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View Poll Results: What color should I paint my Compact Jr.?
Brilliant White 1 2.44%
Navajo White 10 24.39%
Silver Gray 2 4.88%
True Black 1 2.44%
Firetruck Red 1 2.44%
Pepto-Bismol Pink 1 2.44%
Safety Orange 2 4.88%
Lemon Yellow 3 7.32%
Forrest Green 1 2.44%
Cyan 3 7.32%
Dodger Blue 2 4.88%
Lavender 1 2.44%
Majenta 1 2.44%
2 Tone with White on top (explain which combo in a post) 4 9.76%
Partridge Family Bus 3 7.32%
Something I didn't think of (explain in a post) 5 12.20%
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:44 PM   #29
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Seriously?? No one but me voted for Partridge Family Bus? You all really missed your chance.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #30
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If I could do my compact II over, I'd do white on top and a pale cerulean blue on bottom. But whatever combination you like would be nice with the white top.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:39 PM   #31
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I voted for a 2-tone. Brilliant white on top (for reflectivity, stays cooler inside) and a light silver grey on the bottom. A subtle change from the top, but noticeable and would tone with Roberts TV
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:46 PM   #32
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Question Pink or Turquoise

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Men do pick pink. Have a look at this combo.
And this poll's vote for Pink was mine. The trailer's original color (under the Charcoal Gray) looked like Pink to me, but I was told that it was Beige. Robert says that it is closer to "Peach". I want the trailer to look like something built in the 1950's, so now I still want the upper body, the reflectorized stripe, and wheels to be white, but...

I'm torn between Pink and Turquoise for the lower half.
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Old 01-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #33
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I'm torn between Pink and Turquoise for the lower half.
Go with the Turquoise. There are great vintage trailer accessories in turquoise! Melamine dishes, fabric, stoves, fridges, formicas.... the list goes on and on!

and you would have to have these...

http://www.amazon.com/Turquoise-Cann.../dp/B003UT7OY8

and you could use this for flooring

http://www.armstrong.com/commfloorin...?item_id=61259

you have created a monster...
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Old 01-17-2012, 09:11 AM   #34
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You could go with a whole surf/beach theme too!
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:55 AM   #35
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Go with the Turquoise. There are great vintage trailer accessories in turquoise! Melamine dishes, fabric, stoves, fridges, Formicas.... the list goes on and on!
I already have a Stainless Steel Bar Sink, faucet, and 10 gallon water tank. We won't install a stove inside- he has a Camp stove to use outside. I think I have a Thetford 565 Porta-potty, but I just have to remember where it's stored. I also saved the countertop to reuse, as well as the cushions covered in Blue Denim. I plan to add a water pump, outside shower, water heater, 3-way Fridge, and A/C.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:08 PM   #36
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More pictures of the stripped body. The last picture is a close-up of the area that was under the rotted floor, just to the driver's side of the rear entry door. There is a big crack in the bottom fiberglass that has settled around the frame and sunk down about 3/4". I need to fix it strong enough so it will once again sit on top of the frame instead of trying to wrap around it.

Once I get the fiberglass ready, it goes into a paint booth.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:18 PM   #37
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I took the door with me to the Lake Casitas rally. There Eric Rassmussen and I deconstructed it into its component pieces. Now I can straighten the bent hinges and put in a better core in the lockset area. I can also replace the broken pane in the upper sash of the window.

I scored a pair of 7" round "wedding cake" style tail lights plus some round side marker lights.

The original rectangle tail lights were centered in the area between the door and the side of the trailer, higher than most other Compact Jr. trailers I've seen. I'm wondering about placement of the "new" round tail lights. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #38
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Talking One and a half years and counting... an update

The fiberglass shell is separated from the steel frame.

The steel frame has a new coat of "rust converting" primer.
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The original wheels have been sent out for sand-blasting and RED powder coat.

Purchased new round 2000 lb axle with 4" drop, plus perches on both sides so it is changeable from spring-under to spring-over mount, 7" electric brakes, and new 2000 lb leaf springs, plus all new hardware kits to assemble to the frame.

The original axle and leaf springs are available for sale.
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The original wheels have been sent out for sand-blasting and RED powder coat.

Purchased new round 2000 lb axle with 4" drop, plus perches on both sides so it is changeable from spring-under to spring-over mount, 7" electric brakes, and new 2000 lb leaf springs, plus all new hardware kits to assemble to the frame.
The new undercarriage:
  • 2000 Lb Dexter 4" drop round tube axle
  • 7" Dexter electric brakes
  • 2000 Lb leaf springs
  • All new assembly hardware
  • Original 13" wheels sandblasted and powder-coated
  • ST175/80R13 Load range "C" Trailer Service Only Tires
  • Metal Valve Stems w/ Caps
  • 1000 Lb front wind tongue jack
  • Jack Dolly Wheel
  • Tire Covers
You're looking at about $1200.00 Total
I am still searching for 7" Chrome Baby Moon Center Hubcaps
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Where's the "Like" button!
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I am still searching for 7" Chrome Baby Moon Center Hubcaps
You might call on these, I don't know if the V8 is stamped in the cap: Baby Moon Cap 7" (Ea)
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:18 AM   #42
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I will be looking for the same hubcaps to fit on the original wheels. I live in So. Cal. and plan on taking one of my wheels to Hubcap Mike's to find a a pair. I purchased a set from him for a different trailer.

Hubcaps Wheel Covers | Hubcap Mike's | Buy New Hub Caps Online

It may be to late at the time of this post, but I added a couple extra frame supports when I was at this stage.

I am interested in seeing bumper stabilizer leveler systems from various owners. Yours looks like a giant threaded rod attached to each side.
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