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Old 08-03-2008, 10:36 PM   #15
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Man! What a rare bird. There's got to be one still around somewhere. What's really neat is how it echoes the automotive tailfins of the times. It's just too cool!
It's begging to be pulled by a '57 Belair....

Nice find!
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Old 08-04-2008, 12:15 AM   #16
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Camilia,

Here is a link to another one that is in better condition and for sale. It is a moulded fiberglass/aluminum hybrid. The roof, front, and back are of molded fiberglass roof/front/rear. The sides are fiberglass on the top and aluminum on the bottom

THey are way cool.....

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I bought an old trailer magazine from 1957 and was browsing thru it today and found an advertisement with a big photo of an egg! I had no idea there was one from that long ago!

Just when did they start making the molded fiberglass trailers?

This is an awfully cute thing.
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:01 AM   #17
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Here's the website of a guy who may know something about this trailer -- or whether there are any of them around:

http://dougsvintagetrailers.com/home

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Old 08-04-2008, 08:24 AM   #18
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Camilia,

Here is a link to another one that is in better condition and for sale http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=625778It is a moulded fiberglass/aluminum hybrid. The roof, front, and back are of molded fiberglass roof/front/rear. The sides are fiberglass on the top and aluminum on the bottom

THey are way cool.....

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That is neat too Jay. I love vintage trailers and when the Tin Can Tourists meet up down in FL in the winter I go and check them all. They were so beautiful and it just makes my old heart tingle to see these beauties.

In addition to my egg (that I still haven't restored) I have an Ultravan that is a recent acquisition: http://www.ultravan.talkspot.com/aspx/temp...nk.aspx/msgid/2 Check the little squares on the right for interior shots.

I still have to do some things to the interior - hate that upholstery and carpet! Did anyone ever really like orange shag? I also need to put a smile on him like this:

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I know he's not an egg but there sure is a resemblance isn't there? He's aluminum and fiberglass and at 22 feet only weighs 3600 pounds.

I just have to find time to restore the Playpac but with too much land I stay busy on the chainsaw and mower. Always trees falling... I may end up selling the Playpac and let someone else restore it and buying an egg that is camp ready.

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Old 08-04-2008, 08:26 AM   #19
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Here's the website of a guy who may know something about this trailer -- or whether there are any of them around:

http://dougsvintagetrailers.com/home

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I've seen that Eileen thanks. Must be neat to make a living off of movie props. Interesting job!
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:42 AM   #20
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I still have to do some things to the interior - hate that upholstery and carpet! Did anyone ever really like orange shag?
I kinda like retro... reminds me of my youth. While I WOULDN'T want it in my home, I could learn to enjoy it for the brief period of camping trips. After all, nothing lasts forever and I'd wait until stuff wore out to replace it with more updated stuff. But, that's me... I'm cheap!
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:22 AM   #21
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Camilla, Your photos of the UltraVan sure put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing. Very cool...
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Old 08-07-2008, 10:24 PM   #22
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Hey! I recognize that Ultra Van. I used to see it at local car shows and the owners loved to show it and talk about it. The front and rear are molded FG and the sides are aluminum. Does it still have the Corvair engine?

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Old 08-08-2008, 07:13 AM   #23
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[quote]Hey! I recognize that Ultra Van. I used to see it at local car shows and the owners loved to show it and talk about it. The front and rear are molded FG and the sides are aluminum. Does it still have the Corvair engine?

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Yes, they were all built with a Corvair engine. Well, the last dfew years some had a corvette engine. There were only 300 something of them ever made.

The design and what they have in them was way advanced for it's time. Looks like an egg doesn't it?
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:14 AM   #24
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Ah the 50s! Chryslers and Cadillacs and Fords and the Jetsons


We either designed the best looking stuff then or what we designed will forever define us as a strange people.
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Anybody still read these?

My Grandfather built the fiberglass mold for this one. I think its the same
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As soon as you add a post, no matter how old the thread is, it goes to the top of the new posts listings and everyone gets a chance to see it again.

Tell us the rest of the story...
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Cute... but with that forward slant, it would be more like parachuting down the road than flying! My Thorobred was shaped like that.
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My Grandfather built the fiberglass mold for this one. I think its the same
I'm thinking the perfect tow vehicle would be a 1957 Chevy Nomad. Echo the general shape and the fins. It would be a sweet rig.

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