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20 Aug 2013 12:22 #25760 by Chad Thomas
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Notice the extra set of lower springs? Appears to be just as many leaves added as in the original set but cannot tell how they are mounted at the axle as the fork lift forks obscure the view.

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20 Aug 2013 13:36 #25761 by JimArneson
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A couple more photos of the Cord Camper

The engine has three tappet covers on the drivers side (crappy picture) and a number on the block.

L 19 3 4 77



The extra set of front springs viewed from behind.

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21 Aug 2013 21:12 #25771 by JimArneson
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Here is the sum total of my information on this Cord camper. A sales receipt from the wrecker service guy my dad bought it from in 1972.


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22 Aug 2013 06:52 #25776 by Kay
Kay replied the topic: Don't scrap
To be honest: I wouldn't scrap the body. Of course it's ugly as sin and of course it hides the scarce Cord and Auburn parts, which others could use.

On the other hand: which vehicle could better symbolize that there was a time, when our beloved cars were worth close to nothing. A time when in Europe Bugattis were scrapped to use their engines in some agricultural equipment. A time when in the USA Cord L-29s could be scrapped to build campers on their chassis.

I know, many of you will laugh a this suggestion, but in my opinion such a vehicle belongs into the ACD museum. It should be the mission of a brand related car museum to show all aspects of the brand's history. And (whether we like it or not) this camper symbolizes a part of the ACD historys, although it's a sad and extremely ugly part.

History doesn't come beautiful all the time.

Kay

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23 Aug 2013 05:34 #25784 by silverghost
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Kay wrote: To be honest: I wouldn't scrap the body. Of course it's ugly as sin and of course it hides the scarce Cord and Auburn parts, which others could use.

On the other hand: which vehicle could better symbolize that there was a time, when our beloved cars were worth close to nothing. A time when in Europe Bugattis were scrapped to use their engines in some agricultural equipment. A time when in the USA Cord L-29s could be scrapped to build campers on their chassis.

I know, many of you will laugh a this suggestion, but in my opinion such a vehicle belongs into the ACD museum. It should be the mission of a brand related car museum to show all aspects of the brand's history. And (whether we like it or not) this camper symbolizes a part of the ACD historys, although it's a sad and extremely ugly part.

History doesn't come beautiful all the time.

Kay


I hate to say it~~~but I will !

I don't think that the ACD Museum would ever let this rusty cobbled-together old "camper" in their doors~~~
Can you imagine this "camper" sitting next to a concours show quality Model "J" Duesenberg in that grand old Museum's showroom setting ? ? ?

I have a Much Better Idea !
Here's is an idea just for Chris ~~~
He likes to dabble a bit at gormet cooking~~

If you painted it Duesenberg engine green, and cut a big wide & high rectangular hole in one side and install an awning, neon Auburn~Cord~Duesnberg Club sign , counter, & fridge + cooking equipment it could be converted into~~~

The "Official" Period & Parts Correct~~~ ACD Club's Mobile Hot Dog & Gormet Pizza Vendor Wagon ~~~

to be used Only during the ACD annual Labor Day weekend meet, show & fest !

And also possibly at the exclusive Pebble Beach Concours~~ If they choose to invite it ! <!-- s;-) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;-) -->

Another Idea~~~
Sell it at this winter's Barrett~Jackson's Scottsdale Auction Event~~ for crazy money ~~as E.L. Cord's own personal L-29 Cord caravan/camper.

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23 Aug 2013 11:17 #25785 by Kay
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I don't think that the ACD Museum would ever let this rusty cobbled-together old "camper" in their doors~~~

I did't say they would, but they should. <!-- s;-) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=";-)" title="Wink" /><!-- s;-) -->

Can you imagine this "camper" sitting next to a concours show quality Model "J" Duesenberg in that grand old Museum's showroom setting ? ? ?

Not really. But I can imagine a museum which has various separate displays, including unrestored cars and even the sad parts of the brand history like a heavily molested car. I didn't have the pleasure to visit the ACD museum, yet. But I'm sure it doesn't consist of "concours show quality" cars only. Otherwise it wouldn't be much more than a permanent concourse d'elegance which I might find a little one-dimensional compared to other international car museums. But I'm sure it isn't and definitely worth the trip.

Kay

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-same owner in Southern California '49-'12

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