Post by HOTRODPRIMER on Nov 20, 2018 8:25:22 GMT -8
My Granddad and Grandmother did a lot of camping in a early model Shasta in the late 50's and early 60's and lived in a small house. As kids when we visited them on holidays, it was a real treat for my sister, myself and our cousins to have Thanksgiving dinner in the camper while the adults dined in the house.
Someday I'm gonna run up on an old camper and join in on some weekend adventures and share the experience with my grandchildren. I started looking for a camper a year or so before I posted the thread and I found a project after I posted, as we all know regardless how hard you try things don't always work out the way we planed. Life just gets in the way, I felt confident I could bring the old Shasta back from the dead and was making slow progress while still restoring old cars for other people. I had a accident a few years ago that required a total shoulder replacement and subsequently limited the range of motion,especially holding my hand much higher that my head so the camper just sat. As luck would have it a friend decided to sell his 57 Shasta because he wanted something bigger and wirg a bathroom and he offered me his for less that I had allotted for my 56 project, I wasn't too crazy about the color but that's minor and I finally had a camper just like my granddad's. We have really enjoyed the simple pleasures of camping in the Shasta, the only regret is 2 of our grandchildren at 23 and 18 are at that age where there is no appeal to go camping with granddaddy and grandmomma but our youngest Veda absolutely loves it. Danny