the event complete with braless hottie in a see through mesh top That was before Skotz's musician freinds who were brothers became famous. We just dropped the tailgate, unsnapped about half of the snaps on the cover and went to bed. It wasn't long after that that we upgraded and bought a tent.
    After we moved back (for me Wife is a Texan) up here we bought a trailer that we drug all over the PNW behind the 48 and the 51 Merc.
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