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  • #16
    IIRC, years ago there was someone who tralered (on an open trailer) his freshly painted Avanti to an IM, covered with a cloth cover. The cover flabbed as he drove and wore two wide lines chear through the paint to the 'glass.

    Karl

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    • #17
      IIRC, years ago there was someone who tralered (on an open trailer) his freshly painted Avanti to an IM, covered with a cloth cover. The cover flabbed as he drove and wore two wide lines chear through the paint to the 'glass.

      Karl

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      • #18
        Saw a convertible at a car show one day that had been hauled on a open trailer.Amazing what hail can do to a cloth roof.
        Mono mind in a stereo world

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        • #19
          Saw a convertible at a car show one day that had been hauled on a open trailer.Amazing what hail can do to a cloth roof.
          Mono mind in a stereo world

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          • #20
            Ron-

            That trailer belongs to a friend of mine in Michigan... yeah, he's using it!

            The tongue weight is completely adjustable due to independently controllable air suspension on each axle... awesome rig!!

            If anyone's interested in reading the story of this trailer, do a search for "the ultimate hauler"... WARNING: thread has a link to a thread on the Lincoln Forum that's REALLY long- but an amazing story....

            Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
            Parish, central NY 13131
            http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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            • #21
              Ron-

              That trailer belongs to a friend of mine in Michigan... yeah, he's using it!

              The tongue weight is completely adjustable due to independently controllable air suspension on each axle... awesome rig!!

              If anyone's interested in reading the story of this trailer, do a search for "the ultimate hauler"... WARNING: thread has a link to a thread on the Lincoln Forum that's REALLY long- but an amazing story....

              Robert K. Andrews Owner- IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
              Parish, central NY 13131
              http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2358680/1

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              • #22
                Here's a link to what Bams is talking about.

                http://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb...er=asc&start=0

                I have it on my favorites and check back frequently for updates. [8D]

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                Matthew Burnette
                Hazlehurst, Georgia
                '59 Scotsman PU
                '63 Daytona HT


                http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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                • #23
                  Here's a link to what Bams is talking about.

                  http://www.thelincolnforum.net/phpbb...er=asc&start=0

                  I have it on my favorites and check back frequently for updates. [8D]

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                  Matthew Burnette
                  Hazlehurst, Georgia
                  '59 Scotsman PU
                  '63 Daytona HT


                  http://mbstudebaker.blogspot.com/


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                  • #24
                    Yeah, Bob, I followed that thread for a while too. It's truely amazing what imagineation and a large pocket book can produce. That trailer is an amazing work of art. Still, no matter what balancing act he's able to do with weight distribution, his mass is still in the ass (sorry, just couldn't help it). I'd like to see what happens when he gets caught in some strong cross-winds.

                    Speaking of old park model travel trailers; there's a New Moon just like Lucy's here in Weaverville. I didn't recognize it as the paint is gone off of that shiny silver aluminium. It's sitting under a cover (we call them a Ramada here), so the trailer has been perfectly preserved.


                    Lotsa Larks!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                    Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                    K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                    Ron Smith
                    Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                    • #25
                      Yeah, Bob, I followed that thread for a while too. It's truely amazing what imagineation and a large pocket book can produce. That trailer is an amazing work of art. Still, no matter what balancing act he's able to do with weight distribution, his mass is still in the ass (sorry, just couldn't help it). I'd like to see what happens when he gets caught in some strong cross-winds.

                      Speaking of old park model travel trailers; there's a New Moon just like Lucy's here in Weaverville. I didn't recognize it as the paint is gone off of that shiny silver aluminium. It's sitting under a cover (we call them a Ramada here), so the trailer has been perfectly preserved.


                      Lotsa Larks!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Where the heck is Lewiston, CA?
                      Home of the famous Mr. Ed!
                      K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Studebaker!
                      Ron Smith
                      Where the heck is Fawn Lodge, CA?

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                      • #26
                        I have one of those trailers but not that shiny. Its called a Royal Spartanette. Mine still has the tandem axel setup. It was made by the Spartan aircraft company that invented a blind riveting system. It is all aluminum and has a prestressed aluminum skin. Three guys can easilly lift the entire bare body. No wood frame. It weighs about 3200 lb. loaded. The first time I moved it I set up for all I could pull and the next thing I new I was having to slow down it pulled so easy. Its a 35 foot model. Mine was built in '51 and I would love to be able to tow it with my '51 starlite. Maybe someday, just one more project to add to the list. Maybe I'll put in an R-1, just for the torque....
                        Rob

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                        • #27
                          I have one of those trailers but not that shiny. Its called a Royal Spartanette. Mine still has the tandem axel setup. It was made by the Spartan aircraft company that invented a blind riveting system. It is all aluminum and has a prestressed aluminum skin. Three guys can easilly lift the entire bare body. No wood frame. It weighs about 3200 lb. loaded. The first time I moved it I set up for all I could pull and the next thing I new I was having to slow down it pulled so easy. Its a 35 foot model. Mine was built in '51 and I would love to be able to tow it with my '51 starlite. Maybe someday, just one more project to add to the list. Maybe I'll put in an R-1, just for the torque....
                          Rob

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                          • #28
                            A racer in England, in the 70s opened up the back of a bus for the race car, with room for spares, tools, and so on low, with sleeping quarters between the front seat and car. Nice rig. One of these fancy busses thay have there.

                            A racer here in the states had a ramp on the back of his "little red Wagon-type truck, with car on an angle at the back, with tools and spares underneath. Not as aerodynamic as the bus, I bet!

                            Karl
                            Karl

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                            • #29
                              A racer in England, in the 70s opened up the back of a bus for the race car, with room for spares, tools, and so on low, with sleeping quarters between the front seat and car. Nice rig. One of these fancy busses thay have there.

                              A racer here in the states had a ramp on the back of his "little red Wagon-type truck, with car on an angle at the back, with tools and spares underneath. Not as aerodynamic as the bus, I bet!

                              Karl
                              Karl

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                              • #30
                                quote:Originally posted by sumf

                                IIRC, years ago there was someone who tralered (on an open trailer) his freshly painted Avanti to an IM, covered with a cloth cover. The cover flabbed as he drove and wore two wide lines chear through the paint to the 'glass.

                                Karl
                                Years ago when driving to an SDC International Meet, South Bend I think, I came upon someone pulling an open trailer with a car with a car cover on it. This was on I 80 in Pennsylvania. I managed to get the guy to pull over. He was from Connecticut. He was trailering a Lark that had just completed restoration. I had a hard time to convince him to take the cover off and just put it back on when he stopped for the night. When I finally got him to check under the cover and see that there was already damage, he decided to take the cover off.

                                Gary L.
                                Wappinger, NY

                                1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)
                                Gary L.
                                Wappinger, NY

                                SDC member since 1968
                                Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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