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Old 04-06-2013, 07:41 PM   #15
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Yeah, thanks Donna! I was wearing a mask, but next time, I will have more of a respirator for sure! I am having fun doing all I have done so far, except the fiberglass grinding, and I still have a lot more of that to do!
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:32 AM   #16
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I had a similar experience. I was going to spray the interior with a mixture of acetone and xylene which is what goof-off is. Trying to get rid of some stubborn contact cement clumps. I figured I would be in and out of there in less than a minute and just spray the heck out of it. I did and for the next hour when ever I exhaled or coughed all I tasted was xylene. So next time I TOO will have my respirator on. Not sure why kids would want to huff that stuff but I can see why it would turn your brain to mush. BTW Great job you are doing.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:46 AM   #17
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Well, the frame is almost complete, though I am waiting to weld in the front drop floor supports. I saw a post that inspired me with a slide out porta- poti, and want to play with a few measurements before I proceed. In the meantime, I have been doing a lot of fiberglass grinding, and I have actually laid glass last night and tonight. I am really getting the hang of it now!
Here is a pic of me grinding away, much better suited up for the job, than before, lol!

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Old 04-24-2013, 12:55 AM   #18
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Oh, just a note, the woman at home depot in the paint department, who I asked where I could find a painters suit, said " Oh, you mean the ones that look sexy?" lol!
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Old 05-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #19
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Here are a few pictures of my progress. Things have been getting busy at work, so I haven't had as much time as I would like to work on the scamp!
As for the fiberglass work, I am nearly done. I have filled just about every cutout, and hole there was! I am guessing well over 150, counting all the rivet holes! I filled in all hatch door cutouts, utility connection holes, etc. because when the time comes to install the new appliances, I want a clean slate to work with.
As for the frame, I am nearly done. I have made some changes to it, which will allow for more storage at the front floor area, and 3 more inches at the rear dropped floor area to allow for space to run electrical, and some venting for a planned A/C.

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Old 05-27-2013, 07:32 AM   #20
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Youre wife sent this to me as you forgot to put it in
Nice job BTW.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:51 PM   #21
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Lol! Too funny! I wish I was superman, I would be done and camping by now, lol. That pic is more of my "oh, now I have to clean all this ensolite off the walls and ceiling!"
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:18 PM   #22
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Nice job man, it's a little daunting until everything gets cleaned up. I remember sitting outside of the door and looking in at the mess I had left and thinking "I am ridiculous"

Keep it up, I'm near you but you'll soon be passing me on the progress front.
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Old 06-11-2013, 12:36 AM   #23
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Well, things have slowed down on the progress on the scamp, due to the busy season at work, but I am plugging away. This weekend, I did more fiberglass work, but the exiting thing was that I was able to finish up on the frame and bring it home from my shop to where the shell is! It felt good to actually be able to tow it! The scary thing was pulling it with my full size dodge, and I could not see it at all behind me, unless I went around a sharp corner. I thought I lost it each time I looked in the mirror, lol! But it was there when I got home.
I made a couple of changes from the original frame, by widening the dropped floor in the front, gaining 13"x 20" x6" of interior space. Not sure how I will use this space yet, but it's there! Also, the rear dropped floor support is moved back 3" so I can run wires/plumbing if needed.
I am almost done with the major fiberglass work, so my next step will be to put the frame under the shell to see how things line up. Also, I want to weld some supports outside the frame rails to support the plywood floor as close to the body as I can get. I didn't like how the original frame had no supports beyond the frame rails, as I noticed how the body sagged because the plywood sagged outside the frame, probably a good inch and a half. By welding tabs and supports, I won't have to fasten the plywood directly to the frame using screws. Instead, I will be able to bolt the plywood to the tabs I weld on.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:00 AM   #24
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Awesome job. I am seriously considering welding on a 2inch receiver on the backside before I am done. Appropriately attached etc. I have a motorcycle or 4 wheeler I would like to pull sometimes for riding. I have seen an add on kit for mine that I think is bolted/welded on and will look into that before I get too far along. Thanks for all the pixs and the running commentary. Sure helps me if nothing else.
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It sure is nice to take something nice and make it nicer......

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Old 06-13-2013, 12:34 AM   #26
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Your '77 is going to be awsome. You're making great progress on your rebuild.
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Old 07-09-2013, 11:26 PM   #27
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No updates to post, well I am almost done with the fiberglass work, and about to put the new frame under. However, I am about to leave for a trip to mt Rushmore in a couple days, a trip which I had planned to be taking the new scamp along with! Oh well, guess I will learn a few good places for future scamping! Also, I have been coming up with new ideas and inspirations for the floor plan, so not being in a rush to finish the scamp rebuild, will be beneficial I hope! When I am back from my trip, I will be back at the rebuild and will have more to post, till then
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