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Old 04-11-2024, 09:47 AM   #1
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How to bring this 74 Amerigo back to life! (and is it worth it?)

I came across this on my daily hunt for potential restoration/remodel projects. It's an Amerigo, a boxier version of a Boler.

The shell looks to be mostly in good shape, you can see the seller has done some minor fibreglass fillings on the exterior. I don't know much about these, other that the scant info I've found in a google search.

In a lot of ways I really wish it wasn't gutted already. There's no potential to 'disassemble and discover' - learn by taking it apart, what helped provide structural strength, what materials they used etc. I've never taken apart a trailer before, but have watched a whole lot of videos on them and understand how they're assembled when they're stick and tin. Not so much when it comes to fibreglass. It seems to have furring strips somehow attached to the shell that allow for paneling to go up, cabinetry to attach to etc.

Without some way of understanding how this would be put together I'm not sure its worth a remodel - and that's what it would have to be - a remodel. None of the vintage appliances, dinette etc are there. Although from my search, it seems like the Amerigos didn't have as 'vintage-y' looking interiors as say a Boler.

My wife is very keen on Bolers. We rented one a couple of summers ago and she fell in love. And I thought this might be a unique option and give me a project to do. And the price for this shell on frame is great, you could likely get this for $1500 Canadian.

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