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92 Jayco Sportster rebuild slide in camper truck camper

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#1 corybrown50

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 07:59 PM

Hello all....well, here is my attempt at documenting my rebuild. I was recently gifted a 92 Jayco Sportster from a Brother in my men's group. It was his father's, and had many years of love. After sitting a bit, he forwarded it to me. With my wife's permission and enthusiasm, I picked it up with exuberance and a very short timeline to hopefully finish the project for a local racing event. 

 

In researching the build, I came across Manfred's thread with a rebuild of the exact camper. First off, MANY THANKS AND BLUMEN to Manfred and his wife for the write ups. He has given me the road map and overview to not be scared so far to get started. Here is a link to his thread. 

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:09 PM

A look at her as she arrived home

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Nestled for the Spring rebuild

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:12 PM

Digging in to the edges. As Manfred noted in his build....rot around all edges.

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:12 PM

Broken bottom support

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:14 PM

And the rear....well, looks like all but about 80% of the driver side needs replaced.

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:16 PM

The pile begins.....I find it amazing that they use interior paneling scraps for the exterior. There were 2 different types of interior design used for the cladding. 

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:17 PM

Well, got the passenger side completely removed inside and out, as well as the cab side wall, refrigerator, and back wall....didn't have time for pictures as the weather was coming in and I needed to get everything covered back up. 

 

A LOT OF SCREWS!!!! I couldn't imagine all the screws...I haven't found any issues with the staples yet, but I haven't really started removing the "studs".....I couldn't find proper 1"x1.5" wood, so I'll be doubling up with .75"x1.5" studs. It may add a small bit of weight, but a bit more strength won't hurt anything. I'll be gluing, clamping, and finish nailing them together before installing. Hopefully this will be received as acceptable...

 

The plan is once the "studs" are in, I'll add the plywood outside, then use trimming router to cut out the windows. I'm still trying to figure out how to remove the side wall plywood, and I think it will become more apparent as I slowly take things apart 1 piece at a time...

 

My big question is removing the lower cab wall. I've removed the passenger side cabinet already, and I am trying not to remove driver side cabinet as it has the heater there and would seemingly be a lot of finicky working that I would like to avoid.


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:33 PM

Ambitious project, thank you for sharing. Looking forward to watching your progress! :)


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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:54 AM

So, question....can everyone see the photos? They show up fine for me on desktop, but on Tapatalk they do not load. I'm still figuring it out.....20190227_184437.jpg 20190413_190057.jpg 20190416_172119.jpg 20190416_172131.jpg 20190416_172143.jpg
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Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:56 AM

Sending these via Tapatalk. Please let me know if these are visible as well as the previous posts.20190416_173640.jpg 20190416_195033.jpg 20190416_195028.jpg 20190416_195330.jpg
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