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Old 06-26-2012, 07:57 PM   #71
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I am so happy my 1980 came with elephant skin and the vinyl seat covers. Trailer of my dreams for the playa. Hope you were able to get a ticket ok
Now I kind of want a beater Scamp just for the playa. One of the first Scamps I came across was playa prepped, but mostly it was trashed. They wanted way too much for it. And the owner was saying he wanted to put >pink< furry walls IN for burning man. I think the heat and perhaps other things on playa may have been getting to his brain.

No ticket, but I have friends. May happen, may not. Letting the universe decide for me this year. Sure hope they figure out something to help with that situation in the years to come.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:37 AM   #72
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. Sure hope they figure out something to help with that situation in the years to come.
You and me both. Good luck and keep me posted. "barely" got mine last week. os the playa (and other stuff) will do that to a brain. LOL
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Old 06-27-2012, 01:41 AM   #73
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Just got very good news about tickets! Not for sure, but extremely encouraging, stupidly easy. Too easy?! One random face book message and I have a solid line on a ticket??!!

My rat fur may need a jacket!

Sorry, off topic!
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:01 PM   #74
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What did you use to fabricate the missing pieces, and did you use a plastic specific paint to paint it or just a "generic" paint. Mine has several missing pieces and I know most of it will be covered with the seal, but still want it looking good. Thanks for all the photos and details by the way, its looking fantastic!!
after putting in the aluminum bracing piece and reassembling the cracked parts, there was only a small piece of the plastic part missing in the center of the repaired area, so I just filled the whole space in with the plastic epoxy stuff. it worked well enough. we started using plastic paint and it worked okay for the inside of the door and other parts, but there was problems with it sticking to the main shell, so we switched to appliance epoxy paint after a coat or two of the plastic paint.

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Just got our 95 13ft Scamp today! We too have the interior "fuzzy" walls. Do you plan or have you already, removed it? If you have removed, please let me know how! It looks slightly intimidating. Ours is in amazing shape and we seem to only have cosmetic projects ahead! I am truly inspired by your work!
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My rat fur is in good shape, but there is a slightly stale smell to the trailer, nothing strong, but especially when it's been complete shut up for a bit. I was thinking a steam clean was in order, but I've also contemplated replacing it or keeping it as a layer of insulation and covering it with another non porous material. I've also been known to spend time on the flats in Black Rock desert out in Nevada (The Playa to most who know it) and the talc like "sands" would get sucked into the rat fur and never come out. I'd love an interior I could either wipe down to clean or in the case of cushion covers, remove and wash. Permanently attached fuzzy walls is dubious, but I was quite cozy in the Scamp in some very, very cold conditions this past winter. So I guess there's a reason it's used. So please share any thoughts on alternative wall coverings.
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The fuzzy "rat fur" was already sagging and falling off in ours. We took out the top piece that runs from the top of the front to the top of the back window. The glue is mostly shot at this point so what was left succumbed with a bit of tugging. The main trouble was drilling out the rivets that hold the curtain rod hooks as these are installed over the rat fur. Of course the rest of the removal will mean taking out the counter and closet as it runs behind those. Wish we had the elephant skin/ensolite or the quilted vinyl that Compacts have. The rat fur probably has better sound insulation and maybe better heat but ours is just too 'fragrant'/spotty and we both prefer something easy to wipe down that doesn't hold on to food smells, etc. We'll be looking at reusing the astrofoil with new vinyl on top I guess. Have to finish replacing floors first, though.
As Ollie said, we removed the roof piece of fur already. Ours is a bit beyond "a bit musty" unfortunately and we were thinking about trying to put the piece we took out in the washer to see how it cleaned up, but I am in agreement about having the smoother wipeable and non/less porous material. looking at our existing rivets, most of the caps/clips are in bad shape (most stuffed with silicone and grunge to keep the cap on), so I think a replacement job on most of them would be in order anyways.

