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Old 06-24-2010, 04:57 PM   #1
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Here's the Trailer, still a bit to tear out of the inside but making progress.

A few days of vacation should allow for some interior work completed.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:06 PM   #2
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Here's the Trailer, still a bit to tear out of the inside but making progress.

A few days of vacation should allow for some interior work completed.
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And the 1979 Bronco that pulls it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 05:46 PM   #3
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Good ----Now you got the hang of it. You got a big project ahead of you. Good luck.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:39 PM   #4
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Hi Rick
Where 'bouts in Canada? I have a custom convertable canvas for a full sized bronco that my son left in my back yard.
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Old 06-24-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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Where 'bouts in Canada? I have a custom convertable canvas for a full sized bronco that my son left in my back yard.
I'm in the Oshawa area, how about you?
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:17 AM   #6
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An hour west of Toronto
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:35 AM   #7
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An hour west of Toronto

Nice looking Bronco, do you still have it?
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:34 AM   #9
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Hi James,
I sent you a pm but I can't tell if it went because when I go to my sent out box this website shows an error message, please let me know if you got it.

Thanks.
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Old 06-29-2010, 10:37 AM   #10
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Hey! We just pulled our 77 beachcomber into the garage to start dealing with the ugly caulking that was previously pasted everywhere. I'm looking for cosmetic parts and wondering about how deep I want to go with this thing.... looking closely at the housepaint has me worried about what it's covering up as far as damage. If you find a good place to buy seals/gaskets/door hinges etc... let me know.

You have any problems with door sag?





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Old 06-29-2010, 05:22 PM   #11
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Hey! We just pulled our 77 beachcomber into the garage to start dealing with the ugly caulking that was previously pasted everywhere. I'm looking for cosmetic parts and wondering about how deep I want to go with this thing.... looking closely at the housepaint has me worried about what it's covering up as far as damage. If you find a good place to buy seals/gaskets/door hinges etc... let me know.

You have any problems with door sag?
I'll take pictures of why your door is sagging and post them tomorrow or the next day.

You are probably going to have a bit of work ahead of you but once everything is fixed and fixed correctly you'll be proud of your job and others will be amazed at your gumption.
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Old 06-30-2010, 09:39 AM   #12
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They are already impressed with my gumption just at buying it! I can imagine how many honks we'll get when it actually looks like the cool little nest we're hoping for.

We tested it out for a weekend and I'm in [b]love. I can't imagine going back to tenting. We are the 3rd owner and the previous owner decided matt house paint was the way to go.... oh it's ugly.

We have a wedding to go to on the island at the end of the month so we are hoping to do some quick cosmetic fixes and at least show off some potential for the long trek. After that (and probably at least 2 more shorter treks) she'll be in the garage all winter long getting done up properly for next summer.

My husband would really appreciate help with the door sag... I should take pictures of the crazy weather stripping job that was done to compensate for the door not aligning properly. He's a finishing carpenter so it's absolutely driving him mad... needs things to be plumb and level at all times. There are random screws poking through the paneling at the door where they made the 'adjustments' and those are also making him squirrely.

Our plans for the quick fix are to re-pack the bearings, recaulk or properly seal the plexiglass windows (hopefully properly seal but if I can't find the parts...) Clean/check lights, polish plexiglass and possibly just do a quick spray coat over the ugly house paint.

Eventually we'd like to have it all stripped down/sanded/filled and properly painted but something has got to be done in the meanwhile. The innards are not terrible but we need to deal with a bit of lift in the lino and some broken hinges.

If it were up to me we'd hire a sitter and spend 2 weeks just toodling along on this thing... = )



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I'll take pictures of why your door is sagging and post them tomorrow or the next day.

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Old 06-30-2010, 05:33 PM   #13
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They are already impressed with my gumption just at buying it! I can imagine how many honks we'll get when it actually looks like the cool little nest we're hoping for.

We tested it out for a weekend and I'm in [b]love. I can't imagine going back to tenting. We are the 3rd owner and the previous owner decided matt house paint was the way to go.... oh it's ugly.

We have a wedding to go to on the island at the end of the month so we are hoping to do some quick cosmetic fixes and at least show off some potential for the long trek. After that (and probably at least 2 more shorter treks) she'll be in the garage all winter long getting done up properly for next summer.

My husband would really appreciate help with the door sag... I should take pictures of the crazy weather stripping job that was done to compensate for the door not aligning properly. He's a finishing carpenter so it's absolutely driving him mad... needs things to be plumb and level at all times. There are random screws poking through the paneling at the door where they made the 'adjustments' and those are also making him squirrely.

Our plans for the quick fix are to re-pack the bearings, recaulk or properly seal the plexiglass windows (hopefully properly seal but if I can't find the parts...) Clean/check lights, polish plexiglass and possibly just do a quick spray coat over the ugly house paint.

Eventually we'd like to have it all stripped down/sanded/filled and properly painted but something has got to be done in the meanwhile. The innards are not terrible but we need to deal with a bit of lift in the lino and some broken hinges.

If it were up to me we'd hire a sitter and spend 2 weeks just toodling along on this thing... = )

Well Michelle we spent the day doing the fibreglass repair at the door, we got a pretty good start at it and I took lots of pictures but as you probably know it takes a bit of work to post them up on this website.

When I'm finished the door will never sag again.

We are headed back out the door and tomorrow is Canada Day so it may be an extra day or so before I get the pictures up.

Speaking of pictures how about some of your new Beachcomber?

Also I found out where you can get the felt rubber for the sliding window(that's the important one, the windows won't slide right without it).
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Well Michelle we spent the day doing the fibreglass repair at the door, we got a pretty good start at it and I took lots of pictures but as you probably know it takes a bit of work to post them up on this website.

When I'm finished the door will never sag again.

We are headed back out the door and tomorrow is Canada Day so it may be an extra day or so before I get the pictures up.

Speaking of pictures how about some of your new Beachcomber?

Also I found out where you can get the felt rubber for the sliding window(that's the important one, the windows won't slide right without it).
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