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#21 Mike S.

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 03:36 AM

Nice job on the rebuild.  I hope you get the same joy using this as you obviously did rebulding it. 


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#22 thisoldcamper

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 02:14 PM

Thanks guys.  I got it on the truck. Before I did, I added 1x4 pt slats to the bottom to raise it up a little and I added turnbuckles to the lower front sides of the camper to secure it into the bed.

 

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I'm still not sure if I'm going to replace the outer rear running lights or put some hooks there.

We're campable though.

 

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#23 Buckwheat

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 03:17 PM

I did the same type of thing as the turnbuckles as you did works great. Great looking setup


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#24 Ripperj

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 11:51 PM

The paint job looks great! I like the cream trim.
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#25 thisoldcamper

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 09:18 AM

I had some left over almond rustoleum from previous projects and I liked breaking up the all-white without being too loud.  I painted the upper half of the lower box sides almond too, so that the color shows through the windows when the camper top is down in traveling mode.  I put the paint on with a roller - rustoleum thinned 10% with mineral spirits - 2 coats.


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#26 thisoldcamper

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:27 PM

Just got back from camping at Hunting Island State park, had a great time and the Alaskan worked like a charm.

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#27 Dughlas Stiubhart

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:04 PM

And looks good, too!


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#28 GroovyDad

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Posted 11 April 2015 - 06:16 PM

It looks like it just rolled out of the factory.  You do beautiful work.  Like ripperj, I too like the cream trim; it shows restraint.  I also really enjoyed your blog.


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Posted 22 April 2015 - 09:09 PM

Wow very nice work!!! I have rebuilt a couple of old travel trailers and just really enjoyed it!!! 


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#30 thisoldcamper

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 05:33 PM

We took our Alaskan to a Tin Can Tourist rally at Tybee Island Ga this past weekend and got judged first place in the 1970 and newer category.  It was the only truck camper there among 70 vintage trailers and it got a lot of attention.

 

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