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Old 04-08-2009, 11:29 PM   #1
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Newbie from BC here working on cleaning up an egg for the summer vacation. One thing led to another and figured it was easier to fix it right the first time. 1972 fairly abused Boler that I picked up last month in need of some freshening up. After some rust repairs and a quick paint, it should be back on its frame tomorrow.
I read a number of posts regarding the bolts/screws that hold them together. I helped a neighbor with his late 80`s model, and found out the earlier ones sure have a lot more rusted, hard to get out screws!!
I have some engineered flooring to install, clean up and repair the cabinets, benches etc., rewire, replace the side windows and several other list items. Seems like everytime I view the other mods and alterations on this forum, the list gets longer.
Not sure if I will make the weekend in Fort Langley but will see how things progress and still need to get the tow vehicle, a 55 Chevy pickup, sorted out as well.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:34 AM   #2
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Good start Roger. It will go back together faster than you think. I did it to my Trillium in Feb. Love the truck (gearhead here)...original V8 or 6 cyl truck?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:43 AM   #3
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Good start Roger. It will go back together faster than you think. I did it to my Trillium in Feb. Love the truck (gearhead here)...original V8 or 6 cyl truck?
Truck is fairly original besides the paint and still has it`s 6 cylinder 3 on the tree powertrain.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:55 AM   #4
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Rodger,
How much did the shell weigh?
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:23 PM   #5
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How much did the shell weigh?
I am not sure as we used an automotive jack to lift with 4x4 beams for support.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:17 PM   #6
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ROGER!!!
BRING THE TRUCK,
Bring The Truck,
bring the truck!
Come talk with the rest of us Eggers at the Fort (best time is Saturday).
I know of no fewer than 3 frame off Boler restos going on right now in M'Ridge.
I don't know IF any of them know of our board here, let alone the twice yearly GEM (Glass Egg Meet) at the Fort.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:57 PM   #7
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ROGER!!!
BRING THE TRUCK,
Bring The Truck,
bring the truck!
Come talk with the rest of us Eggers at the Fort (best time is Saturday).
I know of no fewer than 3 frame off Boler restos going on right now in M'Ridge.
I don't know IF any of them know of our board here, let alone the twice yearly GEM (Glass Egg Meet) at the Fort.
Mated the frame with the body this evening with a fellow Boler owner who will be there that weekend and the person I was going to share a site with. Either way we will be there dragging a project or not.
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Old 04-10-2009, 10:03 AM   #8
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:43 PM   #9
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How much did the shell weigh?
I had 3 neighbors and myself do the lifting and a 4th slid the frame in place. It was an easy lift so suspect it does not weigh too much.
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Old 04-22-2009, 04:58 PM   #10
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Windows are finally in after 2 days of fiberglassing the corners and sanding to contour. Corners will get color when I paint the rest of the body. On to the benches, closet, kitchen and overhead cabinet in order to make the Fort.
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:09 PM   #11
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Some pictures of the frame after sandblasting, paint and welding the new battery box holder. Also replaced the lino with engineered flooring.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:25 PM   #12
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Looking good!
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Old 04-22-2009, 09:30 PM   #13
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Things are looking good.
Did you beef that pretty frame up any?
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:43 AM   #14
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Things are looking good.
Did you beef that pretty frame up any?
No real need to as it was in good shape with no cracks. I added some metal to the lower floor perimeter as it had rusted through. Also added an "A" frame coupler as mine was bent.
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