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So a friend sends me a link to a local on-line only auction. I ended up winning all the lots I bid on. In it was a 75 Avion that is missing the dash and steering column but is in nice shape inside. Rear twin DAVO's...never seen that before and side dry bath with a shower door that looks to be about 14" wide...LOL. Original paint but new windshields. The deceased owner was named Turner and attended the GMCMI rally in Niagra Falls back in 94. His son said he drove it all over the country before he pulled it in his barn for a total restoration. So it was stored inside until the auction company pulled it out this month. The coach mechanicals are in unknown condition. The motor has chrome valve covers and looks to have been taken care of.

I also won a unused rebuilt tranny that was built by AAMCO in 94 and still has the paper AAMCO tag. I also got a spare complete 455 with all accessories but unknown condition although the motor does turn over and is clean. I didn't think to see if it has a Toronado oil pan.

I BELIEVE the steering column and dash is in a pile that is in the corner and comes with the coach. Also got about 5 sets of aftermarket seats (3rd row seats with armrests)as well as the original seats. Oh and a BRAND new set of 6 Alcoa wheels with BRAND new Michelin tires dated 2001 (!!!) I believe the wheels/tires are spoken for. If not I'll post them.

A good day. Now to get everything home and see what all is there. The coach is going to have to come home on a flatbed. I know there is also a bunch of upholstery material and some other stuff like a Ragusa pan for the tranny.


Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama 77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum goodies. http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/ '03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L
Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314623 is a reply to message #314621] Tue, 14 March 2017 20:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kerry
Beware of the chrome plated valve covers. Unless they have the proper baffles below the PCV valve they will pull a lot of oil out of the engine.

I will send you a picture of the inside of the proper GMC valve cover.

Emery Stora

> On Mar 14, 2017, at 7:38 PM, Kerry Pinkerton wrote:
>
> So a friend sends me a link to a local on-line only auction. I ended up winning all the lots I bid on. In it was a 75 Avion that is missing the dash
> and steering column but is in nice shape inside. Rear twin DAVO's...never seen that before and side dry bath with a shower door that looks to be
> about 14" wide...LOL. Original paint but new windshields. The deceased owner was named Turner and attended the GMCMI rally in Niagra Falls back in
> 94. His son said he drove it all over the country before he pulled it in his barn for a total restoration. So it was stored inside until the
> auction company pulled it out this month. The coach mechanicals are in unknown condition. The motor has chrome valve covers and looks to have been
> taken care of.
>
> I also won a unused rebuilt tranny that was built by AAMCO in 94 and still has the paper AAMCO tag. I also got a spare complete 455 with all
> accessories but unknown condition although the motor does turn over and is clean. I didn't think to see if it has a Toronado oil pan.
>
> I BELIEVE the steering column and dash is in a pile that is in the corner and comes with the coach. Also got about 5 sets of aftermarket seats (3rd
> row seats with armrests)as well as the original seats. Oh and a BRAND new set of 6 Alcoa wheels with BRAND new Michelin tires dated 2001 (!!!) I
> believe the wheels/tires are spoken for. If not I'll post them.
>
> A good day. Now to get everything home and see what all is there. The coach is going to have to come home on a flatbed. I know there is also a
> bunch of upholstery material and some other stuff like a Ragusa pan for the tranny.
> --
> Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama
>
> 77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum goodies.
>
> http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/
>
> '03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L
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Re: Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314626 is a reply to message #314621] Tue, 14 March 2017 20:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Wow I thought you were selling your GMC not buying more?

Roy Keen Minden,NV 76 X Glenbrook
Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314635 is a reply to message #314626] Tue, 14 March 2017 22:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sounds like you hit the jackpot Kerry --for more projects that is!!!!!

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Re: Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314636 is a reply to message #314621] Tue, 14 March 2017 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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kerry pinkerton wrote on Tue, 14 March 2017 20:38
...got about 5 sets of aftermarket seats (3rd row seats with armrests)as well as the original seats. ...
Does that include a set of OEM cockpit seats that you want me to have?


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Re: Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314637 is a reply to message #314621] Tue, 14 March 2017 22:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If the wheels aren't spoken for I will buy them and I can come pick them up Smile

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Re: Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314641 is a reply to message #314636] Tue, 14 March 2017 23:52 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kerry pinkerton is currently offline  kerry pinkerton   United States
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A Hamilto wrote on Tue, 14 March 2017 22:19
...Does that include a set of OEM cockpit seats that you want me to have?


Probably does. I'm pretty sure I saw them in one of the lots. Don't know the condition yet.


Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama 77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum goodies. http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/ '03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L
Re: Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314642 is a reply to message #314641] Wed, 15 March 2017 00:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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kerry pinkerton wrote on Tue, 14 March 2017 23:52
A Hamilto wrote on Tue, 14 March 2017 22:19
...Does that include a set of OEM cockpit seats that you want me to have?
Probably does. I'm pretty sure I saw them in one of the lots. Don't know the condition yet.
Let me know when you know, and how many dollars to bring with me when I come to pick them up.


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Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314643 is a reply to message #314641] Tue, 14 March 2017 23:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kerry, sounds like you have the ingredients for a pub crawl/wine tour/rally
activity transport vehicle. Put all those 3rd row seats in, upholster the
rest of it, and party on!!!!.
Jim Hupy
Salem, Or

On Mar 14, 2017 9:53 PM, "Kerry Pinkerton" wrote:

> A Hamilto wrote on Tue, 14 March 2017 22:19
>> ...Does that include a set of OEM cockpit seats that you want me to have?
>
>
> Probably does. I'm pretty sure I saw them in one of the lots. Don't know
> the condition yet.
>
> --
> Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama
>
> 77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum
> goodies.
>
> http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/
>
> '03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L
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Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314647 is a reply to message #314621] Wed, 15 March 2017 06:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
USAussie is currently offline  USAussie   United States
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Kerry,

What's a Davo? I Googled it but all that came up was Davos, Switrzerland.

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
USAussie - Downunder
AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808


-----Original Message-----
From: Gmclist [mailto:gmclist-bounces-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org] On Behalf Of Kerry
Pinkerton
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:38 PM
To: gmclist-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org
Subject: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion

So a friend sends me a link to a local on-line only auction. I ended up
winning all the lots I bid on. In it was a 75 Avion that is missing the
dash
and steering column but is in nice shape inside. Rear twin DAVO's...never
seen that before and side dry bath with a shower door that looks to be
about 14" wide...LOL. Original paint but new windshields. The deceased
owner was named Turner and attended the GMCMI rally in Niagra Falls back in
94. His son said he drove it all over the country before he pulled it in
his barn for a total restoration. So it was stored inside until the
auction company pulled it out this month. The coach mechanicals are in
unknown condition. The motor has chrome valve covers and looks to have been
taken care of.

I also won a unused rebuilt tranny that was built by AAMCO in 94 and still
has the paper AAMCO tag. I also got a spare complete 455 with all
accessories but unknown condition although the motor does turn over and is
clean. I didn't think to see if it has a Toronado oil pan.

I BELIEVE the steering column and dash is in a pile that is in the corner
and comes with the coach. Also got about 5 sets of aftermarket seats (3rd
row seats with armrests)as well as the original seats. Oh and a BRAND new
set of 6 Alcoa wheels with BRAND new Michelin tires dated 2001 (!!!) I
believe the wheels/tires are spoken for. If not I'll post them.

A good day. Now to get everything home and see what all is there. The
coach is going to have to come home on a flatbed. I know there is also a
bunch of upholstery material and some other stuff like a Ragusa pan for the
tranny.
--
Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama

77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum
goodies.

http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/

'03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L

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Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314648 is a reply to message #314647] Wed, 15 March 2017 07:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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USAussie wrote on Wed, 15 March 2017 06:32
Kerry,

What's a Davo? I Googled it but all that came up was Davos, Switrzerland.

Regards,
Rob M.


Rob, it's the couch that folds up into a bunk bed. The Avion has facing couches that fold up int bunks. Different from the GMC Davo a bit in the mechanism but still the back flips up and hangs from the ceiling on straps on one side and is supported by the mechanism on the other.


Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama 77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum goodies. http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/ '03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L
Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314665 is a reply to message #314648] Wed, 15 March 2017 13:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Kerry,

I'd really like to see photos of those Davos.

Does this Avion have the night stand between the beds as well?

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
USAussie - Downunder
AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808

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Rob, it's the couch that folds up into a bunk bed. The Avion has facing
couches that fold up int bunks. Different from the GMC Davo a bit in the
mechanism but still the back flips up and hangs from the ceiling on straps
on one side and is supported by the mechanism on the other.
--
Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama

77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum
goodies.

http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/

'03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L

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Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314682 is a reply to message #314647] Wed, 15 March 2017 18:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Colloquial for "Davenport", a rather dated synonym for sofa, couch, etc.

My mother (born 1911) ALWAYS referred to our sofa as the davenport.

It MAY have been a northeastern term, possibly from England.


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Kerry,

What's a Davo? I Googled it but all that came up was Davos, Switrzerland.

