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 One similar in the classified for sale, so I thought I would post these pics of one restored. This was at the Syracuse Nats for the past 3-4 years.

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Very impressive....and I can appreciate all the hard work that went into this unit, but I'm still hooked on the classic look



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Very nice, all that needs now is a matching drag car on behind.

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Very Nice!!

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sasquatch wrote:

Very nice, all that needs now is a matching drag car on behind.


 Is this close enough? biggrinbiggrin

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This was the camper that Dave Tucci had built, pretty sure this was a European machine,not a Dodge...


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Chris Stapley wrote:

This was the camper that Dave Tucci had built, pretty sure this was a European machine,not a Dodge...


 It was Tucci, and when I spoke to him he told me that it was originally a 318 mopar powered 1970 Starcraft. It now has a 360


 http://www.irv2.com/forums/f65/1970-starcraft-starliner-class-a-motorhome-107100.html



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Found this write up on it;


The Hot Rod RVRacers and other long-distance cruisers know the benefits of traveling in a motorhome with all the comforts of home, but we've never seen one quite like David Tucci's hot-rodded RV. Tucci bought the bus-originally a '70 Starcraft Cruiser-for $1,000 and had Jason Roshforth render a custom design. Then Tucci built it at his shop, Tucci Engineering (888-TEI-RODS). Sitting on a Chrysler motorhome chassis with a 136-inch wheelbase, the RV is 19 feet long and has several custom touches, including two sets of '92 Ford F-150 headlights and a Tucci-designed wraparound grille. There's a retractable awning that makes it easier to watch the hidden 17-inch LCD TV mounted behind a flamed body panel. There's also a rear awning that extends out to cover a flip-down tailgate containing a gas grille and utensils. The inside is plush in black leather, with solid cherry cabinetry, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a complete home-theater system. The engine is a stroked (to 408 ci) 360 Mopar hooked to a TorqueFlite automatic with a Gear Vendors overdrive, and Air Ride bags drop it all on the ground. Don't you wish your motorhome was as cool?-Rob Kinnan



Read more: http://www.hotrod.com/newsletter/hrdp_0605_john_force_tv_show_other_news/viewall.html#ixzz2MG0yxPdX



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thats so kool

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This is mine. 1976 GMc, front wheel drive, Olds 455, rear air bags, 26' long.



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jarvis1 wrote:

This is mine. 1976 GMc, front wheel drive, Olds 455, rear air bags, 26' long.


 Those are so cool too....a few for sale around here, seems they want big bucks for them.....How are they on gas?



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jarvis1 wrote:

This is mine. 1976 GMc, front wheel drive, Olds 455, rear air bags, 26' long.


 Those are a classic design, and if I recall were made from 1973 to 1976 (correct me if I'm wrong) They are big dollars now because there's a whole ton of demand for them. It would be nice to convert them to diesel, but the front wheel drive may be an issue.



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10 MPG, uphill, downhill, towing, not towing...
Some owners have installed 500 inch Caddie motors.
Some have installed diesel.
They were built from 1973 to '78.
Aluminum body with aluminum ribs. No wood to go rotten.
The front and rear body ends are fibreglass.

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jarvis1 wrote:

10 MPG, uphill, downhill, towing, not towing...
Some owners have installed 500 inch Caddie motors.
Some have installed diesel.
They were built from 1973 to '78.
Aluminum body with aluminum ribs. No wood to go rotten.
The front and rear body ends are fibreglass.


 10 MPG is no worse than what you would get with a new motorhome. Like I said in my original post, I would love to restore one but I know it would have to be a labour of love because you never get your money back out.

I thought they were all glass !!! I like them even more now !smile



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The best part is they aren't powered by a Mopar!!HaHa

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Yet!



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oldkoot wrote:


The best part is they aren't powered by a Mopar!!HaHa


 With all your smart ass "Mopar" coments, you had better hope you don't break down on I-81 on the way to Syracuse, because all you're going to see as you're sitting on the side of the road is a red flash as I buzz by you at 80 MPH !!biggrinbiggrinbiggrin



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Yo Hemi,

Go check them out!
They are just up the road from you on Prestonvale in Courtice, just south of the South Courtice Arena. Take Coutice Road North from the 401, first left onto the south service road west and just keep going about 3 kilometers....he's on the right hand side.

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Atomsplitter wrote:

Yo Hemi,

Go check them out!
They are just up the road from you on Prestonvale in Courtice, just south of the South Courtice Arena. Take Coutice Road North from the 401, first left onto the south service road west and just keep going about 3 kilometers....he's on the right hand side.


 Is that the place just south of the Christmas tree place?? I remember seeing the old motorhomes for a few years now. If I recall, he has one almost the same as the one I posted above.



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Love those Eleganzas!

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