It is nice to see some fiberglass parts listed with pictures on the Scamp web site. I don't think they were there last time I looked which was about a month ago.
I called them a year ago to buy front and rear overhead cabinets for my 1977 Scamp. Shipping was going to be $300 from MN to WA. Ouch! That literally doubles the price.
Since I was going St. Cloud
, MN for a Great Northern Railway Historical Society convention in July I made a side trip to Backus to pick up the cabinets on the way. Backus in about 100 miles due north of St. Cloud
The savings on shipping paid for half of the gas I burned on that trip. Plus it was a real treat to see the Scamp factory. An almost sleepless night camping nearby the night before due to very aggressive and numerous mosquitoes was the only downside.
I had to give them about a week's notice because they are made to order.
I asked them if they would fit a 1977 Scamp and the parts guy thought they would. I know the new Scamps are 2-inches taller because of new molds that were made after the 2006 fire that destroyed the factory.
I have held them up to where they will be attached and I see some gaps around the curved ends. I have the 1976-1978 front and rear windows
that swing out in the middle. I think they are taller than the standard plexiglass windows
. I need to remove my curtain rod hangers to get the bottom of the cabinet level. I think the cabinet will mount just above these tall windows
. I am going to hang mini-blinds from the cabinets anyway so won't need the curtain rod hangers.
I didn't realize there might be a difference between the front and rear ones. I will find out.
I hope to be mounting those cabinets soon and will post a message with photos about that. I need to get the frame back under the body first. The new axle
and grey water tank installation are almost done.
The attached pictures show how I brought them home in my 1983 Ranger. I slept on one side and with them on the other. During the day I separated them to keep from scratching them while traveling.