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Old 12-18-2015, 07:14 PM   #21
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This is copied from the Armadillo web site:
"The Armadillo is made from the same molds that produced the legendary Boler and L'il Bigfoot trailers. These molds have been out of production in Canada for many years but have now been rescued, repaired, altered and improved."


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Old 12-18-2015, 07:25 PM   #22
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This is copied from the Armadillo web site:
"The Armadillo is made from the same molds that produced the legendary Boler and L'il Bigfoot trailers. These molds have been out of production in Canada for many years but have now been rescued, repaired, altered and improved."


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I'm sure you have it right, but the dimensional drawing says the body is 109" long...

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So what is the connection between Li'l Bigfoot and Boler molds? Why do they mention both?

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At some point in time BigFoot bought the Boler molds and modified them to become the Lil BigFoot 13' FGRV of the late 1990's.


Genealogically speaking, you could say that the Boler is the Grandfather of the Armadillo, and the Lil Bigfoot, as a Son of Boler, is the father of the Armadillo. Scamp is also a grandson of Boler via the son, American Boler.


But this is not to say that there aren't a lot of other relatives out there without benefit of a marital relationship, such as Perris Pacer, Love Bug and others

There is a pic of a Lil Bigfoot earlier in this thread, click on the pic to see the entire set in my photobucket listing.



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Thanks Bob. K've never seen one but it's a real beauty.

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I'm sure you have it right, but the dimensional drawing says the body is 109" long.../>
It also shows a dimension of 115" at the bottom of the sketch, so maybe 109" internal and 115" external for the body?
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It also shows a dimension of 115" at the bottom of the sketch, so maybe 109" internal and 115" external for the body?
The 115" is shown as the body plus the bumper.
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At some point in time BigFoot bought the Boler molds and modified them to become the Lil BigFoot 13' FGRV of the late 1990's.


Genealogically speaking, you could say that the Boler is the Grandfather of the Armadillo, and the Lil Bigfoot, as a Son of Boler, is the father of the Armadillo. Scamp is also a grandson of Boler via the son, American Boler.


But this is not to say that there aren't a lot of other relatives out there without benefit of a marital relationship, such as Perris Pacer, Love Bug and others

There is a pic of a Lil Bigfoot earlier in this thread, click on the pic to see the entire set in my photobucket listing.
Gosh, that means the Perris and the Love Bug must be... er... illegitimate children!
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Yep, it's kind of like the description of a pup being offered the other day:
"Mother is purebred and papered, father came from a good neighborhood" LOL



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Charmaine and Dave will be at the Oregon Coast Gathering this year with their Armadillo... for those that are coming to the gathering and want to see it
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The little porthole window in the back is cute, but I'd rather have a big window there to look out of, especially since it's in the dining area. Cute and classy, but seems pretty pricey.
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