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Moving along…

Posted by blogadm on August 11, 2014 in Shasta Love |

 

It is funny that just when you feel like you are really making great progress everything looks like this…10594239_10152366615189032_744232171_o 10587262_10152366615099032_856700677_o 10600046_10152366614974032_306572193_o 10590777_10152366615414032_935167682_o 10536619_10152366560614032_667442585_o

We feel a great sense of accomplishment even if every piece of the camper is spread over 4 garage spaces.

 

The Vent was a little difficult to remove as it was painted with this silver slush that is hard as a rock and painted over the whole top. The only place that didn’t have it was the hole Frank found in the top.10592197_10152363593894032_617727650_n
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I WOULD LIKE TO ADD A WARNING HERE

 

WE TOOK THE TOP OFF AND SET IT OUTSIDE ON TOP OF THE GARBAGE CANS TO KEEP ITS CURVE AND THE WIND PICKED IT UP AND SLAMMED IT TO THE GROUND!

LUCKILY, IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT GOT ANY MORE DAMAGED THAT IT ALREADY WAS. IT WASN’T EVEN WINDY OUT.10596994_10152363583209032_373989192_o

 

 

 


 

The top sides came off next.10585058_10152363549944032_342249573_o

At this point, there is only one small piece of skin on the back of the camper.10589359_10152364091564032_1007446305_o 10590828_10152363519774032_2099328119_o 10602395_10152363474994032_1911713453_o 10578784_10152363520074032_894819925_o

 

It is a good idea not to take too much apart at one time. As is the case for the curbing that sits on the framing and follows the curves on both sides of the camper. If you leave some on, you have a place to match the new with the old. I learned that and so much more from watching videos on

http://www.cannedhamtrailers.com/ .

(See Larry? , i was listening!)

His videos are very detailed and i can’t thank him enough for giving me the courage to try to restore this camper.

Check out his video tutorials! They are very informative!

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The curbing is made up of 3 strips of 1/4 inch plywood. The thin strips are wrapped around and then glued and nailed or screwed into the framing. We will be taking off small parts of the curbing at a time so we can match the new curbing to the old so the depth stays the same. It is extremely important to make the framing and curbing the exact same measurements as the original material so that the skins fit when you put it all back together.

 

Samantha screamed today when she was trying to remove the big closet. She said she saw a huge spider that she described as about the size of her fist! He crawled back into the box that sits over the wheel wells and she couldn’t get to it. So he lives another day, I just hope he doesn’t crawl out and into my house!10588943_10152363583584032_1951150189_n

Frank replaced the wood around the wheel well today on one side and it looks great now.10602427_10152363886809032_1005578502_o

 

He is replacing the wood on the frame to the right of the ┬ánew wood you see there. He had to cut the two carriage bolts that hold the camper to the trailer. I found new ones that are stainless steel so they won’t rust.

 

 

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and the scraping continues, 4 squares at a time…

 

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