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Old 06-08-2011, 01:31 AM   #15
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Hey David

I remember you said you were thinking of stretching your 13' scamp to a 17' boler, is this the one? ha ha

Looks like the front end doesn't look to bad. I feel for you with the frame repair that has a dropped floor , very complicated hopefully there is enough there to copy to make the new one

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I did mention that. And it did cross my mind with this one... But I am not ready for such a task yet. This rig is going to my in-laws. My 13 is a bit tight for a family of 4 and I dream of trading up for a 16' but even 16 is limited for options. At 17' I think I could fit a decent sized bathroom, the regular bunk-beds and at least two seats that could be used so I don't have to reset the dinette every time we want to sit a min. But, that would be a project of epic proportions. After seeing the Big foot stretch though.... The gears have been turning....

As it turns out the frame is not as bad as I first thought. And it's repairable. It has a fatigue crack, so happens I have a friend who is not only a metal guru but also a certified weld inspector. He is helping me get it fixed. There is very little corrosion on it. I do suspect that the axle is toasty but I know didly on axles. So that will wait till I can take it to a local shop.

Someone u-bolted the front nose floor board to the frame rails. Since it was no longer able to flex, it beat the front end all up. I assumed it was a frame issue, before it donned on me what was happening.
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Old 06-08-2011, 01:32 AM   #16
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Duct tape if left on too long... the glue turns to concrete! You're lucky if it's just sticky and gooey. For future reference try this stuff instead: Amazon.com: Scotch(R) Weather Resistant Masking Tape 225 Silver, 18 mm x 55 m [PRICE is per ROLL]: Industrial & Scientific

Acetone won't hurt the gelcoat... but it will your lungs. Be careful.
Thank you for the tip! That looks like some really cool stuff!
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Old 06-09-2011, 01:34 AM   #17
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:45 AM   #18
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Busy weekend, but she is coming along well! On to interior~
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:04 PM   #19
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Good luck with the reno. Hope you can stick with it. Goo Gone does work but it didn't help remove any of the decals from my egg. I does remove grease, crayons, glue ect. Your little helper seems like he is the boss on the job not you. My cat loves to get in and lay around like it owns the place to.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:57 PM   #20
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Thank you all for the tips on removing the duct tape... Nasty stuff! I will NEVER make that mistake again! Goof Off/Goo Gone, both worked. With lots of scraping and rubbing. I used one of those plastic Brillo style scrubbing pads, and ample helpings of the goof-off. Ben hitting it hard the last few days. I should have some more progress photos soon. Plumbing and electrical are all finished.
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:57 PM   #21
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looking good, david!! i was skeptical when i saw the first photos...but you have done a great job so far.
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Old 06-22-2011, 07:08 AM   #22
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Wow, Deja Vu!! That's about what mine looked like when I got it. These things are truly a labor of love!
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Old 06-29-2011, 12:31 AM   #23
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Got the floors and doors finished over the weekend. But I am not ready to post pics quite yet. Here is one I've never tried before. Took 4" out of the closet door opening. I painted on 2 layers of gelcoat, and then started the buildup on that. When I popped off the form it wasn't to shabby! A little sanding and touchup.

Almost finished with all the major interior work. This might be on the road this season yet!
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:01 PM   #24
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Ice Box - Retro

Custom cooler box, still need to add the drain tube. This should keep the 6 pack cool though!
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:56 PM   #25
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Getting into the home stretch. Body work is finished! My wife and I both needed elbow and shoulder replacements after cleaning and stripping the outside. After a day of scrubbing, we resorted to wet sanding with, 350Grit to get what was left of some kind of a polyurethane finish off. Wat a job! but she if coming along!
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:03 PM   #26
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Hey David

The trailer is looking great , the floor looks fab I'm curious about your icebox it looks like wood inside. What are you using to seal the inside or is it plastic and just looks like wood

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Old 07-31-2011, 06:35 PM   #27
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Hey David

The trailer is looking great , the floor looks fab I'm curious about your icebox it looks like wood inside. What are you using to seal the inside or is it plastic and just looks like wood

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Thank you!

The ice box is wooden. The walls and bottom are 1/4" finish grade ply. And the flange is made from lumber. The inside of the door is also the same 1/4" ply. And the door itself is a core door with reflectics and layers of fiberglass insulation. Everything is sealed and coated in polyester resin. Several thick coats. Sanded between layers. The box has a convex shape to it. And the corners are reinforced with fiberglass on the outside. All edges and seams got an extra resin treatment before assembly. You could go over the Niagara in it and have a cools beer at the bottom!

The 3m polyester was the amber contrast so it gave it a dark tent to the wood. And it worked out well with the rest of the wood interiors. The front panel of the door is steel skin. So magnets will stick. The foam insulation Around the body will be Wrapped in space blanket. I have since added a drain tube to the ice tray. We pored a cup of resin into the tray and worked it around so that it is completely water tight, and the corners are rounded so it will be easy to clean.

My wife wanted to make one that reminded her of the ice box on her grandpas old boat when she was a kid. I think it looks great!
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Old 08-02-2011, 02:18 AM   #28
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Cracked Egg!

Just a couple of suggestions for names - "Scrambled" since it was half way there with the broken shell and all or "Humpty" ''cause it looks like it had a great fall! Kudos to you - can't believe I'm worried about a little water! LOL! You and the other people in this group amaze me at the stuff you can do. I'm terrified to put a fan in my trillium or reseal the windows! The little broken egg is looking fab!

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Just picked up a new project (Like I needed anymore). It is going to be quite a while before I get to tear into it. But I figured I would start the build log.
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