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Old 03-26-2005, 01:56 PM   #1
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Would you rescue this?

Not an AS, but still - classic vintage aluminum. Would you dare try to rescue it? I wouldn't. (Picture taken at Salton Sea - stock photo, not mine.)


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Old 03-26-2005, 02:01 PM   #2
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Nope. Too far gone for me.

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Old 03-26-2005, 02:17 PM   #3
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Only if it were free and delivered to my driveway. Then I would consider it after a good looking over. What size is it?? Also, what is is???
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:21 PM   #4
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The window frames look OK.
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:25 PM   #5
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Looks like it might need 'the full monty'! Or it might redefine it...

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Old 03-26-2005, 03:38 PM   #6
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Hmmm, do you all think the floor needs to be replaced?
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:05 PM   #7
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Key word: SALTon Sea...

After that long immersed in salt water I'd not even stand near it, for fear breeze would knock corroded sheet metal over and hurt someone... Much simpler to take few more photo's, and build similar trailer from scratch...

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Old 03-26-2005, 05:16 PM   #8
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Call that While You Were Out TV show. I'm sure they have some leftover carpet squares. That stuff hides a lot.

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Old 03-26-2005, 05:51 PM   #9
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LOL! Good one, Tim! And you know, this is about the only condition of trailer I'd even think about handing over to those guys to play with. Anything in better shape would just be a shame.
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Old 03-26-2005, 06:04 PM   #10
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A bath, a quart of walberize with some elbow grease, it will look like new. I get blinded by aluminum.
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Old 03-26-2005, 08:50 PM   #11
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What's wrong with it? Restore what?
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Old 03-27-2005, 12:26 AM   #12
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Old 03-27-2005, 05:00 AM   #13
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Now that is a depressing sight
I think I'll pass.......
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Old 03-27-2005, 06:58 AM   #14
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Posts: 10,326 it was a great looking coach in it's day....a shame it's salt food now.

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