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Old 11-03-2008, 09:17 AM   #1
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Adding to the herd

So I got bored.

Came by this recently and could not pass it by!

For more pics check out how we spent our weekend.

Rescue Mission

Interior Removal
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:21 AM   #2
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Oh wow - I just love those Spartans. Glad you adopted it, and I'll be looking forward to seeing it brought back to life! Congrats on your new project.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:24 AM   #3
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WOW! Pretty cool ~ can't wait to see this one come to life again! If I only had the room...I'd have a Spartan too! Oh well, I'll have to live vicariously through you for now!

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Old 11-06-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
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Wow, that is terrific. I love Spartans. May your herd continue to increase!
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:44 PM   #5
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Ditto, theres just something about an old Sparten. We have one near us thats sits beside someones house for years and i find my eyes go towards it every time i pass by. I so want to rescue it too... but the airstream continues to drain my budget! LOL

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Old 11-06-2008, 02:09 PM   #6
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Congrats on the Spartan,there are some clearance lights on Ebay right now,I have a 24 1948 Spartanette,that I hope to restore when the retirement comes around.Dave
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:26 PM   #7
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Balrgn: Nice find. Here are some pictures of a restored Spartan we saw in Estes Park CO several years ago. Maybe they will be helpful in restoring your diamond.
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Old 11-06-2008, 02:29 PM   #8
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Nice...and way cool...I wouldnt mind happening upon one of those...I like the layout of the interior of the 2nd set of images...
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:11 PM   #9
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Way cool, like that layout! Thanks for posting!!!!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:42 PM   #10
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Colorado Spartan

If you want to contact the owner of the Spartan photographed in Estes Park, PM me and I'll get you his info. Brian's a neighbor of ours and recently joined the Airstream family, too!
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:52 PM   #11
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Spartan??? Is this relative to Airstream? We recently on our travels discovered a FAN
Travel Trailer. Not related to Airstream...but it is silver. Guess some of us get the fever? Does anyone know anything about FAN? Regards, Aria
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:44 AM   #12
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Actually not related.
Here is a nice site that has photo's and information. Good history/trivia.

Spartan Aircraft Trailercoaches

The Fan coach company was started in 1954 by Franklin A. Newcomer hence the name FAN it's last year of production was 1980.

Found the info here

http://www.jcshop.netfirms.com/Camper.htm

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:22 AM   #13
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Update

I have updated to the Rescue mission as I do from time to time.

Rescue Mission

Check it out.

This weekends project is the removal of the remaining portions of the interior.

More to come!
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:15 AM   #14
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I just love your show and tells!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bummer about the original birch but I can't wait to see what a beauty you guys turn this into. It will truly be your own now.
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Old 11-07-2008, 06:44 PM   #15
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balrgn...thanks for the site. YES...this is similar to our 1961 FAN. Birch interior.
Exterior in excellent condition.

Interior needs a little work. Wood is birch. We need fresh water and gray water tanks. All original. The 9 x 9 floor tiles in good condition too. Except for 4 (water damage). We will remove good tiles from under bed and make an exchange. Minor
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:32 PM   #16
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Made it home safe n sound!
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Awesome- congrats on the new baby. Keep us posted with photos. I have been looking for one of those- would like to make a studio out of it. How did it tow- compared to the Airstream?
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:19 AM   #18
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Awesome- congrats on the new baby. Keep us posted with photos. I have been looking for one of those- would like to make a studio out of it. How did it tow- compared to the Airstream?
Towed fine, however, it has a narrow wheel base. A little strange looking back on roads with a crown. There is not much left inside so it was very light, got 18 MPG with my diesel on the way home. The short tongue makes for an interesting tow as well. I'll be extending that before we go out too far again. Wish I had a way to weigh it, right now I don't think it's more than 2500#

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Old 11-10-2008, 05:14 AM   #19
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About 10 miles

I know of one of those about 10 miles from us, that has been neglected for year.. but it's the single axle smaller one... and oh so cool. When I catch the people that own the land there (and I will one day), I'll be taking my chain saw (to cut the trees that have grown around it down to move it) and bringing her home. Meanwhile, I went and saw something special yesterday - I've posted it on my blog.. about 30 miles from us! My fingers are crossed as the owner bought it in 1953 - he's 91. Sweet Sovereign of the Road

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I know of one of those about 10 miles from us, that has been neglected for year.. but it's the single axle smaller one... and oh so cool. When I catch the people that own the land there (and I will one day), I'll be taking my chain saw (to cut the trees that have grown around it down to move it) and bringing her home. Meanwhile, I went and saw something special yesterday - I've posted it on my blog.. about 30 miles from us! My fingers are crossed as the owner bought it in 1953 - he's 91. Sweet Sovereign of the Road

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That is just too kool! Needs a little TLC but man, that would be a great project!
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