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Author Topic: Speedfiends Camper Redo  (Read 13714 times)

Offline Speedfiend

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #30 on: Feb 11, 2012, 18:00:54 »
Thanks guys! No progress this weekend, too damn cold. 

The pistol is a US Revolver Co. .32 cal solid frame. Made by Iver Johnsons Arms and Cycle works between 1911-1935. They were 2nd line guns made to use up old, left over black powder parts, sold by mail order and never listed in the IJ catologue. By most accounts, a decent shooter, but not much collecter value. about $50-100 depending on condition.
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2012, 18:28:59 by Speedfiend »
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #31 on: Feb 11, 2012, 20:45:30 »
Certainly is a cool pistol none the less. Good purse gun for the missus.
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Offline Speedfiend

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #32 on: Feb 11, 2012, 21:10:29 »
Yeah, thats what I thought. Gonna have my uncle clean it up and blue it for me. When i fire it I'll let you guys know.
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Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #33 on: Feb 11, 2012, 21:14:45 »
Cool man. I have a little pistol my buddy gave me. It fires .22 shorts (6 shot revolver). Nobody I can find has ever seen one like it before. It has "Capt. Jack 1873" stamped into the body. Anyhow, little vintage pistols are neat... Haha
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Offline ben2go

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #34 on: Feb 12, 2012, 13:08:41 »
Thanks guys! No progress this weekend, too damn cold. 

The pistol is a US Revolver Co. .32 cal solid frame. Made by Iver Johnsons Arms and Cycle works between 1911-1935. They were 2nd line guns made to use up old, left over black powder parts, sold by mail order and never listed in the IJ catologue. By most accounts, a decent shooter, but not much collecter value. about $50-100 depending on condition.

I was thinking those were the pistols used by service men and police between WWI and WWII.

Offline Speedfiend

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #35 on: Feb 18, 2012, 19:18:32 »
Yeah,  I was hoping it'd be something really cool and valueble,  but hey its still kinda neat.

Made a little progress. I replaced all the rotten framing. I'm almost ready to pull the walls down.


Then onto the floor. Once the floor is up, it'll be the bare frame and axel. I was shopping around for supplies to refurbish the axel, brake pads, wheel cylinders and such, and found that it will be more cost/time effective to just buy a new axel. This brings me to someting thats been bothering me-how high my camper sits. Its like 18" off the ground. It looks like a mobile home. Frickin killing me. So I'll just use a 4" drop axel. I'll have to raise the wheel wells, no biggie. Something else I don't love, it doesn't have cut-outs for the wheel wells. I'm thinking of doing a scolloped cut-out.
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Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #36 on: Feb 19, 2012, 09:49:12 »
I agree, opening wheel area would look better.

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #37 on: Feb 20, 2012, 00:26:56 »
cool build can't wait to see it with bamboo hardwood and Marble counter tops :D
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Offline devon

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #38 on: Feb 20, 2012, 01:45:21 »
Love this. Been thinking abotu doing something like it for a looong time, good luck! I'll be tuned in 8)

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #39 on: Feb 20, 2012, 02:05:33 »
I was gonna say decommission the gun and use it as a door handle for the camper.  Or get a few more and make wind chimes out of them :)

Looks like Kiley's shop did a few weeks back.
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