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Oscarm

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Location : Ontario Canada
Registration date : 2014-05-06

Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Mon May 19, 2014 4:03 am

Just bought a '65 E100 pickup. Has a slide in camper top that seems to have been made for it. The front matches the cab angle of the E100, the rear access door and window assembly perfectly matches the tailgate opening. No identifying info on it. Little or no interior components. It just fills the box, and does not go up over the cab roof.
Otherwise, it's in superb shape. No clue as to how to post photos here, so email me if you need one of these things: 'melaqueoscar (at) gmail.com'.
Unit is in Ontario Canada. A '24' of Molson Canadian will buy it, or if you're an American, you will need 24 Sam Adams. Please come and get it...it's too nice to scrap.
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EconoUSAparts

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Location : Ft Thomas,Ky
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by EconoUSAparts on Mon May 19, 2014 8:11 pm

A friend sold his 65 with a cap like that on it. Is the pickup a white Spring Special distress painted?
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Oscarm

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Tue May 20, 2014 4:08 am

Yep, sounds like the one! You coming to get the camper ? SmileI've got a pretty good collection of sales / resales of the truck. Which one was your buddy?
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by EconoUSAparts on Tue May 20, 2014 5:52 am

Oscarm wrote:Yep, sounds like the one! You coming to get the camper ? SmileI've got a pretty good collection of sales / resales of the truck. Which one was your buddy?
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Ken Hopcraft had it a few years ago. I'm interested in the cap for sure. Ken actually got the cap from me and I located that truck for him to restore to bring it all full circle. The cap was on a truck I sold and I was truckless for several years but now have 2 of them.

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Guest on Tue May 20, 2014 10:25 am

could a photo be posted please?
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by EconoUSAparts on Tue May 20, 2014 11:14 am

Vintage Metal wrote:could a photo be posted please?

There should be pics of the truck and cap together in the Baker's photo section about 5 years ago.
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Oscarm

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Location : Ontario Canada
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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Tue May 20, 2014 1:42 pm

Yep, just contact me via the email address in my original posting, and I can send you all the pix you need...Oscar

hop65

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by hop65 on Tue May 20, 2014 5:55 pm

Hey Oscar, Ken here in Breslau (Kitchener). I'm the guy who had that truck and did the full restore on that camper top a few years ago. Small world. Where are you?
Ken Hopcraft
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Oscarm

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Location : Ontario Canada
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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Tue May 20, 2014 6:23 pm

Hi Ken. Still have a big file that you started, and I was planning on getting hold of you. Starting soon on a full resto. With a 302 to start. Firstly, that ugly camper has gotta go! The truck is still pretty decent, and the interim owner had a lot of fun with it...he towed it all over the US with his highway coach / motor home.
Body is still solid, but needs a few days (weeks?) in a good body shop to get it really straight.
The Econo's new home is right near Sauble Beach. Do you have any E100's in your current collection?
Surprising that I can find no pix of a 'Spring Special' in white. Maybe this is the only one? Tempting to put it back to a nice crisp modern white, but a couple of other finishes in discussion.
Maybe best contact me via my email address....We gotta meet sometime!
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by EconoUSAparts on Tue May 20, 2014 7:20 pm

7 years and Ken finally posted, lol. I alerted him earlier today about his old cap and truck. Clarke Andrews down in Florida has a white Spring Special like yours. He is on facebook and you can see it there. While we got ya, we would love to have you bring the truck to Baker's in Milford Michigan in a couple weeks. It's been there before. Vanfest in Aylmer would be cool to. They welcome trucks.

hop65

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by hop65 on Tue May 20, 2014 7:31 pm

Ouch!! It is kind of an ugly duckling lol, but found it so period correct. So I spent almost a year restoring that camper shell. All new wood, insulation, wiring etc. The back door should be removed first before the rest of the camper taken off so you can set it down level. You'll have to remove that exterior light first toraise the door high enough to remove it.

As far as the truck goes, it is a factory white SS with an automatic and had 411's in that 9". Told it was owned by a woman in Northern California. Makes sesne now with the options it came with.
Like Tim says, come out to Vanfest father's day weekend, then Milford Mi the following weekend.
I'll send you an email rather than boring others with my rambling, and yes, I have another SS and a 67 short 8door panel van.
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econopoor
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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by econopoor on Wed May 21, 2014 7:23 am









Ken's SS with camper at Carlisle a few years ago.

Duane in Tennessee
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Oscarm

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Wed May 21, 2014 12:47 pm

Still has the curtains! No bunks. Has Falcon 'Spinners' on it now, and some serious LED lights on the back.
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econopoor
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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by econopoor on Wed May 21, 2014 5:55 pm

The Falcon spinners are the correct SS hubcap.

Duane in Tennessee.
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Oscarm

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Wed May 21, 2014 6:49 pm

econopoor wrote:The Falcon spinners are the correct SS hubcap.

Duane in Tennessee.

Yes, they're just lovely. I don't see them on your truck ? : )))
They just may come up for sale sometime....They won't fit into the finished plans
for the E100.
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econopoor
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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by econopoor on Wed May 21, 2014 7:25 pm

Mine's not an SS. Laughing The caps in the ad are correct for my truck. It had 13's originally. I think I'll just keep what I got thanks!

Duane in Tennessee
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by EconoUSAparts on Sat May 24, 2014 3:35 am

I'm interested in those silly hubcaps. I'll ck em out when I pick up the cap in 2 weeks. I know, I know, bring more Molson's
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Oscarm

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Sat May 24, 2014 4:43 am

EconoUSAparts wrote:I'm interested in those silly hubcaps. I'll ck em out when I pick up the cap in 2 weeks. I know, I know, bring more Molson's

Take a truckload of beer for those hubcaps, but I do get thirsty. Seats and camper tops are
pretty much 'charitable donations' ....Those hubcaps are open to generous offers. pirat
Thanks for the updates and info on my SS. Looked up the pix of Derek's white one, so that was interesting to see too. Have had some correspondence with Ken too. He's almost in my backyard...small world.
See you shortly...
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by EconoUSAparts on Sat May 24, 2014 5:40 am

If you need any parts maybe I could bring em along and we could trade. Just let me know.
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Oscarm

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by Oscarm on Sat May 24, 2014 6:00 am

Windshield rubber, vent window rubbers, division bar guides, SOFT door weather stripping. The 'Carpenter' door stuff is too resilient, and doors are hard to shut.
.... The anti-rattle belt strips are fine.
I need these bits, so if you have 'inventory', I'll take em. Thanks!
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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by EconoUSAparts on Sat May 24, 2014 6:46 am

I can help with that. I'll PM ya later today

twday

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Re: Almost FREE Camper Top

Post by twday on Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:14 pm

Wow. If you wanted to drop your top speed and fuel mileage, sliding that thing in the back would definitely do the trick. LOL

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