1976 Ventura - Fiberglass RV



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Old 12-04-2017, 07:57 PM   #1
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This is the beginning of my rebuild of 1976 Ventura.
More to follow.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:50 PM   #2
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Murray, it is good to see that you are making progress with your Ventura. I hope you keep posting so we can follow your progress. Just curious if you are working in a garage. Even in BC it must be a bit cool and wet to be working outside.I envy your ability to work at this time of year.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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Looking good! I wish I was starting with a roof that looked like that!
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:11 PM   #4
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Murray, it is good to see that you are making progress with your Ventura. I hope you keep posting so we can follow your progress. Just curious if you are working in a garage. Even in BC it must be a bit cool and wet to be working outside.I envy your ability to work at this time of year.
I have it parked right outside my shop. Step from the trailer into the shop.
I have it all tarped in. There are a few holes on the shell that I will fiberglass and Gel coat when it warms up. I keep a heater in the shop and one in the trailer.
Not the greatest set up but it lets me keep working.
Good luck with yours.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:16 PM   #5
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Looking good! I wish I was starting with a roof that looked like that!
The roof was sagged a little from snow loads.
I cut 3 strips of wood, laminated in an arch and glued to roof inside.
This helped out quite a bit.
I took the trailer to a kayak builder for his opinion.
He said, don't be to concerned about the gel coat cracks. Give it a good clean,buff with a heavy cleaner, put 2 coats of turtle wax on. Won't be new but you will be amazed at how it will look. Good luck with yours.
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:19 PM   #6
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The ribs in my roof were totally rotten and the roof was more of a bowl. Iíve removed all the remnants of the ribs and will be installing my newly laminated ribs. Sounds like we have a similar strategy. Iím going to be painting the entire exterior once spring roles around.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:09 PM   #7
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Where's the Pontiac ??? I was expecting pix of a vintage Poncho.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:31 PM   #8
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[QUOTE=MurrayC;674898]I have it parked right outside my shop. Step from the trailer into the shop.
I have it all tarped in. There are a few holes on the shell that I will fiberglass and Gel coat when it warms up. I keep a heater in the shop and one in the trailer.]
That was my setup too (minus the garage heat) until it reached about 5 degrees with a strong wind at which point I admitted defeat.
I have to admit that I do not mind a break and time for reading by the fire.
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