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Old 10-10-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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Question Was there a Model A "Kampar" ?

“The Lamsteed Kampkar* - For Vacationists – For Campers – For Outdoor Honeymoon Tours


“The Lamsteed Kampkar - a special Busch-built body for campers, tourists, etc. - weighs less than a Ford sedan, yet can be quickly converted into a restful, convenient camp – anywhere. Provides ample seating room for six. Equipped with two wide, comfortable beds, six rain- and dust-proof lockers, compartments for water container, refrigerator, folding table, cooking and table utensils. Two people can mount this body, section by section, on a standard Model T Ford chassis in about two hours.


“Looks comfortable, doesn’t it? And it is! Four people can sleep in real comfort on these two beds, securely protected front, side and rear with water- and vapor-proof canvas. Just one of the many features which make touring in a Kampkar so enjoyable.


“All set for breakfast! Notice the convenient arrangements of beds, gasoline cooking outfit, table dishes, ice box, and sun shade. In five minutes two persons can make up the beds, put away the dishes and cooking utensils, and drive off across the country in the Kampkar.


“This is how the beds make up. The side partition folds down and provides space for the Marshall spring cushions which form the ‘mattress’. Notice the ample seating room provided on each side. The whole family can ride in comfort in the Kampkar without crowding.









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Old 10-10-2019, 03:42 PM   #2
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Default Re: Was there a Model A "Kampar" ?

I wouldn't put it past someone back then to make a kit up to sell. That is cool though.


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Old 10-10-2019, 06:06 PM   #3
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Ford made the Traveller wagon. There are photos in "The Ford Model A as Henry Built It"

A couple of photos here: https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13439
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:17 PM   #4
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The Model A Travellers Wagon was available ex factory [not a custom job] in 1931, during Fords bid to attract flagging sales, especially with commercial type sales. It was a variation of the Special Delivery which had 2 doors & roll up windows but in the maple construction of the Station Wagon style. Sorry, pics are just too numbingly ponderous to post. cheers.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:00 AM   #7
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Ford made the Traveller wagon. There are photos in "The Ford Model A as Henry Built It"

A couple of photos here: https://fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=13439



Thanks for the link. That would be fun to own.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:43 AM   #8
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That AA campervan looks great.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:21 PM   #9
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The Model A Travellers Wagon was available ex factory [not a custom job] in 1931, during Fords bid to attract flagging sales, especially with commercial type sales. It was a variation of the Special Delivery which had 2 doors & roll up windows but in the maple construction of the Station Wagon style. Sorry, pics are just too numbingly ponderous to post. cheers.

Only 10 Travelers Wagons were built, making it the rarest production body style. I've read most/all went to South America and there are no known survivors. A few years back, there was a shop in North Dakota called "Hot Rods by HG" (apparently now defunct) that was restoring/finishing a reproduction built by someone else. It's supposed to be very authentic. It's the one with the canoe pictured in burner31's post above.

The HG website had some pics of the reproduction and some Traveler Wagon info. As you note, it was derived from the Special Delivery and shared the rollup windows and locking doors. There was a 10-gallon water tank suspended from the ceiling behind the driver. It was filled from the outside with the spout through the roof. There was a fold-down bed on the passenger side of the cargo area and a box behind the driver. IIRC, the box was storage, but it may have been an ice box. There was a fold-down wash basin on the left rear door and roll-up curtains over the screened windows. All the comforts of home!

I always thought a vardo (gypsy wagon) body as a house-truck on a 28-29 "square cab" AA would be neat:

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Here's an AA camper that was in the Den Hartogh Ford Museum in The Netherlands:



It sold at the Bonhms auction of the museum contents in 2018. Click this link to see more photos of this camper in the auction catalog.

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Here's an AA camper that was in the Den Hartogh Ford Museum in The Netherlands

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Cool truck - it has the rare stainless AA radiator shell



and is complete with his and hers wash basins and portable toilet

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