Post by campparadise on May 6, 2021 11:55:08 GMT -8
Hello everyone, new guys here. We recently let emotions steer our decision to buy a 72 Shasta Compact that was described as good usable condition. Long story short, it has significant rot in areas and has gone from being our summer adventure to our summer restoration. Aside from overpaying for it, we are still excited for the potential and plan to get to work on her soon. I'm sure we will have plenty of questions but looks like this is the place where we'll find the answers. I'll try to post some pictures as soon as I figure out how 😁
Post by campparadise on May 9, 2021 7:59:16 GMT -8
Thanks for the welcome. We have started peeling the skin away and it's a bit frightening. Hopefully we can make it serviceable again and didn't just toss our money away. 😟 I'm sure we will be seeking/needing some moral support during this adventure.
You CAN make it way more than serviceable. Hamlet (early Compact) was full of rot, missing cupboards and stove, windows were gone or broken, and the roof was caved in. He is now a little showpiece with glowing birch, double bed, mini potty/shower room and plenty of storage. We’ve had him for a dozen years and he still turns heads. You can do this. Check out vikx’s book and mobiltec”s vidéos and you will have something that will provide many, many years of adventures and enjoyment.
Welcome and best wishes with your project! Take your time, enjoy this part of the journey and post pictures of your progress.