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    Here we go again!

    1990 Bigfoot 9.5C fiberglass truck camper.

    After getting it home and looking allot closer found it needed more work then we thought. Could have sold it in Calgary, but we decided to do a restore on it. So now I am in the middle of it.
    First removed 560lbs of extra wood inside and a crappy wood floor that the PO had put in. Then we stripped all the panelling out of it, the pictures below show its current state. I have a fair amount of fiberglass work to do before I start with the wood. I am going to remove the top windows and fiberglass the holes in, as well as repair the jack mounts and a couple holes that have been put in over the years.

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    Sounds like you're going to be a busy man this summer.

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    Today I did some of the fiberglass work. Removed the rear right jack, and rebuilt the corner. On the inside of the corner there was just a piece of 1/2" plywood for the jacks to screw into, not very strong in my mind. So replaced that with a 2x6. Should be good and solid now! I will sand it down a little more tomorrow. Paint will happen when we do the entire thing.



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    Today was kinda crapy weather on and of. Great day to get lots done on the camper! Started rebuilding the bench, basically got it all framed in and the top on. Also glassed in the two front windows. Two layers of heavy mat on already. A little sanding and the light mat tomorrow or Wednesday. Would do more today but I am beat. And there is enough resin on there to keep it from leaking if it rains.

    From the inside, glued 1/8 panelling to the inside of the fiberglass




    On the outside


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    So a little update on the Bigfoot. Finished the fiberglass and Paint last week. Removed all the windows, cleaned, paint, and new butyl tape. Put those in this weekend. Re wired the tail lights, and all marker lights, replaced old busted 7 pin connector. Also put on all new marker lights. I have put some of the new wood in. With any luck I'll get some more in this week.

    so far work left to do

    Finish panelling
    install new tap, and drain for the sink
    new fill and breather hose for the water storage
    make new doors for the cupboards
    repair and paint the exterior storage doors
    re mount/weld the front jacks (the old brackets are welded crooked, and to high
    build shelving over the sitting area
    new flooring
    rebuild entrance door, and make one for the bathroom
    install the fridge. May have to replace one of the copper lines for the propane
    put new OLC sticker on the back

    oh and roll a seal coat on the roof

    sounds like allot, the worst is the panelling, the rest goes fast.

    some picks







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    That thing is looking really nice.

    What kind of paint did you use on the outside?

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    Its just 2 coats of Tremclad. With allot of prep, and a good sanding in between coats. We used it on our fiberglass travel trailer 4 years ago and it still looks great. Damn near bullet proof too LOL.

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    Damn fine work sir! Haha I did my station wagon in Tremclad way back when. Lasted me 2 years and a move from AB to BC... still looked good the day the hook picked it up.

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    thanks! And yep. that is some good paint. Still have a half a gallon left over

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    Wow that front window fill in turned out NICE !

    I've been yearning for a fibreglass camper for awhile but I'm not bold enough to take on a project like you have.

    Looking good !


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