When the owner of the 1953 Ford with the Mopar slant six under the hood showed me around his back yard collection of vehicles, it was not surprising that on of them would be a home built RV. I didn’t really take a closer look at it, and just grabbed a couple of quick shots of it, but Robert did mention that it sat on a Pontiac chassis, and that he built the rest himself. Frankly, this is more likely to be something from the pages of Popular Mechanix than the complex FWD RV a few posts earlier.
Yes, it would have been easier to just buy an old bread van or school bus to convert, but that’s not what drives certain folks. A big part of it is visualizing it in the first place, and designing it to one’s unique set of specifications. That’s where the real creativity lies. The trick is to bring it to fruition. Now if I can just get that house I designed built…and it’s fairly modest too.
Much more sensible and it looks structurally better the panels are well fitted and straight Id be worried going over judder bars in that Buick monstrosity.
Just to save folks wiktionary time, a judder bar is New Zealand English for speed bump. The speed bump is also known as a sleeping policeman, a kipping cop, a slow child; in British English a speed hump, road hump, speed breaker; in Hiberno-English a ramp.
Traffic calming device according to Sydney councils
A discount at the local house of ill repute?
Wish I could have seen that sucker in it’s heyday. Now it just looks like a meth lab waiting to happen. Wonder what powers it if it’s on a Pontiac chassis?
Made by Marvin the Paranoid Android.
Years back there was a rig that looked very similar to this in the back yard of one of my parent’s neighbors. It was a bit scaled up though. The oldtimer that put it together was a retired tech school auto shop teacher and all of the parts on and in it (except the engine) were from vehicles that the school was getting rid of or had no use for.
If I remember correctly it was powered by a Mercedes diesel.