Sunday, April 22, 2007

Taughannock Falls

This weekend, with the gorgeous weather we had, we decided to hook up to the 58 Overlander and head about 1 hour and 15 minutes away to Taughannock Falls State Park. We made it over with our 1958 Overlander around 5pm. We set up and went and played at the play ground, then had a nice fire. This morning, we hiked the relatively flat trail to the base of the falls. These falls are higher than Niagara and with the snow / rain we've had, they were amazing. We then drove about 15 miles to where I knew there was a 59/60 Pacer sitting, and met the owner and snapped some pictures. Her dad was there too, who owns a 1949 Airstream as well as a 1970. I'll let you know more about the 1949 I have an idea where it is to go get some pictures. Oh yeah, here is another shot of the donor Suburban chasis that the 59 Buick body will be mounted upon, whereas I will run it with the Chevy 454 / Turbo 400 power plant whereI can take my time restoring the original chasis / engine and tranny to like new. The Burb was a 1975 1/2 ton 2WD Trailering Special. We've got to relocate the rear axle about 5 inches... but much easier than trying to modify the Buick body to allow the 454 into it. Plus, the newer frame will allow better towing capacity / ride as well. Enjoy!

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