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Old 10-02-2005, 08:39 AM   #15
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What a great find. That looks as good or better than the '65 Safari I found 6 blocks from my house, after searching the country for an ALL ORIGINAL unit. I am extreamly particular to originality. That's just me.

I urge you to consider NOT covering the floor with anything permanent, such as 'laminated wood flooring'. It is so difficult and will soon be near impossible to find an ALL ORIGINAL coach.

I used a triple breathing filter and block sanded (#65 - #220)my original floor tiles, then (using a varnish sponge brush) laid on Future Floor Wax. The tiles came near white after sanding and ended up with a great shine.

Throw rugs will contain most of the camping soil and can shake out, the same if you had a wood floor. Any (real) wood floor can't take wet anyway.

Re-Consider ... ? Think it through ... Every car or truck I have restored over 20 years always brought more upon sale because it was all original. I personally feel that this will be true of vintage coaches in the future when the values skyrocket over the next decade.

Good luck with your new acquisition, it is a beauty.

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Old 10-02-2005, 02:49 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by 59toaster
The 87-89 454 TBI has a spread bore base and should bolt in place of the shock quad. I know its not MPI but is good bang for the buck. I have one of these set ups that I will probably drop on my 70 Lemans. can custom taylor a chip.
I'm considering this since the parts are almost all available from the bone yards - (save the after market RV prom chip)

Originally Posted by 59toaster
Do you ever got to I hang there on occasion. I go by Grim Reaper there LOL. Lots of good tech and they do have a foum for your year.
Thanks for the invite! I'll have to check it out! Maybe you can come see the site where I hang out - I've been a member of for almost 5 years. Amongst the many forums offered, the truck forums are also broken down into body styles: tri-fives, 60-66, 67-72, etc. I've never found a more informative free non-vendor sponsored site for Chevy enthusiasts. I go by the same handle as here.

Originally Posted by driftwood
I urge you to consider NOT covering the floor with anything permanent, such as 'laminated wood flooring'.
I agree whole-heartedly that's why I'm going with a laminate wood floor solution. I can install a "floating" wood floor system (comparable to Purgo)right over the original without disturbing the OEM tiles. That way if I decide to sell (not likely) or want to show it, I can remove the flooring and replace it at any time!

Originally Posted by 53FlyingCloud
Great town you live in by the way...I lov the sourdough bread served at the old lumber restaurant!!
I've only lived here for 6 years, where's this "Old Lumber Restaurant?" Was it part of the old NutTree complex? They tore the whole place down last year. I guess they're going to build new complex with shops restaurants & rides based on the theme of the historical site.

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Old 10-31-2005, 07:16 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Hilandr451
We are the 4th owners. I wonder if we can resume the original Caravan number when the second owners joined the WBCC?
Great find on this trailer. As for your WBCCI numbers you can contact your local or regional WBCCI President and they should have a guide listing all of the current numbers. If the past owner does not have the number, it may be available for you to take once you join. Good luck and hope to see you on down the road.


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