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Old 11-13-2020, 03:39 PM   #511 (permalink)
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I almost bought one (356 convertible) for $3,500 in 1979 but bought my bondo 1966 Mustang for $600 instead.

No garage and only car in a Michigan winters would have made ownership criminal.

https://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-...ures-2403.html

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Old 11-13-2020, 08:14 PM   #512 (permalink)
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Custom 1954 Chevrolet Tourliner Is A Hotrodder's Motorhome
https://finance.yahoo.com/news/custo...191240365.html


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So he went to work mounting the classic truck cab on top of a chassis from a 1985 motorhome and creating a custom-made shell for the living quarters, and because hot rodders can never have too much power, he swapped out the motorhome's original big-block gas V8 with a tuned 12-valve Cummins 5.9-liter turbo diesel engine pumping out 400 horsepower and 800 lb-ft of torque.
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:40 PM   #513 (permalink)
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I'm looking for other views of this odd mock-up.

Dec 20, 2017
https://www.fleetowner.com/technolog...1652/linked-in


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All I found is this one, cool but not so odd looking.

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WABCO makes strategic $10 million investment in Nikola
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/20...ment-in-nikola
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:19 PM   #514 (permalink)
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That would have scared the pee out of me as a kid if I saw that coming up fast from behind.
My first thought was Maximillion from The Blackhole.
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:51 PM   #515 (permalink)
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....in a rear-facing station wagon third-row seat?
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This doesn't have wheels, but I caught up on it's history. Apparently you can rent it today?
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Though not strictly speaking a home, this plane boat, called Cosmic Muffin, was the brainchild of Dave Drimmer, who created Plane Boats, Inc. in 1994. For the conversion from plane to boat, a plane’s hull, interior and cockpit are completely rebuilt and a new motor is installed. Then, the plane boat can be rented for advertising and promotional purposes like meetings and parties. We like this project because it’s public and anyone can have a piece of the plane.
https://recyclenation.com/2010/08/airplane-buildings/



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(PRWEB) FEBRUARY 26, 2005

As mentioned in The Aviator with Leonardo DiCaprio, this was the first commercially built pressurized airplane that was designed to fly above the weather, or 20.000 feet, that was the reason for Howard Hughes purchasing TWA in 1939. This plane was one of ten built and only one of two still in existence. The other surviving 307 Stratoliner is owned by the National Air and Space Museum at the new Dulles Udvar-Hazy Annex. In 1964 due to damage from Hurricane Cleo in Fort Lauderdale the surviving Hughes 307 fuselage was saved and modified into a 56┬’ yacht and launched in 1974. In 1992, while cruising around Fort Lauderdale, Jimmy Buffett discovered the ┬“Plane Boat┬” and wrote her into his best- selling novel ┬“Where is Joe Merchant?┬” He later composed ┬“Desdemona┬’s Building a Rocketship┬”, from the ┬“Banana Wind┬” CD also about the vessel. This is the only land-based airplane turned yacht in the world and now functions as a personal yacht for David Drimmer and Aaron Kiss, owners of ┬“Photo Sails┬”, a new and worldwide patented advertising medium featured at Photosails.com . Now this fully functional yacht is operated using the original 1939 aircraft controls that used to fly the plane. Powered by twin Yamaha 50 HP four-stroke, high-thrust motors and capable of cruising at 13 knots, this extremely maneuverable vessel can turn 360 degrees in its own length. Teak and holly wooden floors now adorn the entire sole of the vessel and its newly rebuilt hull is in perfect shape. A generator and new electronics along with original Raymond Loewy designed furniture and fittings are featured in the salon next to the original bar that Rita Hayworth had custom windows installed so she could see the clouds go by while she poured martinis for many famous guests like Hedda Hopper and George Jessel. Countless media outlets, including People, Oprah, Ripley┬’s, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Travel, Discovery, HGTV channels, have enjoyed the privilege of exposing the now named ┬“Cosmic Muffin┬”, the name chosen by Jimmy Buffett and remains the name of the craft today.

For more information, please visit Planeboats.com or Ebay.com.
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Old 11-20-2020, 06:55 PM   #518 (permalink)
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That's interesting to say the least, even though converting an aircraft into a boat looks quite odd. Well, sometimes I lurk about using some sections of the fuselage of a retired airliner to make the structure of a house.
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https://www.reddit.com/r/RetroFuturi...car_from_1962/



AUTOCULT - GAZ - 16A HOVERCRAFT RUSSIA 1962
https://www.carmodel.com/autocult/at...ia-1962/136968



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Undoubtedly one of the weirdest protoypes was the GAZ 16A. Written out the abbreviation stood for ‘Gorkowsky Awtomobilny Sawod’ which loosely translated means ‘Automobile Plant Gorki’. Founded already in 1932 the company served to manufacture trucks, passenger cars and special vehicles like amphibian vehicles. As with beginning of the 1950s the East-West-conflict intesified GAZ got development jobs. In the beginning of the 1960s another vehicle class was added – air cushion vehicles or better known as hovercrafts. The engineers of GAZ had knowledge of the conceptual difficutlies of hovercrafts but still managed to design a harmonic car body for the new vehicle concept.
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Click the link to view the image, I don't want to violate any copyrights on this one.

USA - Aerodynamic-Pullman-Motorbus.Visionary construction of a intercity bus with restaurant, bar and music room. - Published by: 'Koralle' 35/1935Vintage property of ullstein bild
https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/n...hoto/541793441

More images...............of that "bus".

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/412923859557465040/


https://www.pinterest.com/sscot5/cool-vans-and-buses/

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1989 Scat II HP Hovercraft

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Rear Spoiler Pick Up Truck
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...xperiment.html

Roof Wing
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...1-a-19525.html

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