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Old 07-03-2006, 04:47 AM   #225
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Kathy,

Also, go to any Borders or Barnes and Noble, and you will find the latest issue of Hemmings Motor News on the magazine rack... another possible source.

http://www.hemmings.com/ Put in Suburban in the model seach and I think you'll get over 200 hits, with all Suburbans, including De Soto and Plymouth come up. There is a nice 48 on there too. Find a 65 for your 65!

Good luck!

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Old 07-03-2006, 09:36 AM   #226
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Mel, that is a neat looking suburban. I saw one recently, similar body style but unsure of the year, with a V6, the second one I've seen since we went to the Tin Can Tourists campout in Deming, WA. I had not known they had a V6 as an option. What does yours have for powertrain, options, etc? Have you had it out yet? I really like them. If I were forced to move up from the '57 I'd be looking hard at the sixties are first couple of years of the 70's suburbans. For me an automatic is pretty much mandatory but easy enough to convert a standard if that's what comes along. Are you attending the TCT Deming event this August?

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Hi Barry!

Yep, we finally found one in Eugene. Drove down that Saturday and decided within a few minutes that it was the one. It's got a 454, automatic, sway bars, air bags, etc. - so much fun to drive. It hasn't been camping yet - I think it's first trip out will be Deming (we'll pull our Safari with the '73 F250 and my parents are planning on pulling our Caravel with the Suburban). Are you coming to Deming this year? We had such a blast last year, I wouldn't miss it!
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Old 07-03-2006, 11:07 PM   #227
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I'm looking forward to seeing the suburban at Deming. Last year was our first year and we had a great time. So, you let your parents have all the fun with the new tow vehicle.....good for you. Years ago I traded my dad my 68 corvette roadster with a 427/4speed for the weekend as I needed his truck and he indicated he wasn't interested in driving the car but just in case he needed to get somewhere and mom was out with their car. We came back a day early and on our way into town there goes Dad and Mom blasting down the main drag, top down, enjoying the sunshine and moving quite rapidly. We just went home and didn't tell them we were back until the originally agreed to time. Never got a chance to tell either of them that we'd "caught" them before they passed, but it always brings a smile when I think about it.
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Old 07-04-2006, 01:27 AM   #228
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Hello safari 57 , that 427 vette can fetch upwards of 60 to 100,000 dollars
restored at barrettjackson auction house in az.If a convertible (roadster)
no telling ,a 427 4 speed too ,how high is anybodys guess .Those were the
first stingray new body style .good times.

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Old 07-04-2006, 07:35 AM   #229
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What do you guys think of this combo?



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So, you let your parents have all the fun with the new tow vehicle.....
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Barry, your story made me smile - what a wonderful memory to have! My parents came for a visit on Fathers Day, and we were showing him the new vehicle. Lee started up the Suburban, and my dad just started to grin. I asked him if he'd be okay towing the Caravel to Deming with this, and he gave us a resounding YES!
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Years ago I traded my dad my 68 corvette roadster with a 427/4speed for the weekend as I needed his truck and he indicated he wasn't interested in driving the car but just in case he needed to get somewhere and mom was out with their car. We came back a day early and on our way into town there goes Dad and Mom blasting down the main drag, top down, enjoying the sunshine and moving quite rapidly. We just went home and didn't tell them we were back until the originally agreed to time. Never got a chance to tell either of them that we'd "caught" them before they passed, but it always brings a smile when I think about it.
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LOL... I too had a 1969, 427 Corvette Coupe. The car was in the garage at my parents place. Got a call one afternoon from my dad. He wanted to know how to turn the alarm off on the Vet!?!. Apparently he thought he would take it out for a quick spin but as soon as he opened the door to get in the alarm went off. ha ha!
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:04 PM   #232
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It will look fantastic.

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ps: but not a good as my Lincoln and Airstream
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:11 PM   #233
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I had seriously considered using my 17,000 mile '77 TC as a tow vehicle. I was talked out of it by a retired Ford VP and ex-Secret Service guy that said that the TC would break towing a 13,000lb load. I'm told that the '77 TC has equivalent structural strength of an F-250. I believe that the '79 Excella 280 I'm looking at is built on a Chevy C-30 chassis, which is 1-ton, I believe.

Where could I acquire chassis drawings for that model?
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Old 07-04-2006, 05:55 PM   #234
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That spartan manor is seriousely built .It uses custom airbag suspension
on all 3 axles and disc brakes all heavy duty type setup .Custom frame
naturally ,this guy put some real time and money into that dream toy hauler.

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Old 07-05-2006, 08:49 PM   #235
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I had seriously considered using my 17,000 mile '77 TC as a tow vehicle. I was talked out of it by a retired Ford VP and ex-Secret Service guy that said that the TC would break towing a 13,000lb load. I'm told that the '77 TC has equivalent structural strength of an F-250. I believe that the '79 Excella 280 I'm looking at is built on a Chevy C-30 chassis, which is 1-ton, I believe.

Where could I acquire chassis drawings for that model?
Barry,

Most classic motorhomes have either GM 454 or Ford 460 engines, ignore the few Isuzu turbo diesels, sorry Chaplain Kent. I believe that they use a premanufactured chassis, go to the motorhome section and ask, if they use a premanufactured chassis you should be able to find the drawings.

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My Vintage Tow Vehicle

I know it is slow towing, but with Wally's true intent, dual purpose as well. Plus, not such a big worry if the brakes are working!

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I know it is slow towing, but with Wally's true intent, dual purpose as well. Plus, not such a big worry if the brakes are working!

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A single seat roadster of early vintage. Bigs and littles with implement tread pattern, bobbed fenders, spoke wheels - man, you are styling......I suppose it's even a flathead.
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