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Old 02-13-2014, 09:18 AM   #15
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:36 AM   #16
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Nah, I think Paul has the right idea, chop up a desirable Italian Sports car & do the same thing, & see the reaction he gets from car buffs over there.

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I just checked out that link. This is scary how many of these jewels have tuned into vending carts. So sad!
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:37 AM   #17
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Just to ensure clarity, I believe Retro Rockets makes new trailers with the classic aluminum trailer look. They look like a reputable company.

From a business standpoint it would likely make more sense for Filippo to purchase a new purpose built trailer for his needs rather than pay a premium price for a trailer with significant components that will require replacement, in effect making him pay for the trailer twice by buying an Airstream. That would in turn avoid the whole issue with a lot of otherwise very friendly Airstream owners.

BTW, those 1960s Lamborghini tractors are also very collectible out ere in US agricultural areas, likely more than their modern supercars. If the founder was not dissatisfied with his Ferrari clutch, they would still likely just make tractors.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:45 AM   #18
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Yeah, no kidding, however I'll be able to build new ones soon. I know, not the same pedigree, but still pretty cool.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:49 AM   #19
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Colin, will you be adding a line of sectional rib kits too? Maybe something that can be assembled from 4' sections with splice plates. You could stuff them in a tube and almost mail out trailer kits. The pizza and cup cake crews could make their own "ends" and complete them with the mid sections that they customize anyway.
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Old 02-13-2014, 09:56 AM   #20
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The OP never said that he wanted a vintage trailer. He wants a small trailer in bad condition that he can restore to meet his needs.

There are many of these on the market that could do worse than being transformed into a mobile restaurant. I also think to call him a "hash slinger" is hugely offensive, and deserves an apology.
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Thick or thin crust?

The "Hash Slinging Slasher" used a small, painted (or was it bloody?) moho. Probably from the 70s. If it were me, I'd go with a 345 Classic. Yes, they're bigger, but the combination of a GMC 454 cubic inch 7.4 Liter Gasoline Engine on a P-30 Chevrolet Chassis is still quite prevalent.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:53 AM   #22
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Andy,

You are correct, I should not have used the term "Hash Slinger" and for that, I am sorry. The correct term I should have used is "Roach Coach". But, since I'm sure his pizza is really good, I was just trying to move him up a notch.

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Old 02-13-2014, 06:38 PM   #23
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Hi Filippo,

I recently shipped a vintage Spartan trailer (simular to an Airstream) over to Liverpool. (in December) I will be happy to go over shipping and costs with you... Including pointers of what to expect when dealing with the whole shipping know hows.

Please privite message me or email me.

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Old 02-14-2014, 03:22 AM   #24
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Thanks to all guys who are giving me they're support, and about "hash slinger" I don't even know what does it means and honestly I don't really care. I am here just because I want to start as soon as I can my business. That's it.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:19 AM   #25
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You asked what I think so I will tell you… I am some what relieved to not see another trailer put on a boat to be turned into wiener van. I know you are doing pizza, but I call them all wiener vans. I am glad the trailer is already there. Seeing it is a Caravel tears me up however. I have had many Caravels through my shop and have a fondness for them. I am actually in the process of restoring a 1968 Caravel currently and have a 1970 waiting in line. The Caravel is in my opinion the most efficient layout Airstream ever put out. Very little of this matters however. My opinion matters very little also. I can only hope my prayers matter.
I know when I come to London, I will avoid any Airstreams selling anything. I will also avoid threads like this in the future.
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This is one they did for a pizza "Hash Coach" (we will combine the two)

I wish you luck and prayers in your life, just hate to see old american trailers turned into these things.

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Colin, will you be adding a line of sectional rib kits too? Maybe something that can be assembled from 4' sections with splice plates. You could stuff them in a tube and almost mail out trailer kits. The pizza and cup cake crews could make their own "ends" and complete them with the mid sections that they customize anyway.
Yeah, "C" channels, then hopefully windows.
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I see what you mean Rideair, and I would feel the same, maybe angrier if I would have the same feeling as you all guys have for this caravan.
In Europe, in Italy and even in London airstream it's not very popular as caravan or as catering unit mobile, and one week ago I never ever heard about this amazing van, I see that in USA there are lots van that's to me seems abandoned somewhere. That's what I am looking for, give a chance to this great lost van to have a new life.
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