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It's not a $ 250,000 Bluebird


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re-tired
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Dec 26, 2011, 3:55 PM

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Pretty cool! The Original Motor Home Was A Ford House-Car… One of only six said to have been made per year in the mid-30's at the Ford plant in St. Paul, Minnesota , according to an article on this car in a 1993 "Old Cars" magazine article Very few others--perhaps none--remain on the road, and certainly not in such amazing original condition. When discovered in a garage (under a heavy cover) in Northern Minnesota in August 2001, she had only 19,000 miles, and the owner's manual was actually still in the glove box in like-new condition! She had always been garaged and treated with 'Much TLC' as a collector vehicle. The interior, all wood lined, was still the way it appeared in the '30's and '40's, complete with framed photos of the original owner on his travels (mainly to Florida) and his cabin in the North Woods, plus and other memorabilia from the era. Built on the '37 Ford Pickup frame and cowling (powered by a 60-hp flathead V8 with aluminum heads), the rear framing is all wood, with the metal skin wrapped around it. The roof structure, too, is all wood, over which the heavy, waterproofed canvas top is still very securely fitted. The structure of the Body is solid, appearing from underneath to be all oak, and still in a remarkably unaltered, undamaged condition. The door frames are thick, solid oak, and oak is visible around the window openings (as on the four side windows in back) -- though it is painted over. She was a big hit at this campground once we got that Great old flattie V8 hummin'! Note her expanding roof and the original dark green color, which had been repainted. All four side windows open, while the back one tilts out to three positions. The windshield also tilts open at the bottom for natural AC while driving. Here are a few shots of her out on the road.














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(This post was edited by re-tired on Dec 26, 2011, 7:43 PM)


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Dec 26, 2011, 5:13 PM

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That's pretty cool. Hopefully the economy turns around or else we'll be living in something like that.





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Dec 26, 2011, 6:20 PM

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Maybe I'm way too redneck, but the first thing I thought of was the looks I would get if I drove that on the lake when I go ice fishing. Very cool truck.


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Dec 26, 2011, 6:47 PM

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Redneck?............Ice fishing?

Those things don't go together too well.



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re-tired
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Dec 26, 2011, 7:47 PM

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Ice fishing in Florida involves makers mark and a couple bags of crushed ice.Tongue


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Dec 27, 2011, 4:42 AM

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I drill an extra hole in the ice and put my beer in a mesh bag. Lower into the water and it will never freeze, just stay perfect. Of course you do sometimes find the ice isn't as thick as you planned and after you swim out you sit shivering mourning the loss of your beer. Brings a tear to my eye now thinking of it.


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Dec 27, 2011, 5:05 AM

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This is Redneck ice fishing










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