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Old 09-17-2008, 08:26 AM   #85
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I am so jealous - I have decided that I really, really want a Compact, Jr.

First, I need to get a different tow vehicle - I'm sure my 4 cyclinder Vue just won't do.

I love the posts of the fixer ups and modifications.
My sister tows hers with a PT Cruiser. Seems to work well enough. Hers weighs about 1600 pounds.
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Old 09-17-2008, 09:28 AM   #86
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Great looking interior. Have you had any problem with roof sag after removing the support wall between the "kitchen" and the "living room"?
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:03 AM   #87
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Thanks Tom.

The lower roof does sag a little since I took out that bulkhead and the kitchen surround - about 3/4 of an inch midspan.

I think I have a fix, just waiting for winter to do it. I had replaced the exterior wood backers for the lift-top hinges in two segments (front hinge and back), as it was originally. I'm going to replace these with one continuous piece of 1 by 3 oak, then try to lift the sag of the lower roof and secure it to the long piece to carry the load back to the stiffer front and back corners.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:01 AM   #88
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My sister tows hers with a PT Cruiser. Seems to work well enough. Hers weighs about 1600 pounds.
I believe my owners manual says I can only tow 1,500 pounds - I will have to double check it though. And, that is loaded weight.
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:06 PM   #89
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I believe my owners manual says I can only tow 1,500 pounds - I will have to double check it though. And, that is loaded weight.
I tow our JR with a PT Cruiser also and have no problems. I did put a trans cooler on the car and have done some work with the engine but that is it. I wouldn't want to tow the trailer in a wind storm. I bought the trailer from a lady who lived in Long Island NY and I had to tow it from Long Island NY to Niagara Falls NY by way of New York City, about 500 miles I don't think I will do that again.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:20 AM   #90
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[quote]Tom, or anyone,
Can you tell me how the vent cap attaches? From this picture I could guess that it fits over the vent, and the metal tabs get bent through slots in the plastic cap. Is this correct? I will be off to an RV surplus place to find a couple parts. I have no vent cap to compare it with.

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Cliff--- here is how mine is attached-- I think it is a replacement for the original. I was at the local RV store today, and a cover is about $14, and the base about the same (But the base is plastic). The picture is a little out of perspective... The cover is 24" long.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:34 AM   #91
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Cliff--- here is how mine is attached-- I think it is a replacement for the original. I was at the local RV store today, and a cover is about $14, and the base about the same (But the base is plastic). The picture is a little out of perspective... The cover is 24" long.
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Thank you Larry,
I get it now. The tabs bend over the top lip of the plastic cover. I would be afraid that it would come loose and get blown off. I went to an RV surplus to try and find one, but nothing in the inventory that I could find which is suprising for this place.

Just for entertainment, here are some pictures of my shopping event today. Mostly notes to myself to remember what was there.
RV Surplus Shopping Today

I may try to come up with something home made when the time comes. I have all the windows, doors, and accessories off the shell now. Leaving the bolts of the floor for last, until I decide how, and where I am going to paint it. Then unbolt the shell, and rework the frame. I will look for a supplier for the type paint you used. I also want to look at alternatives for spray applications. I wonder if auto body paint will work.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:54 AM   #92
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Just for entertainment, here are some pictures of my shopping event today.
I will look for a supplier for the type paint you used. I also want to look at alternatives for spray applications. I wonder if auto body paint will work.
Cliff---- DUDE!!!!!!! What a place!!!! I would be like a Hog Wallowing in Mud there....
Interlux can be sprayed. It can be found at places like Boating World or any place that deals with Boat type people.
I made a little more progress today, welded the boomper on and the rear stabilizers. getting down to the wire, Carrie wants it home NLT Tuesday (prob Monday) to pack to leave on WED. Am I gonna make it?
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Old 09-19-2008, 01:13 AM   #93
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That's funny stuff shopping the RV Surplus. That what my hubby describes when he heads out to look for parts. I'm still laughing. Cliff, I have to say, I'm very impressed with your diligence. You are on it & way ahead of us. Of course, I'm tag teaming two eggs and getting the Pacer fixed & home has been my focus this week. I'm very, very impressed with Phill's CJ. What an inspiration to think that mine could possible look like that someday. Sounds like yours will be pretty close to done for the Casitas Rally. I've told Hubby how a guy in LB got a yellow CJ the same week we did, can't wait to see how yours comes out.
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...snip...Sounds like yours will be pretty close to done for the Casitas Rally. I've told Hubby how a guy in LB got a yellow CJ the same week we did, can't wait to see how yours comes out.
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Sorry to disappoint you, but I try not to break my back to meet any deadlines. Although, I am buzzing along... disassembly is easy... I may not have it ready for the Casitas rally. I do have a trailer to camp in. In fact we are going camping end of month to Spamboree. So one more weekend less to work on the CJ.

I have not posted any tear down pics, because it looks just like Larry's project. I will take more pictures of the build up, if I have something to contrast.
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And the beat goes on..... Carrie (AKA "the Wench", "Ms Right"-first name ALWAYS, & various other names) says it has to be in the driveway MON nit to pack & prep.... Think we're gonna make it. Door went in , side vent door-(old fridge vent- now pantry vent) and vent stack, & various other small things last nite. Today was both roof vents, then roof itself (had to make a few modifications where I screwed up 'glassing roof arches in oh well - chop saw works good). Then the adventure- new canvas that I hadn't tried since Tijuana Tony dropped it off in July-- he's now South for the winter (about a 60 hour drive South of here-hard to call to alter). Fits tho- just took a little stretching and ingenuety-- couple extra holes, tho- won't tell you where they are. Shelves are in and support brackets installed--- look pretty good if I say so myself... And lots of "Oh Yeah, that needs to be finished". All in all a busy day-- if it wasn't for my friend Mike, it would have been next year, not next week. Of course, he also has an ulterior motive, he gets to use it this hunting season..... As I'm writing this, I take breaks to go to kitchen for coffee and on the way by, stop to oil the new cutting board.. Next task yet tonite is to sew up a couple pillow cases to match the curtains I made. Better get busy. Larry
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My VERY curious, where is this surplus yard that you went to Cliff? It looks like HEAVEN for hunting for parts! And my folks don't live too far from Ontario, so I'm sure my dad and I could drive down and have fun hunting for stuff there...
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:15 AM   #97
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Go Larry, Go Larry, Go Larry! Looks good. I promise not to ask any questions until you get back from your trip.
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My VERY curious, where is this surplus yard that you went to Cliff? It looks like HEAVEN for hunting for parts! And my folks don't live too far from Ontario, so I'm sure my dad and I could drive down and have fun hunting for stuff there...
Thanks! Joe
Ahhh! That's a secret, and I am not telling! Just kidding, I will PM you.
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