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Old 09-10-2008, 08:48 PM   #15
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I'd LOVE to have a '66 Imperial as a tow car!!!
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:08 PM   #16
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Can't tell the exact year but it looks old.
Looks "barn-fresh" though...
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Old 09-10-2008, 09:17 PM   #17
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Ya know I was gonna mention that there was a RED CADDY CONVERT running around here somewhere I had see pics of it and walla it appears.
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Very COOL PIC Wish I had though of sumpin like that.
I have a few of those old boats let me tell ya they are heavy .48 to5200 lbs. No reason they couldn't tow an Airstream.I wouldn't try anything above 22 feet. With the rite hitch I wouldn't be afraid to try if I had one.
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Old 11-21-2008, 11:54 AM   #18
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I prefer the pre 1955 tow boats.The frames are heavy,the wheel base long and the over hang short.A suburban has about 142" wheel base. I use a 1936 Caddy Fleetwood with 138 " WB but my over hang is alot less. I beefed up the suspension and running gear but I can tow 33 " Spartan or my 65 Tradewind at 80mph if I want to pay for the gas,but 60-65 feels great .I am kind of a freak for that older stuff.My tow car is a 1936 model,my Spartan is a 1950 model and my Wife is a 1951 model.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:01 PM   #19
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Beautiful, Brian. Any chance for some interior shots of both the car and trailer?
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:19 PM   #20
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Welcome Brian! Beautiful rig. We were just down the row from you in Bozeman and loved your Tradewind/Caddy combo.
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Old 11-21-2008, 12:23 PM   #21
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:53 PM   #22
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Beautiful, Brian. Any chance for some interior shots of both the car and trailer?
Thanks--------Here a few of the Spartan .I have none of the Caddy at present
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:05 PM   #23
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The key to vintage is safety. brake controller, and by all means go through the entire suspension system. ball joints, shocks, idler arm....
these cars towed these trailers when they were new. the only difference now is most vintage car restorations have only addressed the body and interior but the suspension is shot. My ventura is all original except for the drivetrain, I rebuilt it all for the specific purpose of towing my airstream.
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Old 11-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #24
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I prefer the pre 1955 tow boats.The frames are heavy,the wheel base long and the over hang short.A suburban has about 142" wheel base. I use a 1936 Caddy Fleetwood with 138 " WB but my over hang is alot less. I beefed up the suspension and running gear but I can tow 33 " Spartan or my 65 Tradewind at 80mph if I want to pay for the gas,but 60-65 feels great .I am kind of a freak for that older stuff.My tow car is a 1936 model,my Spartan is a 1950 model and my Wife is a 1951 model.
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Well, would a 48 model do the trick? Shucks, with ours you don't need brake controllers, sway bars, or (heaven forbid) a Hensley!




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Old 11-21-2008, 09:55 PM   #25
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I think that TV needs to have the wheels painted the same color red as the WBCCI numbers . Then you'd be stylin.....

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My former Vintage Tow Vehicle, a 1965 Dodge Polara. It had air shocks and a load leveler hitch and a big old 383, it did the job nicely.
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I'll won't tell you it's a good idea to tow it with a 65' Mustang, but dam that would look cool......... Just stay out of the mountains....
This belongs to a forum member. It was reported that the power to weight ratio would be similar to most other combinations on the roads today.

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I prefer the pre 1955 tow boats.The frames are heavy,the wheel base long and the over hang short.A suburban has about 142" wheel base. I use a 1936 Caddy Fleetwood with 138 " WB but my over hang is alot less. I beefed up the suspension and running gear but I can tow 33 " Spartan or my 65 Tradewind at 80mph if I want to pay for the gas,but 60-65 feels great .I am kind of a freak for that older stuff.My tow car is a 1936 model,my Spartan is a 1950 model and my Wife is a 1951 model.
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Brian & Patty:

WOW, that rig is a knockout! The inside of the Sparton is just stunning, too.

And, I see that you've adorned the living room with a Sparton radio, as well, although I'm pretty sure the colour isn't original

Thanks for those photos!
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