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Howdy, from Cedar Creek, Texas!

Took a hyatus, while waiting to get the Barth moved, so I could work on her...

Gonna be a chore, but I have ideas and can use all the help I can get, too...









Jeff & Greta Frusha
Cedar Creek, TX
'84 Euro Special
 
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Our working theory is that this was a mobile power supply, for a portable stage/concert production unit. The 1st owner was "Base Corp." of Framingham, Mass., which led to a patent for an accoustic exhaust silencer, which led to Bose Corp., of... Framingham, Mass.

The few people at Bose I have spoken with are clueless, but with a working theory, I might get a better lead on the actual purpose and original interior.

Along with the huge rear-generator, in the 1st bay below and behind the drivers door, there are 3 remaining (originally 4) 220/240 VAC outlets.

I don't know what others have, but I'm in an all-electric house with only 4 things that use 220... the Central A/C, the Water-heater, the Dryer, and the Range...All at once might not tax this generator...

The lack of windows would seem to indicate storage, rather than occupancy... Lights, amps, speakers, and control-boards don't need windows, nor would prying eyes be helpful...


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Cedar Creek, TX
'84 Euro Special
 
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Hi Raven . Welcome to barthmobile .
From western Pa . Bob


Year:: 1986
Model:: Barth Regal
Length:: 25 ft
Engine:: New Chevy 454 HO
Chassis:: P-30
Data Tag Number:: 8606 3339 25FP2
 
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1st run in about 10 years... ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

Throttle sticks, definitely need carb. work, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG7Jrq9xKgU&
feature=youtu.be

Jeff F.
Cedar Creek, TX


Jeff & Greta Frusha
Cedar Creek, TX
'84 Euro Special
 
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Actually, sounds pretty good for sitting that long. It seems to be firing all cylinders, fairly smooth! Good luck with your project. Thumbs Up mechanic


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Great video! It think that you need to check to see if that black paint is radar-absorbing.


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P-30 454
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Big Honkin' genny...



3 remaining, of 4 220/240VAC outlets


Approximate layout we want to remodel her to...



LR Sofa may be more like a berth on a passenger train, so youngest daughter and others can have a more private space, during trips.

Desk behind the passenger seat will actually be a modified Victorian Era Upright Piano converted to a desk.

Waiting on a settlement, which could be here any day now, then gut and rebuild/remodel from the ground up.


Jeff & Greta Frusha
Cedar Creek, TX
'84 Euro Special
 
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Even I am humbled by your project. mechanic

It will be great when done and you will know every system by heart. You will have another unique Barth coach! Thumbs Up


8607-3346-33TFPOB------9708-M0037-37MM-01
86 Regal SE 33 Tag axle--"98" Monarch 37
Chev P3(7) 454TBI--------Cummins 8.3 300 hp
400 hp fuel injected-------6 spd Allison, Spartan MM
 
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Really like the floor plan. Would be quite livable for a full-timer. Especially like the big bathroom. Double vanities!! Wow.
Jim


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1985 Regal
29' Chevy 454 P32
8411 3172 29FP3B
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Welcome to Barthmobile, I also have a former commercial unit. Mine was the Command Center for the Maryland State Police and is a 33' tag axle.


Mary

Don't mess with us old folks, we don't get old by being stupid!
1968 Barth trailer, 1975 Barth Motorhome and 1985 Barth Motorhome

 
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Originally posted by Jim and Tere:
Really like the floor plan. Would be quite livable for a full-timer. Especially like the big bathroom. Double vanities!! Wow.
Jim


Thank you. I worked hard, researching and comparing to what we have and what we want.

Interior will be retro-ish. Styling reasonable close to old-time Victorian-era private railroad cars. White-Marble-looking melamine for the ceilings, wood paneling, Probably a full 30" gas range from Elmira, or similar, with a modern fridge hidden in a new casing to look like an ice-box, latches and all.

If I'm going to do it, it's going to be right. Spray-in insulation, the works.

Have an Art Deco style gauge cluster from a 1930-31 Chrysler Royal Coupe to refurbish and update, to go in the dash. Go digital with a Nixie-like numeric display, based off the 007 "Goldfinger" bomb timer display...



http://makezine.com/2012/02/18...-nixie-tube-display/

http://www.tubeclockdb.com/for...dgelit-Reloaded.html

Greta and I plan to go Full-time, and quit paying someone else' bank-notes. That's why I tried to lay it out more like a home, instead of just something to travel in.


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Very nice to see someone who appreciates and appears capable of this resurrection. Thumbs Up

I've got you listed in the "Data Tag Project" and I'll be getting you up on our map shortly.


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