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Discussion in 'Camper Restoration Projects' started by hq308, Feb 19, 2018.
Glad this thread popped back up. Awesome build. Kudos all around!!
It's been a while since I've done anything to the trailer and the weather has started warming up so over the past weekend I tackled a few small jobs to get it ready to use.
The first job I did was make up some brackets to attach springs to the uprights to make it a little easier to lift the top up. Previously there was no assistance and while these springs don't provide a lot of assistance they do help.
I cut out some aluminium and sheet-ed inside the door, I also put a small piece of propellor plate on the floor inside the door for grip.
Most of the other jobs were just small things that needed tidying up so not really much to show.
I was thinking about your ceiling and the wiring. Can you purchase sheet foam board easily down there? IT would also help (a little) with heat/cold in the trailer when camping.
Looks awesome otherwise.
Something like that would be cool (pun intended lol) but the main issue is internal clearance, there's not much space between the mattresses and the inside of the roof as it is and adding a false ceiling would most likely stop the roof from closing fully. I'm not really that concerned about it to be honest, the covered wiring looks tidy enough and adds to the vintage feel. Thanks for the tip though.
Got a few more things ticked off the list.
Spare wheel carrier
I wanted to be able to switch the outdoor lights separately (2 led flouros and an led spotlight) but there's not enough room in the wiring channel to easily run extra wires so I made a switchbox to fit in the roof. The extra connector pictured is for future connection of 12v fans.
I also added an Anderson plug inside the camper for plugging in my 12v camping fridge.
I'm planning to mount a small propane tank to the front of the trailer so I made a canvas cover for it.
There are just so many cool things I like about your build... Love the trap door on the draw-bar, love the expanda-bed. You are doing an amazing job creating your family's holiday home
Looking good mate!!
What's on the floor mate? Timber laminate?
That buddy of yours go alright.....
It's just an off-cut of vinyl flooring I had from home. I haven't decided on what I'll put down yet, it's currently just painted plywood.
Yeah he goes alright, it'll be interesting to see how he goes with his own project lol (For those of you playing at home, DR Stitch is the buddy that repaired my canvas)
Haven't updated this thread for a while as I haven't done much to the camper. We'd decided a little while back that this camper was a little small for us so we've just purchased another slightly bigger vintage camper, a 1977 Jayco Jaydove and as a result this camper will be getting sold in the near future.
It needs a little work but the price was right, the bones are good and the family seems happy with the layout and extra space and storage.
Man it makes one do a double take to see the door on that side. Is that a fridge or icebox?
I love the old Jaycos. They were really built solid
It's a Dometic 3 way fridge, haven't tried it on gas yet but works well on shore power.
Our seems to work equally well regardless of power supply. We freeze everything that going to be eaten after the first two days and keep drinks in a cooler to limit the fridge being opened.
I love how you transformed that little thing into something amazing! I would like to see what you do with that old Jayco next
It's sold, went to a nice couple as their first camper.
So now it's onto the new project.
Really enjoyed seeing your project. Thanks for saving it and sharing!
Thanks, looking forward to seeing what you do with yours.