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This was someone's baby... lot's of custom mod's

Unread postby 77Travco on Sun Oct 20, 2013 2:22 pm

I spotted this Travco in Del Rio, Texas yesterday. The longer I looked it over, the more I realized that this was someone's pride and joy back when it was in it's prime.
I believe it to be a 1968 or older but I am not completely sure due to the modifications (or very unusual factory options).
1) Custom cut front wheel wells with built in flares.
2) Square quad headlights scream early 80's to me.
3) 8 lug wheel pattern tells me that this thing has had an axle swap sometime in the past.
4) Notice the spare tire has been relocated to the right side... I don't believe that's factory.

The interior looked to be in pretty good shape and of course there's the custom paint job and other custom touches. There is some fire/heat damage from the building that burned nearby but not too bad. I see that it has a very old Minnesota license plate as well as a "Destination Unknown" bumper sticker. Perhaps a reference to the early 80's punk band Missing Persons?
I certainly hope that someone will love this Travco and get it back on the road again someday.
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Re: This was someone's baby... lot's of custom mod's

Unread postby Acesneights on Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:51 pm

If it was around here it would be in my driveway...The older 270's had 8 lug IIRC.
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Re: This was someone's baby... lot's of custom mod's

Unread postby 77Travco on Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Acesneights wrote:The older 270's had 8 lug.


I didn't realize that... I thought the ones I saw with 8 lugs were axle swaps. I have only seen a few older 270's in real life.
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Unread postby Acesneights on Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:39 pm

I like that Mad bumper on the front.
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Re: This was someone's baby... lot's of custom mod's

Unread postby 7d6 Travco on Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:03 pm

That's just sad to see...I think that is one reason why my uncle gave me his Travco- he knows I love it and plan on using it.
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Re: This was someone's baby... lot's of custom mod's

Unread postby 77Travco on Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:10 am

Next time I get to Del Rio I will see if it's still there. I may try and track down the owner but I would just try to "re-home" it to someone else as I really don't need another project.
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Unread postby 7d6 Travco on Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:09 am

Looks like the house/whole area is abandon/run-down
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Unread postby 77Travco on Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:24 am

The house actually burned and is just a shell from what I could see. The coach suffered some smoke damage from the house fire but looks ok in person. The interior looks pretty decent from what I could see. This is right on a public street but I didn't look too closely. I was hoping the owner would show up but no such luck. I may leave a note next time.
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Unread postby 7d6 Travco on Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:18 am

You could maybe talk to a neighbor as well...
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Unread postby datsit on Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:01 pm

My 1969 270 has 5 bolt hubs, also the windows changed in late 1970 from the ones on this coach.
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