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Old 03-12-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Was there ever an Aluminum Scamp?

Hi all. Over in one of the Facebook Groups a person posted this photo and in the comments is saying that this is a '76 ALUMINUM Scamp. I have a hunch we got a leg being pulled, but I thought I'd ask the "experts"...
Was there ever a "Tin Can" Scamp?


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Old 03-12-2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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Unless it's just a trick of the lens, there isn't a single rivet or seam showing on the body of that trailer except at the beltline. If made of aluminum it seems to me that it would have to have been "stamped" in that exact shape.

Is that even possible????
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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... If made of aluminum it seems to me that it would have to have been "stamped" in that exact shape.

Is that even possible????
Like a beer can?
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Looks like a painted Scamp to me! :-)

Note to add: The party has posted inside photos of the trailer and you can see they used the same spray can to make the fridge cover aluminium as well ;-)
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Like a beer can?
Yeah- only a really BIG beer can.

Point being, I don't think I've ever seen an aluminum-skinned trailer whose skin wasn't constructed of panels, usually riveted together.
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Unless it's just a trick of the lens, there isn't a single rivet or seam showing on the body of that trailer except at the beltline. If made of aluminum it seems to me that it would have to have been "stamped" in that exact shape.

Is that even possible????

I think if he posted a photo of the other side of the trailer and the top you will see rivets. He has posted inside photos and there are clearly acorn nuts in the roof holding upper cabinets up and he does have lower cabinets on the drivers side.... no photo of inside passenger side... did he take out the cabinets?? or fiberglass them in?

Personally just think the guy is trying to pull a few people legs on the FB page!
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Is this one of the interior pictures?


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Nope... will go get one for you.... hang tight...
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Here a a few of the inside of the special scamp....
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Thanks, Carol!

"Aluminum skin", my foot, eh?
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Hi all. Over in one of the Facebook Groups a person posted this photo and in the comments is saying that this is a '76 ALUMINUM Scamp. I have a hunch we got a leg being pulled, but I thought I'd ask the "experts"...
Was there ever a "Tin Can" Scamp?


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Old 03-12-2014, 04:54 PM   #13
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They did go to a lot of trouble to make it look like it was aluminum, but if you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.

Looks neat though, wish I had thought of that.
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I know someone with a silver boler. I don't recall about the rivets caps but I think they jsut painted over them
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