Well after looking around for the exact size and everything i wanted i came across this camper that a buddy of mine had. Now i know this is going to sound a little sacreligous but my plans are not to restore this back to original, but to customize it for my own likes and needs.
Post by universalexports on May 27, 2013 18:50:50 GMT -5
Welcome to the board! their are several Shasta purist, I say make it your own, just do it right! that's what I'm doing, mine will be a mixture of old and new, with stainless steel appliances, bunk beds, and a shower/bathroom. post pics of your new baby!
Congratulations on your first camper. I've gone back and forth on whether or not to go back to original and decided against it. We haven't started yet, as we're building a cover first, but it's giving me time to research and watch mobiltec's videos.
My plans are first to try and figure yr and model, I have VIN # but thats it so far. I plan on completely gutting camper, installing hickory or bamboo hardwood floor with wainscoating. Removing stove, adding water heater and outside shower, stainless frig, and totally tricking out the interior while leaving the exterior in rustic form. PS Im not sure what most restoration projects cost but i paid $150 so i feel pretty good.
It looks like a 62-ish Airflyte. The layout is right, down to the dual faucets. There are no fridge vents, meaning it probably came equipped with an icebox.
I gotta tell ya, it is hard for me to look at that one and not want to see it "original"...it has a lot of the features still in it, and appears decent shape. That being said, working it to fit your own needs and desires will summon great imagination, and I can't wait to see what you do decide for her! I definitely would say you got your money's worth!
Thanks for all the info, yeah i kinda figured i got a pretty good deal on it as is. Even after i clean all the mice droppings and fowl odor out of it. As far as customization im pretty confident about everything except figuring out the power and electrical and how to run AC and DC. BTW where should i post pics of my restorization/customization project.
I dunno, our chickens make a pretty stinky mess! I asked because of the recent trailer for sale that had been used as a coop, so when you said mice droppings and "fowl" smell, I wasn't sure whether it was a typo or really the smell of a coop. THe trailer is going to be great, congrats!!
Post by Gone Kayaking on Jun 1, 2013 11:49:54 GMT -5
As far as pictures and posting. You can go two ways. Start your own blog and then list it in the blogs section and update it as you post new things AND/OR start a restoration thread and then USE Photobucket or Flickr to upload and host your pictures and then you can link them using the img code(see universals tutorial). That's the only way to keep images on the site now since attachments are not okay.
1956 Shasta 1500
Can't wait to go campin'