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Author Topic: Speedfiends Camper Redo  (Read 14406 times)

Offline Speedfiend

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Speedfiends Camper Redo
« on: Jan 29, 2012, 18:42:23 »
The wife and I just bought this '60 FAN Travel trailer Co. Luxery Liner.  The name sounds nice, regretably the camper is a little rough, actualy shit hole might be closer. Water damage, broken windows, missing stuff etc. But  it was CHEAP!  And the alloy skin is in great shape. I literally pulled it from the jaws of a scrapper.  Based on what I'm seeing behind the paneling, he might have had the right idea. Still, from checking out what other folks have done from equally humble beginings, I'm somewhat confident I can pull this off.  And by pull it off I mean a complete, skin off, cabin off the frame, new wiring, plumbing, insulation, paneling, redo. I hesitate to say resto, cause we're going to begetting rid of the 'ol propane fridge, heater, stove, and lights replacing them with new electric stuff. And rearranging the floor plan to accomadate the wife and I plus  three kids and a motorcycle. By June, whew!



Inside. Scarey.


Starting the tear out.

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Offline Speedfiend

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2012, 18:59:27 »
Nice weather today. Finished most of the interior tear out. Rotton. Nothin' I didn't expect. These things are amazingly simple.


Pulled out the propane stove, fridge, lights ,heater. I'm thinking I can save space/weight/hassel by replacing them with new eletric stuff. Rewire for 30 amp.

We hope to keep the momentum rolling. I wanna have it down to the frame by next week.
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Offline Cafe Redneck

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2012, 19:49:05 »
It's cool Tim made a place for this build. Looking forward to the updates Speedfiend. I think I may be jealous.

Offline Bobbed_out

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2012, 20:28:33 »
This is a cool project...I might start a trailer build thread myself!
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Offline JESUS FREEK

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #4 on: Jan 29, 2012, 21:44:24 »
Subscribed! I can't wait to see where this goes. Making room for wifey,3 kids & a motorcycle? Excellent!

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Offline Drewski

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2012, 22:49:52 »
Wow! A new build thread category! Who knew! I feel like a proud new papa!  ;D ;D

I feel very close to this build.  ;D
The Kawasaki Line-Up:

"Keepin' the Good Times Rolling"

STREET:
'77 "Faux" z1 kz/zx10r "Resto-Mod" BOTM
PLAY:
'72 kv75 "Pitbike" 4 Sale
TRACK:
'81 GPz/kz550 "TrackBike"
ON THE WORK BENCH:
SeaGlider's '71 h1a/750 "FBG Sleeper"
Drewski's '74 h2b Tracy/zrx Project
FOR SALE/GONE:
'05 zx10r "RetroLookRacer"
'02 zrx1200r "DailyRider" SOLD & GONE!!
'99 zrx1100 "euro-style" SOLD & GONE!!
'75 s1-250 Triple "Survivor" SOLD & GONE!!
'74 h2b/FZ "Mongrel" BOTM, SOLD & GONE!!

Offline Tim

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #6 on: Jan 30, 2012, 00:19:04 »
Hey, I recognize a good idea when I see one, and I can't think of anything better than a portable man-cave/family room to start this section off with :)

But don't expect me to start posting up my kitchen and bathroom reno's :)  But maybe if I get ambitious and do something cool with my garage this spring...
"Quality . . . you know what it is, yet you don't know what it is. But that's self-contradictory. But some things are better than others, that is, they have more quality. But when you try to say what the quality is, apart from the things that have it, it all goes poof! There's nothing to talk about. But if you can't say what Quality is, how do you know what it is, or how do you know that it even exists? If no one knows what it is, then for all practical purposes it doesn't exist at all. But for all practical purposes it really does exist."

Offline Drewski

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #7 on: Jan 30, 2012, 00:47:14 »
But don't expect me to start posting up my kitchen and bathroom reno's :) 

:)  :)  :)
The Kawasaki Line-Up:

"Keepin' the Good Times Rolling"

STREET:
'77 "Faux" z1 kz/zx10r "Resto-Mod" BOTM
PLAY:
'72 kv75 "Pitbike" 4 Sale
TRACK:
'81 GPz/kz550 "TrackBike"
ON THE WORK BENCH:
SeaGlider's '71 h1a/750 "FBG Sleeper"
Drewski's '74 h2b Tracy/zrx Project
FOR SALE/GONE:
'05 zx10r "RetroLookRacer"
'02 zrx1200r "DailyRider" SOLD & GONE!!
'99 zrx1100 "euro-style" SOLD & GONE!!
'75 s1-250 Triple "Survivor" SOLD & GONE!!
'74 h2b/FZ "Mongrel" BOTM, SOLD & GONE!!

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #8 on: Jan 30, 2012, 10:05:30 »
Looks like fun to me, sir.
I'm going to eat your brains and gain your knowledge.

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Offline Speedfiend

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Re: Speedfiends Camper Redo
« Reply #9 on: Jan 30, 2012, 10:52:53 »
Wow, thanks for the support and interest! And huge thanks to Tim for making some room for this. Now I have even more motivation to do this right. I hope I can do ya'll proud. To anyone who's considering a vintage camper-Go for it! There a lot of great resources out there. If you can build a bike and or out up a shed, you can do this. So far I've found the vintage camper community online to be very friendly and helpful. I joined the Tin Can Tourist on face book. Very active group, online and in the real world. They have a classified section and stuff.
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