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Old 03-26-2012, 11:54 AM   #1
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1973 LoveBug Love-in

Hi Folks,

Just completed the total restoration and customization of a 1973 LoveBug. This was built to the owner's unique set of parameters. (He's a rock climber, almost always boon docking, who wanted a "comfy" base camp.)

A few special details include: extra high ground clearance; solar power; oversized bed; and dinette for two. New Hehr "jalousie-style" windows; Dometic/SMEV combo cooktop/sink; and Suburban furnace.

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Old 03-26-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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Here's some more:
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And some details:

(Let me know if you'd like to see the "before" pictures, or any other detail shots.)
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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WOW!! Great custom work. Amazing!
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:38 PM   #5
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Just curious, what do some of your creations cost? Mid $20's or $30K or more? Your work is exceptional and I hope you realize that and you are well compensated. Half the battle is finding the parts, that is a neat propane tank as well as your solar display. Do you provide the trailer or the customer? Great job.
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Old 03-26-2012, 12:47 PM   #6
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Wow, that is one of the best interiors I have ever seen. Super great job.
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Oh, my gosh, awesome is the only word I can think of!
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Robert, is that a surround curtain rod I see around the back?
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i am sitting here with my mouth hanging open---speechless! you have done an incredible make-over on this rig. i sure hope the mountain climber who owns it realizes how gorgeous it is!!!!
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Thanks all for the kind replies.

Donna, I found that surround curtain track at Ikea!

Harley, yep, these renos can be pretty expensive, but mostly because the client asks for a lot of customization. My rates are quite reasonable, but there's a lot of time involved restoring the integrity of these old trailers. Before any interior work! New frame, new floor, all new utilities. Everything is new except for the shell. I.e.: This one required the repair of over 140 separate holes in the shell, from small bolt holes to big AC unit-sized cut-outs...
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As usual quite simply astounding. I have literally looked at photos of some of the other trailers you have done for hours. I am sure I will do the same with this one. Great work!
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Oh.... I forgot to say Donna is right - that curtain rod is sweet!
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Congratulations on a job well done. I'm sure the customer will be extremely happy with the finished product.

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I love it! Where did the neato cooktop come from? Wish you were closer to me and I was rich!
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