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Old 10-20-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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scamp or love bug how do i tell??

it is registered as a scamp but not sure, and is there any place in mass.that does restoration??been sitting on a flat for years hope someone can help.i really like this camper.i can do most inside stuff but the frame i need to know if its ok???
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:38 PM   #2
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Post pictures of it - include some of the rear, side and front. Someone will ID it for you.
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #3
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Also, let us know the year of the trailer. We can give you tips about the frame. But, we want to see it first
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:13 PM   #4
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Scamps have OSB floors as original, Love bug plywood. Both are all white gel coat.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #5
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Scamps have OSB floors as original, Love bug plywood. Both are all white gel coat.
Scamps had marine plywood until sometime in the eighties.
The taillights on a LoveBug has fiberglass "pods" in which the taillights were installed. The Scamp has the tailights mount on the body of the trailer.
Most LoveBugs have an "eyebrow" molded into the body above the front window.Early Scamps are smooth down to the front window.
I had a 1973 LoveBug without the "eyebrow", so the presence of the "eyebrow" proves it's not a Scamp but it's absence proves nothing.
here's our old LoveBug the windows are somewhat unique but Scamp used them on some 1976 models....

What is the serial number? On a Scamp it is stamped on the top of the tongue, just aft of the coupler.
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Floyd, didnt most of the Love Bugs also have the larger window in the door (such the one in your photo) than the Scamp?
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Floyd, didnt most of the Love Bugs also have the larger window in the door (such the one in your photo) than the Scamp?
The Seventies were the "WildWest" days of fiberglass trailer production, so while I think that is correct, I can't be sure!
For instance...Where's the "eyebrow" on my trailer? Probably just a line production change.
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The Seventies were the "WildWest" days.
LOL the Seventies were the wild west days in general, or at least the parts I can remember
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The Scamp serial number/VIN I have seen: Prior to 1982 start with E followed by 5 or 6 numbers. After 82 the VIN starts with 1S7 . 0n 1982 models I have seen both formats.
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The Seventies were the "WildWest" days of fiberglass trailer production, so while I think that is correct, I can't be sure!
For instance...Where's the "eyebrow" on my trailer? Probably just a line production change.
Could the eyebrow have been added post fire in Tripoli when new molds likely had to be made? Much like Scamp made their 13' taller post fire. It would be a cost effective way of invoking changes.
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Scamps had marine plywood until sometime in the eighties.
Thanks for pointing that out.
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If its name is Herbie it's a Love Bug.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:16 PM   #13
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sent some pictures of the poor thing on willeys album sorry cant find them now hope you can
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:41 PM   #14
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oh i forgot its a 1976 scamp on the registrsion from tonge to bumper its about 15 ft the windows open on rods on the sides as you can see on the door hope you can help me out thanks
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