We found her on Craig's list...thanks to someone named Chris who'd posted the info and the link about the CJ for sale
. Apparently,Chris's wife said,
no, you already have a trailer.
and we just jumped at the chance!
[b]It's a 1973 Compact Jr and its in really bad shape
My husband and I managed to leave our home in Central Oregon at 6am and make it to Goldendale, Wa 150 miles north by 9am. We purchased it and drove home by noon!
It's now 4pm and we have totally gutted it! She was full of mold and mildew! Nothing a big bucket of bleach and soapy water can't take care of! Funny the previous owner had rattle canned sprayed what was supposed to look like camo. But it is UGLY!
We are taking pictures to document the restoration! Fortunately, my husband is a carpenter and super artistic!
We got hooked on CJ's when we were camping at Yellowstone this summer. We met a couple who had a 1971 and they'd done neat things with it!
We are super excited! For a couple of kids in our 30's, whose folks drive a super spendy RV. We are the new generation who are finding ways to still have fun on the cheap~!
Stay tuned to see some images!
WHAT HAVE WE GOTTEN OURSELVES INTO?