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Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby Wayner on Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:10 pm

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Hi all: I just joined the forum after looking at an old Travco I was told it was an 1960 Dodge Travco. It has not been licenced since 1988, has been vandalized and neglected, but what I found curious is that it has a GMC insignia on the front and the shifter control is not buttons but dash mounted lever. I was also told it had a new engine, I assume some time prior to 1988 ( I guess new is relative). It was rainy and the MC is sitting where it was parked some 27 years ago, so with wet and the tree growing over it I didn't poke around a lot but I wonder if Travco put their coaches on some GMC chassis or if the new motor was a GM motor and trany and some one changed the front insignia to correspond or ?????
I will try and attach some photos.
Any thoughts will be appreciated.
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby Acesneights on Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:13 pm

Can you get a picture of the whole outside of the RV? It does look like a Travco that someone stuck GMC letters on but I'd rather see a better pic before I say for sure. Maybe someone re-powered a Travco with GM drive line ? It should have a Dodge drive line. Also how long is the coach ?
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby Wayner on Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:11 pm

Thanks. I will get picture of the whole MC in the next day or two. And yes after looking at the pictures closer I think the GMC letters were added after. I think you can see the bolt holes where the Dodge letters were attached. Maybe somebodies idea of a joke?
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:09 am

What engine is in it?
I have seen a picture of a Ford powered Travco that was done in the seventies or eighties. I have also read about an old Perkins diesel conversion from back in the day as well as several recent Cummings diesel swaps.
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby datsit on Tue Sep 08, 2015 7:20 pm

From what I see YES it's a early TRAVCO But should have a 318 ci. Dodge engine
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby Wayner on Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:01 pm

I've attached a photo of the full length of the MC. I am sure its a Dodge Travco. Can anyone guess what year it is and does it have any value? is it worth pulling out of the trees?
Thanks for the help
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby 77Travco on Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:19 pm

That's a 1968 or older Travco 270. That's my favorite body style Travco with the low wheel wells and quad headlights. Judging by the windows, I would guess that it came with the bunk bed option. Yes, it's worth something... especially to the right person.
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby badbillybiker on Wed Sep 09, 2015 8:21 pm

Based on the side window. to the left of the entrance door, having the upper part
in divided panels... It most likely is a 1965 or earlier and 318 powered...IMO.
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Re: Trying to identify a GMC? Travco

Unread postby WJS1966 on Sun Oct 11, 2015 11:54 pm

I think it's a 65 as well the side window gives it away and the low wheel well. but it's got early round dash gauges I would like to have it. if I had the money Jim
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