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Old 02-14-2008, 11:23 AM   #1
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We've located a '78 Cortez, 22 ft, Olds front drive, and a 4kw gen. I guess these are collector items. We are simply trying to find a cheap way to get to Alaska this summer, and BACK! It seems to be running well, but what if we break down in the great frontier? Are parts for these available? If it works out, we'd probably try restoring it, or at least paint it! It has some cancer, but can't detect any leaks to the inside.

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We've located a '78 Cortez, 22 ft, Olds front drive, and a 4kw gen. I guess these are collector items. We are simply trying to find a cheap way to get to Alaska this summer, and BACK! It seems to be running well, but what if we break down in the great frontier? Are parts for these available? If it works out, we'd probably try restoring it, or at least paint it! It has some cancer, but can't detect any leaks to the inside.

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Old 02-15-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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The main problem is its a orphan. The company went the way of the do-do. they made very good coaches, and I have always wondered why they stopped making good coaches. You have a Olds engine?? A friend of mine has a Buick motor in his. Been very good to him and he still goes down the road all the time!! Try a google search or try the link at the top of this forum page and that link will take you to another site that handles only old coaches and Orphans of that era!! I would say the engine parts would be able to find..The chassis would be the hard part, But may be more available than we think.
Good luck and let us know about your adventures!!! Dan
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Capt. Dan:
The main problem is its a orphan. The company went the way of the do-do. they made very good coaches, and I have always wondered why they stopped making good coaches. You have a Olds engine?? A friend of mine has a Buick motor in his. Been very good to him and he still goes down the road all the time!! Try a google search or try the link at the top of this forum page "Old RV's"and that link will take you to another site that handles only old coaches and Orphans of that era!! I would say the engine parts would be able to find..The chassis would be the hard part, But may be more available than we think.
Good luck and let us know about your adventures!!! Dan </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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