Vintage homemade popup

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  1. davidt

    davidt New Member

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    shelmily Well-Known Member

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    That is really cool. Was it a kit, or did he build it from scratch?
     
  3. Camp-N-Nuts

    Camp-N-Nuts KrustyKamper

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

    BelchFire I speak fluent vise-grip

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    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

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    Talent [;)]
     
  6. Dubbya

    Dubbya Wherever you go, there you are...

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    Favorite piece of the whole puzzle is the window awning.. gold, pure gold right there!

    I appreciate your sharing those pics!
     
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  7. CaliforniaPoppy

    CaliforniaPoppy California and beyond!

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    I love it! So glad you shared this.
     
  8. Grn Mtn

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    Mods, mods, and more mods! Love it!
     
  9. Byrd_Huntr

    Byrd_Huntr Well-Known Member

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    I like it!
     
  10. pandpcamper

    pandpcamper Lifetime camper, newer to pup

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    Classic. Was it heavy? Of course the trucks then were heavier too.
     
  11. davidt

    davidt New Member

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    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
     
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  12. Fordiesel250

    Fordiesel250 Member

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    That is SWEET!
     
  13. IGYPup

    IGYPup New Member

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    thanks for sharing
     
  14. bob barnes

    bob barnes Well-Known Member

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    your grandpa was quite smart!! did he pass it down?
     
  15. rich2

    rich2 Active Member

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    That is really cool...what talent
     
  16. SteveP

    SteveP Well-Known Member

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    Is that a wood frame screen door? Genius.
     
  17. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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.

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

    Roy Ken
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  19. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

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    That hard side looks cool. Wonder why it didn't catch on?
     
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  20. roybraddy

    roybraddy Well-Known Member

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    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
     
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