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Old 08-07-2018, 01:53 PM   #1
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Amerigo FG16

I just started restoring my 1972 Amerigo. Was debating between piecework and full frame restoration. The debate still continues...
I had to replace the coupler in order to tow it and the jack has been replaced with an electric version.
Inside is a complete indecision. Work with what is left or gut and start over.
I have the original oven(in rough shape), but in all my years of camping, I have never cooked indoors. I may steal the exhaust port for an AC unit as I like to camp in summer. Or a convection microwave unit there.

12vDC and AC systems will be overhauled.
Looking to be able to camp by next summer!
I have been reading on here for some time and look forward to learning and learning from your past projects.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:59 PM   #2
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Not really familiar with the Ameigo trailer, however, sure looks like it needs some suspension work as it seems to be almost dragging on the ground!
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Old 09-07-2019, 06:58 PM   #3
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Slow, but progress

Been recovering from school and some health issues.
Managed to get the power jack to work after fixing the grounding issue. New 7 wire trailer connector added as well. I don't last long in the 100 degree heat, so looking forward to cooler days and nights.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:57 PM   #4
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Any progress to report?
It's always good to see an FG-16 being brought back to life!
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Old 09-20-2019, 03:29 PM   #5
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Today's update

I have been rebuilding the 12vDC system at home.
I made my own distribution panel with relays, switches and fuses.
While it looks messy now, it should be much cleaner when installed.
I am using the DC panel as part of a school project as well. I get to teach my daughter and son how it all works.
Not looking to destroying all the walls the previous owner put in, but no other way to remove rotted wood and reach the wiring paths.
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Old 09-20-2019, 05:33 PM   #6
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Looks like some work will be needed

Behind the paneling, the wood around the lower part of windows was rotted away.
Looks like a good time to start replacing.
I sealed the edge of the windows this Spring, so no new damage. I am wondering if this means it got under the floor and I should start from scratch?
Wish me luck!
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:22 PM   #7
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Pretty lights

New lights have been added. Almost legal for the road again!
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Old 09-25-2019, 03:32 PM   #8
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Lights on during the day.
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Old 10-03-2019, 10:21 AM   #9
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Pretty lights part 2

I have the rear clearance lights wired up, the right/left turn signals and brakes and the license plate light.
Now to tear apart the front's paneling to do the Ambers.
If the temp drops below 90, I could do more than an hour at a time. Progress, slow, but progress.
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Old 10-03-2019, 11:10 AM   #10
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Any progress is good!
We're still waiting for a break in the temps here also...it was 98 yesterday & the same forecast for today so I get the hour at a time work sessions.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:53 PM   #11
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Tested with TV

Finally got to test the lights at night. Now the weather is about to cool down, so I hope to get more done inside.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:36 PM   #12
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Dont be Jelly

I got it working!
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:11 PM   #13
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Long way to go, but at least I was able to joins my friends on a camping trip!
40% and I had heat, lights and some comfort.
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