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Old 06-01-2010, 12:19 AM   #71
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Out front of our house...

Wow, nice set up. And lots of power to tow with, all the advantages of late model suspension, with classic looks. What a great combo.
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:23 AM   #72
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Brian, Can't wait to see your Caravel. The herd seems to be growing.
Here's a pic of Brian's 56' Chevy with his Aloha.
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Nice set up Brian. With an Airstream out front it will look very trick, not that it doesn't with any other vintage trailer. There is just something about vintage Airstreams....................and vintage wagons and cars. They seem to complete each other so nicely.
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Old 06-01-2010, 09:23 AM   #73
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The wagon you have looks nice as well.
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Old 10-10-2010, 09:20 AM   #74
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Lets see how this works....

It had to be big and heavy in order to support the 56 Flying Cloud. Not overheat, be Air Conditioned, stop well, be powerful and reliable. Have fins and a radio conversion for an IPOD packed with 50's and 60's Rock and Roll.
1958 Buick Super seems to fit the bill. (speaking of "bill"....lets not.)

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Melody,

Georgous!

I bet we're all waiting for a rig pic of this combo.

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Rough and Ready for Offroading!

It's a 30' S/O towed by a 1977 Dodge M880 (Military issue) in an as issued paint job, 5/4 Ton 318CID, 727 A/T full time 4X4 but in this pic the arial refueling snorkle is in the retracted position to improve YPG (yards/gallon) AC is a vent on the floorboard, no radio you can't hear it over the tires anyway and the ArticCat is the offroad assistance recovery unit.

JUST KIDDING FOLKS!

But it would be a hoot if it ever got a Class IV hitch, tires from at least the previous decade, brake controller, oh the list is toooo long.

You have shown us some incredible TV's and I would take your rig's picture anytime with a vintage AS.
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Old 10-10-2010, 10:33 AM   #77
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It had to be big and heavy in order to support the 56 Flying Cloud. Not overheat, be Air Conditioned, stop well, be powerful and reliable. Have fins and a radio conversion for an IPOD packed with 50's and 60's Rock and Roll.
1958 Buick Super seems to fit the bill. (speaking of "bill"....lets not.)

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I had that same model Buick, but a long long time ago.

The one in the photo looks like the rear springs have jacked up the rear end, which would make it a poor tow vehicle.

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the older VTV thread with 100s of examples and pix...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...les-16089.html

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Old 10-10-2010, 12:56 PM   #79
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I had that same model Buick, but a long long time ago.

The one in the photo looks like the rear springs have jacked up the rear end, which would make it a poor tow vehicle.

Andy
Yeah, it looks jacked up in the side view, but not so much in the view. On closer examination of the side view, the shadow is the same distance from the bottom of the car the entire length meaning the bottom is the same distance from the driveway. then I noticed that the driveway and horizon are an angle too. Looks like the camera was just off level (or the camera's level but the driveway slopes) to me, but it's very convincing.

Very nice car, too! Glad it's not jacked up.
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Well its not raked at all. It sits perfectly level. I did put it air shocks in the rear in case it was needed. I like that thread 2air....Missed it some how.


Well Andy....your old Buick probably convinced me to go with the chrome Dinosaur. I was raised it the Riverside-Corona area...probably your car that did me under. Ruined me for the mundane.
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Well its not raked at all. It sits perfectly level. I did put it air shocks in the rear in case it was needed. I like that thread 2air....Missed it some how.


Well Andy....your old Buick probably convinced me to go with the chrome Dinosaur. I was raised it the Riverside-Corona area...probably your car that did me under. Ruined me for the mundane.
Well, lets see now.

I bought that car in San Antonio.

Kept it almost four years, then traded it in for a 1962 Buick Electra, if I remember correctly.

Was a great car, but had all too many air bags in the suspension system go bad.

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Old 10-12-2010, 08:03 PM   #82
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The car looks great Melody. You will make quite a statement going down the road. Congratulations. Look forward to pics of the car/trailer together on the road somewhere.
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Old 10-31-2010, 01:02 PM   #83
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This wagon is just crying out for an Airstream behind it:

Mercury : Marquis Brougham - eBay (item 120638543643 end time Oct-31-10 17:26:58 PDT)
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Old 11-04-2010, 07:33 PM   #84
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We "towed" the 1964 Bambi II off of the deck-over equipment trailer upon arriving in my driveway with my 1961 Corvair Rampside pickup truck. These trucks are considered 3/4 ton trucks with pretty beefy suspensions and she really sagged in the back! I have 1.25" receivers (custom made) on both of my Corvair trucks, and no one makes a weight distributing hitch for 1.25" receivers. The trucks struggle sometimes with my little 13' Scotty, so I am thinking that even though they are supposed to be able to tow around 3500 lbs., I will most likely always leave towing the Bambi up to the Jeep!
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