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Clyde65 04-10-2015 11:29 AM

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I found this girl on the net about 3.5 hours away back in 2013 and pulled her home to rebuild for my son and I to take camping trips around the area. I had to use my dads S10 to go get her, Clyde wasn't in a mood to drive that far at the time.

I thought she was in pretty good shape but knew she had some water damage and proceeded to take her apart.

Here is my progress..

first pix are when I pulled her home and then when I stuck her in the garage for tear down.

Clyde65 04-10-2015 11:31 AM

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quick look at what I had. She didnt have much damage and all of it was dry from sitting in an warehouse for 10 plus years...

Clyde65 04-10-2015 11:32 AM

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Clyde65 04-10-2015 11:35 AM

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and more

Clyde65 04-10-2015 11:36 AM

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And she definitely needed a good clean up.

Here are some pix of the water damage..

Clyde65 04-10-2015 11:38 AM

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and still more with tear down also

Clyde65 04-10-2015 11:47 AM

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I removed all the windows and the molding at the top of the trailer that runs front to back so I can reseal everything with the special tape stuff and I have most of the windows back in. I had to remove the dinette ( one side) to replace the wall nearest the door, was real bad since the door was whopper-jawed. Siding is all back on, I used some spare Tyvek under the skin to hopefully prevent this again, also I used fiberglass resin on the bottom 6" of the boards for the same reason, those should never suck water again.

More pix to come when I get back out there to work on her.

Clyde65 04-10-2016 06:16 PM

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More progress!!

swamp rat 04-12-2016 02:24 AM

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Coming from a rainy state i can very much appreciate what your doing here! Nice trailer too. I have owned a couple of rain damaged campers myself.

Clyde65 04-15-2016 03:07 PM

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Coming from a rainy state i can very much appreciate what your doing here! Nice trailer too. I have owned a couple of rain damaged campers myself.

Thank you sir!

I felt like I bit off too much but since I have just taken a small bite at a time, it doesn't seem to be too awful bad...only thing is I got laid off last September and haven't found the right job so $ is slim....I am working at Lowes right now and it is paying most of the bills but no extra at all.

I would even entertain selling her if someone wanted to finish....until that time, ill keep plugging away...only a few more pieces of wood to replace and then the skin goes back on...then the windows...

Clyde65 07-30-2016 03:55 PM

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Small update, i got the rear wood replacement completed and buttoned up. Need to insulate and then put the skin back on.

Clyde65 07-31-2016 03:04 PM

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Insulation and began placing sheet metal back. Decided 102 and 106 thi was my limit.

Average Joe 07-31-2016 07:51 PM

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Cool project and nice work! I like the old trailers.

Clyde65 08-01-2016 02:13 PM

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Thanks Joe!

I bought this to gut and rebuild. I have found this was A LOT bigger than I thought, I didnt really have the skills to take it on and it was going to take far longer than I anticipated(2years so far).

I hired a company to start and they tried to screw me but I was smarter than they thought.

Clyde65 10-25-2017 07:10 PM

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Update: I havenít touched my trailer for over a year, I never have time to do any work on her because I am working on my truck as well as working on my Kubota tractor and also full time day job!

So...I sent her to someone who has time and talent.

Clyde65 10-25-2017 07:12 PM

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First pictures of my girl since sending her to the trailer spa.

Clyde65 10-25-2017 07:12 PM

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51Chevyman 11-17-2017 12:10 AM

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Do you have soome more pics of the trailer you can post? Cool project to pull with the truck.

Warrens69GMC 11-17-2017 12:29 AM

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1971 Lo-Liner pulled home with my brothers truck

Clyde65 11-17-2017 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by 51Chevyman (Post 8084238)
Do you have soome more pics of the trailer you can post? Cool project to pull with the truck.


I have tons of pictures, what are you looking for?

I have more to do, this is not a show winning trailer, I wanted it clean, warm, dry and safe. I am working on rebuilding the rear hatch door, some interior moldings and the upholstery also.

Clyde65 11-17-2017 12:00 PM

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Warrens69GMC, nice trailer!

51Chevyman 11-17-2017 11:18 PM

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Any interior pics would be cool.

