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

Know where there is a Travco sitting around decaying ? Breaking your heart but you just can't take another Stray ??
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This was someone's baby... lot's of custom mod's

Unread post by 77Travco » 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.\nI believe it to be a 1968 or older but I am not completely sure due to the modifications (or very unusual factory options). \n1) Custom cut front wheel wells with built in flares.\n2) Square quad headlights scream early 80's to me.\n3) 8 lug wheel pattern tells me that this thing has had an axle swap sometime in the past.\n4) Notice the spare tire has been relocated to the right side... I don't believe that's factory.\n\nThe 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?\n I certainly hope that someone will love this Travco and get it back on the road again someday.
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Unread post by Acesneights » 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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Unread post by 77Travco » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:14 pm

Acesneights wrote:The older 270's had 8 lug.
\n\nI 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 post by Acesneights » Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:39 pm

I like that Mad bumper on the front.
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Unread post by 7d6 Travco » 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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Unread post by 77Travco » 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 post by 7d6 Travco » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:09 am

Looks like the house/whole area is abandon/run-down

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Unread post by 77Travco » 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 post by 7d6 Travco » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:18 am

You could maybe talk to a neighbor as well...

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Unread post by datsit » 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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