Well the weather is improving and spring is in the air which means my hubby Nico and I have taken the tarp off the Trillium
and are back to work on it! Yay!!! I can't tell you how happy this makes me
As a refresher... We bought this little gem last May for $600 and it was ROUGH. It's a '75 and a 1300. My parents spotted it in this guys garage (in Fanny Bay on Vancouver Island) when they were at his neighbors garage sale. There was no sign on it but dad and I went later to see if he would sell it. And he did... to me!
We're going from "eeek! what a mess!" to "ahhhhh.... she's cleaning up so nicely".
We've taken her off the frame. My dad did some welding to fix up some messes. While that was going on we flipped it on the side using dad's backhoe and cut out the floor at the back because the wood was completely rotten and disgusting. New wood... fibreglass and bondo are part of my new skillset (I think I'm getting addicted to the smell!). Patching her back up and she is now sporting some white primer and either tomorrow or Monday we are spraying the white gloss coat on.
Then the plan is to drag her home (currently she's at mom & dad's which is a 30 minute drive from us and not super convenient - except mom feeds us so well!), get the cleaned up windows
back in (which I'm still working on cleaning). Put in a fantastic fan and start piecing her back together with Dr.Seuss in mind... this is not going to be a boring little Trilly!
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Here's to Happy Campers!