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Old 12-28-2015, 05:33 PM   #1331
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GMC made this type of unite for a drive train, pretty good results in drivability, but now days hwys are faster requires more and better braking ability this would be a drive for the experience and pure classic vintage fun like a classic car you drive it with a tool bag and knowing that the fun may come with some work but the excitement of it, it just has the horse power but not the high gears for our freeways today
Doesn't this apply to driving any classic Airstream Motorhome?
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:09 AM   #1332
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My in-laws have a 1978 GMC. They love it. She sits very low, you barely have to step up to board. Biggest complaint is lack of storage space.
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Old 12-29-2015, 12:17 PM   #1333
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My in-laws have a 1978 GMC. They love it. She sits very low, you barely have to step up to board. Biggest complaint is lack of storage space.
I know of one Airstream motorhome on a GM front wheel drive chassis. I think it was a custom job. The front grill matches the 1977 and later units. The side windows also resemble a trailer. Also, the GM front drive units first appeared in 1973.
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One clear advantage of the GMC units is the air bag leveling system. No hydraulic jacks!
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Old 12-29-2015, 09:45 PM   #1334
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I know of one Airstream motorhome on a GM front wheel drive chassis. I think it was a custom job. The front grill matches the 1977 and later units. The side windows also resemble a trailer. Also, the GM front drive units first appeared in 1973.
Fred's Airstream Archives - 1972 Airstream Motorhome Class A motorhome custom (A)

One clear advantage of the GMC units is the air bag leveling system. No hydraulic jacks!
looks like mine except I have the cad unite under , Mine was built in 84 by Barneys Motor and body in Dallas TX, titled as a house car in 85. 72 solv, and 71 cad joined together maybe for ever who knows inside of Freds pictures looked just like mine before our changing took place,
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:36 PM   #1335
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I have a neighbour down the road that has one of those Barbie mobiles. Powered by an Oldsmobile Toronado 455 FWD drivetrain If I recall. Interesting, but old fibreglass (below waistline and ends) is not as good as our aluminum.

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Old 12-30-2015, 05:51 AM   #1336
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Old 01-01-2016, 05:28 AM   #1337
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Heather Anderson has just listed another 20 footer on Ebay......inside is virtually removed but the body is in good shape.

RARE Vintage Airstream 20"

Last two she has sold have gone for around the $20k mark, but were rear bath, this is the first rear bed I have seen her list so it is any ones guess how high it will go - I am betting at least $25K
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:02 AM   #1338
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$25k with the interior half torn out? I'm not so sure it will go that high. If it does maybe I ought to polish the outside of mine real quick and sell it!

Martin, are you back in the states now?
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Shiny sells Brad, the last one (that went for around $20K) had a non-functional interior as well. I get the impression that any one looking for a 'stubby' will be gutting anyway, the original layouts are not at all practical, compared to (for example) a modern Sport.

Yep, we are back in the US, but I spent most of yesterday at the docs (main reason for flying back before NYE) and today the shop is closed so I have to wait until tomorrow to get an update/hope to get some photos and measurements of the battery tray.
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Old 01-01-2016, 07:32 AM   #1340
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I forgot the last one had a messed up interior as well. You've got a point about shiny! I wonder how much the seller pays to have the exterior polished and prepped prior to putting up for auction. She seems to have found the key to maximizing return dollars on these little 20s.

Sorry you had to cut your trip short, I hope all is well.

Maybe you could drive by the repair shop and peek inside
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A 310 in need of lots of love, for sale in NJ (bearing in-mind the owner can't even get its name correct!)

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A 310 in need of lots of love, for sale in NJ (bearing in-mind the owner can't even get its name correct!)

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My questions to the seller were:

Dear 1951pbcream,

Good day

When was the last time it was used on the road?
What condition are the tires?
Have the brakes been serviced recently?
How does the engine perform under load?
When was the coolant system flushed, thermostat replaced and drive belts replaced?

Where are you located and would it be possible to come and have a look?

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His answer was.......

Engine runs well and is in good condition. Located in NJ

- 1951pbcream

Considering how much effort the seller used to present the coach in a semi clean state; especially since the area rugs spread out over the floor cover up?? it doesn't bode well for the buyer.
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It's amazing how some people just don't bother with responding properly to requests for info when they are selling something
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