1966 Westholt Camper

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by Westholt Wonder, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Fless

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    Yeah, but Timken, the best! Ought to last forever with some regular TLC.
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    Have the old hub assembly almost painted. A coat of rust reformer everywhere and then a coat of undercoating on the part of the hub that won’t be seen. Still trying to decide if the part of the hub that will be seen should be a black or chrome finish. 82B71FB4-821D-4A1D-B753-0C7E851FFFFB.jpeg 938071B3-594A-494C-8D4C-9E17FEB3564D.jpeg 803734BA-34A5-4C7C-B163-BF42B59BAC30.jpeg E8D16AC4-883B-47C9-A7E0-5A5B6E271ABC.jpeg
     
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    3DC14811-BA81-4E33-8481-C5DDC176D513.jpeg 7FB980C8-C2AC-48CE-8272-5E8169A3761F.jpeg 31BD2634-925D-46EB-8B03-E03912F1C92B.jpeg EE77E270-904A-44B1-96C4-2AC1F6EAD7D0.jpeg I also worked on the spare tire bracket. Got it cleaned up and a coat of the rust reformer on it, cuz everything needs a coat of rust reformer on a 52 year old steel rust bucket!
     
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    Nice work - they look new!
     
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    Thank you! I think they look like a million bucks compared to what they were.
     
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    A153BEB1-2714-440D-878A-30E89CF19D8B.JPG BB7B5561-D999-4264-ACAF-707F20DC785F.JPG IMG_4340.JPG IMG_4343.JPG IMG_4344.JPG IMG_4347.JPG IMG_4348.JPG IMG_4349.JPG They see me rollin', they hatin'! Well I have one wheel hub finished. Couldn't get the new seal to work, so I had to put the old one back in. But, the bearings are thoroughly goupped and packed!
     
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    Wow, great job all around. Just finished reading the whole thread.
     
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    Wow! Incredible work, love to see a classic restored!
     
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    Sweet work so far.
     
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    Do you have access to a sandblaster? You can take the rust off just about anything with a sandblaster.
     
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    If your through with your camper, I have a 57 Chevy I would like you to restore. Very Impressive,love it
     
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    I don’t, but I pretty much have tackled all the rust on this thing! Orbital sander, wire brushes, stainless steel, scrapers, and elbow grease!
     
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    Oh, I already keep an eye out for my own projects! It would be fun to have a classic car/truck one day. good luck on yours.
     
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    Nice work and attention to detail!

    Only thing I would be weary of is reusing the old seal.
     
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    For some stuff , evapor rust does a great job. Non toxic and reusable. Not for heavy rust , but good for soaking of small parts.
     
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    Ah, yup. I was given a fireplace insert that had a coating of light surface rust. I bought a large wire wheel and put it on a heavy-duty drill. Had the thing ready to paint in an hour.
     
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    Well, once I get the other hub and wheel bearings done, Henry will be safe to tow! I had a welder come and replace a piece on the tongue that had rusted out. I also had the jack replaced with one that has a wheel for better mobility. We had to re-position the shelf for the propane tank to get it all to work, but we did it! IMG_4367.JPG IMG_4369.JPG IMG_4372.JPG IMG_4374.JPG IMG_4375.JPG IMG_4376.JPG
     
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    Looks too good, your scarring me now:). Real nice. Factory.
     
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    Looks great! I guess the interior is next up?
     
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    Well I can’t take much credit for this work, except to say that I paid a welder to do it!
     

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