Hey Debbie, you guys aren't far from me in Camilla... I am based in Tallahassee. Congrats on the new-to-you Love Bug. This forum is a great resource. My restoration would not have happened without this community. There are a number of great threads on here that you can search and a lot of information relevant to Bolers & Scamps is just as applicable to your Love Bug. I'll give you a brief history of the Love Bug as I remember it.
Going from memory here, it has been a few years.... I'm sure others will come on here to correct me... Boler
was the original Canadian fiberglass camper manufacturer. In the early 70's they licensed their molds to two companies in the US to manufacture them here under the Boler
name. Within a year or two each of those companies spun off on their own, making modifications to the mold and selling them under their own brands. One of those companies became Scamp
and the other was TriFab which manufactured the Love Bug in Tripoli, Iowa. In late '73, I believe it was, the TriFab manufacturing spot burned to the ground but the molds were saved. They continued making them and introduced a longer one. I believe they were making them through '94 (not positive).
I would suggest you look to the posts (using site search feature) of members Cat Furtrell
& Tom Marti
. Both have/had Love Bugs of your vintage and were of great help in my project. In addition, I found D White's thread "You Can Repair Fiberglass
" to be of great help. Also, as I said earlier, much of the information about 70's Bolers and Scamps here will be relevant to your inquiries.
Post some pictures! We love to see them. I am not here as frequently anymore but happy to field questions when I see them. Good luck with your project!