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Old 06-12-2013, 03:32 AM   #1
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Start!!!

Ready set, throw . . . Stuff away!

Here are a few pictures of the first step to a making a happy camper . . .heh heh, see what I did there?


She doesn't look all that bad from the outside
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But once you get inside, Uhhhhhhh . . . Yeah


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So. All that took us (my dad, my godmother and myself) about four hours. Seems a little long but I didn't want to cause any more damage to the fiberglass than needed. So, seeing as it is not always my M.O, we were intentionally delicate while gutting her.
I saved the stove and water pump, as well as the sink and toilet, but I've convinced myself of late that I don't want a bathroom in the new and improved version of my fiber stream named Creature Egg (There is a story behind that name of course which may soon be revealed)

I hope you enjoy the pics, more to come!!!

Peace and love and awesomeness
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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Ah, the boundless potential of a new project! Enjoy and post often.
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:15 AM   #3
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Being an interior trim carpenter, the inside would be fairly easy and a fun project. The ouside looks pretty good but a project like that would have to be under a roof if I tackled it. Id probably get a new toilet and other appliances making the inside [like new] for a little more money. Have fun!
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Keeping the appliances, etc. until you're done is a smart thing. Then if you don't use them, parts alone can be of value to others. Stove knobs, grates, racks, oven doors, etc. You never know what you might have that will help someone else.

Cool beans! This is going to be a fun rehab to follow. Thanks for sharing the pictures!
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Ready set, throw . . . Stuff away!
In addition to what Donna said about keeping certain things, I'd suggest you keep anything with a curve on it. Chances are you are going to want a template at some time in the future of your rebuild. Keep in mind that the cabinetry also functions as an internal skeleton to augment the molded exoskeleton.
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In addition to what Donna said about keeping certain things, I'd suggest you keep anything with a curve on it. Chances are you are going to want a template at some time in the future of your rebuild. Keep in mind that the cabinetry also functions as an internal skeleton to augment the molded exoskeleton.

Yep, I agree with Roy about saving the curved pieces... or if you don't want to keep the actual wood pieces (maybe they're smelly and nasty) you can simply make a pattern from them using butcher paper, and label what part they are for. Then you have a template for future work.
I was in a Scamp 16 that didn't have a bathroom (just a porta potty) and I asolutely LOVED the interior space.
I'll be watching your duckling become a swan with great interest!!
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Those are great BEFORE photos................
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Being an interior trim carpenter, the inside would be fairly easy and a fun project. The ouside looks pretty good but a project like that would have to be under a roof if I tackled it. Id probably get a new toilet and other appliances making the inside [like new] for a little more money. Have fun!
Thanx stairman! Great insight, I have a carpenter friend who said I could bring it over to his shop so it will be under a roof while we work. In between it will be stored outside. Should I cover it with a tarp or something?
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Yep, I agree with Roy about saving the curved pieces... or if you don't want to keep the actual wood pieces (maybe they're smelly and nasty) you can simply make a pattern from them using butcher paper, and label what part they are for. Then you have a template for future work.
I was in a Scamp 16 that didn't have a bathroom (just a porta potty) and I asolutely LOVED the interior space.
I'll be watching your duckling become a swan with great interest!!
Aw thanks y'all. You guys are do helpful. Now I have a great reason to keep that curved stuff, it haven't been thrown away yet. Glad you guys said something before I took a trip to the dump!

And yes Donna. I didn't think of that but my gut dealing told me I should keep al the stuff that is not extremely battered.
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Those are great BEFORE photos................
Thanks! Just an iPhone. Edited with camera plus with some sweet filters. Some might classify me as a "hipster". i guess i cant blame them, haha after all, I did buy a vintage RV.
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Creature Egg...you found something living in there didn't you? A snake? I'd pass out.

Great before photos. Gotta love an iphone camera. Does anyone even carry a 'real camera' anymore?
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Creature Egg...you found something living in there didn't you? A snake? I'd pass out.

Great before photos. Gotta love an iphone camera. Does anyone even carry a 'real camera' anymore?
Haha. You were close. We beamed it Creatureegg because right after I bought it my sister and I took it on a road trip all across the states along with out two little dogs and our cat. All of which we left with friends along the way. Haha. We couldn't keep then cause we went to New Zealand for bible collage. But yeah, it was an egg full if creatures, especially when I was in there!!!
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Lots of opportunity there. Can't wait to see the progress.
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Second day of the revamp project. It would seem by the pics that we really didn't make much progress, but it was a good 3 hours of work pulling out screws and pulling out old caulking.


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I don't want a bathroom so we tore out the black water tank. All the stuff on top of it is the wiring and propane lines. Really starting g from scratch with the Creature Egg!

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We also decided that the damage to the floor was too extensive to build on top of so we are going to re floor with 3/4 inch plywood. The plan is just to overlay the new wood over the old wood and bolt gym together from the bottom up because we don't have the time or expertise to take out the old floor, seeing as its the only thing connecting the fiberglass shell to the frame!
My friend tommy sanding the floor. He is a very gifted carpenter. He's letting me use his totally pro as shop!


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I'll continue to post photos and hopefully when it is finished put together a nice montage from beginning to end in a big picture blob.
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