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Old 05-01-2012, 08:44 PM   #43
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found a 10 ft "Lil Loafer " for $500.
Oh my stars, I haven't heard the words Lil Loafer in about four years! Check this out Bec... is it like yours (was)? Sorry to the OP for trashing the topic: SOLD ~ 1977 LOAFER FOR SALE
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:21 PM   #44
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Oh my stars, I haven't heard the words Lil Loafer in about four years! Check this out Bec... is it like yours (was)? Sorry to the OP for trashing the topic: SOLD ~ 1977 LOAFER FOR SALE
Couldn't actually pull anything up from that link - our first trailer the "Lil Loafer " was very small - the Boler was comparatively spacious ...and in 69 it was 3 or 4 years old ... It was not a fiberglass mold but aluminum - another trailer very similar in size and layout was called "Knight" . But we were just so impressed with that new Boler back then - and still often think should we find one and refurbish .... but alas -the time ......
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:44 PM   #45
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Progress

Hey,.... thanks for the pics and ideas for a front dinette. This has to be the BEST FORUM !!!! ... I thank everyone for their ideas and suggestions !!!!

This project has been a lot of work but considering what its starting to look like it should be worth it and since this is my first camper. I have come to realize this 1968 is different then say then the newer bolers and requires more work in restoring...

Have to thank the guys a Team Trillium in Calgary - for my new flush fitting smev sink and grill.

I just have decided to make the back a complete bed but still make it versatile to change it back to the table and seating. The front I have change to a dinette and have been working on that and fiberglass detail on the outside... finally getting close to painting it completely in and out.

I will post pics in the next couple weeks!! Just wanted to say thanks again !!!

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Old 05-05-2012, 10:32 AM   #46
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I'm looking forward to the pictures and am curious about the reborn #40!
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:44 PM   #47
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Getting it solid and usable is the best approach IMHO. Looks like you are well on your way toward that goal.

Once you start using it you will figure out what "you" need that was not how "they" did it back then. If you have to replace something consider what suits you. When it comes to the outside I tend to favor keeping the distinctive look of the different years. Not going to put "modern" windows in my old scamp, will do what it takes to fix the original.

Your Boler #40 looks really good so far. Congrats on your new project.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:37 PM   #48
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Thanks,

I have decided to keep the side windows and find a original good door window. I'd like to keep it looking as much original. As far as the front and back window I have purchased tinted windows...which should look pretty cool. I just need to find roughly 25' of new rubber for the front and back windows.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:45 PM   #49
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I just need to find roughly 25' of new rubber for the front and back windows.
Scamp Trailers or a local auto glass / customization shop. Kevin61 posted a few videos on Youtube showing how he did his. Keep in mind he put the rubber with the strip facing in, unlike the rest of the world.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:11 AM   #50
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Thanks,

I have decided to keep the side windows and find a original good door window. I'd like to keep it looking as much original. As far as the front and back window I have purchased tinted windows...which should look pretty cool. I just need to find roughly 25' of new rubber for the front and back windows.
I found the same size seal that scamp carries at Speedy Auto Glass but it has the lockstrip attached. After installing it I found that the top of the window was a little flimsey, it was fairly easy to push out from the inside. My original seal was a little bigger and by luck I ended up finding the bigger seal so I tried it out. Window seems alot more solid but there are 2 small areas on the outside where the seal isnt sitting tight against the window. Not sure if the window was cut wrong originally (from the PO) or if the front and back cutouts are different sizes and I put the back window in the front cutout. I wont have a chance to play around with it for a couple of weeks but I ended up buying 75' of the larger seal.
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:00 PM   #51
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Update

... Can I quit ?? !

wow... this project has been alot to take on. I know why this 68 looks different and fiberglass on bottom doesnt flow up to the front tongue back hitch like the new ones. Well I fixed that! I added new fiberglass to all lower corner shaped and grinded- skim coat with bondo. What a difference.

Completed:

Registered as what it it should be a 1968

- Personalized license plate
- Finished the front dinette
- Painted the interior (left the original fiberglass interior - as it didn't have ensolite or whatever its called)
- Sealed the floor
- Primed exterior
- New tongue & jack
- New front & back tinted windows
- Fixed entrance wood floor & sealed
- POR 15 the frame
- New back lights

... going broke... haha lol

Finally ready for exterior paint !

So I have 2 questions ?????

1) New door handles ? where to buy from - vintage trailer???

2) Since the 68 had a different bumper that comes out (made out angle iron)
Does any one have a template of the round bumpers ?? Im thinking I would like to change it ... if not this year the next.

Thanks soooo much !!!

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Old 06-16-2012, 05:55 PM   #52
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:16 PM   #53
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Wow !!! what an awesome paint job. Lee and Norma
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Exclamation Be careful 'gutting' your trailer

It is my understanding that many of the interior features, especially the fiberglassed ones ARE PART OF THE STRUCTURE of the trailer. Like an airplane body is part of its structure. These trailers are built for lightness and anything like seats, kitchen, or other FG'd parts are probably necessary for structural rigidity. Be very careful removing anything.

Just like Scamp doesn't install those two twisted columns because they look cool, they are necessary to prevent flexing of the top re the bottom.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #55
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Structural integrity

I totally agree with Roger in keeping the structural integrity. I think ive even increased the overall strength in this reno project.

Is there anyone out there with a 1968 or 1969?
Since the roofs are flat, mine has a tapered wood piece behind the closet along the roof going across to the sink side to support the roof. Just wondering if anyone has changed it out and if so to what ??


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Old 07-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #56
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Hi Ed, my '69 flat top has a curved square metal tube there to support the roof, exactly the same as on the hinge side of the door. Would you mind posting a photo of yours? I wonder if it is original or owner added.

The door handle is available from vintage trailer, scamp, paul neumeister and I'm sure others, just check the screw spacing. The handle looks exactly like most office supply cabinet handles, but they have a slightly different hole spacing.

I notice your door hinges are not the stamped metal type, but the more modern type, could you tell if they've been replaced?

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