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I hope you'll add yours, too. The only requirement: They must be from before 1970, and they must either be affixed to a vehicle (not towed), or move under their own power.
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Some of those Ive found on my HD:


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The screen door on the '58 Chevy looks like an accident waiting to happen.  :o
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My favorite motorhomes have always been old converted Flxible busses and the late 60's Travco's (two picture here).   And although the 3rd photo doesn't fall in to the pre-1970 category (it was a 1978) attached is a funky little motorhome I owned about 15 years ago.  To my knowledge it was a one-off.  There was no make and the VIN was assigned by the province of Quebec.

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That Model T could double as a hearse.   :D
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A Dormobile Selection

By the mid-1960s the word "Dormobile" had entered the language in the UK as a generic term for a self-contained motor caravan. Few people probably realised that it was a trade name of Martin Walter Ltd of Folkestone, on the southeastern coast of England, for their camper van conversions, which they had been producing since the mid 1950s.

The first models were usually based on the Bedford CA van, but a number of other vehicles were used as a basis. The main characteristic of genuine Dormobiles of this period is the elevating roof which is hinged on one side, and usually has two windows in it.

Here's a selection, based on the Bedford CA, Ford Thames 400E, an early Ford Transit, Commer PB, a miniature version based on a Bedford Beagle, Austin A152, Morris J4, and the long wheelbase Land Rover.

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Re: Motorhomes and Self-Propelled Campers / Your Contributions are Welcome!
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2011, 05:53:32 AM »
A private conversion from my archive:

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Re: Motorhomes and Self-Propelled Campers / Your Contributions are Welcome!
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Re: Motorhomes and Self-Propelled Campers / Your Contributions are Welcome!
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Re: Motorhomes and Self-Propelled Campers / Your Contributions are Welcome!
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2012, 05:33:50 AM »
Nooooo!!!!  :o

Great post!! ;D

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A small contribution:
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An immobile home...

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Let's see if I can do this using my own photos without screwing something up.

First, here are a few photos of a home-made camper based on a Model TT Ford truck.  It's located in a museum in Oregon and the "curator" told me that the original owner/builder was very afraid of lightning hitting the tin roof of the camper.  So whenever he'd stop to camp, he'd drive a long stake into the ground and connect the lightning rod on the camper to it using the yellow cable shown in the first photo:


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Well, he obviously didnt know the effect of the "Faraday cage".

Even if this Ford-T vehicle was made of Aluminium it would have worked.

But of course it is better to let a lightning not hit you at all.

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If one isn't enough:

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Nice pattern:

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This must be where Rembrandt got the idea for the tubus omnibus  ;)

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Here's a nice one:

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and a very old-fashioned one  ;)

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The screen door on the '58 Chevy looks like an accident waiting to happen.  :o

That whole Chevy looks like it's got "hospital" written all over it.  Scary, man!   :thumbsdown: