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Old 05-15-2008, 02:04 AM   #15
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More pictures--- had to take a quick lesson on resizing..... Carrie looks like she is looking to the sky and hoping it will all go back together again..... Have faith my dear.... Larry

OH, also have paper on it now-- it hadn't been licensed in over 7 years, so DOL computer came back with "no record found" So it is registered in my name now and old owner has 3 years to claim it-- (if he exists)
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:20 AM   #16
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Are you keeping it or selling it when finished? Are you a camper collector or a fiber-flipper?

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Old 05-15-2008, 06:57 AM   #17
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Looking good! Congrats on the title.

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:08 PM   #18
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Are you keeping it or selling it when finished? Are you a camper collector or a fiber-flipper?

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I dunno what I am--- right now it is just a challenge to fix and not let it rot away. It also looks like it will make a better hunting camp than our Scamp--gonna try it for that this fall. Hopefully, I will not turn into a collecter as I am already struck with that affliction in relation to cars (but we are down to 20, I think ) Larry
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Old 05-15-2008, 01:16 PM   #19
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I can tell you which screw-in schnozzle supposedly fits that lamp, but since mine still pulsates when lit, I'm not entirely sure it is the right one.

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Old 05-15-2008, 01:37 PM   #20
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I can tell you which screw-in schnozzle supposedly fits that lamp, but since mine still pulsates when lit, I'm not entirely sure it is the right one.
Bobbie Mayer,

When was your regulator checked/replaced last?

We had the pulsating problem with our camp lights. We thought it was the nozzles or restricted lines. The propane tech came out to check the fixtures, lines and pressures and it turned out that the pressure regulator was actually causing the pulsing. 1 new regulator and the pulsing lights was gone.
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:27 PM   #21
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And the beat goes on...... It seems like every time I work on it, it's "Well this is hosed, I take that apart...." (just like redoing a car, it keeps getting deeper and deeper-- what a hoot!) Even got some deceased wildlife, evidently. And of course nothing is square, or plumb as a matter of fact. And I have a little dry rot, too (bottom of cabinets-floor is good) Maybe I'll just fab a galley out of stainless steel--betcha that won't deteriorate!!! Larry
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:26 AM   #22
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More pictures--- had to take a quick lesson on resizing..... Carrie looks like she is looking to the sky and hoping it will all go back together again..... Have faith my dear.... Larry

OH, also have paper on it now-- it hadn't been licensed in over 7 years, so DOL computer came back with "no record found" So it is registered in my name now and old owner has 3 years to claim it-- (if he exists)

Oooo! Harvest Gold!
Mine has a puke green stove. Probably the fiberglass portions were all harvest gold. The reverse of yours!

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When was your regulator checked/replaced last?

We had the pulsating problem with our camp lights. We thought it was the nozzles or restricted lines. The propane tech came out to check the fixtures, lines and pressures and it turned out that the pressure regulator was actually causing the pulsing. 1 new regulator and the pulsing lights was gone.
That is probably worth a try; the regulator came with the trailer so is not new. Was your gas stove fine with the old regulator? That was what made me think it was not the lines, but maybe the lamp is just much more sensitive to the gas pressure.

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That is probably worth a try; the regulator came with the trailer so is not new. Was your gas stove fine with the old regulator? That was what made me think it was not the lines, but maybe the lamp is just much more sensitive to the gas pressure.

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Sorry, I should re-explain. "The camp" is deer camp. The propane lights were the only propane fixtures we have ever really operated in several years. Other than to heat water for coffee, I don't think we've used the stove/oven for a bout 10-15 years. The stove never did work right. We upgraded our basement heat from wood to propane last year and had the tech out to do the install and check everything out then. The regulator was just a thought because it sounded exactly like what our lights did before. To bad the tech didn't tell the camp owners that the stove needed to be used more often, I might have been able to get a meal at deer camp without having to eat cold-cuts or driving 15 miles for a hot meal.
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Hey there,
Its great to see your rebuild going so well. I've been enjoying seeing your progress as I have a Compact II, so seeing the similarities between the rigs at such a torn down level is really great. Are you going to have your pop-top canvas completely replaced? If so I'd love to hear all about that, as I think I'm going to have to do something with mine sometime soon. Keep up the good work, and know that there are curious eyes watching you guys! hehe Joe
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Hey there,
Its great to see your rebuild going so well. I've been enjoying seeing your progress as I have a Compact II, so seeing the similarities between the rigs at such a torn down level is really great. Are you going to have your pop-top canvas completely replaced? If so I'd love to hear all about that, as I think I'm going to have to do something with mine sometime soon. Keep up the good work, and know that there are curious eyes watching you guys! hehe Joe
Yep- well-- just got back from my shop.... And tonite.... the right side closet, ice box and that cabinent came out, along with the door frame (it had dry rot on the bottom also).
Yes, am replacing all the canvas (I have a goood upholstry man - Tijuana Tony-he comes up every summer from Mexiho), leaving the screens out. Will put another vent in the roof in the galley area after the pop top is rearched (thanx for the tip Steve Hilby) Larry
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Yep- well-- just got back from my shop.... And tonite.... the right side closet, ice box and that cabinent came out, along with the door frame (it had dry rot on the bottom also).
Yes, am replacing all the canvas (I have a goood upholstry man - Tijuana Tony-he comes up every summer from Mexiho), leaving the screens out. Will put another vent in the roof in the galley area after the pop top is rearched (thanx for the tip Steve Hilby) Larry

Wow You did what I did on my Compact II, competely dissambled. I went a little farther and removed whole floor as the dry rot had set in on the floor and door frame.. I used 2x2 aluminum square tubing for the door frame and to build the furniture. I also used 2 aluminum 2x2s to hold up the roof with a 2x2 truss to span lengthwise each side of the popup. It really opened up the space and allowed for a king size bed setup. See my build progress under "frameless restoration"

Keep up the good work.

PS What year is your Bronco. Mine is a 74 Ranger.
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Wow You did what I did on my Compact II, competely dissambled. I went a little farther and removed whole floor as the dry rot had set in on the floor and door frame.. I used 2x2 aluminum square tubing for the door frame and to build the furniture. I also used 2 aluminum 2x2s to hold up the roof with a 2x2 truss to span lengthwise each side of the popup. It really opened up the space and allowed for a king size bed setup. See my build progress under "frameless restoration"

Keep up the good work.

PS What year is your Bronco. Mine is a 74 Ranger.
Darrel--- luckily, the floor is ok... (one of the few things....) I had thought of using aluminum, but I have a whole pile of 2x4 number 1 clear Douglas Fir from the 1940's.... Now that is wood!!! No knots, and so hard that one cannot drive a nail, everything has to be pre-drilled. So, that should outlast me. Yeah, the original frame is a little weak looking, so I will truss that same as I did my Scamp frame. Going to rebuild the cabinents (with the Doug Fir) pretty much like it was, leaving the fridge/ice box out, building an old fashioned pantry there instead, with the ventilation openings screened into the pantry for cooling.. (ya gotta realize the Pacific Northwest is a lot cooler than NV, and this will be used mostly in the fall for hunting trips---- besides if it is hot, we go to the mountains where it is cool).
Bronco is a 66, on a 72 frame, built SBF, car-type 4 speed... Have never painted it 'cause then I would be afraid to brush it retreiving a downed Elk.... Went back thru your post, and got some more ideas--THANX (oh picture of frame strengthening posted) Larry
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