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Old 07-19-2006, 09:46 PM   #29
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Am I losing my mind or was there a picture of a 66 Bambi with Excella badging posted somewhere on this thread this morning?
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:55 PM   #30
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Am I losing my mind or was there a picture of a 66 Bambi with Excella badging posted somewhere on this thread this morning?
Randy, except for the terminal aluminitis, your mind is fine. It was there. It must have gotten yanked. Methinks the member who posted it had second thoughts about "outing" a customer's "Excella" on the forums for others to see.
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Old 07-19-2006, 09:57 PM   #31
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I like how it looks. Saw one the other day with a black stripe where your blue one was, maybe he was in mourning. It really looked strange. The Rhino for rockguards looks good. Enjoy it!!!
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:26 PM   #32
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Well, what we're all not talking about here is whether or not there was a deliberate attempt to misrepresent what was being sold. I've heard about a (Pontiac) GTO sold at a major car auction that turned out to be nothing of the sort - it was a cheaper car turned into a GTO, albeit with the real parts and what appeared to be a real attempt at accuracy, or fraud, depending on how you look at it.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:27 PM   #33
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Am I losing my mind or was there a picture of a 66 Bambi with Excella badging posted somewhere on this thread this morning?
Randy: I also recall seeing this morning a thread (or maybe its only a misplaced posting??) asking whether a 1960 or 1961 California built 22' trailer was a Safari or a Flying Cloud. That trailer had extra trim around the rear sides that ended in (American flag?) badges above the wheel wells. I can't find that thread any more under the "New Posts" button, so if it was actually a thread and not just a posting, it must have fallen in to the same rabbit hole the Airstream Life thread dropped into a few days ago.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:39 PM   #34
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Hi Fred,
Don't know for sure. I just remember a picture of a 60s trailer that I thought was on this thread with a Excella emblem on it. I didn't get a chance to study it but wondered what the deal was. I know they didn't badge the Excella back then but wanted to get back to what I thought I saw.
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Old 07-19-2006, 10:56 PM   #35
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There were two posts in this thread that have been removed by the moderator team due to the confrontational attitudes of the posters.

I don't believe the thread's discussion and/or intent has been compromised as a result of these posts.
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Randy: Ok, now the vacuum memory tubes are warming up. There was a photo posted this morning, by a dealer I believe, showing a short trailer with the letters "EXCELLA" added under a forward side window. Separately, someone else who owned a 22' trailer built 12-60 and having a serial number which checked out as a 1961 model year trailer wondered whether it was a Safari or Flying Cloud. I couldn't find my 1961 catalog to see what the factory called it so I didn't answer. Now I don't see either photo, except in my memory.
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Old 07-19-2006, 11:12 PM   #37
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Shari,

I messaged you to remove the other party's post, because it was confrontational, and when I got no response, I responded in what I thought was the least confrontational attitude possible, while sticking to the subject. I'm deeply sorry if you thought I was being combative.

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Old 07-19-2006, 11:19 PM   #38
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I had no idea there was confrontation and still not sure what that was about but not my business.
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Shari,

I messaged you to remove the other party's post, because it was confrontational, and when I got no response, I responded in what I thought was the least confrontational attitude possible, while sticking to the subject. I'm deeply sorry if you thought I was being combative.

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Frederic, I deleted the first post, and I guess you were typing a response at the same time I was deleting. Your response made no sense without the other post, so it got deleted, too.
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Old 07-20-2006, 08:38 AM   #40
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Becky,
Let's see now, you've got an Overlander with Excella badging.
I'd say you should look at the bright side. It's still a lot better than a Winnebago with Excella badging
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Well, what we're all not talking about here is whether or not there was a deliberate attempt to misrepresent what was being sold. I've heard about a (Pontiac) GTO sold at a major car auction that turned out to be nothing of the sort - it was a cheaper car turned into a GTO, albeit with the real parts and what appeared to be a real attempt at accuracy, or fraud, depending on how you look at it.
I know the one you're talking about - it was on a show called Wrecks to Riches. Custom car builder in California takes cars left for scrap and turns them into "Super Muscle Cars". The one I think you're talking about was a LeMans that they put a GTO hood and front end on, then (tried to) auction it off as a GTO (didn't meet the reserve price). You can see it here.
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Old 07-20-2006, 10:37 AM   #42
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I don't think the guy who sold it to me knew much about Airstreams. I know I didn't at the time either. I just wanted a project to putter on. The guy was a pastor and seemed very nice. I think the original owner must have had all the stuff put on right away, because it's all weathered like it has been on there forever. I looked today to see if the beltline ever was set on an angle on the streetside (I assumed there would be rivets there now or some telltale sign), but there is no indication of that. I stops after the door & does not go around the front, as I said it did before. Oh well, I'm not going to stress about it, I just was curious. I'm actually lending it out this weekend to go to the Oshkosh Airshow, so maybe the streetside will be as shiny as some of those vintage airplanes!
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