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Old 08-12-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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1972 Compact Jr. Restoration

OK, I have lurked a great deal over the past year, and have finally completed my camper and wanted to share a few pics. I won't bore everyone with the "progress photos" as they look pretty much like all the other tired Hunter campers! It was brought home, gutted and painted. Here are a few of the finished pictures.

Thanks to everyone who has posted on this forum and shared their ideas, it was very helpful.
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Old 08-12-2016, 04:07 PM   #2
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Wowza! Nicely done!
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:05 PM   #3
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Looks good Wade
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Old 08-12-2016, 05:48 PM   #4
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Very Nice!! Looks cozy and comfy. Thinking about putting a TV in
my Hunter compact.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:00 PM   #5
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Awesome! Love the colors - both interior and exterior. Did you custom make the cabinets?


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Quite an impressive job!
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Old 08-12-2016, 08:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments everyone. Yes Clayton, I gutted it and built everything from scratch. The countertops are from heart pine out of an old farmhouse here in Alabama.
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Looks great and I like the metal pegboard back over the counter, very usefull addition!
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:46 AM   #9
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Fantastic!

Wade ... wonderful looking camper.
How long did it take you and how much did it cost to get it to this shape (including purchase price)?
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Beautiful

Great Job!!! Wonder how much it weighs now?
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Looks great! Nice work!
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I have not weighed it but it should be very close to a stock unit. I built all the cabinets as "in place stick frame" and layed off the 3/4" plywood. Lots of pocket screws. Doors are all 1/2". Building in that fashion is a pain in the butt.
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Beautiful job. Looks great! Adding my "like" to everyone else's!

Two thumbs up! Also--a great trailer to use as your starting point, nice and small and light!
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I'm jealous Wade.....

nicely done.

after you gut it what if anything do you have to reinstall to reinforce the walls?

and who did your canvas pop top?

do you have a photo showing how it is affixed to the camper?

I only have mesh netting from a previous owner and am thinking about a replacement.
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