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Old 10-31-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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a little rough but worth fixin

i was so happy to find this forum. i bought a project uhaul on chance that i would have time to fix it and now i can't stop. my wife keeps telling to post pictures, so here goes.

it had some damage to the passenger front. it looks like some jackknifed or cut the corner a little too sharp. started the fiberglass work. the outside needs a good cleaning aswell
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:42 PM   #2
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no decals, no frame, no axle, just the shell.

the back window is missing one of the panels. does anyone know if you can buy them or would be looking at replacing the window?
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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After much searching I finally bought a new rear window from Scamp for $160 plus shipping. The opening in the fiberglass had to be widened by about 1/2" on each side and the clamp ring installed backwards. Our rear window was in real bad shape, and this worked real well to resolve the problem. You can get glass cut to size, but it is tempered glass and expensive, or you could go with plexiglass. And also consider the condition of the glass channel and the screen. I'd go with the new window. What ever happened to the frame? Ours also has had front damage that was repaired some time ago, probably when it was still a rental unit.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:15 PM   #4
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Welcome Andrew and Congrats on your new project! Your wife is correct, post pic's (we love pic's of projects) Believe me, you won't regret all the hard work. Your very close to createing years of memory's.... Enjoy!
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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hi mary and bob

i will look into the windows from scamp.
the frame was a total write off. it never had a axle when i got and the frame was about 60% rusted through. hole though the whole frame. it look like the previous owner cut the axle off with a torch .
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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no decals, no frame, no axle, just the shell.

the back window is missing one of the panels. does anyone know if you can buy them or would be looking at replacing the window?
Mr. Andrew,

Great to see another CT being rescued! Thanks Indeed for the pics which
help to motivate many of us. Doing a frame restoration is quite an undertaking and will be a major accomplishment, to say the least!

I replaced a damaged front window with bronze Lexan and found out later I could have gotten the tempered glass made as original at the site listed here and it would have been cheaper than the Lexan!
https://secure.onedayglass.com/ordernew.php?step=3

All the best with your restoration!!!
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:35 PM   #7
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i was wondering could someone tell me approx size the original tires were on ct-13 uhaul.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:41 PM   #8
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i was wondering could someone tell me approx size the original tires were on ct-13 uhaul.

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I think original were about 165 x 13. I have 175 x 13 on mine now.
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I put Carlisle ST185/80D13 tires on ours.
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If i could get help with one more thing, Could someone when they have time get a measurement for me. I need a measurement from tire to tire. outside measurement is fine. so when i buy an axle i have the right size as the originals

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:24 AM   #11
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Looks like you've got your work cutout for you, but you'll be happy when finished. There is a lot of help (sorry not physical) on this site and ask away. You be suprised what info is availible here.
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Looks like you've got your work cutout for you, but you'll be happy when finished. There is a lot of help (sorry not physical) on this site and ask away. You be suprised what info is availible here.
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not physical... you live on ontario, i live in ontario. i can bring it to your houseto work on it. my wife is kicking out of the garage as soon as the snow flies
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If i could get help with one more thing, Could someone when they have time get a measurement for me. I need a measurement from tire to tire. outside measurement is fine. so when i buy an axle i have the right size as the originals

thanks again, you guys are awesome
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I gave this a pretty close look when I modified my UHaul to accept standard spindles. The clearance seems tightest from the inner lip of the wheel well to the outer sidewall of the tire (at least with the standard 13" tires).

I'd suggest using two vertical levels to measure the maximum width to both outside tire walls. I'd leave at least 1" to 1.5" clearance to the wheel well on each side. You can find the actual dimensions of various tire sizes on line. A standard zero off set wheel would be cheapest and easiest to replace.
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If i could get help with one more thing, Could someone when they have time get a measurement for me. I need a measurement from tire to tire. outside measurement is fine. so when i buy an axle i have the right size as the originals

thanks again, you guys are awesome
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Did I miss the part where you got a frame?????

I'm thinking that would be a necessary step to take before buying an axle...

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