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Did Barth offer a Ford motor option in 1973?
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Greetings, my wife and I are seriously considering buying a 73’ Barth 25’. We will be inspecting it this week. Anything in particular with this brand or model we should look at? Also it is listed as a Ford 390 motor ( which I’m ok with ) but everything I’ve seen so far shows that year with a Chevy 454. So was a Ford drivetrain an option or was it swapped out later in its life.
 
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Although i have never seen a Ford of that year does mean it could exist. You should get the vin # to get info on chassis. Have seen 1977 460 class C. and I know they made Dodge chassis Barth"s. Being a 73 it could have early windsheids. They are almost impossible to find. 390 with c6 should be a good drive train. I bet the ford was not swapped into gm chassis. there is a 460 John Deer chassis listed. and A few Dodge 440's.


1986 31' Regal -1976 Class C
454/T400 P30 -350/T400 G30
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Doorman, thanks for the info, I hope I do not sound stupid but once I know the VIN, how do I decode it?

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Doorman is very knowledgeable on Barth. I think Doorman has memorized the entire Barth website.
We all will help you with decoding the serial number and checking to see if it is already in our Data Tag list. Post the pictures on here. Set the size at 1024x768 pixels. I also think "medium" works from most cell phone cameras, if you have that as an option.
We are looking forward finding out what you may have found.
 
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I remember some years ago looking at a Barth pusher with a Ford 460 in it. It was in Fort Mill, SC. I drove it and it was a real dog. Don't remember much else but my posts are somewhere on the site.

Jim


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... posts are somewhere on the site. Jim

Here you go JIM

More here
 
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vin decoder


1986 31' Regal -1976 Class C
454/T400 P30 -350/T400 G30
twin cntr beds - 21' rear bath
 
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Thanks for all the advice, tomorrow is the day we get to check out this Barth! I will post info and pics soon after.
 
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Where is the data plate normally located on a 1973 Barth?
 
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Normally it located behind driver mounted on wall or cabinet. Might be hidden by curtain. Good luck. Any pic's or info would be appreciated.


1986 31' Regal -1976 Class C
454/T400 P30 -350/T400 G30
twin cntr beds - 21' rear bath
 
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It is indeed a 1973 on a Ford chassis
 
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Did you BUY it?
 
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Not sure if this is the person on Facebook that bought it.


Dana & Lynn
1997 38ft Monarch front entry
Spartan Mountain Master Chassis
Cummins 8.3 325hp
Allison MD-3060 6 speed
22.5 11R
Cummins Factory Exhaust Brake
8000 watt Quiet Diesel Generator
9608-M0022-38MI-4C
Christened Midnight

1972 22ft
Christened Camp Barth
 
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Yes we bought it! Will have more on it later
 
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Yes we bought it! Will have more on it later


OK, we eagerly await.
 
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