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Old 03-30-2015, 08:52 AM   #1
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OMG Another Opportunity for a Back to the Future FGRV

Heads Up, start your own FGRV company
List Member Gail Frasier sent me this link for a 60's - 70's FGRV start up that apparently didn't make the cut.
Taking Bids.....

1960s travel trailers venture


Just to add, it's only about 50 miles from Scamp.....Hmmmmm....?



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Old 03-30-2015, 09:00 AM   #2
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Umm... That is one but ugly trailer. The mold looks like it is impossible to get anything out. Do you have to disassemble the mold?
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:00 AM   #3
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SOLD
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:07 AM   #4
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Congrats?
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:09 AM   #5
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WOW... Sold on the 1st day of the ad????


I think that they look very 60's cool.


I hope that someone finishes out the yellow one, it looks like it's on a rolling chassis. Hope that they have the door mold.


Maybe the next person to visit Backus (Scamp) might want to look around the back storage lot..... LOL



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Old 03-30-2015, 10:32 AM   #6
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No, I didn't buy them. A member on another trailer forum called and was told they were sold. Their origin would be an interesting story, as would be what happens to them in the future.
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Old 03-30-2015, 10:37 AM   #7
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I have been studying the pictures. In the black material, there appears to be a wheel well, but no wheel well is apparent on the green trailer. There also seems to be a door in the black material, but it doesn't have the arched top, like the trailer. Weird.
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Old 03-30-2015, 11:50 AM   #8
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It's also not very close to Backus, MN, either. The location is Ironwood, Michigan, which is about 240 miles east of Backus. Still an interesting proposition!
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:33 PM   #9
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It would be fun to know how much the lot sold for. It's an interesting trailer design, but I doubt you could sell enough to make it worth your while - could be wrong.
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Old 03-30-2015, 12:54 PM   #10
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Ooops, my bad. I entered Ironwood MN not MI..... that's about 52 miles away from Scamp....lololol



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Old 03-30-2015, 03:46 PM   #12
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Thank You Jon. Now if we can ever find a name for what was to be.....



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Old 03-30-2015, 04:05 PM   #13
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I think they look pretty neat. Imagine how that would look behind a '57 to '59 Ford or Chevy. What was the asking price for the stuff?

Hard to believe that someone actually made the molds and molded a couple of bodies, but never finished them out. Why not at least get some investment out of the one's you've made? Strange.
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Old 03-30-2015, 04:35 PM   #14
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The original ad said: "Taking Bids"
Apparently someone offered well over what they wanted and it sold on the first day of advertising, much like many FGRV's. LOL


I somehow guess that this was a case of someone cleaning out abandoned stuff from an old building just to get it empty. Maybe $500 did it, maybe $10,000 was the right price, we may never know. (I just hope it wasn't $500.... ouch)



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But what a beautiful idea.
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I bet it is a fairly strong shell, with all the moulded features giving it strength. I would love to see one of these fixed up, and on the road. Heck, I would like to just buy a shell and play with the interior, maybe fixing it up real retro-like.
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Old 03-30-2015, 05:58 PM   #17
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I heard bids from TCT members were up to $20,000
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Now hearing $28,000 as the final price
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Hopefully a collector and not someone thinking this is an easy business start-up. BTW, what's TCT?
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:26 PM   #20
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TCT, Tin Can Tourists, vintage camper group
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