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Old 12-22-2003, 12:36 PM   #29
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Yay...I just couldn't sleep 'til I figured it out!

Very strange...the trailer/MH that is, not me!

I've heard of the great prizes that "Name that Tune" gives out...do I get a prize for winning "Name that Trailer"?

My teacher has taught me well...thanks for the confirmation Fred!

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Old 12-22-2003, 07:31 PM   #30
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It is a shame to do that to a A/S. As far as the van end it is a 4 cyl engine because it has 4 lug rims. The V6 used 5 lug. Since the van is either a 88 or 89 (judging from the grill) it may have a Turbo 4 cyl engine, which with mild upgrades can put out a lot of horsepower. Of course I could be completely wrong! If it had to be done I would have used a 57 Cadillac nose.
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Old 12-22-2003, 07:53 PM   #31
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Seee what happens when you don't have trailer brakes use the wrong hitch and slam on the brakes !!!!
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Old 12-23-2003, 07:32 AM   #32
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If it had to be done I would have used a 57 Cadillac nose.
I remember seeing a few of those Caddy motorhomes years ago. My Dad would always point them out to me as he was an absolute Cadillac nut. I think they were for the most part late 50's or early 60's models. Very strange motorhomes indeed!

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Old 12-23-2003, 08:01 AM   #33
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Caddy Motorhomes

I, also, remember seeing late 50's and early 60's MH conversions on the road when I first started to drive (a long, long, time ago).

I was impressed by them then, and still am to a certain extent.

You have the give the builder of the Dodgestream credit, from the 20' pictures; it looks like some decent work. Hard telling how many hours went into the fit, but it sure could look a lot worse.

Since it was obviously drivable, it must serve the builder's/owner’s purpose.

Maybe an Airstream MH did not serve the builder's requirements, and this did. Looks like he knew what he wanted, and built it.

I say more power to him, and his diligence.
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Old 12-23-2003, 08:15 AM   #34
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It is a shame to do that to a A/S. As far as the van end it is a 4 cyl engine because it has 4 lug rims. The V6 used 5 lug. Since the van is either a 88 or 89 (judging from the grill) it may have a Turbo 4 cyl engine, which with mild upgrades can put out a lot of horsepower. Of course I could be completely wrong! If it had to be done I would have used a 57 Cadillac nose.
Here is a mini van that pulls 12's and street driven.
http://www.turbovan.net/van.html

You know where those caddie campers came from don't you?

Most are old Hearse's.

I had a guy track me down on a Chevy truck board I hang at. He had a 50's Caddie that his wife's grand dad built. He blew the axle out of it and was asking what I thought might be a good replacement. Steered him towards a GM 1 ton axle with better gears. I tried to get him to put a Dooly axle in it. The camper was VERY heavy.
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Old 12-23-2003, 08:57 PM   #35
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Talk about a conversation piece! Where would he vote in the TT vs. MH poll?
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Old 12-24-2003, 12:33 AM   #36
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Thumbs up neat question

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Talk about a conversation piece! Where would he vote in the TT vs. MH poll?
How about, Class B-??

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Old 05-10-2004, 08:59 PM   #37
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I saw this going north 2 weeks ago near Sarasota with a trailer pulling a custom sand rail car. I don't think there is a normal dodge minivan power plant under the hood
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Old 05-10-2004, 10:44 PM   #38
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Next we will see a Windstar.
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Old 05-10-2004, 11:53 PM   #39
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It not THAT bad!!!

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I don't think there is a normal dodge minivan power plant under the hood.
I fully agree. If they had the enginuity to do what they did with the chassis they surely were able to swap out engines. Wouldn't be surprised if they have a diesel in it! I'm actually quite impressed with the technical prowess displayed here. I'm sure it wasn't easy to do what they did. It doesn't really look god awful bad like many things like it I've seen of this type. Once you get over the initial shock of what they did to that old Airstream that is... Trapeze did you happen to get a look at the interior? I wouldn't have been able to resist taking a peek m'self.

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I'm not even sure it's a Airstream.
I can't help but think how much it looks like this one:

http://adcache.rvtraderonline.com/3/5/2/69144852.htm
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Old 05-11-2004, 08:26 AM   #40
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Do you think they could get a Wally number and join the club? They would be a hit at the rally open house and the talk of happy hour. At what point does an airstream become not an airsteam?
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Old 05-11-2004, 09:39 AM   #41
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Good question,

I would think it is still an airstream.....right????
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That's the original "designer prototype" Caravaner no??
Carastream?
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