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Old 10-13-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Just bought a Boler year ??

Hi,.... I just purchased a Boler.

I was able to pick up this boler because the guy told me if I was going to keep it as a camper and not turn it into an fishing shack then he'd sell it to me. I totally want to restore it and since its my first camper I have a few questions.

I was wondering if someone could help me out. Im a bit confused, its registered as a 1972 Boler but from what I've seen from pics of a '72 its different. The roof is flat and the back light are not recessed. So then just wondering what year it really is??
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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Congratulations! You have already found out how much we like our Bolers. Someone sold my wifes cousin in BC one because there were others in the family already.

Pictures would tell the whole story but flat roofed Bolers were only made in the first year of production[1968]. If yours is one of them then you have a rarity amoung Bolers. Check your frame very carfully as the first years had a lightly built one and they were prone to break.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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Well here's on pic...
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:22 AM   #4
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1972?

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Old 10-13-2011, 12:13 PM   #5
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Very nice looking, what shape is the inside in?
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:37 PM   #6
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Inside is in nice shape, everything is there but
planning on gutting it and redoing.

Where can I find the original registration number??
If it's a 1968 instead of a '72 I'd like to know
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Old 10-13-2011, 04:12 PM   #7
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Welcome to Fiberglassrv and the Boler family!

I agree it's an early one. The VIN should be on the frame in the front but that won't tell you anything.

I would love to see picture of the inside. How far are you going to gut it?
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:51 PM   #8
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I'll have to check the frame out.. I'll post some interior pics

We'll was planning on frame up restore. Powder coating the frame etc.
My original plan was to turn it into a Harley Davidson boler - custom paint, custom interior, new windows, mock up axle -see if I can put 22" rims on it.

Now im wondering if it's a orginal 1968 flat roof then might restore it back to original colors. Any ideas???
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:45 PM   #9
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ooooooh a flat top Boler! There are few of those that have survived! IMHO and I mean that truly... make the mods, etc. for YOU. These trailers (while old) are not currently "classics." 99% of the people seeing the trailer would'nt know an "original" from one that is famously modded. Face it, back in the days of original manufacturing, there wasn't Fantastic Fans, 3-way frigs or LEDs. As long as you make "professional" mods using "professional" techniques using "professional" changes, you'll be fine. If you are capable of doing a GOOD job, go for it! But, don't butcher it up....
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:26 AM   #10
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In 1968 they made 100 of the flat toped Bolers. Yours seems to be one of them. The door handle looks right. Your lightweight frame members also look right for a '68. If you can find a VIN, possibly on a front frame member, it may tell you. The early ones were numbered in sequence.
I like Donna's idea. Update it, paint it, put it on a decent frame and make it yours but keep the structure correct.
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If the guy said not to turn it into a fishing shack, I don't think a Harley hauler would make him happy either. If you're going to cut the **s end open to make a toy hauler out of it you should sell it but if you're just going to put a cool Harley paint job on it that would be awesome.
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Ummm keeping it as a trailer no toy hauler. Go with more of a cool HD paint job and theme inside & out. Was able to pressure some of the outside paint n it's an autobody finish underneath (lower half) in green.
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