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Old 10-28-2015, 09:47 PM   #43
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Great Peter, so looking forward to seeing you both again, and catching up.
I'm a bit embarrassed not to have gotten to the clear coat yet.
But good progress on mechanical and domestic systems so far.

Maybe a swing by your place will stimulate some action on the cosmetics.
Your work is inspiring.

I'll let you know as my plans flesh out.

Cheers Richard
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:12 AM   #44
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SebasSF, I would LOVE to find a diesel classic. That would be the holy grail for me. I'll cut my teeth on the rigs that I own now until a diesel comes around that is not priced sky high. My '99 diesel Cutter drives like a dream, and has a beautiful interior, I just do not like the same-as-everybody-else exterior.

Isuzusweet, I feel the pull into the asylum! This is how I do things though, get into something and fall deeply. I got into Porsche 968's, and now I've owned 5 of them! I whittled it down to one uber rare, magnificently dialed-in example. I had amazing help, and made great friends through the 968 forums. I am looking forward a similar situation here. Thank you for allowing to lean on you and the "crew" during my journey.
LoL, Ryker you call it your Holy Grail and I call the '95 Cutter Classic DP my unicorn I'll find the right one some day....there was that gorgeous one in Florida, but as a designer and house flipper, I just can't pay for someone else's elbow grease...but, considering I heard from someone that they maybe made 25 that year in total...I may have to go against my rule...
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Old 10-29-2015, 03:28 AM   #45
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Old Porsche and classic motorhome, what a combo !

Cheers Richard
Hey, that's an Airforum member!! I unfortunately can't remember his SN but I know I read an entire thread dedicated to making his Porsche his toad. I have a garage of classic cars I inherited....a '53 corvette I'd love to drive but I literally get sick to my stomach when it's trailered to car shows (haven't taken it to one in a while) and a warehouse full of Cadillacs and Lincolns in all different states of restoration...and not so restored (apparently in the South when you made it you bought a Cadillac or Lincoln...but my grandparents, bless their hearts, never traded in their old ones) but my favourite ant the one I'm definitely going to ship it out here soon is the '59 Eldorado convertible. God I've loved that car since I was just a boy. I think I've definitely noticed a correlation between AS owners and car enthusiasts...but I may be wrong...you couldn't get my grandmother in moho to save her life....I heard stories that my grandfather did try to convince her to buy one after WW2 but she just wasn't having it...omg if only he did (and considering the fact they never got rid of, or traded in ANYTHING....good lord)
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Old 10-29-2015, 05:37 AM   #46
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Hey, that's an Airforum member!!
I unfortunately can't remember his SN but I know I read an entire thread dedicated to making his Porsche his toad.
That is Richard aka Tevake...

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I have a garage of classic cars I inherited....a '53 corvette I'd love to drive but I literally get sick to my stomach when it's trailered to car shows (haven't taken it to one in a while) and a warehouse full of Cadillacs and Lincolns in all different states of restoration...and not so restored (apparently in the South when you made it you bought a Cadillac or Lincoln...but my grandparents, bless their hearts, never traded in their old ones) but my favourite ant the one I'm definitely going to ship it out here soon is the '59 Eldorado convertible. God I've loved that car since I was just a boy. I think I've definitely noticed a correlation between AS owners and car enthusiasts...but I may be wrong...you couldn't get my grandmother in moho to save her life....I heard stories that my grandfather did try to convince her to buy one after WW2 but she just wasn't having it...omg if only he did (and considering the fact they never got rid of, or traded in ANYTHING....good lord)
This is the person to know if you into restoring or customizing 50's cars:
My good friend MercuryCharlie in Austin, Texas. His shop is right around the corner from our forum members friend Ben, aka bpg_austin
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:01 AM   #47
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Hey Gunner thats a stout looking vette, and. Beautiful / unusual color.
I like it. Is it a big block engine.

