Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-14-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
1959 28' Ambassador
Great Falls , Montana
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 34
Images: 3
Blog Entries: 25
Vintage Tow Vehicle - 1960 F100 panel

Our choice for our 59 Ambassador (Hindenburger) is a 1960 Ford F100 panel. It has a 302 coupled up to a C-4 tranny. It has the front clip from an Aerostar (R&P & front disk brakes). The 302 & C-4 are at the razor's edge of guts to tow the 59 (flat land) and we intend to beef up the cooling capacity of the motor and tranny. We will only be doing short hauls (less than 50 miles a day) with the Hindenburg so we are confident that it will get the job done...with style. The stock rear end is geared low anyway so we will just leave earlier and cruise slow. We will set her up for towing with all the latest technology and safety equipment using the advice of fellow AS owners on this site. For all of you out there that selflessly contribute your advice and contributions to the site to assist folks like us....we are grateful.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0573.jpg
Views:	107
Size:	20.4 KB
ID:	140222   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMAG0588.jpg
Views:	111
Size:	26.2 KB
ID:	140223  

Nashville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2011, 04:40 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
sandlapper's Avatar
1993 34' Excella
York , South Carolina
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,940
Images: 7
Good looking tv. Now if it were only blue.....
WBCCI #268 Palmetto State Airstream Club 22
Region 3 Past President....come with us, you will like it.

Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds choke the unused path........Emerson

Are you kind?
sandlapper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
Rivet Master
safari57's Avatar
1951 21' Flying Cloud
1960 24' Tradewind
West Coast , BC
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,790
Images: 10
Send a message via MSN to safari57
Neat set up. When you can, post a pic of the trailer and truck together. I'm sure it will look outstanding.

We tow a lot with a vintage TV, as do many of our friends, and it is fun. We used to only use the wagon but now from time to time we just find it easier to hook up the truck, for those ugly trips where you wouldn't want to take the car, but for the most part we enjoy taking the wagon when ever we can.

As for travel taking longer, we came to the conclusion years ago that it isn't a race to get somewhere, if the distance means a fast dash then we just go somewhere closer rather than hurt ourselves, the trailer, the TV, or someone else. We enjoy the side roads and two lanes and when towing with vintage you will find that people along those roads really seem to appreciate seeing you come along and pass by.

Enjoy your new ride
Barry & Donna
Life is short - so is the door on a '51 Flying Cloud (ouch)
safari57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2011, 01:35 AM   #4
Rivet Master
3Ms75Argosy's Avatar
1975 Argosy 26
1963 24' Tradewind
Seattle , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,341
Images: 7
Awesome ride! Can't wait to see them together!
3Ms75Argosy is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help a girl find a tow vehicle star kitty Tow Vehicles 58 08-14-2011 07:51 PM
Tow Vehicle for 27' Overlander pyrenees Tow Vehicles 9 05-06-2011 08:18 PM
The ultimate tow vehicle! I found it! brad1 Tow Vehicles 8 03-21-2011 07:47 PM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.