I have identified the problems with the drooping door on my '76 Scamp
. The whole corner of the fiberglass body was breaking loose from the floor, and sagging...
I took out part of the floor, and took the camper to a place nearby that builds custom cars and hot rods. They fabricate a lot of custom parts for show cars, etc. The crew there got a kick out of the Scamp- and then they started to take a real interest.
I was there today, and they have built an extension of the frame cross member, with a very sturdy vertical brace that fits to the curve of the fiberglass, and rises up to the lower hinge. The hinge bolts will actually go through this 1/4 inch steel. That corner of the camper is solid as a rock now.
Well, you know how one thing leads to another- I liked their attitude, their workmanship, and their prices. I have now arranged to have them take the whole body off and sandblast and rustproof the chassis. They are also working up an estimate for doing fiberglass work and a paint
job. Pictures to follow soon.
Sometimes, when you are up to your neck in alligators, it's hard to remember that you only set out to drain the swamp...