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Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by mctim64, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. I have posted these pics before. But here again is my wife's ponderosa. Its a 1956 Monteray. It has its original attached awning and attached canvas tent. ill post more pics of inside later.
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  2. BOHICA
    Joined: May 1, 2006
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    Nice thread.

    Maybe you guys could help me with this. When I was a kid, the local news showed an old man and his equally old motorhome. It was black and streamlined, and, If I recall correctly, it tapered down towards the back like a teardrop. Think of a black Streamline camper that's smaller in the rear and that's what it looked like. I want to say it was called a Moonbeam, almost positive it was Moon-something. I think it was made in the '30s.

    Has anyone here ever seen or heard of one of these? I've looked forever for one of those, but no luck.

    ETA: Neat link I just found.
    http://funkyjunkfarms.com/john/trailers/
     
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  3. firingorder1
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    I love those old trailers! Makes my 1980 Brougham seem positively new!
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  4. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
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    from Media, Pa.

    This one's not old but is a repro of a late 1940's Kit Camper. I bought it used from the builder, Larry's Tears, in Oregon about 10 years ago and have towed it from Pa. to Az. twice w. an Acura and a Suburu, camping throughout the southwest.
    I just got a hitch put on my Tudor so I'm looking forward to using it a lot this spring & summer.....Jalopy Showdown, Showdown Drags, Wheels of Time, York, etc.
    I really dig that 58 F100 w. Alaskan camper.
     

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  5. Redo - that thing is so ugly it's beautiful! How does the metal stand up to the relentless weather out here in the PNW?
     
  6. jimi'shemi291
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    Nick, is that an old AirStream? Whatever, VERY cool!
     
  7. Not the greatest pic, but here is my brothers Scotty he pulls behind his wagon. With his wifes NSU sitting next to it at a show.

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  8. al bone
    Joined: Mar 19, 2005
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    from mid-mich

    hey guys! heres mine, 36 chevy standard 5 window & 71 serro scotty goucho [​IMG]
     
  9. Patrick46
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    I've always gotten a kick outta old campers & RV's...especially housetrucks! I love those!
    I just sold my Lonely Teardrop this past September :(
    It was a great rig, but we're eventually gonna build one to our own design.
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    and here's an awesome combo I saw last year at a teardrop gathering up North...
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  11. roughneck424
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  12. roughneck424
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    1972 "Smuggler" made in Downey Calif. One of the first Toy Haulers. ( Note the wide back door ) saw another at the last March Meet.

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  13. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    That mobile uglymobile reminded me of the Spartan trailer we saw coming up I-35 as we were leaving the Pate Swap Meet two or three years ago. A Spartan trailer with the forward slanting panaramic window mounted on a motorhome chassis, outrageous but very cool.
     
  14. chevsotolac
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
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    I picked up this 1978 dodge camper at a junk yard----only 17,000 miles on it.....it was a portable classroom for a school.....440 under the hood.....36 inch door...$1200.00....six new tires, tune-up, new fuel pump, rebuilt the carb, cleaned out the fuel system and away I went.....I turned it into my rat-rod-flea-market-mobile....


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  15. Snatched this off of another site.

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  16. Heres another from the 09 Rust Revival.

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  17. Spotted this at the local carwash last month. It was absolutely gorgeous.
     

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  19. wolfman52
    Joined: Oct 9, 2009
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    I just picked up this 67 fleetline camper,pics in my avatar.Bought just to restore and tag along behind the 52 for the summer 2010.I have both projects to work on all winter.The 52 chevy is in the garage now for metal work. The camper will be next after the cars ready.
     
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  21. gnichols
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    No, I didn't do a search of the web yet... but I'd like to build a light weight version of one of those "canned ham" - not enough letters for a pun - trailers seen in the 50's. Do any of you old trailer fans know of a site for plans? Info on the various mfgs? Thanx, Gary
     
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  23. gnichols
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    Nice link. I already saw two trailers I'd like, right weight and price. Too bad they are in California. Thanx, Gary
     
  24. flynbrian48
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    I think Glen-L (the homebuilt boat people) have trailer plans. If not, there's nothing to them. We bought a '53 "Tini-Home" this summer, a 14 footer, and it's easy to see why they were cheap. There's NO framing to speak of, just some scraps of 1x3 at the corners NAILED together and along the perimeter to hold the aluminum sheeting on, a few more around the windows. Most of the structure is held together by the 1/4" Birch plywood on the inside. The sidewalls are 3/4" thick. No insulation at all.

    I'll be buiding a completely new trailer out of it, just using the shape as the pattern and the running gear. The wind blew the siding loose this fall. I had joked to my wife I wouldn't need any tools to take it apart, I never thought I wouldn't even have to touch it!
     

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  25. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
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    Our 1948 Airstream, now mostly finished and polished.
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  26. gnichols
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    "I think Glen-L (the homebuilt boat people) have trailer plans. If not, there's nothing to them. We bought a '53 "Tini-Home" this summer, a 14 footer, and it's easy to see why they were cheap...

    Thanx... like your tow vehicle, too! I did make it to the tin can site and tried to sign up, no joy. Still working on it. I did find several in the want adds there that were just great and less than 1K lbs to tow. But I think I can do better, weight-wise. I was particularly interested in the design of this 1965 Aristocrat Lo-Liner. Not exactly the canned ham(b), but something like it might look sporty behind my little truck. Later, Gary
     

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  27. Lippyp
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    My Parents have this old survivior on their land in France and I can't decide whether to rescue it or not. Its a 1960's French made Henon, they were made pretty much the same style from 1948 up into the seventies although the earlier ones were aluminium this one is fibreglass so that makes it a later one. I'td need a complete new frame as its badly rusted and the towbar end has been cut off, plus the interior is trashed but mostly there. This would make getting it the 400 odd miles to my house a little tough. Would look good behind my 67 C10. I guess I could transfer it to a modern frame as theres a junkyard near me that specialises in trailers.

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  28. crazyjay
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    This is my old camper I had so much fun with this combo.
     

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  29. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
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    This isn't mine....it was on EBay awhile back and I wanted it bad!!!

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  30. just picked this one up last night. It's a 1970 Shasta Compact. Restored and ready for use this summer. Great price too. I plan on having my 53 Dodge truck ready to pull it.
     

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