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

  1. 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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  2. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
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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.
     
  3. racer32
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    Hey guys. I'm looking for a smaller canned ham trailer to use for vending at events. I've been surfing craigslist looking for one for months, but ain't having much luck. Then I remembered this thread. I've scanned through it a few times, but haven't ever made it through all 47 pages yet, lol. Maybe one of y'all who frequent this thread can help me locate one close to the D/FW metroplex. Finder's fee will be your choice of cash or free BBQ at any event.
     
  4. BillSchmid
    Joined: Jul 21, 2012
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    from Ohio

    Here's my family's. First let me start off with an intro to my grandfather who built it. He was a minesweeper and wwll and after returning from the war, he was always building something. No, he wasn't a hot rodder, but was into farm machinery and the likes. After reading an article on converting a bus to a camper in a popular mechanics magazine in the 1950s, he bought a used 38 chevy school bus and turned it into a fully fuctional camper. As he had more kids, he needed more room for their frequent fishing trips, so he sold that one around the mid to late 60s (it's still around, owned by a man in KY now) and bought a 1952 chevy built by superior. He owned it ad went on trips all over for a few decades until my Dad (his son in law) bought it in 1991. Dad painted it the current color it is today and we still take it all over, though not as far as we used to anymore.

    The engine is a 261 out of an early 60s truck. As far as I know, the trans is the same as it came with originally. The interior is just as my grandfather (who passed this May) had left it when sold aside from the addition to an air conditioner that rests on top of the bus. We even still use the ice box as oppose to a fridge.

    Here pictures and a few videos of the bus. In one of the videos, he said it was the 235, but he told me he said that just so people wouldn't nit pick about it not being original.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNGNilKi9Ts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ScKJhyiP8w

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Of2oNI17A
     
  5. BillSchmid
    Joined: Jul 21, 2012
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    from Ohio

    Here's my family's. First let me start off with an intro to my grandfather who built it. He was a minesweeper and wwll and after returning from the war, he was always building something. No, he wasn't a hot rodder, but was into farm machinery and the likes. After reading an article on converting a bus to a camper in a popular mechanics magazine in the 1950s, he bought a used 38 chevy school bus and turned it into a fully fuctional camper. As he had more kids, he needed more room for their frequent fishing trips, so he sold that one around the mid to late 60s (it's still around, owned by a man in KY now) and bought a 1952 chevy built by superior. He owned it ad went on trips all over for a few decades until my Dad (his son in law) bought it in 1991. Dad painted it the current color it is today and we still take it all over, though not as far as we used to anymore.

    The engine is a 261 out of an early 60s truck. As far as I know, the trans is the same as it came with originally. The interior is just as my grandfather (who passed this May) had left it when sold aside from the addition to an air conditioner that rests on top of the bus. We even still use the ice box as oppose to a fridge.

    Here pictures and a few videos of the bus. In one of the videos, he said it was the 235, but he told me he said that just so people wouldn't nit pick about it not being original.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNGNilKi9Ts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ScKJhyiP8w

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30Of2oNI17A
     
  6. Simple.
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    Does anyone happen to have a Bargman L-66 door handle kicking around? I broke the one on my Scotty, and now I cant locate one. They came on probobly 20 different brands of old campers....

    Jon
     
  7. LN7 NUT
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    Post a photo.
     
  8. Simple.
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    Stolen from the web....

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  9. riptrack 30A
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    Here is my '66 Aristocrat Lo-liner (12 ft). Too big for my '30 coupe to pull, so I'm building a '51 F-1 to drag it to shows. Main selling point of this model is the steel 10in wheels you can install to fit it in a standard garage door for storage! I got this one for $750.00, It's all original, perfect shape, no water damage, no rot. Love to take it out, but the wife won't go with because no bathroom.
     

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  10. Deep Purple
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    This is my little Qek Junior
    Its a camper from Germany
    This model was built 1974-90

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  11. Deep Purple
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    On that pic my 32 was not finished
    My Deuce "today" :

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  12. gnichols
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    I kinda like it, nice size. But a little too plain on the outside... a good retro paint job would probably help a lot. Gary.
     
  13. Deep Purple
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    any suggestions on a paint job like that ?
     
  14. IRISH13
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    Thats exactly what Im lookn for. Nice find!
     
  15. LN7 NUT
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    Not Retro so much, but I thought it looked cool in it's own right.

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  16. gnichols
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    Nothing in particular, but a cruise back thru this thread looking for Shasta-like color schemes should net you some good ideas, they seem to be the most colorful ones to me. Gary
     
  17. atch
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    that's exactly why i don't have one. i'd love to have something like these i could pull with clarance, but sherry wouldn't go with me 'cause she won't sleep in anything that doesn't have a bathroom in it.
     
  18. riptrack 30A
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    Well,.......It's not that it don't have facilities, they just aren't as private as she would like.......some pics of the inside and the beginnings of my '51. The "facilities" slide into a cabinet under the bed. I will be replacing the curtains and cushions.
     

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  19. Riptrack, I'm so jealous of your turquoise stove. My HAMB can has a crappy brown one.

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  20. Patrick46
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    Great paintjob idea there LN7 NUT!! I really like that!!
    ...and the matching wheels are a must too!


    and LowKat....you can always take the side & front panels off your stove and have 'em powdercoated turquoise!!
     
  21. Deep Purple
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    Thanks that was ccol LN7 NUT

    What about a paint job on the camper, to fit my deuce ?
    ( maybe paint it black later on )

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  22. LN7 NUT
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    Post it on the photoshop thread and more people might do it for better results!
     
  23. flynbrian48
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    That's a cool old bus. My wifes dad built one from a 54 Ford school bus in the mid '60's which they drove all over the country. After we got married, I ended up buying the very same bus, unknowingly, for the rebuilt flatty in it, which I put in our '47 Ford dump truck. She hasn't really forgiven me yet for cutting up "her" bus!

    Brian

     
  24. docmike
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    Here are a couple of scans from the flyer for the tent trailer I just brought home. I haven't even had a chance to open it up yet to check out the canvas but, I know it has never been stored outside.
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  25. Edsel58a
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    How about these?
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  26. kennkat
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    OMG!!! :) Where is that Buick??? ;) I gotta have me one...:rolleyes:
     
  27. Edsel58a
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    It is in St Louis Michigan and is for sale........ search Shamrockaway

    When new....

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    Build your own!!!!!

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  28. For information on the Buick google search ShamRockAway. One heck of a neat story. I'd really like to see that thing restored some day.
     
  29. LN7 NUT
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  30. LN7 NUT
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    Some Cadillac versions.

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    And a Rambler version

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