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Old 08-10-2008, 05:06 PM   #15
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I can't figure out how to get a photo inserted into the post correctly. The door handle photos and a picture of the trailer are the newest photos uploaded in the 1960s category right now if that helps.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:51 PM   #16
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hi

we have #3 california bambi -vin 16tdss1603. bfk started this with their #4. ok, so where's #1,2,5 to how many were made?

a ton of helpful information on these forums. thanks to all!

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Old 04-22-2009, 08:15 PM   #17
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hi

we have #3 california bambi -vin 16tdss1603. bfk started this with their #4. ok, so where's #1,2,5 to how many were made?

a ton of helpful information on these forums. thanks to all!

don & karen
How did the third Bambi get to the First State?

How about Ohio Bambi's with the same #?

Welcome to the Forums. I see you are from my hometown and also where my trailer was "found" Picture look like the campground on the inlet south of Rehoboth? And Trolley Square?
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:54 AM   #18
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1963 Ohio Bambi

I Have an Ohio Bambi...SN: 163T215 correct me if I am wrong... build date Jan. of 1963, Trailer 215? Maybe? Any way, it is in need of a lot of work. I have just finished building a storage shed to store the interior of the trailer in. I am thinking this will turn into a shell off job. NorCal has inspired me...I just hope I can get it done in 10 months.

Check out my blog for picture.
http://bambirestoration.blogspot.com/
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #19
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Saw this little dear today.
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Old 05-02-2009, 04:39 PM   #20
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147th!

Wow! #3 and #5 on the thread. How cool!

Our 1961 Bambi, Sweetpea III, was the 147th sixteen footer built in California.

We purchased her in July of 2008. We had to do some floor replacement, using marine grade plywood (boy that stuff's expensive) around the front door. We replaced her tires-one blew out right before we able to back her into our driveway at midnight, after we picked her up, but now have to replace her axel. And, um, her electricity was working until we washed her really well (she had been sitting in someone's driveway for over four years and had moss growing on her) and then poof! Yes, "restore/trouble shoot electricity" is on our list.

She's all gussied up with some of our collection of spun aluminum and black Grainware pieces, curtains made from vintage fabric, a few shearling pillows, a hand made needlepoint pillow Gemma made when she was feeling rather domestic, and an original George Nelson for Herman Miller fiberglass saucer lamp.

Ah, it's a journey.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:53 PM   #21
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It is so good to see the updates on the Oldest Living Bambi. I finally, cut and fit my final two sections on the floor of my Bambi. It has only taken me about 18 months to get it done.
Sure is a good feeling.
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Old 05-05-2009, 06:33 PM   #22
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there is serious effort and expense to bring a classic back. but, well worth it.
post some photos sometime!
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Old 05-19-2009, 04:38 PM   #23
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How did the third Bambi get to the First State?

How about Ohio Bambi's with the same #?

Welcome to the Forums. I see you are from my hometown and also where my trailer was "found" Picture look like the campground on the inlet south of Rehoboth? And Trolley Square?

yep, on both. they're building a new inlet bridge, and that was trolley square.
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:44 PM   #24
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I have 162T446, so she is the 446th made that year in Jackson?

My neighbor & I have been troubleshooting in advance of selling her, and it's amazing how much can go wrong with them, yet how much is always right.
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Old 01-11-2010, 02:17 PM   #25
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I have the first Ca Bambi I think...16tdss1601...needs some work, somebody took out the two gauchos and I have no manual..still trying to figure alot out....would appreciate any help.
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I have the first Ca Bambi I think...16tdss1601...needs some work, somebody took out the two gauchos and I have no manual..still trying to figure alot out....would appreciate any help.
Congrats BusBoy ~

The AS factory didn't make manuals for their trailers until 1964 so all that might be available would be the typed up component sheets that AS provided on most of the systems and appliances.

Please post some picture so we can see what challenges you have on the renovation / construction projects are facing. What kind of assistance are you looking for?

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Old 03-01-2010, 08:39 PM   #27
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Martin is working hard on '61 Bambi to finish it before the Region 8 rally in Fremont, NE
the end of April. He'll have his photos ready for the seminar. Haven't camped with it for a few years, used our '69 Overlander.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:35 PM   #28
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Ohio # 104

Hi all
I have started restoration of my Ohio Bambi 161T104.
Is it the 4th Ohio Bambi or the 104th?
Anyway I'm having a great time with her. She has sat unused for 30 years.
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