82 Coleman Redwood

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by jimw451, May 19, 2017.

  1. jimw451

    jimw451 New Member

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    Couldn't beat the price. It was free. Been sitting for years, so first replacement parts were new wheels and tires. Then I got the title done and tag and towed it home. No working brake lights but a buddy followed me home so it wasn't that obvious. Like 20 minute drive down back roads.
    Roof never leaked, but the guy wanted to make sure it never would, so there was duct tape the entire length of the middle strip.
    Wood at corners weren't rotted away, so it sat outside for a while to dry as much as possible.
    Inside is solid, but table seemed a bit bulky and cushions were just dated. 2 new cushion boards cut to size along with fabric and new foam and they are at a local upholstery shop now.
    Filled in the bigger dents and prepped the roof, Two coats of flex seal and new strip seal along with silicone caulk.
    Mother nature did not want me to do the roof quickly haha. Had a canopy ready though.
    Just finished the corner caps with spray paint and caulked them in.
    New hoses purchased for the plumbing and electric water pump as well. New leveling stands arrived today.
    Progress pics so far:

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  2. theyellowbeard

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    Love the price. Looks good can't wait to see it finished. I like the old Coleman's.
     
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  3. jimw451

    jimw451 New Member

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    Put carpet tiles on the plywood of the pull outs. Plan is to just have inflatable mattresses on each end. The cost of new foam and upholstery for each end was pretty expensive. Plus the boxes of carpet tiles were on clearance for 10 bucks a box.

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  4. KaptainKrrrk

    KaptainKrrrk New Member

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    That's a good idea, we went for the new foam padding for my 1980 Rockwood and it was more expensive than I thought it would be. The idea is to keep this stuff on the functional/cheap! We are using the inflatable mattresses too. How are the supports for the bed ends?
     
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  5. jimw451

    jimw451 New Member

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    Thanks! Supports are in excellent condition. Although me being a bit paranoid about bending tracks, I sprung for a couple jack/screw supports (one for each side) when I found them at a reasonable price. Now no worries at all!
     
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  6. firecoast

    firecoast New Member

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    Thanks for sharing your progress. Looks great! I bought a '93 Coleman Destiny Royale last year that I'm rebuilding the roof on now. Same style as yours, but Mother Nature wasn't as kind. I like the carpet tile idea for the bunks, too! Keep up the great work!
     
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  7. jimw451

    jimw451 New Member

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    Cushions from the upholsterer today

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  8. jimw451

    jimw451 New Member

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    Updates. So I took down the home made curtains to give them a good washing and snapped a couple pics of the inside without them.

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    Cushions fit perfectly

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    Removed the big propane tank off the front and converted to green bottle setup with custom hose and regulator deal

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    Fire!

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    Tried pumping the Attwood faucet and broke it. Need a modern replacement for that now. Guess I'll search the forum here for ideas

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  9. jimw451

    jimw451 New Member

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    New plumbing lines and sanitized the great condition existing water tank

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    Replacement table that is nowhere near as heavy or bulky as the original

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