Post by soup on Jul 2, 2013 3:55:39 GMT -8
Well, been busy the past 3 weeks repairing a 71 Wildcat I picked last fall. Finally got started on it 6/10/13 and 20 days and 20 pictures later, here is where I'm at. Good thing I don't have much left to do.
Thought this one would be a good one for a quick pic tour of a fast (but still solid) repair job. Not a complete restore but a solid, dry repair job that looks good on outside, usable and camp ready at present, only needing further interior glamping, in a short time, aggressive repair schedule.
I was always hearing how people were looking for solid units that only needed a bit of glamping while camping.
Well, here is one. The wall panels are 2" thick with 2X2 stick construction. It's built like a brick crapper for its size. Now it will be ready for someone else to glamp (paint etc the interior) while camping this season. I've already replaced the rotted wood wall frame sticks and replaced front and back walls. Also spent 3 days on the roof peeling off all the gooey silver roof coating and installed the new roof vent too. Roof looks allot better with the fresh paint!
It will have all new water inlets (city and tank), new electric In-port, screws, fasteners, putty tape, etc. on exterior. New owner will only need to do all the pretty stuff on the interior.
I still have edge trims to do and finish the custom paint job with only the base gloss white applied already. I still need to install the dinette table, clean/inspect/pack bearings, hook up all water and gas systems, and put the bunks back in. I'll be lucky if I can post it up for sale by the 4th of July. (House payment due the 10th!)
This was the fastest repair schedule I've had yet. Only 20 days, WOW I’m wore out! Still have few more days work though.
(Instant Cup-A-Soup! ) For your entertainment ONLY.
Disclaimer; NOT a trained professional, no other trailers were harmed in the repairs of this unit, (only my hands) Don't try this at home.
Here are the pics and some music links for your viewing pleasure.