Vintage homemade popup

Discussion in 'Off The Wall Campers' started by davidt, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. davidt

    davidt New Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    My grandfather built this. These pictures were taken in 1958.

    http://s111.photobucket.com/user/Davidtinkers/library/Henrys%20pup
     
    lovelymae likes this.
  2. shelmily

    shelmily Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,208
    Likes Received:
    214
    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2012
    Location:
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    That is really cool. Was it a kit, or did he build it from scratch?
     
  3. Camp-N-Nuts

    Camp-N-Nuts KrustyKamper

    Messages:
    2,023
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Location:
    Central WI
    [​IMG]

    This icebox looks like you could access contents from inside the camper! [8D]
     
  4. BelchFire

    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

    Messages:
    1,677
    Likes Received:
    393
    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Location:
    SE Georgia
    Your grandfather was a handy man. I could believe he started from scratch and I could believe he started with a pickup bed (that I don't recognize), but I can't decide which. Either way, the tent portion rocks! I hope you've still got it or at least parts of it. That thing is TOO KEWL!
     
  5. highside pup

    highside pup Active Member

    Messages:
    2,716
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2012
    Talent [;)]
     
  6. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

    Messages:
    6,125
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2011
    Location:
    Steinbach, MB
    Favorite piece of the whole puzzle is the window awning.. gold, pure gold right there!

    I appreciate your sharing those pics!
     
    FiveInAFlagstaff likes this.
  7. CaliforniaPoppy

    CaliforniaPoppy California and beyond!

    Messages:
    651
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2007
    Location:
    California Coast
    I love it! So glad you shared this.
     
  8. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn New Member

    Messages:
    764
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2012
    Mods, mods, and more mods! Love it!
     
  9. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,191
    Likes Received:
    235
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2013
    Location:
    Minnesota
    I like it!
     
  10. pandpcamper

    pandpcamper Lifetime camper, newer to pup

    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Classic. Was it heavy? Of course the trucks then were heavier too.
     
  11. davidt

    davidt New Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2013
    I'm pretty sure it was built from scratch.
    I remember hearing that grandpa tested the plywood for water resistance by soaking a sample in water before using it. Unfortunately I never got to see it in person and it's long gone now. I inherited the negatives from my dad and just recently scanned them to share.

    Yes, the cooler is accessible from inside and outside the camper. The stabilizers are recycled car bumper jacks. The beds slide out and are supported by the canvas. There's what looks like an upside down window shade on the awning window.

    davidt
     
    Haybale likes this.
  12. Fordiesel250

    Fordiesel250 Member

    Messages:
    558
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    That is SWEET!
     
  13. IGYPup

    IGYPup New Member

    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    thanks for sharing
     
  14. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,343
    Likes Received:
    195
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2017
    your grandpa was quite smart!! did he pass it down?
     
  15. rich2

    rich2 Active Member

    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    69
    Joined:
    May 3, 2007
    Location:
    Northampton, PA
    That is really cool...what talent
     
  16. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,123
    Likes Received:
    235
    Joined:
    May 21, 2015
    Is that a wood frame screen door? Genius.
     
  17. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    748
    Likes Received:
    395
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Location:
    Troup, Texas
    Sounds like my Dad. We were backpackers and he made allot of our equipment (no REI in the early sixties). He had a heavy duty sewing machine and made our tents and winter clothing for our winter Alpine trips climbing Mt. Washington in NH. Guys like that are a rare breed, a real gem.
     
  18. roybraddy

    roybraddy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    509
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    I m always reading what others do with their trailers and this one caught my eye a couple of days ago on a forum... This is a 93 Palomino with folding hard sides.

    [​IMG]
    Google image

    If I was handy enough with any building skills I would love to adapt this idea to my OFF-ROAD trailer...

    Roy Ken
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    748
    Likes Received:
    395
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2018
    Location:
    Troup, Texas
    That hard side looks cool. Wonder why it didn't catch on?
     
    omahadlr likes this.
  20. roybraddy

    roybraddy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,814
    Likes Received:
    509
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2016
    Location:
    King George, Virginia
    I think this google photo is from a 93 model... Don't know why it didn't catch on - I would love to have that on my popup...

    Roy Ken
     
    omahadlr likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.