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Old Campers...Let's see what you got!

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

  1. HHere is my 1964 10foot cardinal behind the model a[​IMG]
     
  2. I like that! :D
     
  3. Thanks McTim!The combo sure gets some crazy looks on the road.
     
  4. vividlyvintage
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    Check this out. Apparently it was a company made item for display purposes. Here is the link to the story:

    http://retrorenovation.com/2012/08...ile-bus-this-is-original-not-a-today-upcycle/


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    The owner wrote into Pam, the owner of Retrorenovation.com and had this to say about his bar:
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    "Often a vintage bar is a dainty thing, suitable for a retro apartment. This is a large bar that lived in a very large mid century rec room in Central Pennsylvania. We brought it to Philadelphia where the Trailmobile bar was the central visual feature for a decade at Lost Highways Archive & Research Library, and then spent the last 10 years in storage.

    It was built specifically at the Trailmobile factory as a presentation piece, then given to a fellow who had been a big deal in the Department of Transportation as a thank you for something now lost to history.

    Anyway, this is a masculine item I thought you might wish to show on your site. Retro guys like to incorporate vintage transportation items into their surroundings, and my groovy wife and I have always worked with a comfortable combination of masculine and feminine retro in our home and work space."



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  5. here's what my wife got for me. It looks to be a 56 Chevy School bus. Someone back in the day started conveerting it to a camper. I am going to finnish it. Well that's the plan. Best of all I got it for free! :)

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  6. vividlyvintage
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    Keep us updated. Should be a fun project.

    thanks,
    Douglas Johnson
    "Skrach"
    www.VividlyVintage.com
     
  7. vividlyvintage
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    You can always do it like this:

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    Or like this:

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    Bus conversions are cool. Here is one done on a 70's bus

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    thanks,
    Douglas Johnson
    "Skrach"
    www.VividlyVintage.com
     
  8. Patrick46
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    Oh, now this is just too frikken COOL!!!!! :cool:

    WANT!!!
     
  9. flying53gmc
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    from M-boro, TN

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  10. ElBurro
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  11. Flathead Johnny
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    do you guys think a 54 ford 223 straight six could pull a small camper like the on in post 908?
     
  12. TexasDart
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  13. vividlyvintage - No not going to make it a monster truck. But the other two are pretty vool.

    It will be a little while before I get to do any work on it, but i will start a thread on here to show my progress once it gets started.
     
  14. zgears
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    Nice, that looks like my 55 Wanderer. Still looking for a Panel Ray Heater
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  15. modeleh
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    Are those the correct tailights? I would have thought it should have the old wedding cake style that my 1960 model has.
     
  16. flynbrian48
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    Sweet.

     
  17. zgears
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    That's 80's junk, I'm still looking for the correct originals.
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  18. Nobody's rescued this thing yet. Apparently it's a Graham, had someone claim that was a Chrysler truck brand at the time? Who knows. Wouldn't be bad to drop it on a cutaway van chassis though. Probably the only one like it in the world. He asks a high price but often will sell for much lower.
     
  19. Loppy
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    Mission accomplished!!!

    The Aloha arrived safely on Friday at noon! It looks awesome! Like anything, I'll have to go through it and put my personal touch on it. But, what a great point to start!

    I haven't seen the Shipping show so I can't comment. But like most TV, it's all B.S. drama! I can honestly report first hand the uShip experience was very good. The shipper I chose was completely professional. He communicated very well, and delivered on time! His name is Freddie Lovvron of Lovvorn & Company Llc. located in Wetumpka Alabama. Look him up if you need something shipped.

    Here's a pic of it home with my 64 C-10 daily driver.

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  20. Buddy Palumbo
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    Very cool !
     
  21. gnichols
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    Swa-eet! When you get the time, how about some more pix, please? Gary
     
  22. Loppy
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    Thanks Gary. I'll post more pics right after this deluge of Isaac passes through. We're getting seriously pummeled here in West Palm Beach.
     
  23. BadLuck
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    re upholstered my dinette seats in my 1959 Shasta Airflyte..

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    took out the terrible vinyl flooring and did my floor in a checker board pattern..

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    interior shot..

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    a before and after.. bought for $350.. someone had painted over original paint scheme..

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    and after my quick driveway re-do!

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  24. Very nice job!

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  25. Patrick46
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    Definately!! Well Done!! :cool:
     
  26. vividlyvintage
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  27. Patrick46
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    here's his website...

    http://thecannedhamman.com/
     
  28. vividlyvintage
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  29. Check out this swoopy trailer...Caption said made by the Kaunitz family. Known as the Kauneel Trailer. Seems the family took their boatbuilding skills and built trailers...steam-bent wood,etc... Bay City Michigan ... Wonder if any are still around!!!

    Got these pics from Shorpy.com...
     

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  30. Clik
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    You would think that as much as we all love old trailers someone would start building retros. Well, I guess they think they do, but I haven't seen anyone but a few teardrop builders get them right. They mfg a nice canned ham with a fifties look and then put Star Trek windows in them.
     

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