Post by cozycruiser on Apr 19, 2011 15:27:13 GMT -5
We have a 1951 cozy cruiser "Shasta" canned ham that we would like to install insulation and have rewired. One side has good skin. How likely is it to be able to get the skin off and then be able to reuse it? What about the trim? Will it get too bent up?
It appears that the siding sections are nailed and I personally think that the siding will get distorted, trying to remove the nails. The trim always gets a little twisted when being removed. What shape is the interior in?
Post by cozycruiser on Apr 19, 2011 23:18:03 GMT -5
Yes there are some (4 or 5) nails on the good side. The bad side is bowed and has numerous flaws ie staples and dings and we would like it completely reskined. The interior is in good shape except for over the sink and a bit of seepage around the tail end. I will post a photo of the interior.
Post by safetybruce on Apr 24, 2011 21:00:53 GMT -5
Love the shape of the grandparent of all our Shastas! Looking forward to seeing your inside photos. I'm thinking if you are going to re-skin the whole street-side(?) that it is going to be a good time to lift that front and back skin to see what water damage there might be too. Let's face it...if you are going to insulate you have to do it from the inside out or the outside in, along with re-wiring. I'd suggest getting an estimate on enough materials to re-skin the whole Cruiser . That way, you would have a matching outerskin that would be really beautiful.
You have one of the true classics that started the Shasta legend, the more you can invest in bringing her to her greatest potential will only add to your pride of ownership, her value and of course the envy of others (including me)...lol!.