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MEXICAN JUNK,what i found.... pix

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sled, May 17, 2007.

  1. elgringo71
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    Good to see you back Sled. Update this thread once in a while when you find something cool. There is tons of cool stuff down there if you can find it
     
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  2. sled
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    Hey fellas ,haven't been posting here for so long ,just busy on many levels but this last find deserves to be shared
    Mexico proves to be really unique in some ways and finding a rare 1936 Airstream Clipper was really the last thing I could imagine to get
    Anyway ,it's a miracle that this thing is still alive ,but I have it rescued and it's mine currently ..it has a great story behind as well ,stay tuned
     
  3. That 1936 clipper looks like it belonged to luchador "el santo enmascarado de plata"
     
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  4. Nailhead A-V8
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    Its always awesome when this thread pops up
     
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  5. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Sled.Nice to see ya back.Please keep the updates coming as you are able.Neat old Airstream.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  6. c57heaven
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    Hi Sled: Good to see you're still around and bringing it.
     
  7. Novadude55
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    Very Cool trailer, not many of those to be found anymore :cool:
     
  8. sled
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    I'm still trying to study lots of details on this rare thing ..
    The chassis is tubular and made of steel tube of aircraft specs ,plus there is still an inspection sticker still on wich proves the high end construction ,very interesting
    Airstream slogan for the Clipper was an aircraft without wings ,its 19" long and kinda light
    As some of you probably that it was made after a 1935 Bowlus went bankrupt and Wally Byam bought the plans and some of the skilled Bowlus man to keep going with his vision
    Note in one pic it has been painted Circo Mundial ( World Circus ) wich still exists in Spain
    The grandfather of the seller was workin back in the day for this circus and touring for long time with the,,as far i've been told ...
    But some other intesting info came up from somebody from the Airstream family recently and it could be the same Clipper special custom ordered and sold brand new to former Mexican president Lazaro Cardenas in 1936 .
    Only wealthy clientele could get such model ,never been build for the general public .
    Of course I cannot prove it yet but I'm workin on it
    Estimate is that there are 15/20 Clippers still around ,never been many since new anyway
     

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  9. Novadude55
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    Very interesting :cool:
     
  10. czuch
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    That looks so Flash Gordon. It would take a lot, but wouldn't be that hard to bring back.
     
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  11. woodbutcher
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    :D When done,that will be a real beauty.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  12. old man hal
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    PhotoBucket sucks don't do it!!


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  13. sled
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    All the uplodead pics plus the rescue history are on Facebook
    A page has been created recently ,check : El Circo Clipper ,1936 Airstream
    Have fun
     
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  14. Bandit Billy
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    You might consider adding a fin to the top to help stabilize it
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  15. sled
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    That's a cool pic ,Billy ..almost identical ,ah
     
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  16. LostBoy
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    I was patiently awaiting this..


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  17. rjones35
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    Just found this thread. So cool! Some awesome stuff down there. I might have missed it, I haven't read all 76 pages yet, but @sled how did you get started doing this? Buying and selling in Mexico I mean? Just show up with a pile of cash and go to town?
     
  18. sled
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    Hey rijones35 ,it's a long story but being Italian by birth I notice on a very early age that we almost never had american cars there.

    So,I got bored and wanted to live in certain places where I can find my beloved Mercurys to and a more adventurous lifestyle

    Not much money was needed ,just determination and persistence and a lot of hard work made the Mexican adventure practically a lifestyle ..

    Im arrived in Mexico randomly in December 2004 for a week and realized immediately that there were a ton of old american cars just sitting in the streets ..

    In the next coming years I started to be in Mexico more and more often and dedicating full time to rescue old cars ,mostly but also some motorbikes ,jukeboxes and certain antiques

    Im still here and being close to the US is kinda practical to go to shows,swap meets and pickin sometimes as well...

    Just can't get enuff of it ,have a great satisfaction doing it
     
  19. rjones35
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    That's pretty awesome! I'm jealous.
     
  20. sled
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    Just trying to keep up my dreams ,basically ..and learn the most I can meanwhile
     
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  21. rjones35
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    From the pictures and what you've described, you are finding all kinds of rare, or at least hard to find cars, and special made cars, like the pan American ones! I can't imagine. So cool!!
     
  22. sled
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    Tryin to rescue as much I can ,yes ..I can't get enuff of it

    Of course after many years of pickin I'm more selective but still I'm limited on what arrived down here from the States ,I lack many things but some rare stuff come up for sure

    For example big blocks cars were never imported in Mexico officially ,so the few ones around were privately imported
     
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  23. rjones35
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    Dang, heard about the earthquake down there! Hope you are ok.
     
  24. woodbutcher
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    Hi Sled.Good to see ya posting again.Please keep us updated as you are able.Hope you make it through the bad weather forecast ok,along with all your friends.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  25. sled
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    I'm ok,last night was shaking hard here downtown Mexico City ,8.4 Richter but luckily very little damage at list here in town,could be a lot worse
    Actually was the highest scale earthquake ever but being oscillating only reduced the effect
    We are prepared for replicas today ,fingers crossed
     
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  26. So cool, I found this on Facebook.


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  27. sled
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    A little update .a friend told me about this early 60s 21w bus so went to see it right away and what caught my attention how rust free it was wich is very uncommon
    So,it has to have been stored in a dry place for long time
    Original ragtop and all stamped Temperit window glasses still on
    Seller didn't had the two VIN plates at hand ,they were off the car and i told him I need to see them to prove the papers .He was probably in the middle of buyin it and did not paid in full so no papers in his hand yet
    I didn't wanted to risk and I waited his answer but he sold it quickly locally to somebody else ,oh well
     

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  28. the-rodster
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  29. What was the guy asking for the 21W?
     
  30. Updates?


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