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The Drag Safari

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  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Drag Safari

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  2. Ryan
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    I need to pack and ship merch all day tomorrow and didn't need the distraction of creating content. As such, here is Monday's post a little early...
     
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  3. Rckt98
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    It's Monday here.
     
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  4. DDDenny
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    Right on.
    How cool would a Divco or Metro (Acme style) be pulling an old canned ham(b)!
    Flying the HAMB colors of course.
    I bet @Stogy could whip up something inspirational.
     
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  5. Jalopy Joker
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    Sounds like a great idea for a project & promotion - Thanks for pics - imagine that you saw in the May 2018 issue of Hot Rod Deluxe the article titled Drag Safari in Massachusetts
     
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  6. Sounds like a plan! Love the shot in front of the PA. sign.
     
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  7. blue57ford
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    Sounds like an awesome project! Best of luck on your quest.
     
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  8. Stogy
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    Off to the Races

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    Roll Out Canopy Sample...;)



     
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  9. catdad49
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    ^There ya go!^ I think Hot Rod Primer still has one, this would be a Great project for you and Miller.
     
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  10. Ryan
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    Hahaha... That's awesome.
     
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  11. thark
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  12. Ryan
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    Yes sir... Maybe in 1958 for the NHRA Nationals?
     
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  13. KCTA Chris
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    Yes. One of the best family projects I ever did.
     

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  14. LOU WELLS
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    The Drag Safari......later Safety Safari....Arrived In Pocatello Idaho 1954 and helped set up and certify The First Official Drag Races In Idaho... HERB BAKER(FUBAR) 2015 008.JPG
     
  15. 0ldracer
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    HalesDragSafari.jpg
    Here is the one at the Museum currently.....cool idea!
     
  16. Big Plan Dan
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    Dang! I'd like to read more about this. And more photos, please. I'm not a trailer guy but this pulls at so many chords.
     
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  17. KCTA Chris
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    Thanks Dan, It's a '49 Spartan Manor. they didn't produce many as they were a high end birch interior trailer made from Spartan Aircraft Co. for the post war boom. Built like an airplane and all buck riveted. There are guys on the HAMB with 'em, the longer versions and shells still show up. Pics at www.roadsidedesign.net.
    The Safari canned ham style is a hot property now. There drawback (or advantage) is they were cheap and fast to build. Lower rot in the stud walls is common but they are easy to tear down to the frame and rebuild using the walls at templates. New custom rolled metal siding is avail and most window parts too. I see them restored and custom build to fit owner needs. Ryan, It would be a great father son project, part car restoration and house building.
     
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  18. cracker head
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    Awesome idea with the kiddo.
     
  19. DDDenny
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    Not that Ryan plans on going this far with a trailer resto but thought you guys might like to see the work these people do.

    http://www.flytecamp.com
     
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  20. I remember Wings Kalahan at all the NSRA events when I was a kid. He was the event DJ, and he pulled a canned ham converted into a radio studio behind his 40 Chevy sedan delivery. He later upgraded to a 5th wheel gooseneck trailer, but I always missed that earlier version.

    I tried google images but there weren't any pics of his old setup.
     
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  21. tractorguy
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    Yes......I was channel surfing deep down the dial the other night and stumbled into the series being done by the young couple at Flytecamp in Bend Oregon. Really great traditional craftmanship rebuilding some 1930's-1970's era travel trailers. Lots of traditional tow vehicles also seem to show up in each episode.
     
  22. Come on Ryan, just slip over to the Vintage Trailer Social Forum, you know the Ugly Step Children, cause most posts about Vintage Trailers are dumped and blocked right away and end up there with the help of others on this site.
    Vintage trailers are fun, but a lot of work to keep going, it's like driving a hot rod to work everyday, so most don't.
    I would suggest looking at some of the 'new' vintage looking trailers, they are build on stronger frames that have better suspension, the wall haven't rotted to the windows, they have modern amenities, like; three way refers, microwaves, and for the wife and children - a toilet, if you have ever made the midnight trip to the toilets down the road or the bushes, you will appreciate the modernism.
    Sorry to sound 'Not Traditional', but when it comes to living quarters; happy wife and children - happy life.

    Good Luck
     
  23. Ryan,I have a Vintage 1956 Shasta project that needs restoring and I haven't had any luck selling it.

    I started dissembling it for restoration before I had the accident that messed up the shoulder so it has just sat.

    I have all the windows,eyebrows and door that has been removed and everything is there with the exception of the propane stove.

    I've been trying to break even on what I have invested but if you and Miller want a project I will gladly donate it to the cause, you would need to get someone to haul it in a enclosed trailer because it has been partially disassembled.

    It is the same style and layout as my 57 Shasta. HRP
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