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Old 01-22-2004, 06:21 PM   #15
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Aaron,

Yep, currently have 4 of them. The wife shows regularly. Lots of fun, and beautiful to see move.

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Know all about the leaking motors, and the "prince of darkness" Lucas electronics! Get one running good though and they'll take you some interesting places. Been up many a hill that my Jeep buddies couldn't tackle with my series 1 Disco I used to own. Miss that car. Pulled out a H1 Hummer that got stuck too! Nearly tore my plate steel winch bumper off doing that one!!

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Old 01-22-2004, 06:24 PM   #16
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Vintage Tow vehicle

I tow my 63 Globetrotter with a 57 Chevy Townsman wagon. It's OK for 100 miles or so but probably would have trouble in the mountains. This is a picture of the pair at Mystic Springs Airstream Park when we served as park host in November.
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Old 01-22-2004, 06:57 PM   #17
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jbond,

Very nice! That's exactly the model I've been eyeing for some time. Is it all original set up, or did you modify the drivetrain, etc?


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Old 01-22-2004, 07:43 PM   #18
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Its original and unrestored. Somehow it survived in good condition. It has a 283 V8, PS, Powerglide and factory AC.
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Old 01-22-2004, 08:33 PM   #19
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Unbelievable! Nice car!

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Old 01-22-2004, 09:16 PM   #20
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Hey JBond ,how ever did you get the wife to agree on taking out the walls of the house like that so you could fulltime indoors??
Cool car I've got a 1950 Pontiac Sedan Delivery back in Canada that I hope to get in front of the A/S someday. Sorry no pics.
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whats mine?

All these vehicles are great. I figured anyone with a passion for older A/S probably had old cars to go with them.

I have a 51 Ford F-1 with modern drive train. Currently redoing my 1937 Plymouth 2 door sedan, (also modern drive train) would like to get it done for this summer. Also have a 1929 Ford Model 'A' roadster (but I don't think it would be good as a tow vehicle) And I have a 1936 Plymouth 1/2 ton pickup (currently in my garage in about 1000 peices) undergoing resto.(all original)

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Old 01-23-2004, 10:05 AM   #22
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I think it is nice when a vehicle is matched to the year of the trailer, here is my '72 Caravel with my tow vehicle, the same year LRV. Only problem I had was the electrical connector, NASA's Mil-Spec multi pin connectors are tough to adapt, Had to go to a U-haul in Houston to find one.

It's only 1HP (a 1/4HP motor on each wheel), but the campsites I usually visit have less gravity than most, so the trailer isn't that heavey.

Oh by the way, does anyone know why I cant get the refrigerator to work on propane? It doesn't seem to wanna light... come to think of it, when I was at the site where I snapped this picture I couldn't get the stove to light either.
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Old 01-23-2004, 10:17 AM   #23
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Actually, We have a 1964 International Travelall that is in decent shape. Our Airstream is a 67 Caravel that as of now is completely gutted and hopefully I will be getting started on this year
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Old 01-23-2004, 12:01 PM   #24
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I love it! My best friend in high school had a Travelall - we had many great adventures in that old thing. Good to see one still on the road - I haven't seen one in years!

In the 68 sales brocure on the VAC site they show a 67 mustang fastback pulling a Caravel. I don't know if a 'stang is rally capable of such a thing, but wouldn't that be a fun combo?
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real cool !!!

also, I'd check to make sure the LP tanks are full. That maybe the problem if you can't get them to light. I can't think of any other reason.

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All I want to know is :

- Is polishing any easier up there ?
- Has balancing been a big issue?
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Hi Murray
Polishing isnt easier, but you only have to do it once every 250 years because there is no oxidation problem, and even then its more dusting than polishing.
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Old 01-23-2004, 05:51 PM   #28
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Great pics I like the bare bones version in the "desert", grin grin. What did it cost? I understand the price is reasonable, but shipping is a little pricey . You guys have now given me the bug to get an older car to go with the 78 Excella. I would like a 78 cad convert. We'll just have to keep looking. Right now the money pit is draining the wallet. I am trying to get it ready for an April trip to NM. 1st trip!!!
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