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BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


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    1965 Camp Wagon

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    Post by fintcg1 Thu Aug 18, 2016 10:38 am

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    Howdy. Just bought this beauty a couple months ago. Thought I'd share.

    So far I've installed lap belts for the dinette seats. Next project is to install 3-point harnesses for front seats and redo the dog house insulation. Going to redo the tint on the back windows. Got a custom cover from California Car Covers for it to keep it looking nice.

    Todd
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    Post by whalemstr Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:09 am

    NICE!!!
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    Post by OutofSight Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:42 pm

    Been for sale for quite a while, glad someone got it.

    Enjoy!
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    Post by gary h Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:59 pm

    Very, Very Nice! I could sure use that A/C unit in my Pick-up ! LOL cheers
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    Post by sweetvan Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:19 am

    Todd,
    Very, very nice. How much did you pay for it and the cover? What engine?
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    Post by vanny Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:55 am

    Great looking camper! Hope you enjoy it to the max. That A/C unit will feel fantastic as you cruise around sitting next to the doghouse. Congrats on the Great Score!!!


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    Post by fintcg1 Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:51 am

    Thanks for the comments guys.

    Paid $16.5k, which was less than the $19k he was asking. Still more than I wanted to pay, but you only live once right? $1200 to ship it the 2000 miles from Iowa to CA on an open transport. Purportedly 43k original miles, which seems like it is correct given the minimal wear and tear seen inside and out. It has a 225 c.i. slant 6. I installed seat belts for the two rear bench seats so the kids would be safe. Am reinforcing the bench seats to the floor too with multiple strong brackets.

    The California Car cover for it was just over $500 shipped. It was customized to accommodate the roof mounted AC unit. Again, more than I wanted to pay for a car cover, but it fits perfectly and is high quality. I went with a less expensive one from Beverly Hills Car Cover initially, but it didn't even come close to fitting right. Covered only the top half of the van.
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    Post by fintcg1 Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:05 am

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    Post by OutofSight Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:42 pm

    Now that's a cover!
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    Post by JackeFriend Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:51 am

    Wow, I think you spent your money well. What a clean classic van! Does that air conditioner freeze the front area it looks like aheavy duty cooler!! I wish my van had air... that cover, very nice as well. You gotta take care of that investment!
    REALLY NICE VAN!! Maybe I am a new Dodge fan... WOW! bounce sunny
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    Post by fintcg1 Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:55 am

    Thanks for the kind words. The AC does not blow cold (yet). I'm hoping it only needs a recharge, but we'll see.

    Funny thing is the original cost in 1964/1965 for the whole camper conversion was $735, and the Fleet Air AC unit was $500 alone! Guess that's why you don't see a lot of them.
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    Post by OutofSight Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:21 pm

    Would you do me a favor, and send me some close up pictures of your rear license plate lights/lens?
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    Post by fintcg1 Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:30 am

    OutofSight wrote:Would you do me a favor, and send me some close up pictures of your rear license plate lights/lens?

    Yes, sure will.
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    Post by uante Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:34 am

    Very Nice Camper...looks like a museum quality restoration. Very Happy
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    Post by fintcg1 Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:05 pm

    uante wrote:Very Nice Camper...looks like a museum quality restoration. Very Happy

    Thanks. Definitely has some flaws but is very nice for an unrestored survivor.
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    Post by OutofSight Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:12 pm

    fintcg1 wrote:
    OutofSight wrote:Would you do me a favor, and send me some close up pictures of your rear license plate lights/lens?

    Yes, sure will.

    Thanks!
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    Post by dix Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:33 pm

    very nice camper hope it serves you well, i'd suggest front disc brakes
    and electronic ignition,


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    Post by fintcg1 Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:39 pm

    dix wrote:very nice camper hope it serves you well,  i'd suggest front disc brakes
    and electronic ignition,

    Thanks, and thanks for the advice. Probably will do that eventually.
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    Post by fintcg1 Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:49 pm

    OutofSight, here you go. LMK if you'd like any more. Sorry it took so long.

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    Post by OutofSight Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:51 pm

    Thanks a lot!
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    Post by OutofSight Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:23 am

    If you ever get around to exchanging your front lap belts with a three point harness, let me know. I would like to purchase your old lap belts.
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    Post by Vantucky Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:39 pm

    What size tires are on that thing? They look like they stuff the space nicely....
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    Post by fintcg1 Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:21 pm

    OutofSight wrote:If you ever get around to exchanging your front lap belts with a three point harness, let me know. I would like to purchase your old lap belts.

    It's on my list to do. I'll let you know when i get around to it.
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    Post by fintcg1 Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:23 pm

    Vantucky wrote:What size tires are on that thing? They look like they stuff the space nicely....

    At work right now, but I believe they're P235/70R15. The fronts rub a bit if you turn too far to either side though. Not really an issue most times.
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    Post by bugeye bob Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:22 pm

    that is a Awesome A camper and when i read the purchased price it didn't surprise me as it looks new and nowdays you can't get but a crappy little car for that $ , i'd take the A any day

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