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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Firedup, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Firedup
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  2. flatheadgary
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    a friend of mine had one of those. there was a company that built those but i don't know who. i wanted it but he sold it.
     
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  3. 41rodderz
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    I like it.:cool:. My neighbor has a 1959 Ford retractable hardtop and just restored a 1957 boat with the fins painted to match. Nothing like the oldies.
     
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  4. Sandgroper
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    That is cool. Just looked at restored ones, would be great behind a 50's car.
     
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  5. 51504bat
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    Back in the day I remember a guy with an OT VW window van with a sun roof that had a boat that attached to the top to provide more head room for camping and a fishing boat as well. Pretty rare bird, worth big bucks today I'm guessing.
     
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  6. catdad49
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    Only made about 200, big bucks back then. Seems as though they can still be bought as a project, but the lifting mechanism would be the hardest part of the project as long as you have carpentry and fiberglass skills.
     
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  7. Several company's made interesting pop ups back in the day.

    This one resembled the 52-54 Ford and the top detached and is a boat, with the boat top removed there was a canvas tent to keep it covered. HRP

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    Another style.

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  8. Firedup
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    Very cool guys. I can just imagine pulling up the lake just before the sun starts setting, getting camp kind of set up. Then pulling the boat out to the lake to catch yourself a nice big trout just before the sun sets. Take it back and fry it up over the campfire. Have a few drinks. Then cozy up to the old lady in the new camper. Lol.
     
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  9. Firedup
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    The ones with the boats are cool as hell.
     
  10. jimmy six
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    My Father and I manufactued as small tilt up fiberglass tent camper in the early 60's I'll look for some photos. It was flat enough when down to be level with a VW Karma Guia. I sold about 10 of them and all the molds in 1964. It was sold as "Compact Camper" in Inglewood.
     
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  11. Firedup
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    Awesome. Hope you can find some photos. Some old poster ads would be cool to.

     
  12. BJR
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    HRP you need one of these painted to match your wife's wagon.:)
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  13. Firedup
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    1. Hamb & Eggs

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    I took pics of this Ranger at the Relix Riot last summer.
     
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  15. These things are sweet!

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  16. Firedup
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