This is really interesting, I've just purchased a 1983 Scamp, and I'd like to lift the shell off the trailer to inspect and paint, if not more. My impression is that the flooring is attached to the steel frame with sheet metal screws - can someone verify that? Is there more information available on removing the shell?
Roger A Karmes
Just finished doing that myself to repair a cracked frame on my 85 Scamp
13 (previous owner loaded too much weight
in a rear bumper cargo box). There are a multitude of sheet metal screws that hold the floor to the frame, some are a challenge to find. They are all along both frame rails and around the perimenter of the sunken floor section. You will find one or two under the fridge
and a few covered up by fiberglass where sections of the floor adjoin. Once the screws have all been found and removed, you will have to cut some fiberglass at the bottom of the door opening, it joins the body to the siderails for the sunken floor at the door (you have to crawl underneath to see this). As you start to lift the body, it will have to be moved to the curb side in relation to the frame because it curls underneath the sunken floor siderails at the door opening. There is also some sealant caulk that may pop loose on its own, or you may have to help it along with a prybar. As I'm sure you've noticed, the upper floor comes off with the body, the lower floor stays with the frame. This project can be a real vocabulary builder.