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Old 01-05-2013, 05:44 PM   #43
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Curious about the interior of the van now.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:56 PM   #44
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Here's one that my dad built and we called Shorty...

We drove Shorty all over the USA. It started life as a cab-over pickup, he cut off the tailgate, found a second bed and welded it on (minus it's tail gate) backwards. One of the tailgates was then added to the very rear. At that point, it was a rather odd looking truck....a 13' long bed cab over.

He then cut out the back of the cab, moved it rearward and up, then filled in the rest with aluminum (ok, you can now understand the effects of genetics on me)

It had a 200CID 3 speed on the column, 55 gallon gas tank and was only driving the center axle. Once I actually got stuck on wet pavement...

The second photo shows Mom, we were camping somewhere. The first actually has me driving!
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:00 PM   #45
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Found some pics for it here, inc some interior shots...
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:45 PM   #46
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Bubble nose like the super tankers???????????????




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Old 02-25-2013, 11:00 PM   #47
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:38 AM   #48
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More a 5th wheel but interesting



Ad for International trucks, of course.


By: Rod O'Connor
Italian explorer Attilio Gatti cruised the Congo in elaborate “jungle yachts” during his 10th expedition to Africa between 1938 and 1940. As a sponsor of Gatti’s excursions, International Harvester took on the task of building these innovative luxury trailers, which were pulled by an International DS-30 tractor.

When joined together, the 40-foot-long trucks connected to make a five-room apartment with a tiled bathroom, a living room and an electric kitchen—creating a luxurious living space on wheels for Gatti and his wife. Another International D-15 vehicle “served as a permanent home for $35,000 worth of sound, photo and movie material,” according to an April 1940 edition of Harvester World.

“On our automotive power hangs the success of our venture in Africa,” Gatti said. “I let experience decide and took all International Trucks. I know they will give us great service.” And they did, inspiring International Harvester to sponsor another expedition in 1947 and ’48.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:15 AM   #49
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Here's one that my dad built and we called Shorty...


He then cut out the back of the cab, moved it rearward and up, then filled in the rest with aluminum (ok, you can now understand the effects of genetics on me)
Very innovative! I think you come by your inventiveness quite naturally!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:52 AM   #50
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I believe the one pictured is a "Daystar" motorhome. It's hard to mistake that Dr. Seuss shape at the front, after all. I knew a guy who had one in fairly original condition in Austin about 12 years ago. He claimed that there was some sort of promotional tie-in with Doris Day in the mid-70s when the very few of them were made. I remember that it had a fairly lavish interior and a bathtub where the foot-end of the tub disappeared under some sort of cabinet.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #51
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I've always thought that a Wienermobile conversion might be kind of fun (if you can get the hot dog smell out of it):


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Old 03-04-2013, 03:05 PM   #52
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The Last Trip

For that last trip on this planet!


The only way to go out -- Airstream caravan.
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Old 09-05-2013, 09:28 AM   #53
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This one is cool. The "Decoliner". We saw it last January in Quartzsite, AZ.
Looks like it's his...at least now.

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Old 12-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #54
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For sale right now for a fraction of the new cost, and it is Prevost.

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Old 12-06-2013, 07:02 AM   #55
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:47 AM   #56
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I saw a rig in Grenada, MS over the Thanksgiving holiday that was a Dodge Cummins cab/chassis with a box van on the back as a camper.

20 or more years ago I saw a rig in Grenada that was a lengthened Ford F series from the 60's with an extended 18 wheeler sleeper cab and a camper shell. the guy had an electric hoist/winch to get his fishing boat on top.

Another strange rig I saw in Grenada in the 80's was a really long truck bed camper that had its own axle at the back- I guess either it was really long or really heavy, but it seems like its axle would scrub sideways and wear out the tires-
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