Regards,
Rob M.
The Pedantic Mechanic
USAussie - Downunder
AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808


-----Original Message-----
From: Gmclist [mailto:gmclist-bounces-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org] On Behalf Of Kerry
Pinkerton
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:38 PM
To: gmclist-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org
Subject: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion

So a friend sends me a link to a local on-line only auction. I ended up
winning all the lots I bid on. In it was a 75 Avion that is missing the
dash
and steering column but is in nice shape inside. Rear twin DAVO's...never
seen that before and side dry bath with a shower door that looks to be
about 14" wide...LOL. Original paint but new windshields. The deceased
owner was named Turner and attended the GMCMI rally in Niagra Falls back in
94. His son said he drove it all over the country before he pulled it in
his barn for a total restoration. So it was stored inside until the
auction company pulled it out this month. The coach mechanicals are in
unknown condition. The motor has chrome valve covers and looks to have been
taken care of.

I also won a unused rebuilt tranny that was built by AAMCO in 94 and still
has the paper AAMCO tag. I also got a spare complete 455 with all
accessories but unknown condition although the motor does turn over and is
clean. I didn't think to see if it has a Toronado oil pan.

I BELIEVE the steering column and dash is in a pile that is in the corner
and comes with the coach. Also got about 5 sets of aftermarket seats (3rd
row seats with armrests)as well as the original seats. Oh and a BRAND new
set of 6 Alcoa wheels with BRAND new Michelin tires dated 2001 (!!!) I
believe the wheels/tires are spoken for. If not I'll post them.

A good day. Now to get everything home and see what all is there. The
coach is going to have to come home on a flatbed. I know there is also a
bunch of upholstery material and some other stuff like a Ragusa pan for the
tranny.
--
Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama

77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum
goodies.

http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/

'03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L

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Re: Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314683 is a reply to message #314621] Wed, 15 March 2017 18:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>Just what I needed...still trying to sell the one I have.

Bwwahahaha! And I was just thinking that "Kerry is drifting away from GMCs now that he's rolling in the SOB." Yep, you *need* another project, just like I do.
Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314720 is a reply to message #314623] Thu, 16 March 2017 16:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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​Even here in Georgia, "davenport" was the generic name for a sofa (which
word I don't remember ever hearing as a kid).​

Ken H.


On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:11 PM, Emery Stora wrote:

> Davenport was the name of a series of sofas made by the Massachusetts
> furniture manufacturer A. H. Davenport and Company, now defunct. Due to the
> popularity of the furniture at the time, the name davenport became a
> genericized trademark.
>
> My mother in Michigan always called any couch she had a “Davenport”.
>
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Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314721 is a reply to message #314682] Thu, 16 March 2017 16:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Davenport was the name of a series of sofas made by the Massachusetts furniture manufacturer A. H. Davenport and Company, now defunct. Due to the popularity of the furniture at the time, the name davenport became a genericized trademark.

My mother in Michigan always called any couch she had a “Davenport”.

