Look at it. Look at it!!!
When we went down to Castle Rock three years ago to see the Great Dale we were going to buy, the family who was selling showed us their personal Great Dale too. It is made up of a 1960 Cadillac and a camper body which is unusual. Later on, Dale Wasinger spliced two vehicles together and stuck the camper body on top. We wanted this RV so bad. Luckily for you, it is now for sale. This classic Great Dale House Car can be had by you for only $9500.
Unlike our Dale, the vehicle had been well taken care of inside and out and is in its original color. This RV has an extra two feet in length, has more kitchen and storage space. Look at the bucket seats!
Here she is! Almost finished too. Only waiting to get the dash back. I’ve been looking for the perfect shade of turquoise for almost a year. Found the fabric in about a month.
We went to the Colorado Classic Campout at Starlite Classic Campground last weekend and saw one of the other Great Dales there. You can see it parked right behind us in the picture below.
We can see the end of the Great Dale Restoration project thanks to these fine people who helped with the interior and exterior.
The Great Dale front end was completely stripped before heading off to Larry at Retro Restoration http://www.retrorestoration.com/. Larry completely re-skinned the camper part and added a hidden bathroom before spraying the final paint job.
All of the trim was restored by Wade at http://classictrimco.com/.
The bumper was sent off to Georgia, and the guys at AMS Obsolete (http://mmpar.com) did an amazing job.
The Dale didn’t have any emblems and I managed to get the complete set of original emblems, one at a time, after searching on Ebay for months.
Ron at Auto Weave Upholstery (http://www.autoweaveupholstery.com/) did the fantastic car interior and hooked me up with a specialist who could give it the final shine it needed, and fix the drivers side door.
And I can’t forget the fine folks at Mopower Masters (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mopower-Masters/134126706638040)who are responsible for all the mechanical work that allows us to actually cruise down the highway reliably!
Here are the results:
Here is a chart to compare the changes
Larry at Retro Restoration (http://www.retrorestoration.com/) is finished and the Great Dale looks fantastic. The bumper (AMS Obsolete 706-337-5620) and trim (http://classictrimco.com/) are all back and look fantastic. Now it is up to Nick at Flatliner Rod Shop to put it all together (http://flatlinerrodshop.com/).
Here’s the pics.
Larry at Retro Restoration http://www.retrorestoration.com/ works amazingly fast and is ready to skin and paint the Great Dale.
Out new slide-out bathroom
Storage pod cover to keep the look and feel
Re-enforced gas filler
Removed and replaced the rotten wood
The skin is off and it looks amazing considering it is almost 50 years old.
Check out the pics:
Now that we’re mechanically sound, it is time to make her look pretty again.
Here’s some pictures in the middle of the surgery. She’s had surgery before and she’s got a new nose now.
We went to the 2013 Trailer Trash Bash The Starlite Classic Campground and are getting closer tot he final setup for camping.
Here’s some pictures.
Our Trailer Trash entry
New Awning and dog cage
The Great Dale is entered in its first car show if anyone wants to check it out.
The front window was leaking like a sieve and we had a new window put in the front. The window guy recommended a tinted window, and I think it looks great!