Post by janesfaces on Sept 28, 2012 16:56:54 GMT -5
Hi, I am brand new to the forum, having just taken delivery of my 1966 Shasta 1500 TODAY!! I am feeling a bit overwhelmed, and don't quite know where to start, but I am SOO appreciative of finding this forum, and everyone's willingness to offer suggestions and help! I am still trying to navigate my way around, so I apologize if this is already posted somewhere. I am going to attempt to "eat my elephant" one bite at a time, and try to enjoy the restoration process. (I was thinking it's just going to need some "new paint, recover the cushions, cute new curtains, fun accessories", HA! Silly, silly me!) I am hoping that someone will be kind enough to post a photo of the door handle (inside and out) and the side latch that it attaches too. The original handle on my Shasta was replaced with a hardware screen door door handle, which functions, but it quite unattractive...and we can't have that! I found the outside and inside handles of what I think I need on the Vintage Trailer hardware site, but I don't see the part that catches it on the opposite door frame. Not sure I am making sense with my terminology, but hopefully someone knows what I mean? Thanks so much for any photos that help me make sure I order all the right parts! Or better yet, if anyone has an extra laying around....I'll take it!
Welcome! We purchased our 66 1500 on June 1st. Our thoughts were EXACTLY yours. Gulp! With the kind help and insights of everyone on this forum, we have been brave and courageous and begun the restoration process. Today, it is all in pieces in the basement and the frame is going to be sandblasted and primed next week. Budget? A bit more than the new wheel bearings, vent fan and some curtains. Proportional to the amount of hidden beneath the skin, rot, and it was ALL rotten. I would never have guessed how much I would learn at my age about tools, polishing aluminum, plywood thickness and the wonderful community of Shastaholics ...we haven't even started building the new walls. The material for those curtains are in the back of the closet.