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Re: teardrop camper

Post by tamnalan » Tue May 13, 2014 8:08 pm

Thanks Guy! I'm going to use the teardrop this weekend at a military show in Findlay, Ohio. You should build one!

Yes, that is the same unit! They trained from Jul - Sep 1943 in my hometown, Lewistown Montana.

I haven't started work on the truck yet. I did find three replacement fenders and a gas tank so far. (An NOS front fender cost me as much as I paid for the whole truck!) I plan to bring it to Ohio in July to start the work. I was going to try to finish it in time for the MVPA Bankhead convoy next year but now I don't think I can get the time off to do that trip, dangit.
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Re: teardrop camper

Post by 1942ford » Wed May 14, 2014 12:52 pm

Hi Alan,

Don't worry - one of those teardrops will be mine!...I may even let you email me a set of plans, if you like???!!! :wink:

When you start work on your truck, it'd love to see some photo's of its progress - in-fact, as it gets nearer to her final completion, let me know your address details and I'll do my best to find you something 'suitable' to either put on it, or in it from Deenthorpe airfield...I'm not 100% sure what it'll be yet, but it'll be a genuine bit of 615th WW2 Airfield history from the other side of the pond - funnily enough, I was there again earlier today - I gave them a salute as I passed the memorial! 8)

Kind Regards - Guy. :)
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Post by tamnalan » Wed May 14, 2014 3:59 pm

THANKS!

I will indeed keep you posted. This is the internet at its best.
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Post by 1942ford » Thu May 15, 2014 2:37 pm

Indeed Sir!

PM sent with my contact details...

Regards - Guy. :)
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Post by Mac » Fri May 16, 2014 6:19 pm

Alan, The Bankhead Convoy won`t be the same without you !! Retire next year !!----------------------Mac
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Post by tamnalan » Sun May 18, 2014 4:40 pm

Thank you Mac!

I was at a show in Findlay, Ohio this weekend. I got to see Dave Dorson, Terry and Muriel Shelswell, Pat Underwood, Lamar, and the dogtags gentleman (I can't remember his name, dangit.) It was a nice AC12 reunion.

I got a bunch of questions about my teardrop. I talked up yours!
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Post by Tom Wolboldt » Mon May 19, 2014 4:47 pm

Hi Alan,

The dogtags gentleman = Brad
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Post by tamnalan » Mon May 19, 2014 5:33 pm

Thank you Tom! So nice to meet you in person last weekend too. Findlay was a great show! Very well done. It honored Vietnam war vets this year. Nice people, nice vehicles, nice swap meet.

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Post by tamnalan » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:15 pm

Interesting to see how Ford 1/2 tons have evolved over the years.

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Post by thidisbogus » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:35 pm

Thanks for posting the photos
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Post by tamnalan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:37 pm

A few photos from Lanny Moore's "Follow Me 2" convoy last week around Indiana. Great fun! Thanks Lanny!

Ron's garage. Check out the 1925 touring car and truck! Superb restoration work.

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Newport hill climb: http://www.newporthillclimb.com/

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Ron and Lanny airing up Lanny's tires to get a faster time on the hillclimb:

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Ron's quarters on our convoy:

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Post by tamnalan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:58 pm

Military cemetery in Danville

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"Grandpa" John's cool Command Car:

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This cemetery has some Civil War vets:

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Capt Farr was a POW in Richmond in 1864: http://www.nytimes.com/1864/09/21/news/ ... rison.html

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Post by tamnalan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:20 pm

We started at the Ropkey Museum in Crawfordsville on Sunday and drove roughly 500 miles over the six days. I went on to the Indiana MVPA meeting in Portland. Very well-done by the Indiana MVPA crew! I got to see Terry Pitts there. He drove an M-37 on the Alaska convoy.

Very nice week. Only one day of bad weather, but lots of great company and quiet country roads to enjoy.
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Re: teardrop camper

Post by Robbby84 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:17 am

Hi Alan

I've followed your project with interest since first steps! It's simply GREAT and OUTSTANDING!!!!

I would like to make something similar also in Italy on an early bantam trailer frame.

You've inspired me!

Thank you for sharing your project!
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Post by tamnalan » Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:09 pm

Thank you, Rob! If I can help in any way, please ask.

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