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Robert Johans 03-26-2012 11:54 AM

1973 LoveBug Love-in
 
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Hi Folks,

Just completed the total restoration and customization of a 1973 LoveBug. This was built to the owner's unique set of parameters. (He's a rock climber, almost always boon docking, who wanted a "comfy" base camp.)

A few special details include: extra high ground clearance; solar power; oversized bed; and dinette for two. New Hehr "jalousie-style" windows; Dometic/SMEV combo cooktop/sink; and Suburban furnace.

Take a look:

Robert Johans 03-26-2012 11:57 AM

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Here's some more:

Robert Johans 03-26-2012 12:00 PM

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And some details:

(Let me know if you'd like to see the "before" pictures, or any other detail shots.)

keekers 03-26-2012 12:04 PM

WOW!! Great custom work. Amazing!

cpaharley2008 03-26-2012 12:38 PM

Just curious, what do some of your creations cost? Mid $20's or $30K or more? Your work is exceptional and I hope you realize that and you are well compensated. Half the battle is finding the parts, that is a neat propane tank as well as your solar display. Do you provide the trailer or the customer? Great job.

Linda&Dale 03-26-2012 12:47 PM

Wow, that is one of the best interiors I have ever seen. Super great job.

Cathy P. 03-26-2012 12:53 PM

Oh, my gosh, awesome is the only word I can think of!

Donna D. 03-26-2012 03:01 PM

Robert, is that a surround curtain rod I see around the back?

theresa p 03-26-2012 03:07 PM

i am sitting here with my mouth hanging open---speechless! you have done an incredible make-over on this rig. i sure hope the mountain climber who owns it realizes how gorgeous it is!!!!

Robert Johans 03-26-2012 05:15 PM

Thanks all for the kind replies.

Donna, I found that surround curtain track at Ikea!

Harley, yep, these renos can be pretty expensive, but mostly because the client asks for a lot of customization. My rates are quite reasonable, but there's a lot of time involved restoring the integrity of these old trailers. Before any interior work! New frame, new floor, all new utilities. Everything is new except for the shell. I.e.: This one required the repair of over 140 separate holes in the shell, from small bolt holes to big AC unit-sized cut-outs...

John_M 03-26-2012 05:29 PM

As usual quite simply astounding. I have literally looked at photos of some of the other trailers you have done for hours. I am sure I will do the same with this one. Great work!

John_M 03-26-2012 05:31 PM

Oh.... I forgot to say Donna is right - that curtain rod is sweet!

ken h 03-26-2012 07:23 PM

Congratulations on a job well done. I'm sure the customer will be extremely happy with the finished product.

Ken

Camilla 03-26-2012 10:17 PM

I love it! Where did the neato cooktop come from? Wish you were closer to me and I was rich!


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