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Owned by Willy Pelzers
Bolter # 15893
Wanganui, New Zealand
22 March 2009
# 2574

From Willy :

Hi Guys!

Here are some pics of our new project just completed in early October, in time to go to the New Zealand National Caravan and Motorhome Expo in Christchurch.

It's a brand new caravan built in the 1950's style. [ Here's a side view. ]

We looked at a few old caravans, and Kevin and Carlene Redshaw, of Timeless Auto restorations, came up with the idea of building a retro-style fiberglass caravan. While Kevin developed the plug for the mold for the body, I designed and built the galvinised braked base for it and rear bumper / spare wheel holder. Here's a pix of the bracked to hold the propane tank and trailer connection.]

We are calling it a "timeless" caravan [ see the back end ] .

Both Kev and Carlene are also members of Wanganui Road Rodders so a lot of "Hot Rod" ideas went into its design.

John Fearn, another club member, owns a joinery business building new kitchens.[ Here's one shot of the interior. ] So he joined the team to build the interior to Kevin's design. Here's a bit of a shot of the kitchen area .

We finished the caravan at 10.30 pm Wednesday night and on Thursday morning at 6 am, it was on its way to Christchurch.

So far Kevin and Carlene have had a great response (they are doing the marketing) at the show so it looks like we might be going into production building caravans.

Maybe we can ship some to the States what do you think?

Yes, I still have my 1948 COE and it's still a work in progress. I have just bought another '59 Fleetside but a long bed this time. It will be my workshop runabout.



Willy also has a 1959 Chevy Apache in the Gallery! ~ Editor


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