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

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

  1. Clik
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
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    I was in the market a couple of years ago and was willing to shell out the bucks.

    I found the Serro Scotty closest to the most correct vintage looking new trailer.

    Unfortunately there was no dealer close to me and they were temporaily shut down and moving as I remember it.

    I ended up buying a used 70's vintage Shasta 16' with a wet bath/shower (I hate using public bathrooms on the road). It needed minor restoration. I ended up buying a vaccation home, so now the Shasta is for sale.

    If you venture into the business you could set yourself apart by using vintage looking windows. I haven't seen any retros that don't blow the look by using modern windows. Many don't have a wet bath/shower which is a must for the wife and I.

    QUOTE=worken2much;8784912]A couple years ago, I came very, very close to building new / old vintage campers. I had brought home a 1961 Shasta compact, (13') shell as a pattern for a starting point.

    I just recently sold the old Shasta shell. I was floored by the number of people who called and also from how far away they were. The camper was posted on craigslist.

    My question is this...how many buyers would pony up for 9 - 10k for a brand new one? I still have a more than passing interest.

    Thanks,
    Worken2much[/QUOTE]
     
  2. matthew mcglothin
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    Hopefully finish mine someday ... Scratch built .
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  3. Patrick46
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    first, modern windows are that...modern, which means that they use modern designs and componets and therefore seal out the water better, so they don't leak. (this was the death of most older campers)

    but...your right about the asthetics.

    you also right about the bathroom thing too...which is why we're installing a fold-out shower in our newly aquired 1964 Aladdin camper! Yes, many campgrounds do have showers....but do I wanna use 'em????....I don't think so.....and the wife???.....NEVER!!! :eek:
     
  4. 54rat210
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    Wow! Thats fucking coool
     
  5. frankinplymouth
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    from oregon

    Do these count?
     

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  6. gnichols
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    No, but a full scale version of the one in the background would be shit hot. Gary
     
  7. Patrick46
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    these are too cool Frankinplymouth!!
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    How big are they?? (on average??)

    btw...where in OR are you located?? I'm on the South Coast
     
  8. frankinplymouth
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    from oregon

    About 4 1/2' long. I'm in Beaverton
     
  9. BERNIES WELDING
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    those are absolutely awesome. I can see a lot of skill and detail went into that project. the only thing left is to make them remote control and everyone will want them to add to their toy collection
     
  10. Patrick46
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    do they open up to hold beer???? :)
     
  11. flynbrian48
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    WOW! I'd say they count, those are BEAUTIFUL! Nice work.

    Brian

     
  12. flynbrian48
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    X2 on the windows. When I built the Tini-Home, I quickly decided if we were going to use it, the original windows had to go. Astheticlly, they don't look like the originals, but they seal, they're tinted, and best of all, they were CHEAP! The originals leak water and wind, they wouldn't stay latched, and they're small.

    It's an old trailer, not a '32 three window, so I don't feel bad at all updating it, when the changes make it better, and last longer.

    And, I'm not squeamish about using a campground shower! Beats the hell outta running to the dump station every other day.

    Brian
     

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  13. Well I like 'em! :D
     
  14. banjeaux bob
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    from alaska

    Just an idea...
     

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  15. frankinplymouth
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    My little trailer shop
     

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  16. ^^^^That is freakin' cool...
     
  17. Patrick46
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    WOW...you've got serious metal skills there FP!! Nice work!!

    (......but whacha building in the back there???)
     
  18. frankinplymouth
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    I'm not a one trick pony...........Thats a Aluminum body corvette thingy...........There is a build on the HAMB
     
  19. Devonrod
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    from london uk

  20. exStreamliner
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    1961 California Bambi that I had that I sold 9 years ago

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  21. Nice!
     
  22. czuch
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    How did they get all that stuff in that itty bitty trailer????????
    We have a 61 Alumalite and its like the other side of the tracks compared to that.
     
  23. What do you expect from "Airsteam"! :rolleyes:
     
  24. flynbrian48
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    You've see both of these here separately, but not together! Here's our '53 Tini-Home trailer behind the '48 Diamond T. Needless to say, the 1-ton DT pulls the little trailer effortlessly!

    Brian
     
  25. flynbrian48
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    Ooops, pictures didn't follow...
     

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  26. Special Ed
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    My '47 Kit. Actually goin' campin' with it tomorrow!

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  27. flynbrian48
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    Sa-Weeet! Have fun, special Ed!

    Brian
     
  28. flynbrian48
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    Stick a fork in it, the Diamond T is done. Now, on to the '62 "Del-Ray" truck camper...

    The International pickup isn't mine, but the guy I bought the camper from. It's going on my "off topic" '76 GMC one ton dually.

    Brian
     

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  29. gnichols
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    I like it. When you get back, could you tell me where to get some fenders like yours? Gary
     
  30. gnichols
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    Nice lash-up you have. Bet she pulls good. Gary
     

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