146 Photos - Jan 1, 2010
Photo: Barely made it home in one piece, realized when I got home that the sidewalls were detached from the floor.Photo: At first looks the aluminum is in good shape, now if only the interior was in as good of shape as the outside.Photo: Like the lower roof line, should handle well behind the H3 once it's completed, could only go about 35mph driving it home as the sides were coming apart.Photo: The missing baggage door was inside the trailer, so all windows and doors were intact and reusable.Photo: Those pieces of the rear wall were left somewhere on 8 mile road, had to stop and tear off some of the loose wood to prevent further debris on the road.Photo: Photo: Right rear quarter is completely rotted.Photo: The rear wall, completely falling apart.Photo: Much of the interior was gutted out when I got the trailer, other than the make shift supports, which is all that kept the trailer on the frame for the trip home.Photo: Only cabinet left was the one just inside the door.  was pretty solid, but no drawers or cabinet door.Photo: Well, it used to be a front kitchen, but there is nothing left of it other than the gas line for where the stove top was.Photo: To the left is where the scotty potty room once was, the area that is unpainted was where the original water tank would have been mounted above the toilet.Photo: Left side wall came off with the aluminum (what was left of it)  the supports is all that was holding up the roof.Photo: Another shot with the left wall removed, more rotted wood on the floor than there was on the wall.Photo: Photo: The left wall (what's left of it) it was like a giant sponge and the paint was about the only thing keeping the wood intact.Photo: Photo: The pile of aluminum siding, saving this for reuse once the trailer is rebuilt.Photo: What little insulation was in the trailer, something else to stuff the garbage can with.Photo: Photo: The roof shifted when the right wall was removed.  Almost a tear drop now!Photo: The front wall a couple extra strips of aluminum and some wood blocks to reinforce the front I guess.Photo: The floor was in decent condition, mouse feces aside.Photo: The real reason for the trailer purchase, the GMC hubcap, so here's some irony, the first Scotty I bought had one GMC hubcap so now I have a matching set!Photo: Photo: Photo: Not pretty, but it's down, the roof will be taken to the scrap yard, as I'm going to put a single piece of trailer aluminum from the front hitch to the bumper,  no seams = no leaks!Photo: Close up of one of the seams in the roof and the number of nails used to attach it to the roof support beam which was totally rotted away.Photo: Ok, maybe the floor wasn't as in good of condition as I originally thought.  It's coming up as well.Photo: Photo: The trailer springs lifted significantly once the weight of the rotted wood was removed.Photo: The front mess.  Had to cut the wheel off because it wouldn't come off, new tongue jack and coupler going to be required here.Photo: The underside of the trailer, frame is still in good condition, just going to need some clean-up and POR-15Photo: Cleaned up shop, but still have to tackle tearing up the floor.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Frame back from sandblaster thanks to New Hudson Master Blaster for removing years of rust.Photo: Photo: Photo: Frame ready for paint.Photo: Photo: Frame ready for paint.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Adding POR-15.Photo: Photo: Photo: Frame painting done, POR-15 should make it rust proof for at least another 15 years.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Right wall seamed together and the old wall used for a template.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Both walls attached to the floor.Photo: Photo: Exterior door cut out.Photo: Front Kitchen back in place, water tank going under the front cabinet (not mounted over the toilet).Photo: Photo: Bathroom to the right, and shelf over the kitchen going in.Photo: Photo: Photo: From the front, the Kitchen framing and wall for the bathroom in place.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Cabinet in place for the Norcold fridge, originally would have been the closet, but couldn't resist putting in the fridge we use the one in the Highlander too much.Photo: Photo: Photo: Looking through the door, I shortened the dinette by 6 inches to get the small closet space between the fridge cabinet and the bathroom.Photo: 1/8th in birch ceiling in placed.Photo: Front cabinet faces in place, and fan mounted.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Built and installed paper towel and glass holder.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: