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Old 12-02-2008, 10:54 AM   #29
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Vettestreaming

We call it Vettestreaming!
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:06 AM   #30
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We call it Vettestreaming!

And it is even the correct color. Very nice.

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:39 PM   #31
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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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Stunning combination, you have my vote for best of the best.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:45 PM   #32
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We were originally looking for a vintage TV, to go with our '62 Ambassador. Perhaps we should look for a smaller trailer to tow with our Skylark.
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Beautiful car! What motor is in it?
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Old 12-03-2008, 10:08 PM   #34
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Maybe I should get out my 1942 John Deere G and do some pullin...
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Old 12-04-2008, 09:20 AM   #35
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It's very easy to hitch up! You can use the tractor's bar (with ball attached) to come up under the hitch and just raise the rig.

What's really challenging, though, is to back a rig. On the tractor you're sitting so close to the front of the rig that you can't see around the sides. And, at least on our tractor, the bar sways back and forth, so minor corrections in direction turn out to be nearly impossible.

In the end, I use the tractor only if I'm going to tow in a foreward direction. If backing is involved, I use the truck.


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Old 12-04-2008, 01:52 PM   #36
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It has a 350 2bbl single exhaust. Very stock car.
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Oh man, Ralph has a tractor too?

I feel so left out. It seems like EVERYONE has a tractor but me.

Thats it, I just HAVE to get me one.

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We were originally looking for a vintage TV, to go with our '62 Ambassador. Perhaps we should look for a smaller trailer to tow with our Skylark.
The Skylark most likely has the power to tow your Ambassador but what it dosen't have is a long enough wheel base.
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The Skylark most likely has the power to tow your Ambassador but what it dosen't have is a long enough wheel base.
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Has anyone used a Jeep Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer for a tow vehicle? They were made from 1962 to 1991 with minimal styling changes. Were rated to tow up to 5000 pounds in stock condition. Would look "period correct" for the 60s 70s 80s or 90s depending on model year.

Even the earliest were offered with comforts like V8 engine, air, power steering, power brakes etc. and got good reviews for their performance and durability.

I nearly bought one a few weeks ago but it was too far gone, and the owner wanted too much money.

Here is some info Jeep Wagoneer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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