Hey all, in a few weeks I'll be traveling north to get my mother's family's old class A running and back on the road so we can get it home and start to rehab it. I don't believe it's really been used as an RV since I've been alive though it's been stored inside and is in pretty good shape outside.
I'll give a quick overview of its current state here and plan to use this thread as a build thread of sorts (and also a request for any info that any of you fine folks might have about this particular coach).
As it sits the motor home has a 302 ci GMC I6 and hydromatic out of an old army truck. The chassis is a Ford and from what I can tell it probably came with a big Ford I6 back in 64 when built.
I believe it's on a Ford parcel forward control chassis, still trying to confirm, but that's what the evidence is saying.
Like I said in the title, it's a Pickwick Traveliner, I want to say 26', and as you can see, it's super retro and cool looking.
First priorities are fluids, brakes, leaky rear main seal on that 302, and making sure the essential electrics are okay for our 600 mile trip home...
It's been hard to find any info on this particular coach online but we do have some family history. This model was a dealer order for shows and features a side door and a back door (to facilitate show attendees walking through) and has bunk beds. The inside is in rough shape right now but my wife and I plan to rehab it and give it a retro yet functional modern take on the inside, and a more modern powertrain for efficiency and reliability.
Here are a few pictures as it sits now, plenty more to come as we get going on this project.
Thanks for reading and cheers!