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Old 07-22-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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Interesting article from a May 1963 Popular Science magazine

How to fit out a Ford Econoline as a camper:

http://books.google.com/books?id=uSA...ZINES&pg=PA125
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:23 PM   #2
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Re: Interesting article from a May 1963 Popular Science magazine

Love it! What a time trip!! Makes my '93 Econoline look positively up-to-date. But I loved all the articles, especially the idea and plans for the car-top, teardrop penthouse. Sometimes I think I've seen it all. When I see how much of today was already thought of 46 years ago, maybe I have!
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Re: Interesting article from a May 1963 Popular Science magazine

Wonderful! One thing I notice is that the plans are there too, nowadays it is hard to find anything / anyone who tells you how it is built just like that in a magazine...
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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Re: Interesting article from a May 1963 Popular Science magazine

Here is another article, check out the Santana Chuck Wagon 4X4 van!

http://books.google.com/books?id=KAE...ZINES&pg=PA106
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Old 07-28-2009, 08:35 PM   #5
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Re: Interesting article from a May 1963 Popular Science magazine

Here is another 4X4 van in Popular Mechanics.

http://books.google.com/books?id=79Q...ZINES&pg=PA144
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:12 PM   #6
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Re: Interesting article from a May 1963 Popular Science magazine

When I see those pics of the past, I wish I could be back there with the tech of today....oh hell, I'd just like to be back there then W/O the tech. I just visited Leavitt lake this weekend and found the forest service graded the road. Now it's like a friggin highway (well not quite). Like Scatter said "Better do it while you can kids, it'll only be a memory pretty soon". Very well put but a shame.
I can't figure out why they make it so easy to let idiots get into some of the prime areas. So they can close it? These pictures take me into the past when I was a kid and everything was a dirt road. Makes you wan't to go back to a simpler time if you could.

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