Page 8 of 10

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:08 pm
by tamnalan
Thanks Guy! I'm going to use the teardrop this weekend at a military show in Findlay, Ohio. You should build one!

Yes, that is the same unit! They trained from Jul - Sep 1943 in my hometown, Lewistown Montana.

I haven't started work on the truck yet. I did find three replacement fenders and a gas tank so far. (An NOS front fender cost me as much as I paid for the whole truck!) I plan to bring it to Ohio in July to start the work. I was going to try to finish it in time for the MVPA Bankhead convoy next year but now I don't think I can get the time off to do that trip, dangit.

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 12:52 pm
by 1942ford
Hi Alan,

Don't worry - one of those teardrops will be mine!...I may even let you email me a set of plans, if you like???!!! :wink:

When you start work on your truck, it'd love to see some photo's of its progress - in-fact, as it gets nearer to her final completion, let me know your address details and I'll do my best to find you something 'suitable' to either put on it, or in it from Deenthorpe airfield...I'm not 100% sure what it'll be yet, but it'll be a genuine bit of 615th WW2 Airfield history from the other side of the pond - funnily enough, I was there again earlier today - I gave them a salute as I passed the memorial! 8)

Kind Regards - Guy. :)

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 3:59 pm
by tamnalan
THANKS!

I will indeed keep you posted. This is the internet at its best.

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 2:37 pm
by 1942ford
Indeed Sir!

PM sent with my contact details...

Regards - Guy. :)

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 6:19 pm
by Mac
Alan, The Bankhead Convoy won`t be the same without you !! Retire next year !!----------------------Mac

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 4:40 pm
by tamnalan
Thank you Mac!

I was at a show in Findlay, Ohio this weekend. I got to see Dave Dorson, Terry and Muriel Shelswell, Pat Underwood, Lamar, and the dogtags gentleman (I can't remember his name, dangit.) It was a nice AC12 reunion.

I got a bunch of questions about my teardrop. I talked up yours!

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 4:47 pm
by Tom Wolboldt
Hi Alan,

The dogtags gentleman = Brad

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 5:33 pm
by tamnalan
Thank you Tom! So nice to meet you in person last weekend too. Findlay was a great show! Very well done. It honored Vietnam war vets this year. Nice people, nice vehicles, nice swap meet.

Image

Image

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:15 pm
by tamnalan
Interesting to see how Ford 1/2 tons have evolved over the years.

Image

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:35 pm
by thidisbogus
Thanks for posting the photos

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:37 pm
by tamnalan
A few photos from Lanny Moore's "Follow Me 2" convoy last week around Indiana. Great fun! Thanks Lanny!

Ron's garage. Check out the 1925 touring car and truck! Superb restoration work.

Image

Newport hill climb: http://www.newporthillclimb.com/

Image

Ron and Lanny airing up Lanny's tires to get a faster time on the hillclimb:

Image

Ron's quarters on our convoy:

Image

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:58 pm
by tamnalan
Military cemetery in Danville

Image

Image

"Grandpa" John's cool Command Car:

Image

Image

Image

Image

This cemetery has some Civil War vets:

Image

Capt Farr was a POW in Richmond in 1864: http://www.nytimes.com/1864/09/21/news/ ... rison.html

Image

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:20 pm
by tamnalan
We started at the Ropkey Museum in Crawfordsville on Sunday and drove roughly 500 miles over the six days. I went on to the Indiana MVPA meeting in Portland. Very well-done by the Indiana MVPA crew! I got to see Terry Pitts there. He drove an M-37 on the Alaska convoy.

Very nice week. Only one day of bad weather, but lots of great company and quiet country roads to enjoy.

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:17 am
by Robbby84
Hi Alan

I've followed your project with interest since first steps! It's simply GREAT and OUTSTANDING!!!!

I would like to make something similar also in Italy on an early bantam trailer frame.

You've inspired me!

Thank you for sharing your project!
Rob

Re: teardrop camper

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:09 pm
by tamnalan
Thank you, Rob! If I can help in any way, please ask.

Don't forget this forum: http://tnttt.com/ - I learned a lot there.