Ď74 Ventura remodel - Fiberglass RV


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Old 12-02-2017, 09:23 AM   #1
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Ď74 Ventura remodel

Iíve recently started redoing a Ventura that I purchased out of a farmers field. Check out my previous posts for work up till this point.

Now that the trailer is gutted Iíve begun work on the rotten ceiling structure. Glued up the new curved supports last night! I ripped a 2x6 into 3/8Ē strips, then traced an arch using the front of the roof as a template. Then glued two strips together using PL Premium adhesive and taped securely to the arch (the picture shows all five new rubs on the template). Once they cure I will cut to length and install using a two part epoxy.

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Old 12-02-2017, 10:13 AM   #2
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Good luck. It looks like you have your work cut out for you.
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Old 12-02-2017, 02:05 PM   #3
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Bravo

I have never done major remodels to my Bigfoot, other than putting up a few shelves, etc. Simple stuff. I have never gutted or started from scratch with one, either.

So, I have a huge amount of respect for those like you who take on this kind of commitment. And, here you are doing this in Manitoba, which if I remember correctly doesn't have tropical winters! (We didn't in Ontario, either, LOL.)

Good for you. I think I can speak for more than a few others when I say that we LOVE watching the progress of you brave souls & your projects. I get so excited seeing these beautiful senior-citizen FG trailers out on the road, looking brand-new & spreading the love. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:44 PM   #4
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I have never done major remodels to my Bigfoot, other than putting up a few shelves, etc. Simple stuff. I have never gutted or started from scratch with one, either.

So, I have a huge amount of respect for those like you who take on this kind of commitment. And, here you are doing this in Manitoba, which if I remember correctly doesn't have tropical winters! (We didn't in Ontario, either, LOL.)

Good for you. I think I can speak for more than a few others when I say that we LOVE watching the progress of you brave souls & your projects. I get so excited seeing these beautiful senior-citizen FG trailers out on the road, looking brand-new & spreading the love. Keep the pictures coming.


You are correct that the winters here are far from tropical lol. Iím lucky enough that have an overhead door tall enough to fit my camper through. The car sadly will be spending the winter outside.

The only drawback is that I missed my window for doing fiberglass work outside. This means Iím going to have to finish the inside before I do the fiberglass repairs

I will be posting a lot more pics as the winter progresses!
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Old 12-03-2017, 07:58 AM   #5
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ev my sentiments exactly some hugely talented people here!

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:43 PM   #6
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The frame has been separated! Time to remove the axle coupler and jack, have new coupler welded on and send the whole thing to get powder coated. Canít wait to see what she looks like all shiny and new!

Separating the body was a piece of cake. Had to cut off the bolts because they were impossible to remove. Carriage bolts in plywood meant that any amount of torque on the nut just spun the bolts round and round. Tried nutcracker but to no avail, the grinder was my only option. Once the bolts were off and the other bits disconnected I had three friends and my wife lift the body while I pulled the chassis out from under it and replaced it with some wood beams for support. We figure the body weighs about 500lbs at this point (Incase anyone is wondering).

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Old 12-06-2017, 11:44 PM   #7
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Side note. Have a look at that roof! Looks like fun hey? After the frame work Iím gonna tackle that beast.
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Here are some better pics of the frame for anyone interested. Iíve removed the jack and coupler already. Just need to remove axle and weld on new coupler then itís ready for powder coat. Click image for larger version

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This camper will have no secrets!!! Great work Phil. Very Thorough.
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This camper will have no secrets!!! Great work Phil. Very Thorough.
Hoping she will last another 40 years!
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Old 12-22-2017, 09:59 PM   #11
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Just got the frame back with a fresh coupler and powder coating. Itís so shiny!

For those wondering, I had the welding shop modify a 50 degree Atwood coupler to fit the 30degree frame by cutting the corners and bending in the side plates. Worked like a charm! The coupler was rated for 5000lbs but should be much stronger now with the added welds.

Iíve reinstalled the old axle, waiting until spring to replace it.

Next stop, reinstall the body and replace the floors/ceiling framing. Click image for larger version

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Things are going a tad slow these days but Iíve managed to dry fit the new plywood on the floor along with the new ribs on the ceiling. Itís amazing how much headroom there is where the roof isnít sagging!

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