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Just got very good news about tickets! Not for sure, but extremely encouraging, stupidly easy. Too easy?! One random face book message and I have a solid line on a ticket??!! My rat fur may need a jacket! Sorry, off topic!
I've heard plenty of stories about the Playa sand. yeah, I think taking something with rat fur into that is just asking for disaster. I'd probably swap the cushions for an air mattress on the bed, too. Excellent on the ticket lead. I'd love to make it out there sometime. this year is certainly out, but maybe next year.
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Thanks for the tips. Since they're hidden I'll definitely try that. And definitely come To the playa. Aim for next year!!
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:55 AM   #76
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May be time for a burners thread!!!
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Old 07-14-2012, 08:11 PM   #77
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Ollie,

I live in Powhatan VA ( just west of Richmond). I bought '79 Scamp 16 last month and have been busy like you fixing it up.
I have a 4" thick piece of foam 24"x72" that I can sell you for cost (but no shipping fee). I bought 5 pieces for all new cushions, I should have bought 4 pieces that are 4" thick, and 1 piece that's 3" thick (for top bunk).
This is the foam I bought.

http://www.rochfordsupply.com/shop/F...ler/index.html

Let me know if you would like to buy it from me. I drive down to Williamsburg/Newports New pretty often and can arrange a meet up to get it to you.

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Old 09-20-2012, 11:37 AM   #78
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Sewing break didn't last too long. 9' long x 8' wide.. all done except for putting grommets in and whatever will hold it into the awning rail. waiting until we actually get an awning rail to do that part
This is lovely! What type of fabric did you use? What size grommets?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:09 PM   #79
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This is lovely! What type of fabric did you use? What size grommets?
It was 54" wide Outdoor Canvas. Didn't spring the big bugs for the Sunbrella canvas. And haven't put the grommets in yet actually.
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Thanks Tabitha. Will see if I can see/touch it at some of our local fabric shops.
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:42 PM   #81
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Oh my gosh, it's an update!!

Well, after sitting for more than a year as sort of a storage shed, work has begun again!

When last we left our hero, we were working on replacing the tail lights with the original tophat style ones. This led us to discover 2 things. One: the wiring in the trailer was...... interesting, and Two: the upper floor section was rotten around the edges. We had intended at that time to get another sheet of plywood and start on it right away, but that didn't happen for one reason and another.

We were leaning towards taking the rat fur out before, but the wiring "repairs" that had been made at some point made the decision easier, since all that stuff is underneath the wall covering. So over the last couple of weeks, we got the materials for doing the floor section, cut the original one into 2 pieces and got it out of the trailer after a small nightmare with the screws . between those and the fiberglass tabs that were holding the shell to it, we were able to make a pretty decent template.

I also started tracing\diagramming all the wacky wires to see where everything went, which was a lot of fun. Got all the cabinets removed and the rat fur is now gone from everything but the inside of the door.

Today, the upper floor section finally went in! Still have to redo the shell attachment, but the hard part is done at least

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Hopefully updates will continue regularly. If not, someone should come and us.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:42 AM   #82
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Good luck. You are past the hump it seems so thing will go more quickly now. If you break down the tasks into small steps and maintain forward progress you will be done soon.
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Old 05-23-2014, 11:36 PM   #83
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finally taking the plunge and patching up the holes that were cut in the side for an air conditioner and closet vent. first time doing something like this so it's a scary, hoping not to mess it up! seems to be going well so far though.

it's a bit tricky because of the holes going right up to the belly band and wheel well pieces, but we tapered the areas around them the best we could and got the gelcoat in today. tomorrow the mat\cloth goes in. (fingers crossed!) It looks like the gelcoat went in nice and smooth, but probably going to end up doing a bit more work on the outside because of the color difference between the new and oxidized whites... and the yellow (rusty residue?) spots around the smaller hole where the vent was.

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ignore the use of cabinet as way to keep pressure against part next to belly band where taping is difficult :-D
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