Clyde65 11-18-2017 03:40 PM

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Some interior pix.

51Chevyman 11-18-2017 03:59 PM

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The interior looks in good shape. I have a 1967 Shasta that the farmer who now owns the field around my home gave me that was 1/2 a mile behind the house back in the woods. I believe the original owners of my house put it back there to use as a hunting shack. It took a lot to get it up out of the dirt it had sank into and get new wheels on it. I now have it up to my place but it was trashed by woodland creatures and needs a total renovation head to toe. Wish it was in as good of shape as yours. I hope to restore it to pull behind my 64, but first I have to get the 64 done. If only I had more time and money. Hope you have fun with it.

Clyde65 11-18-2017 07:19 PM

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I’ve had mine for 3+ years, found it cheap enough and did tons of rot repair. I found myself at a point where I just do not have time to put it back together so I paid someone to do that...overpaid them actually but...I can now camp in it. I took the cushions to the upholsterer and ask them to have them done by Christmas. I want to go camping after Jan 1st, weather permitting.

51Chevyman 11-18-2017 07:49 PM

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It will be cool to be able to camp in it. Weather here is Michigan is only weather permitting half of the year. Today it is in the low 30s with rain snow mix. The older I get the more I hate the cold. When I retire I am going to spend the winter in warmer weather. Enjoy the camper it is cool.

Clyde65 11-18-2017 08:16 PM

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Thanks bud!
Last year on christmas it was in the 70’s but two days later it was 20’s and blowing hard! Very unpredictable weather. I used to live in Ohio, so I know how the weather is there. That’s one reason I’m in Texas! However, the summers can be brutal, 105+ is stupid!

Russell Ashley 11-20-2017 12:21 AM

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1971 Lo-Liner pulled home with my brothers truck

The wheels look like they should be farther to the rear to keep the weight more to the front, so be careful how you weight it when towing it. You want more weight in front of the wheels. Only mention this because I had a friend who had a trailer similar to that and the fresh water tank was in the very rear. He left home with a full tank and the rear got to fish tailing because it wasn't balanced good and it finally turned over. He said it was an exciting ride, LOL.

Clyde65 11-20-2017 10:27 AM

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Thank russell ashley, my fresh water tank is in front curb side.

I pulled her from San Angelo to Fort Worth with a full tank and no trailer brakes( they are toast) 220 miles and she pulled real well!

I also pulled her w/o fresh eater from east Texas to Fort Worth and she did well.

I am needing to replace the brakes and upholstery, hopefully in next couple months.

Clyde65 11-26-2017 09:46 PM

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Now for the brakes-eeewwwww!!

Clyde65 11-26-2017 09:47 PM

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I’m thinking complete replacement may be in order-safety first!!

Clyde65 12-10-2017 03:45 PM

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Finally got some shop time,

Pulled the brake assemblies off the axle....

Clyde65 12-10-2017 03:47 PM

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Now I am thinking I’m just going to replace the entire assembly and use the original up, clean up the hub and brake surface, then we should be good.

I am fairly sure these will work.

https://www.etrailer.com/dept-pg-Tra...Inch_Drum.aspx

Clyde65 01-21-2018 04:32 PM

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Update:
Brakes are bought and installed. Hubs are soaking to get the grease off for high heat paint.

New material for the cushions and curtains!

LT7A 05-28-2018 04:52 PM

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Those brakes came out very tidy. Nice work.

Clyde65 05-30-2018 06:24 PM

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Those brakes came out very tidy. Nice work.

Thank You sir! I cheated and got replacements! The original ones were unserviceable, I steamed them and cleaned about 10 times, still not clean....I got the cushions done!!

straight6chevyguy 12-14-2018 03:37 PM

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Nice! I really like the old camper trailers and truck campers.

Clyde65 12-15-2018 10:19 AM

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Thank You sir!

KShortell 12-19-2018 04:34 PM

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Neat project!

Clyde65 12-20-2018 08:56 PM

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Thank You sir! I wish I had more time to work on this and my truck, took new job 2 years ago and have been working 10hrs a day 6 days a week since!


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