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Old 03-10-2013, 10:35 AM   #15
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Congrats on a great find! Maybe you can share renovation ideas with my husband Ron and I since we live in Olympia too. We are having to make some planned/unplanned repairs but hope we will get everything done by the first Wa. gathering that we signed up for. You will have fun traveling in your Scamp!.
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:30 PM   #16
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It does sound tempting to double, or even make ten times the money just by re-reselling, but I am beyond that now! Had I know the value of the scamp before bring it home, I probably would have sold it, but now I am hooked on it, and you can't get it from me now! I have a 13 year old son, and yesterday, we totally gutted it. It seems to be a great little project to work on with him. Even better, knowing we will be having good times traveling and camping in it. I will probably start posting pictures in the resto and mods section. For now, my goal is to get everything cleaned up, frame checked, floor and fiberglass work done, and in the mean time, plan for a layout that works for us. We have a family reunion near Mt. Rushmore in July, so I am planning to have it ready to go by then. And Tammy, sure I would like to share any ideas with you and your husband, and with anyone for that matter. Nice to know there is someone right here in town! Well, time to go to work on it!
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:18 PM   #17
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Hey fellow Olympia Scampers! We own a 1977 13' too, and would love to meet up and talk eggs. If you're interested, let's correspond via private message on this forum. So happy to have more Scamp enthusiasts in town (and that really was an amazing buy--$200?! Wow).
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:06 PM   #18
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Jeremy, wow, that's an unbeatable price! Expect to put in a couple thousand $ into it to make it last you a long time, especially if you do the recommended new frame and axle. We're now doing a 1978 Boler (virtually identical design to the eye). You'll probably find a good welder in your area if you decide to get a new frame made, but if not, look at our thread for the weld shop in north Seattle area.

Gonna enjoy watching your renovation!

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:42 PM   #19
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I understand that Seattle is near the water (lol) That said, I am sure that there are a lot of boat trailer builders up that way as well that could knock out a new frame on their lunch break.....
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #20
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Now take your savings and put a new axle on.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:16 AM   #21
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Yeah, I have just removed part of the floor, only to discover that the lower main floor supports are very nearly rusted out. Not much holding the floor in! Turns out I am very skilled at welding, so I am planning on building a new frame myself. My axles appear to be very rusty too, so I am thinking I had better replace them as well.. Where would a good place be to find a new one? I haven't started looking yet, but at this point, it seems building a frame with a new axle would be close to my next step.
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:07 AM   #22
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If you're ordering a Dexter torsion axle (with BRAKES), it can take 4-6 weeks, because axles are built to to the customer's specifications. So keep that timeline in mind. You'll need the current axle to get those specificiations... so don't toss it!
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Old 03-17-2013, 06:33 AM   #23
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Just a little hint... If you are planning to use the trailer for the reunion at Mt. Rushmore in July, be sure to make reservations somewhere in the area or arrange for a camping spot. That is a really busy time in the Black Hills! There are several campgrounds near Custer, just minutes south of Mt. Rushmore. Crazy Horse Memorial has a campground near it, too.

Have fun!
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:32 AM   #24
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It does sound tempting to double, or even make ten times the money just by re-reselling, but I am beyond that now! Had I know the value of the scamp before bring it home, I probably would have sold it, but now I am hooked on it, and you can't get it from me now! I have a 13 year old son, and yesterday, we totally gutted it. It seems to be a great little project to work on with him. Even better, knowing we will be having good times traveling and camping in it. I will probably start posting pictures in the resto and mods section. For now, my goal is to get everything cleaned up, frame checked, floor and fiberglass work done, and in the mean time, plan for a layout that works for us. We have a family reunion near Mt. Rushmore in July, so I am planning to have it ready to go by then. And Tammy, sure I would like to share any ideas with you and your husband, and with anyone for that matter. Nice to know there is someone right here in town! Well, time to go to work on it!
It's certainly nice to know that you'll most likely be able to recoup every dime you put into it with interest.
Good Luck!!!
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:22 AM   #25
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If you're ordering a Dexter torsion axle (with BRAKES), it can take 4-6 weeks, because axles are built to to the customer's specifications. So keep that timeline in mind. You'll need the current axle to get those specificiations... so don't toss it!
+1 on getting a new axle WITH BRAKES. It will ride better, stop safely and have more resale value, should you sell it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:53 PM   #26
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Yeah, I have just removed part of the floor, only to discover that the lower main floor supports are very nearly rusted out. Not much holding the floor in! Turns out I am very skilled at welding, so I am planning on building a new frame myself. My axles appear to be very rusty too, so I am thinking I had better replace them as well.. Where would a good place be to find a new one? I haven't started looking yet, but at this point, it seems building a frame with a new axle would be close to my next step.
Jeremy,

We got our Dexter #9 axle with e-brakes (magnetic) from Six Robblees. They are a distributor. It only took around 3.5 weeks to get it, and that was w/out expedited fees. There is one in Tacoma, and they have all sorts of other things you may find useful for your restoration. Here are the locations for them.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:43 AM   #27
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Thanks for the heads up Donna! I will be pulling my frame this week and see about ordering an axle, so I have it in time! Thanks kevin, I think my wife got a camping spot at the koa Palmer Gulch, at least I hope so! Sounds like it will be busy. We will probably have 75 to 100 family members there from all over the country, so I am really looking forward to the trip. And thanks Slav for the website, I will check it out. I have also been looking at flexride axles, and noticed that they have adjustable ride height, and they build and ship in really short order. Decisions decisions!
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Thanks for the heads up Donna! I will be pulling my frame this week and see about ordering an axle, so I have it in time! Thanks kevin, I think my wife got a camping spot at the koa Palmer Gulch, at least I hope so! Sounds like it will be busy. We will probably have 75 to 100 family members there from all over the country, so I am really looking forward to the trip. And thanks Slav for the website, I will check it out. I have also been looking at flexride axles, and noticed that they have adjustable ride height, and they build and ship in really short order. Decisions decisions!
Here in Mesa Arizona, Spec Trac made a flexiride axle for mine and installed it in two days.
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