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Old 06-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #1
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Bet you have never seen one of these!!!!

So my wife and I are at the bank drive through in Woodward , Oklahoma and spot this Spartan of sorts. Correct me if I am wrong, but she sure looks like one, however, she is a motorhome. Was this converted?? Anyhow, very impressive!! I followed her to the local gas station, jumped out and took these pics. Wife made the comment that I acted more excited than the delivery room drama!! Enjoy!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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Now that is cool
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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Tag axle.... oh my that is a rare find. Can anyone imagine what that would like like polished up and restored ? (drool)
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I love it!
Sure would like to know if it's original or custom made from a TT.
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:28 PM   #5
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That is so cool, thanks for posting pics. It is such a treat to run across these icons!!!!
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:51 PM   #6
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spartan research

Other than the conversion, this looks identical to my 48 spartan manor i attempted to restore. I don't believe spartan made motorhomes, just bumper pulls. Someone converted this way back when. I attempted to ask the driver/owner/man with neon white legs sporting cool socks and shoes, a few questions, however he was not in a talking mood!!
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Wow, can't imagine converting a trailer to a MH.
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Old 06-17-2011, 05:54 PM   #8
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Wow!!!! 385 hp
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Wow!!!! 385 hp
I can make a sticker with any horse power numbers you want!
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Two things make me almost certain it started out as a Spartan. The round window in the door screams Spartan, loud and clear. And the Spartan doors were hinged on the left, so the door would have opened into the wind. If you look at the door on this one, you can see where the latch was originally on the front of the door, so it would have been hinged on the left. It has been converted to a hinge on the right and the hole patched.

Now the question is did someone convert this, or did Spartan build it? Who or what is Naylor? I think if anyone knows, it would be Tom Patterson.

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If you look at the door on this one, you can see where the latch was originally on the front of the door, so it would have been hinged on the left. It has been converted to a hinge on the right and the hole patched.

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Now the question is did someone convert this, or did Spartan build it? Who or what is Naylor? I think if anyone knows, it would be Tom Patterson.
I highly doubt Spartan built it. Naylor was probably the guy Made2care talked to. I would be willing to bet it's a one off custom.
I blew up a pic of the front end, looks like there are fabrication marks around the windshild and grill. Also recognized the steering wheel from a '66 to '68 Olds Toronado.
It might actually have 385 hp because that is what the olds FWD motors put out.
Cut and paste from wikipedia;
"Olds 425 cu in (7.0 L) Super Rocket V8 rated at 385 hp (287 kW) and 475 ft·lb (644 Nm) of torque".
This means the conversion probably was built after the mid sixties.
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You were close enough to almost shake his hand, why didn't you ask???
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I attempted to ask the driver/owner/man with neon white legs sporting cool socks and shoes, a few questions, however he was not in a talking mood!!
That's why.
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Olds power was the first thing I thought of also.
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