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Old 06-01-2008, 09:48 AM   #29
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That is a wonderful way to save a classic. Did you retain the old frame and bring chassis components across or is the body placed on the '82' frame. The reason I ask is I expect the '50' frame to be narrower than the '82' frame.
I put the body of the '50' onto the frame of the '82', using all the running gear and wiring harness. The frame had to be modified alot (frame mounts, running board mounts, cross members, {the list goes on and on}]. The '82' frame is parrallel at about 32" apart but the '50' frame tapers from about 40" at the rear to about 30" at the front. If any part brakes the nearest autoparts store will do.
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Old 06-01-2008, 09:17 PM   #30
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Wow, you certianly don't do things by half, Twinkie. Who would have known that the old Suburban was a lot newer than it looks!
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Old 06-01-2008, 11:24 PM   #31
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Old 06-11-2008, 12:07 AM   #32
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Hi fellow Argosy owners! I just bought a 72 Argosy 24', over memorial day weekend. I love it already, but could use some help finding resources...ie owners manual, etc. Any Ideas?
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:33 AM   #33
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:07 AM   #34
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:54 AM   #35
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Hi fellow Argosy owners! I just bought a 72 Argosy 24', over memorial day weekend. I love it already, but could use some help finding resources...ie owners manual, etc. Any Ideas?
Welcome!! 1972 does not have a manual that I can find, nor could the previous owner. I have a 1973 manual for my 72 that seems close enough. I see them on ebay now and then. For other info, just keep asking questions here. No one has gotten tired of all of my questions yet (at least they haven't said so ).
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Were there not some Argosy units built with a fiberglass body?
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #37
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Were there not some Argosy units built with a fiberglass body?
There were some fiberglass SquareStreams built. jimmini is the forums expert on SquareStreams.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:20 AM   #38
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There have been "rumors" of fiberglass Argosys during the first generation, but none have been confirmed. In fact, Argosy plant employees during the first generation have confirmed that first generation coaches were aluminum with galvanized steel endcaps. The second generation Argosys pre-dated the "Square-Streams", and were the test-bed for the "Square-Stream" concept. I have not had the opportunity to do much research on the Square-Argosy, so will not comment on their construction beyond the shape.

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Thank heaven for those steel end caps in an ice storm. The Airstream suffered some big dents, the Argosy did not.
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For info on the 1986-1989 Argosy squarestream please go to SQUARESTREAM under the Airstream trailer forums,at the bottom of the forums page.There is info about the Argosy in the Squarestream History and some Argosy Squarestream sales brochures showen.
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