Author Topic: Ute Liner  (Read 358 times)

Offline rockrdude

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  • Member since: 2016
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D20T
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Ute Liner
« on: August 08, 2016, 12:16 PM »
I've got something interesting. I've found a handful of these Ute Liners but I can't seem to find any information online. I'm hoping someone might have some knowledge or be able to point me in the right direction. I've found a Ute Liner in Rupert, Idaho but it's titled as a '69 Winnebago. Ute Liners were manufactured by International Harvester in Murray, Utah for only three years ('71-'73) in what I believe to be lengths of 24' and 28'. I have no idea what type of engine they have, but this particular one supposedly has a Dodge 283. I can't get up there to see it myself but someone on here may catch an interest. The asking price is $800. It needs a new battery and some roof work and a good clean up. The owner says it runs great and he would trust it to Salt Lake City. I'll try and attach some photos. I just can't seem to figure out what is up with these Ute Liners, but I absolutely love the design! I'm sure I'm not the only one out there curious about them. https://www.ksl.com/?nid=218&ad=39740783&cat=&lpid=&search=1969%20class%20a&ad_cid=1
Travelin' Gav

Offline rockrdude

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  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2016
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D20T
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2016, 12:45 PM »
Here are the photos of the other one that I recently found.  I believe it was a '73 with an asking price of $3,500.  I was pretty tempted but I got nervous about the transmission not holding in park.  I just love their design!
Travelin' Gav

Offline legomybago

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: FMC
  • Model: 2900R
  • Engine: 440
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2016, 12:46 PM »
I think Uteliners came with International running gear. This makes me want to find a link to one of the nicest Uteliners out there....I will try and find the link and post.
Never get crap happy with a slap happy pappy

Offline legomybago

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: FMC
  • Model: 2900R
  • Engine: 440
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2016, 12:50 PM »
Here you go, check this baby out!! I love this rig, I've been crying over it for a few years. It sold a long time ago, who knows where it's at now? Im just glad the link is still out there and available for us vintage rv weirdos to look at.....
 
http://www.hispeedcustoms.com/IMAGES/CARS/1973%20Uteliner/index.htm
Never get crap happy with a slap happy pappy

Offline rockrdude

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  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2016
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D20T
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 01:00 PM »
I found that link last night when I was searching!  I'm half tempted to call that shop and ask them if they know much about them or if they just happened upon that one.  I've never found one outside of Utah/Idaho.  It's nice to know one wound up alllll the way down in Arizona, eh? Hahaha
Travelin' Gav

Offline legomybago

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: FMC
  • Model: 2900R
  • Engine: 440
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2016, 01:29 PM »
I already talked to the shop a couple years ago....They just said that it "sold"....No other info. Your almost as weird as me ???
Never get crap happy with a slap happy pappy

Offline Rickf1985

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  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2016, 06:31 PM »
I can't picture an International with Dodge running gear. It might have a Dodge transmission but it would have either a 304, 345 or a 392. There was also a 266 but that would have been pretty small for this application. Just a note, International did use the AMC 401 in the early 70's in the Travelall and called it V-400. The International 304 is not the same engine and the AMC 304.

Offline rockrdude

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  • Posts: 16
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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D20T
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2017, 11:06 AM »
Update: For future information seekers, later model Ute Liners ('72-'74) are powered by an International Harvester 345 or 392 engine while early model Ute Liners ('69-'71) are most likely powered by a Dodge 318. The one that I shared is powered by a Dodge 318. They are extremely hard to find but I seem to have an eye for them. I've found four across Utah and Colorado.
Travelin' Gav

Offline legomybago

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: FMC
  • Model: 2900R
  • Engine: 440
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2017, 11:26 AM »
I would suspect that anyone in the market for a Uteliner, would spend a year or so looking i?? . They need to be saved when found for sure!!
Never get crap happy with a slap happy pappy

Offline rockrdude

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  • Posts: 16
  • Member since: 2016
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1973
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D20T
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: Ute Liner
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2017, 11:31 AM »
You're so right! I could point someone in the right direction though.  :)ThmbUp
Travelin' Gav

 

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