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Old 03-11-2004, 11:28 AM   #1
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Ford power?

Guess I did not know that Airstream used Ford power in a motorhome. I saw this on the web;
Might be a nice uit although the posted photos don't show the inside.

Ford Powered 345
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:12 PM   #2
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I wonder what Cheverolet had to say......

...when Airstream dropped a Ford into a P-30 Chassis.

Wonder if it might be a 370 with a Gillig chassis.
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:23 PM   #3
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I looked at the link again, and....

...I couldn't tell for sure if there was a range vent on the curb side - I think not, though.

More credence to the 370 theory - they had the stove on the street side.
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Old 03-11-2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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It certainly looks like a 345. I can't access my own site to look at the 370 models. Dang! I may have to do something about the data transfer limit. The 1989's had the cool blue paint job!
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Question If it's Ford...

then it's the 370. I don't think any 345s were built with FoMoCo power plants.

The 370 WAS on the Gillig chassis. I did some research on the Gilligs when one was for sale when we were trying to decide whether we wanted to stay with the motorhomes or return to trailers, and I corresponded heavily with the owner for a short time. The 370 was an impressive motorhome, but there were so few built that I was a little concerned about chassis/drivetrain parts availability... not that it was a rational concern, mind you, and I never really researched parts availability at all.

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