Emery Stora
77 Kingsley
Frederick, CO

> On Mar 15, 2017, at 5:43 PM, D C _Mac_ Macdonald wrote:
>
> Colloquial for "Davenport", a rather dated synonym for sofa, couch, etc.
>
> My mother (born 1911) ALWAYS referred to our sofa as the davenport.
>
> It MAY have been a northeastern term, possibly from England.
>
>
> ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
> ~~ ~ D C "Mac" Macdonald ~ ~~
> ~ ~ Amateur Radio - K2GKK ~ ~
> ~ ~ Since 30 November '53 ~ ~
> ~ ~ USAF and FAA, Retired ~ ~
> ~ Member GMCMI and Classics ~
> ~ ~ ~ Oklahoma City, OK ~ ~ ~
> ~~ ~ ~ "The Money Pit" ~ ~ ~~
> ~ ~ ~ ~ TZE166V101966 ~ ~ ~ ~
> ~ ~ ~ '76 ex-Palm Beach ~ ~ ~
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> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 06:32
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> Subject: Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion
>
> Kerry,
>
> What's a Davo? I Googled it but all that came up was Davos, Switrzerland.
>
> Regards,
> Rob M.
> The Pedantic Mechanic
> USAussie - Downunder
> AUS '75 Avion - The Blue Streak TZE365V100428
> USA '75 Avion - Double Trouble TZE365V100426
> USA '77 Kingsley - TZE 267V100808
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gmclist [mailto:gmclist-bounces-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org] On Behalf Of Kerry
> Pinkerton
> Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:38 PM
> To: gmclist-AT-list-DOT-gmcnet-DOT-org
> Subject: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion
>
> So a friend sends me a link to a local on-line only auction. I ended up
> winning all the lots I bid on. In it was a 75 Avion that is missing the
> dash
> and steering column but is in nice shape inside. Rear twin DAVO's...never
> seen that before and side dry bath with a shower door that looks to be
> about 14" wide...LOL. Original paint but new windshields. The deceased
> owner was named Turner and attended the GMCMI rally in Niagra Falls back in
> 94. His son said he drove it all over the country before he pulled it in
> his barn for a total restoration. So it was stored inside until the
> auction company pulled it out this month. The coach mechanicals are in
> unknown condition. The motor has chrome valve covers and looks to have been
> taken care of.
>
> I also won a unused rebuilt tranny that was built by AAMCO in 94 and still
> has the paper AAMCO tag. I also got a spare complete 455 with all
> accessories but unknown condition although the motor does turn over and is
> clean. I didn't think to see if it has a Toronado oil pan.
>
> I BELIEVE the steering column and dash is in a pile that is in the corner
> and comes with the coach. Also got about 5 sets of aftermarket seats (3rd
> row seats with armrests)as well as the original seats. Oh and a BRAND new
> set of 6 Alcoa wheels with BRAND new Michelin tires dated 2001 (!!!) I
> believe the wheels/tires are spoken for. If not I'll post them.
>
> A good day. Now to get everything home and see what all is there. The
> coach is going to have to come home on a flatbed. I know there is also a
> bunch of upholstery material and some other stuff like a Ragusa pan for the
> tranny.
> --
> Kerry Pinkerton - North Alabama
>
> 77 Eleganza II, 403CI, Manny Brakes, 1 ton, tranny, lots of aluminum
> goodies.
>
> http://www.bdub.net/pinkerton/
>
> '03 Fleetwood Discovery 39L
>
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Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314731 is a reply to message #314720] Thu, 16 March 2017 18:53 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kingsley Coach is currently offline  Kingsley Coach   United States
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Up here every coach was a Chesterfield !

Mike in NS

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 6:16 PM, Ken Henderson
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> ​Even here in Georgia, "davenport" was the generic name for a sofa (which
> word I don't remember ever hearing as a kid).​
>
> Ken H.
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> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:11 PM, Emery Stora
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>> Davenport was the name of a series of sofas made by the Massachusetts
>> furniture manufacturer A. H. Davenport and Company, now defunct. Due to
> the
>> popularity of the furniture at the time, the name davenport became a
>> genericized trademark.
>>
>> My mother in Michigan always called any couch she had a “Davenport”.
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Re: [GMCnet] Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314736 is a reply to message #314731] Thu, 16 March 2017 19:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
k2gkk is currently offline  k2gkk   United States
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The Massachusetts origination probably explains where my mother got the name since dad was from the Boston area!

Mac in OKC



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Up here every coach was a Chesterfield !

Mike in NS

On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 6:16 PM, Ken Henderson
wrote:

> Even here in Georgia, "davenport" was the generic name for a sofa (which
> word I don't remember ever hearing as a kid).
>
> Ken H.
>
>
> On Thu, Mar 16, 2017 at 5:11 PM, Emery Stora
> wrote:
>
>> Davenport was the name of a series of sofas made by the Massachusetts
>> furniture manufacturer A. H. Davenport and Company, now defunct. Due to
> the
>> popularity of the furniture at the time, the name davenport became a
>> genericized trademark.
>>
>> My mother in Michigan always called any couch she had a “Davenport”.
>>

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Re: Just bought a 75 Avion [message #314969 is a reply to message #314621] Mon, 20 March 2017 18:08 Go to previous message
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I've wondered about the origin of the term "davo" before too. Regardless of the origin, it's the term used for a sofa that converts to bunk beds as labeled on the GMC floor plans posted on Billy Massey's site:

http://www.bdub.net/Floor_Plans.pdf

Davo may be an abbreviation of "Davenport", but I ran across another possible origin. Davoplane Bed Company was the name of a Chicago based company with a patented a sofa-bed design. Their design wasn't for a sofa back that converted it to a bunk, but it was for a folding mechanism to convert a sofa to a bed.

https://books.google.com/books?id=QI2QAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA303&dq=Davo-plane+Bed+Co+sofa-bed+chicago+Illinois&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwifo7- qjubSAhWJ6yYKHXgvAzIQ6AEIITAB#v=onepage&q=Davo-plane%20Bed%20Co%20sofa-bed%20chicago%20Illinois&f=false






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