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It is a number matching built-up small block, approximately 370 HP. It is original color called Mosport Green, only one year color.
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Old 10-29-2015, 07:00 AM   #48
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I remember a guy on here who built an awesome toy hauler, either from a vintage airstream or Spartan. He was going to carry a 356 Porsche in it.
After a ton of work, and the car was restored, his first trip out the weight shifted and the car was mildly , but sadly wrecked.
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:28 PM   #49
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That was a '51 Spartanette. The thread that covered the build was extensive and quite detailed, including the post mortem. I seem to recall that the cause of the accident was either the hitch, or the weight distribution within the trailer. It was eventually listed for sale after being repaired.

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Old 11-01-2015, 07:48 AM   #50
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LoL, Ryker you call it your Holy Grail and I call the '95 Cutter Classic DP my unicorn I'll find the right one some day....there was that gorgeous one in Florida, but as a designer and house flipper, I just can't pay for someone else's elbow grease...but, considering I heard from someone that they maybe made 25 that year in total...I may have to go against my rule...
Yeah, I've owned two gassers and with the weight, I believe diesel is the far better choice. Your Land Yacht must be a nice ride. I think they are a step above the Cutter. They sure demand a higher price. I think you're right, the days of finding a deal on the "unicorn" are behind us.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:50 AM   #51
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Yeah, I've owned two gassers and with the weight, I believe diesel is the far better choice. Your Land Yacht must be a nice ride. I think they are a step above the Cutter. They sure demand a higher price. I think you're right, the days of finding a deal on the "unicorn" are behind us.
A lot of us thought that as well, until this year when two members bought "Unicorns", turbo diesels to boot, one with the G air ride for far less than you would expect. Yes, both coaches need work BUT well inside the capabilities of both members.

Deals can be had but you can't be picky.

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Old 11-02-2015, 09:30 AM   #52
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A lot of us thought that as well, until this year when two members bought "Unicorns", turbo diesels to boot, one with the G air ride for far less than you would expect. Yes, both coaches need work BUT well inside the capabilities of both members.



Deals can be had but you can't be picky.



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They do pop up when you least expect it. I had given up finding one when a nice one showed up listed on Craig's list as a Classic Diesel Pusher Motorhome. No mention in the title as Airstream.

I found the second searching for a salvage Spartan EC2000 chassis to harvest the Reyco Granning air ride components. One popped up 120 miles south of me.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:17 AM   #53
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Well, I finally have someone to pick up my motorhome. I could not get the time off work, so a truck driver buddy of mine picked it up this morning. We may have a problem though because the temp gauge is close to the red. The electric fans kick on right when it hits the red and brings the temp down just a little, then they turn off. Is this another case of needing a new radiator? Or maybe re core the radiator? Problem is he took this weekend off to drive it to California. Is this too risky? He has only driven it from Savannah to Atlanta so far, and current ambient temp is only 85 degrees. What's going to happen when he is going up a grade in 100 degrees?

He is going to try jumping the electric fans so that they run continuously but I'm wondering if this will be enough.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:43 PM   #54
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Ryker, you definitely want him to hot wire those fans so they run all the time. Also have him get the fan clutch checked to see if it's working. If not get it replaced before he drives to much farther.

I'm assuming he's checked the coolant level as well......

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Old 08-19-2016, 08:10 PM   #55
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Thanks, Brad. Checked the fan clutch and it was bad. Installing a new one tomorrow morning. Replacing the thermostat and flushing the coolant for good measure as well. If it is running cool, would you still jump the fans to run full time, or leave them be?
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Old 08-19-2016, 09:05 PM   #56
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I'd base the decision on what to do with the electric fans on how the temperature does. If it still runs hot then hot wire the fans to run all the time until he gets to CA.

The last thing you want is to overheat the engine. Right now the odds are the engine is ok and the cooling system is the only issue. But if you overheat the engine then you're going to have to deal with the cooling system AND the over heated engine. I'll guarantee you an overheated engine is not fun to deal with and not cheap either.

Good luck!

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