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Old 10-28-2012, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hello All,

I just picked up a old RV (1966) that I am currently gutting out. Was hoping if anyone out here knows much about this vehicle and the history. All I know is it a Hanomag.

Thank you!
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:11 AM   #2
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Hi Bill, welcome to FiberglassRV. We just talked about the Hanomag, now you pop in with it... maybe you can tell us more than we know! What was this????
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:20 AM   #3
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I picked this up at a storage auction. It was going to end up in a salvage yard. The drive train is Mercedes and the engine is a 4 cylinder diesel with front wheel drive. The chassis is a tubular construction and very strong. The shell is all fiberglass and came with a stove, furnace, sink and fridge. Was not able to find the vin number but only the chassis. I want to bring it back to life and enjoy the heck out of it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #4
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I was looking at this unit online and would have bought it if it was closer to me. What unique unit. But it will be alot of fun to restore or customize it. Good luck and post lots of pics as you go along. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

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Old 10-28-2012, 12:12 PM   #5
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What a great project! I've got to believe that it will be very economical to drive with the 4 cylinder diesel.

Keep us updated. I'm sure that many of the skills here will help you restore the camper portion.
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Old 10-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #6
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Bill, is it a motorhome or is it a trailer body stuck on the frame? The Craigslist ad didn't show any "door" side pictures.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:41 PM   #7
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I believe it was constructed as a motorhome. From what I gathered so far, Hanomag and another company teamed together to produce these line of RV's but not sure how many are out there now. Here are more pics as I am clearing out the inside and a prelim floorplan of the new interior. Not sure if this is practical since I am new to the RV world. I am sure I will need to change things around as I learn more.
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Old 10-28-2012, 01:58 PM   #8
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How did you get it home? Does it run well? Hope you got all the paperwork to get it licenced and on the road. Love your plans, I am doing a custom rebuild of a 1971 Boler and all the plans are in my head and seem to be laying out well as i do what ever step I am on. Keep posting pics, I am sure everyone is following along as you work on it.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #9
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I had it towed on a flat bed to my house which was pretty easy. The entire length of the vehicle including the cab is 18ft. The registration will be the hard part. Cannot find the VIN number anywhere right now. I will probably have to go to the sheriff department and have them issue new vin tags. I had to do the same when I registered by 55 chevy pick-up.
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Old 10-28-2012, 05:16 PM   #10
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That is S0 cool!

I'd be willing to bet that your new rig came out of a partnership between Hanomag and an outfit in Socal called "General Propulsion. I saw one a while back- it wasn't fiberglass like yours, though. It was more like this one, with the aluminum body:



The aluminum one at least came from the Silver Streak Factory in Huntington Beach....more at post # 28, following link: Cool Ford Shasta Rvs On Craigslist + - Econoline Message Board - Page 2

Great score- keep us posted on the redo!

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Welcome, Bill! That is totally wild. No doubt you will find the VIN somewhere but no telling when! Bet the dog is happy, too.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:24 AM   #12
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1966 Hanomag tear-down in progress

Only able to spend a couple of hours each day after work but getting there. Next thing to go is the ugly cabinet.
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Lookin' good, Bill!

I notice that you use the same precision tools that I do for this stage of any remodeling project.
That Remodeling Hammer on the floor in the last pic looks exactly like mine!

Keep the pics coming- please!

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Hello All,

I just picked up a old RV (1966) that I am currently gutting out. Was hoping if anyone out here knows much about this vehicle and the history. All I know is it a Hanomag.

Thank you!
Is that not a Mercedes emblem above the rear window??
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