Mfg Date: 5/16/75
SN GF-2097-T (Glas-Fab)
This is definitely a project. When I bought it I was a little ignorant about small FG trailers and this one looked pretty good, although obviously needing work. After getting it home and tearing into it, I found it needed more work that I feel like getting into here in the hot Mojave Desert in my front driveway.
For example, although it tows well, it will need an axle
for the long term long haul.. Luckily these are pretty inexpensive relatively speaking, but need one it does.
I had two windows
repaired and bought a used 3rd window. They are presently not mounted (these repairs/replacements alone cost about $300.00). It needs new seals on the front and rear windows
(the rear window has been removed). It needs a new roof vent. It needs paint
- I started a "$50 dollar paint
job" which still seems like a great idea after the first partial coat, but it's just to darn hot to do it here. Even with the busted up roof vent removed it still won't fit through my low garage door and it's far too hot in the driveway to continue.
works on 110VAC. It has no gas at this time so I've never tested that. My prefs would be an ice-box, but someone may be happy re-fitting the fridge
. There is an untested heater.
I've removed a lot of the interior for "investigative purposes" and re-wiring would be wise, too. The stove-top is also there, by the way. The previous owner was a smoker, and I spent multi-hours (and tons of sweat) scrubbing the inside and it is ready for new tape and paint
. It also needs cushions. I talked to the people at SCAMP
and they say theirs will fit this model pretty well and after checking local upholsters and price, and after coming out of shock, I figured this is also a relatively cheap way to go.
It needs new door hinges and seal, but the door does fit well.
I've done some fiberglass repair of a few cracks and most repairs look good, but the one on the corner of the door will need finishing.
I started a chrome "$50 dollar paint job" and I think it has the potential to look pretty neat, my intention was to put the SN across the back like an Airstream and under that put a "Bambino" or "Bambette" Decal (you know... Airstream Bambi style) The belly band has been sanded and is ready for sealing, finish polishing, or paint. There is an awning
rail, but no awning
It is presently not registered here in CA (location, by the way, is Ridgecrest, CA), but I've talked to the local DMV and they said it would be no problem to get it re-registered since it is under 15' overall, the magic number for the California DMV.
Bottom line, as I mentioned, I paid far too much for this and I'm willing to take a large loss just to get it out of the driveway. Every time I look at it I just feel bad about my motivation level in regards to getting this project completed.
For someone handy, this could be a fun project at the right price. Overall I figure some sweat equity and about $1500 worth of parts and someone could have a pretty snappy little Boler
. Make me an offer for it all, including materials, and end my suffering
(Note, I will be on vacation the last two weeks of Aug, so I may not get back to you until the first week of Sep, depending on Internet access).
PM me at your convenience if interested.