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Old 03-06-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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1981 scamp rebuild where to start

I picked up this scamp last month for a few bucks. i am planing a full rebuild but will have to get her apart and see what all i need to do. I know all the cab. have to come out and build all new wood cab. new glass. An axel and a paint job. From reading some of the post, the upper rear cab. is in demand. mine is coming out.
I am a wood working fool. i have built custom wooden kayaks. furniture, boat parts and a few years back i built a tear drop camper. And i have a wooden toy shop where i sell my wooden toys.. so now this scamp will be my new toy.
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to FGRV Danny

The first place to start is taking pictures. We all love to see what you had, how you did it and how it turned out.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:05 PM   #3
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I am working on pics,
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Get it road worthy... even if it is just a hardsided tent... so axle/tires/trailer lights wires


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Old 03-06-2013, 11:12 PM   #5
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Wow! Now that's a real "Lowrider". Have fun.
PS is that a rock guard on the back window?
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:56 PM   #6
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first thing on my list is looking at a Flexiride 2000lb axle. they have an adjustable trailing arms. and i have 50ft of new rubber in the mail to replace front and back windows that was painted. Im thinking i will put a front booth and i will be cutting out for a larger window on the front. by the way i only need 20ft of the rubber window seal. i will have 30ft left i hate to trash it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:54 AM   #7
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Can't wait to see your woodworking magic. Some other folks on the forum have done some beautiful cabinet work on their little trailers. Have fun with your new toy!
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:14 AM   #8
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There is no rock guards on her. some one painted the windows. It was used as flee market storage. But for the $200.00 I payed for the scamp. I will replace all the glass.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:23 AM   #9
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$200 is a steal. You could do a ton of remodeling and still come out ahead. I'd highly recommend pulling up some of the threads by Robert Johans here on the forum. He rebuilds Bolers professionally, does top notch work, and knows how to get a lot out of small spaces.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:11 AM   #10
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Great find. Start from the bottom up. Check out and the repair frame and axle. If in a shop first remove front and rear window. Pull out seats and lower kitchen cabinet and carpet. (Leave closet in place for now for support.) Strip out plastic covered foam under the seats. (Not ensolite.) Try to save ensolite on walls if possible. Inspect and replace floor sections if needed. (Replace one floor section at a time in a Scamp). Paint the frame when floor sections are removed. Check table board in rear wall for rot an R&R if required. Remove and reseal the other windows and vents. If you need to paint the interior & exterior do it when all the windows and vents are out. Reinstall side windows and vents. Run electrical and new gas lines as needed. After wiring and gas lines are done glue refletix under the seat areas. Now start making sawdust. BTW nothing in a Scamp is square or straight. If working in a shop the last thing to do before you roll it out is to install the front and rear windows. Plan on adding at least $1800. to the orig, investment and you should have a great little trailer.
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..... I will replace all the glass.
I wouldn't bother. Just clean the paint off with a chemical stripper. Glass is nearly inert.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #12
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I just finished removing all the cabinets in the little scamp. the floor was looking good till i took out the water tank side bench. some one had left an pile of charcoal laying in the rear corner while cleaning it up, there was no floor. The good thing is the rest of the floors look good. Wife cleaned the walls and painted the walls. we matched up the color thats was behind the kit. cabinets, a light green. i just need to finch up the caulking the seams so she can paint the second coat. when its all cleaned back up after to nights demo. i will get new pics.
cabinets and parts are here if any one needs any thing before it goes to the dump.
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ooooooh truly jalousie windows! Don't trash those, fix them! Those windows are wonderful and they're not made any more... SIGH.

danny... we're glad you're here! This will be a fun rebuild to follow.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:13 PM   #14
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I am posting pic's of what damage the the man i bought this scamp from.... he cut the cab. and closet out so he could make the bed larger. now i have to rebuild all what he damaged. and been looking for one window to replace the one he cut up to hang an air unit out of. i looked at this thing for two years be for i talked to him about taking it off his hands. don't know what he would have cut next.

A hammer and nail with some duck tape i can fix it.
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