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Old 04-11-2003, 02:15 AM   #15
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I too would love to see photos of what montanasuzy has done with her trailer.
I just got a C-Jr. and will post photos this weekend of the windows and poptop latches for you to see. The window frames are screwed through from the outside with a metal frame, and there is wood trim on the inside. One of the windows opens, and there is a screen
How about pics of your trailer?
Los Gatos is only about 2 hours from me, so we are almost neighbors!
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Old 04-11-2003, 02:32 AM   #16
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unfortunately no one has seen or heard from montanasuzy for quite some time. perhaps she is overseas.
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Old 04-11-2003, 05:28 AM   #17
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Fantastic!! I'll get some pics posted. Right now it's pretty much gutted, but I do have some earlier pics around here somewhere. The windows sound the same. The wooden frames were rotted, so they've been rebuilt. One thing I'd really like to do is to put in one of the flip-up front windows, but I haven't found anyone that carries them. The cabinets have been completely re-done. The sink, stove (will be installing a microwave) and water tank have been removed; the closet has been moved from the ice box side to the 'kitchen' side and enlarged. The ice box side was kept the same, including the original closet (which will be fitted with canvas shelves). I don't know about the Compact Jrs, but Astro didn't take a lot of pride in their cabinet construction. The whole thing was held together with cheap staples. The new frames are held together with lots of fluted dowels, metal brackets and exterior contruction glue. Rock solid! ;) Pretty much anything that could have been rotted was and has been rebuilt. I don't know what the interior walls are like in the Compact Jr, but the Astro is rough fiberglass (poorly painted, too). I really like the idea of the Casita's foam-backed carpet walls, so that's the project we're really not looking forward to. The floor between the benches had been saggy, so we had a support bar welded to the frame. Lots more done/to do, but this post is too long as it is:hap2 It should be really nice when it's done...we just need to get in gear and get to it!! :)
A friend of mine lives in Valley Springs...not that far from Jamestown.
Great to hear from you!
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Old 04-11-2003, 05:31 AM   #18
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Hi Liz
No post is to long.Looks like you guys have done lots of work so far.Keep us posted on new developments.:wave
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:02 AM   #19
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<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e969ce21cecbResize of P1010002.JPG/>
It pays to have really good friends who are willing to help lift a trailer. Taking them out to lunch doesn't hurt, either! :) You can see what the frame looked like before the additional support was welded on and all the rust removed.
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e969c26d3fe1Resize of P1010016.JPG/>
Here's the frame with the support bar and 2 coats of rustoleum. Since then the shell has been set back on the frame, the battery rack relocated and a spare tire rack welded on (friends who weld are priceless!!).

I'll post more pics when I find them!
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:07 AM   #20
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Great shots.:wave
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Old 04-11-2003, 10:14 PM   #21
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Frame off!!!

Congrats on the frame! It looks beautiful! I just pulled the body off the frame on my Compact Jr. Wednesday, and it's sitting in my driveway on sawhorses, too! Our frames look EXACTLY the same. I, too, will be welding in a support in the front section, then will strip, sandblast, and paint mine. I hope it turns out as pretty as yours!

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e978496074aaMy Compact Jr Rear Rt.JPG/>
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Old 04-13-2003, 07:46 PM   #22
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A really inspiring thread.

I'd give my right...well....uhmm...I'd really like an indoor heated garage with the headroom to store my trailer and or work on it. Lucky you MontanaSuzy
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I'll second that!! A big workshop/barn is on my wish list when I start house-hunting. The trailer would have been finished a long time ago (more time for more projects) if we didn't have to contend with too hot/cold weather and that pesky night time darkness.

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Old 04-14-2003, 02:24 AM   #24
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Unless the gelcoat is in really bad shape, you may want to check these out:
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php?TID=262
http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/read.php?TID=268

With a little elbow grease you can be blinding everyone else on the road in no time! :thumb

The extra support bar makes a huge difference. This only works if you don't have a propane tank, but I'll post a pic of the spare tire rack. The battery case had to be moved forward a smidgen, but it all worked out great.

Liz

[quote]Orginally posted by Matthew Mast

Congrats on the frame! It looks beautiful! I just pulled the body off the frame on my Compact Jr. Wednesday, and it's sitting in my driveway on sawhorses, too! Our frames look EXACTLY the same. I, too, will be welding in a support in the front section, then will strip, sandblast, and paint mine. I hope it turns out as pretty as yours!
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