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Old 07-29-2018, 03:53 PM   #15
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I would never have figured out how to post pictures without your help. I was trying to use the picture icon above.

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Old 07-29-2018, 05:30 PM   #16
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Close to be ready for camping soon, eh Micheal?

Keep us up to date with your progress as you work on them. We love watching these trailers come back to life.
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:39 PM   #17
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Great that you will be saving not one but two! Maybe one of them for your daughter?
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Old 07-29-2018, 05:44 PM   #18
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I would never have figured out how to post pictures without your help. I was trying to use the picture icon above.

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The picture Icon lets you post photos from the internet by pasting in a URL where that photo is located on the internet. It can be handy at times when you are showing things such as the photo of a product you purchased and want to feature in your thread. But it is not for uploading photos from your computer. It only works with URL links to photos.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:56 PM   #19
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As a matter of fact...

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Great that you will be saving not one but two! Maybe one of them for your daughter?
Actually my wife and I were discussing that in the way home. My daughter is getting married in May and we agreed that since my daughter brought them to my attention, giving them one of the trailers (completed of course) would be a great wedding gift.
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Old 07-29-2018, 06:59 PM   #20
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Close to be ready for camping soon, eh Micheal?

Oh yeah. a quick wash and vacuum and I should be ready to camp by mid August...2019 maybe.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:08 PM   #21
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Oh yeah. a quick wash and vacuum and I should be ready to camp by mid August...2019 maybe.
And that would be going hard on them. I loved rehabbing a 1976 Trillium, but I must admit my first estimate of time was off by about 3 times.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:20 PM   #22
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And that would be going hard on them. I loved rehabbing a 1976 Trillium, but I must admit my first estimate of time was off by about 3 times.
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I have a little advantage. I have built 8 teardrop trailers. And I have done a complete shell off restoration of a 1952 Airstream. So I am reasonably familiar with most systems etc. I will order new axles and build new frames for both. They obviously need it. So I’ll just start with a good solid foundation and work from there.
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I have a little advantage. I have built 8 teardrop trailers. And I have done a complete shell off restoration of a 1952 Airstream. So I am reasonably familiar with most systems etc. I will order new axles and build new frames for both. They obviously need it. So I’ll just start with a good solid foundation and work from there.
Yeah, I renovate homes for a living, so there are lots of similar things, however a trailer has many features that are quite unique to them, and things are done different. Still, both can be lots of fun, with a lot of grunt work thrown in.
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Sounds like you have a good idea what you've gotten yourself into. Well, more power to ya! Try to enjoy the journey. And of course, try to take photos as you work through it so others can enjoy vicariously.
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One Ventura is a great find, but two right next to each other is truly unique. I'll be looking forward to the thread on your rebuild!
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Quite a find and nice to know that two more nice vintage FG trailers will soon be back in circulation. I hope you have fun on the refurbs.

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Old 08-04-2018, 12:31 PM   #27
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Smile Those Ventura's...

What a wonderful surprise to have!!! Give your daughter a big hug and kiss, she knew what she was seeing!! Can't wait for updates on you progress, Good Luck!!! from a happy 1976 Trillium owner, in Sooke BC Canada
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So now you have a breeding pair of Venturas
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