1974 Starcraft galaxy 8

Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by jon davenport, Aug 22, 2019.

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    FARfetched Well-Known Member

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    Love the cabinetry work! And the exterior decals look brand-new. Sitting in a field, I can't imagine they looked that good when you brought it home.
     
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    Thanks. The vinyl decals are new. Found them on eBay, I could pick the color. They were made for a boat I think.
     
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    Nice job and really likes your color scheme
     
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    Hello everyone time for me to do some more work on my camper. Just got my new top and it is very nice. THANK YOU Bear Creek.
     

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    20200208_155943.jpg Here I'm starting the deconstruction process of the roof.
     

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    O.K. That was a real chore. going to pick up some lumber this weekend and start building in a few days.
     
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    I must say, in addition to the decals the exterior paint looks really good too. Did you reshoot it or did it just clean up that nice?
     
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    Hello there Arruba, yes I cleaned sanded, primed, and painted each piece of the aluminum. I used a wagner sprayer and rustoleum paint.
     
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    So today I took advantage of the good weather and cut the boards for the box /top of the camper. then routed the edge so the trim would fit the new boards. going to try to build the top in the next few days if I can find a helper to hold when my clamps won't be useful. 86697341_218237242640390_3546367175050657792_n.jpg 86754904_863520474107721_2595699477163540480_n.jpg
     

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    #1: you are on pace to get the gold buckle for pup restoration!

    #2: I assume that your Wagner sprayer is an electric sprayer. Did you have to reduce or thin the paint to get it to flow and fog correctly?

    #3: keep up the good work.
     
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    Gold buckle that sounds good :) The paint sprayer is powered , It is for stain it says. But the rustolium paint worked great. Thanks.
     
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    a few pics of the progress on my roof. top 1.jpg top 2.jpg
     

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    Looks great. I just read through the whole thread for the first time. Don't know how I missed it before.

    What part of our great state do you call home?
     
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    Thanks kcsa75 , we are out near Lawrence. Gonna hopefully get out to Pomona in a month.
     
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    We're heading there tomorrow.
     
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    Lucky you! weather is going to be fantastic. Enjoy your trip.
     
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    Doing some fitting before I finish the top. 20200319_172846.jpg 20200319_172857.jpg 20200328_115247.jpg 20200319_172846.jpg 20200319_172857.jpg 20200328_115247.jpg 20200405_170841.jpg
     

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