We just took our wonderful original Caravel
and gutted it. Really glad about doing this.
Now down to the bare floors, everything is out including the shower and old toilet.
Lots of dry rot around the edges, so we are about to replace the floor and while we are at it, re plumb, rewire and make all new cabinetry. Lucking for us my wife is a professional woodworker. She has a eye for perfection and she is motivated. One of our goals to make the Carvel a showcase for her work. My job is the mechanical side. Having raced sports cars for 30 years
and built many cars from the ground up, neither one of us are intimated by the challenge. At the end of the day we will have a very cool Carvel.
One of the things we found in our deconstruction has been the amount of butchered repairs by the PO's. Bare wires, if 20#'s of caulk didn't solve the problem, just use a 16p nail. Just sad at times but now we are on a new path
with modern materials on our side.
We removed the fiberglass shower/lave. It's in good shape, hot water heater
seems to be Ok same with heater. All of this we are either going to take to the dump but I want to find out if there are others out there that are restoring and these bits are worth saving. Just hate to toss something that has value to someone else.
Toilet: we are going to remake the toilet sink area, and I have been looking for clever designs, anyone here seen anything really different and compact.
I will post pics as we go, any and all advice is more than appreciated