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Camper Built On An Old Car Chassis
Don Caltvedt, Brigham City, Utah, built his own recreational vehicle on the frame of a 1947 Hudson car, which he used because . it's big enough and strong enough to handle the weight yet ride smoothly down the road.
About the only part of the Hudson still intact is the dashboard, which is original. Caltvedt hired out most of the camper's construction, which includes a corrugated metal exterior, rear escape hatch, and a roll-out side awning for shelter during cookouts.
The plywood and plastic interior contains a bed, sink, shower and toilet.
The homemade camper is powered by a . 318 hp. Dodge engine and is equipped with a Chrysler rear end. It gets about 12 mpg and cost "just a fraction" of a similar-size commercial RV. "It attracts a lot of attention in campgrounds,"says Caltvedt.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Don Caltvedt, Box 335, Brigham City, Utah 84302 (ph 801723-6713).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #3