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

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

  1. Patrick46
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  2. gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

  3. Special Ed
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    Here's a lnk to the Teardrop Times which is a great resource for parts. My fenders are original 1947 Kit fiberglass fenders. They are really pretty primitive ( even considering they were made in 1947 out of 'glass ...), but that just adds to their beauty, in my eyes ... :)

    http://www.teardrops.net/teardroptimes.html
     
  4. NEWFISHER
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    Mine last weekend, repeat this weekend, the next weekend....until October. just finished the vintage rack for the Suburban to haul the canoe and padle board.
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    Here it is a caouple weeks ago before polishing it.
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  5. rustychevyman
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    This is my friends '60 with an Alaskan, He has owned the truck since new. He wants to transfer the camper to his new truck and then I'm gonna buy the Ford. He will be excited to see the pics of yours.
     

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  6. Ob1
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    Fire under the awning and on top of the carpet?
     
  7. NEWFISHER
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    "Fire under the awning and on top of the carpet? "

    LP baby!! You can touch the bottom of the fire pan with your hand and the heat dissapates so rapidly at 36 inches that by 5 feet, it's barely warm. I will never cut, buck , split , stack , drag or haul firewood again and I don't care if that part isn't nostalgic! I keep telling myself that the LP fire vs wood is like the V8 engine, just getting better with time :)
     
  8. gnichols
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  9. LN7 NUT
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    LP is pre 64 so it's HAMB friendly! ;)
     
  10. Patrick46
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    A week ago was the 20th annual Dam Gathering for Teardrops at Lake Shasta, in Northern Cal. http://www.teardrops.net/damgathering.html

    from what I've heard, there were 170 teardrops in attendance at this year's event!!!!


    btw, where in Oregon are you located NewFisher??
     
  11. ME.GASSER
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    I saw an Airstream motorhome for sale in town today. I knew they made campers but i had no idea they did motorhomes.
     
  12. LN7 NUT
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    Wouldn't one of those be ridiculous for pulling an Airstream trailer? :D

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    I wonder if this one is an Airstream as well?

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  13. pasadenahotrod
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    Looks like it's a MESA or MEGA according to the name above the radiator fill door.
     
  14. LN7 NUT
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    Cool, I can't make that out myself.
     
  15. Id love to own an old Airstream
     
  16. Congratulations on getting the Diamond T on the road, it sure looks fabulous!
     
  17. There was an outfit up in B.C. that was making new old Shasta style trailers, they were gorgeous but I think not enough buyers to keep the company going, I'll post the name once I remember it. Edt: found a review

    http://www.trailerlife.com/reviews/trailer-reviews/twister-15/
     
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  18. Newfisher- I absolutely love your 'Burb. Now I see the camper and its over the top! Too cool.
    Someday I hope to have an early suburban, either an Advance Design or an Art Deco. I have a 2whl drive '68 3dr that I use for moving the family and some towing, but I'm itching for an older one. Not the easiest rig to find that isn't rusted to bits.. Thanks for putting up the camping pics. Greg
     
  19. I like this one.

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  20. My 1954 Terry waiting to be restored.

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  21. arvonian
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    How about this one? Picked up this 1947 KENSKILL teardrop a while back. It was once owned by Jacky Lee "Mr Hot Piano", a lounge singer around Atlantic City . Rough and ready to be sure, but they only made about 500 of them, and being a glutton for punishment, I thought it would look great behind the '38 once restored...
     

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  22. flynbrian48
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    Just got this beast. A mid 60's (these aren't titled, so I'm not sure of the year) "Del-Ray Imperial" truck camper. The International isn't mine, it's the guy's that I bought it from. He delivered it as it won't fit in my dually until I extend the jack mounts.

    It's too wide to fit between the wheel wells of the Diamond T. Too bad...
     

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  23. `50 Spartanette
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    i dont know if this can be called a "Camper" ?!? ...
    (however, i do camp in it :p )

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    its a 1952 Diamond T with a "sleeper" made out of a 1954 aluminum Spartan Mansion (obviously still under construction :rolleyes:)
    ...eventually she will pull my 1950 aluminum Spartan "Spartanette" trailer
     
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  24. volvobrynk
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    '50 spartanette: need more Info, need more pics.
    That is so cool, I realy like it

    Ispecialy that entrance at the rear! What is the wheelbase of that Diamond T? How long is the camper/sleeper? How does it look on the inside?
     
  25. Anyone know if the Tourette teardrops had vin numbers and where should I find it they did?


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  26. NEWFISHER
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    I'm in Eugene. I was at last years "Dam Gathering" amongst 104 teardrops, 250 people with my 1945 KIT (titled as a 42?) Pulled with my 55 wagon I had restored.
    It was fully polished too!
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    .good times!
     
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  27. flynbrian48
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    That's looking good!

    Brian

     
  28. atch
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    that's about the coolest slide-in i've ever seen...
     
  29. Patrick46
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    Slick set-up!!! :cool:
     
  30. flynbrian48
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    Don't get your knickers in a bunch over the slightly off topic truck, 'cause the camper is BAD-ASS. Mid 60's Del-Ray Imperial, on our '76 GMC "Big Dually".

    No whimps.
     

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