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Old 02-16-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Hi from Tacoma WA

New owner of a 1987 gutted and abused scamp 16. I got a hot deal on it so couldn't resist. Some of you have already seen the pics of it on CL in WA. Here's a few more, yikes! I've been cleaning all mold, rust, goo off the interior. Walls and ceiling is covered in a white (maybe in 87) elephant skin looking rubber. Floor is almost removed, gonna replace with marine plywood/insulate/heated floor pad and floating wood floor. Got all the windows and the door removed. Drilled out most all of rivets and removed all the rusty hardware. Tomorrow gonna try and remove the shell from the frame so i can get the rusted out frame members replaced and a new axle with electric brakes (25 degrees up?) I've been gleaning all your posts on how to do this and that, Thanks! I'm not having much luck with the search. I type in what I'm looking for and get a ton of stuff not related to what i need, any pointers would be greatly accepted
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Old 02-16-2011, 07:22 PM   #2
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Hi Jeff...Welcome!
When I'm searching for stuff on this site I find it easier to do a Google search and include FGRV with whatever I'm searching for....Works way better!
Good luck!
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:25 PM   #3
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new here also. WOW, you have a lot more ambition than I do. One of the good points is you are saving a scamps life. thanks
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:30 AM   #4
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Our boler has leaf springs, 3500 lb axle, electric brakes, we added monroe shock retro fit kit with rv shocks and required breakaway switch,.
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:35 AM   #5
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Welcome many in club will try to help with any and all questions just ask.
If we do not know we will direct you to someone that has worked at the item in question. Respect what you are doing in the end you will be a expert that we will ask for help.
Some newer units like the '1978 boler' have a 3/16" fiberglass subfloor
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Old 02-17-2011, 04:39 AM   #6
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"Walls and ceiling is covered in a white (maybe in 87) elephant skin looking rubber" Our boler still has the original white insulating wall covering you call elephant skin. Some posts give good ideas on replacement. learning every day from reading others ideas.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:10 PM   #7
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Hi Jeff; just up the road here (outside of Purdy). If you need any pointers or assistance on working fiberglass repairs, let me know, as I spent 36 years at Boeing and have resin in the bloodstream.
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Old 02-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #8
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Hi Jeff; just up the road here (outside of Purdy). If you need any pointers or assistance on working fiberglass repairs, let me know, as I spent 36 years at Boeing and have resin in the bloodstream.
Great ! I see you're just up the road. I could definitely use some pointers working with fiberglass. Ie: I got a bunch holes to bondo. After I sand em down what do i use to prime and spot paint with? I'm still undecided if I should repaint the whole thing... I think I may be able to bring the gel coat back to life. I have looked in the forums, it's helpful but a bit confusing, so many ideas.
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Old 02-17-2011, 03:20 PM   #9
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Progress! Got the trailer remove and the shell up on blocks
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Old 02-17-2011, 08:14 PM   #10
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Bondo? If it's just screw holes; it's OK, but if there is any cracking or breaks in the fiber; then that's another story
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Old 02-20-2011, 12:46 PM   #11
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Hey Jeff, looks like a fun project! Heidi and I are looking for something to do a full rebuild on too. Hopefully we can find one of those "hot deals" too I will be gutting it right away too. Following your build will be fun for us! Hope all goes well!

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Old 02-20-2011, 03:16 PM   #12
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Jeff, I responded in this topic: 16' project scamp Bellingham wa $1000 . It was advertised as a 2001.... so you actually bought it and it's a 1987? Not that it makes any difference, but do you know WHY it was so structurally trashed? Windows and vents left open? Poor baby, good to see you're bringing it back to life
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Old 02-20-2011, 05:09 PM   #13
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Jeff, I responded in this topic: 16' project scamp Bellingham wa $1000 . It was advertised as a 2001.... so you actually bought it and it's a 1987? Not that it makes any difference, but do you know WHY it was so structurally trashed? Windows and vents left open? Poor baby, good to see you're bringing it back to life
Not sure it's history. I was was toying with idea of building a teardrop because of its lightweight nature. I saw this one for sale and figured it would cost about the same for the parts and this way I get 4x the the room and its standing height versus a flop house on wheels. So even an ugly ol gutted scamp is a much better starting point that building a teardrop from scratch
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Old 02-21-2011, 10:26 AM   #14
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Not sure it's history. I was was toying with idea of building a teardrop because of its lightweight nature. I saw this one for sale and figured it would cost about the same for the parts and this way I get 4x the the room and its standing height versus a flop house on wheels. So even an ugly ol gutted scamp is a much better starting point that building a teardrop from scratch
Whoohoo! Called Scamp today and ordered a new axle, ALL the hardware inside and out to put the scamp back together. Should be here by Saturday. I was concerned about shipping costs because of what was said in the forums. Shipping is very reasonable! Everything except the axle is coming via UPS
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