Drum roll please. Schweetcruisers is correct!!! (Probably, yet again!) It's a 1967 "pain-in-the-ass," I mean "1500/7" according to the title. Not the Shasta's greatest design, but a worthy project.
Ferry ride $178, gas $250, tire tubes and install (just to get it up on the trailer) $60, trip to the ER in Spokane (for heart rhythm problem) priceless!!!
Anytime you see "free" you just know it's going to end up being just the opposite. However, this looked like a decent project for a starter while I hunt down that nice Airflyte or Deluxe to really go to town on. Not to mention, got in a trip to Lopez Island in Puget Sound and got to ride the ferry with my four-legged daughter Kiki (who has since passed, so this was our last road trip together).
Interior was dirty and beat up, all globes broken, missing ALL outside lights except tails, broken rear frame member (had to saw bumper off), axle bearings frozen, tires completely shot, door tweaked and screen door missing. Completely immovable without a strong winch, low ramps and A LOT of persuasion. But…no signs of leakage…at least not yet. Will make a good “intro to Shasta restoration” project and towable cabin for the outback ski areas we frequent here in Montana.
Boy, the interior of these later trailers is gawdawful. Whitewashed pressboard-ey paneling with plastic sheeted headliner. If the Shasta gods approve, think I will go back to the birch paneling look of the earlier models.
So, thanks for your help with my earlier post asking for “sage advice.” Now I will really need it. Probably should have run, not walked, away from this one, but I am a sucker for straight metal and no leaks. Some people have to learn the hard way ; )
PS: Will post pictures when possible: site saying "can't add attachment, forum has exceeded it's storage limit" or some such langauge
Ratt, read Universal's photo tutorial. You have to upload to Photobucket or the like and then click on the forum link. Works like a charm, as long as the pictures stay in place. VSTF is probably never going to have the upload from home computers available again. We are way over our limit, and, to keep from paying a monthly fee, will rely on photo sites.
Photo sites aren't always free, and may start charging to store photos. Sad, but true.