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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-29-2020, 12:31 PM
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After the lower bunk cabinets were fitted, I...

After the lower bunk cabinets were fitted, I started refurbishing the rear cabinet which holds the table. The cabinet frame is the only wood remaining from the original build. I recovered it and test...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-29-2020, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Bill, in my Pacer all the cabinets were riveted...

Bill, in my Pacer all the cabinets were riveted in except the closet which was all glassed. I drilled out the rivets and simply lifted the cabinets out. There were a few lateral fasteners between...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-29-2020, 11:33 AM
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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-25-2020, 01:12 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Then I broke a side lite, drat! These are...

Then I broke a side lite, drat! These are original. I saved it with copious amounts of super glue and luck. 133337
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-25-2020, 01:08 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
We reinstalled the side windows...133335133336

We reinstalled the side windows...133335133336
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-25-2020, 01:06 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Iíve always loved cork flooring. I couldnít...

Iíve always loved cork flooring. I couldnít afford to put it in my kitchen but I got it in my trailer. [emoji16]
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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 02-25-2020, 12:48 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Well I ended up purchasing the windows and rubber...

Well I ended up purchasing the windows and rubber seals from Scamp. Although the body is nearly identical, the Pacer isnít a Scamp and the windows didnít fit perfectly. I found a great auto glass...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-16-2018, 01:52 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Mark, I haven't replaced the front and rear...

Mark, I haven't replaced the front and rear windows yet. Unless I find the rubber window gasketing locally, I will purchase it from the Scamp website. I have some ugly scratches on the plexiglass...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-08-2017, 11:00 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Thanks Buggeee! Next step, complete the interior...

Thanks Buggeee! Next step, complete the interior wiring.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-08-2017, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
The inside walls are currently uncovered. Dereck...

The inside walls are currently uncovered. Dereck at Happier Camper gifted me some foam rubber like material that was used in the original Trillium trailers. It has an 'elephant skin' texture on one...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-08-2017, 09:48 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Yes! I can see it floating now.

Yes! I can see it floating now.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-08-2017, 09:47 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Ilene, the egg was painted professionally. I...

Ilene, the egg was painted professionally. I contemplated doing it myself but after a bit of investigation I knew it was it was worth paying for to have it done right.
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-05-2017, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Hi Ilene. We are in Southern California. Near Los...

Hi Ilene. We are in Southern California. Near Los Angeles. Where are you? You're welcome to stop by and see our progress. Did you find your Pacer?
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 09-05-2017, 12:25 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
1974 Perris Pacer Renovation

Hey Y'all! I hope you are doing well. I feel fortunate to have spent some good time with my family and friends this weekend, while working on the Pacer. The world is dealing with all types of crazy!...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-17-2017, 03:28 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Creating a template108909 Sent from my...

Creating a template108909


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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-17-2017, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Dig it!

Dig it!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-17-2017, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Cork Flooring

In keeping with the 70's theme we landed on Cork flooring. I love the natural pattern and soft but firm feel. It's easy to cut with a jig saw and doesn't require adhesive. Surprisingly the lower...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-17-2017, 01:19 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
108873108874108875 I like carpentry but...

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I like carpentry but working with fiberglass cabinets can be a little tricky. Any imperfections just show I'm human. Jen's got her varnishing skills down! It's great to have...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 07-17-2017, 12:22 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Update those cabinets!

I waffled between a restoration and renovation. One serious look at at my kitchenette told me I was ready for an update. No going back now. Bigger drawers and new faces. Let's do this!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-21-2017, 01:29 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
A lick of paint

A new color for a new beginning...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-21-2017, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
The frame is the foundation

I like where this is going!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-21-2017, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Bogus Frame Builder 2

Don't try this at home!
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-21-2017, 01:15 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Bogus Frame Builder

If working with fiberglass and bondo wasn't a personal test, try dealing with the frustration of a deceitful frame builder. This set me back 6 months. In the end, I'm just happy I didn't loose the...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 06-21-2017, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Restarting the renovation!

I'm picking up the renovation story where I left off. I'm further along now but I'm going to try to keep everything together as a continuous thread. Life happens and it stepped in and re-routed my...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-19-2015, 10:09 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Thanks Steph I'll keep at it with the green...

Thanks Steph
I'll keep at it with the green scrubbies. The baked on dirt is almost gone. I'll change to a finer pad for the last go round before I re-seal the corners. I noticed the small window...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-17-2015, 09:21 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
After weeks of applying and sanding Bondo I...

After weeks of applying and sanding Bondo I transitioned to window clean up today. After removing the old butyl tape I started cleaned off all the years of grime with a my trusty green scouring pads....
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-10-2015, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
83816Even Ruby got in on cleaning of the ooga...

83816Even Ruby got in on cleaning of the ooga booga left over after the windows were removed.


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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-10-2015, 04:23 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
I recruited dad for fiberglass repair yesterday....

I recruited dad for fiberglass repair yesterday. Not easy but not as difficult as I thought it might be. 83815


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Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 05-06-2015, 10:05 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Re-Anodizing the Belly Band

I'm thinking ahead about re-anodizing the belly band. Has anyone done this? If so, is it costly? Most people just paint but...
Thanks!
Fred
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-26-2015, 12:41 PM
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Posted By Fredomatic
Alan I think there are about 20 bolts on my...

Alan
I think there are about 20 bolts on my trailer. I think about 12 of mine were original as those were the most rusted and bent. I cut the heads off of all the rusted ones from the underside...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-25-2015, 11:48 PM
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Views: 11,655
Posted By Fredomatic
The fun has begun! My family and I have been...

The fun has begun! My family and I have been camping with our Pacer for 6 years. It came to us with no fridge, no running water, no cook top. Just a sleeper on wheels. That's all changed. It's...
Forum: Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 04-25-2015, 11:18 PM
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Views: 11,655
Posted By Fredomatic
1974 Perris Pacer Renovation

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