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Old 03-03-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up My next project is a basket case...

My next project is a basket case SOB and I'm ready to jump in!

A 1964 Serro Scotty 13' "Tonga" (front kitchen) model. Brought her home today...demo starts tomorrow! It's a whole different animal than an Airstream - should be fun ~

Before you say "she paid too much"...know that I paid less for the whole trailer than the Bargman door handle/lock goes for on eBay and the handle/lock work. The door & windows on the other hand....

Let the games begin ~

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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WhooHooo!!! Can't wait to see what you do with her! Sure looks like you've got a lot of work ahead
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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The potential is great with this one!
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:04 PM   #4
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What a cutie! Needs work, but man, what potential. Congrats!

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:04 PM   #5
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A lot of work ...yes, but Birdy our '56 Safari was much worse and bigger! I know I have it in me...just wait, I have big plans! Starting with a good scrub down tomorrow!

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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Does this mean I can officially be first in line to buy Birdy?
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:23 PM   #7
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Uh, no Brad...she's definitely NFS! Nice try though ~

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Old 03-03-2012, 08:26 PM   #8
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I love the CarryAll! Here's a link to a Scotty on Craigslist if you want to compare.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #9
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Yep, that one's bigger, newer and a different layout...not to mention almost 7 times more expensive than mine was!

I like the challenge and freedom to do what I want with it since it's a bit on the rough side. If it's "too nice" I'd feel guilty gutting and redoing everything I have plans on doing...I wanted a blank slate. Both our Airstreams have both been more "restoration" type projects - I'm anxious to get my hands into a little "resto-mod remodel" on this one - a la SOTF.

Nice though ~ thanks!!!

We've had fun with the CarryAll too, a step back in time for sure!

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Uh, no Brad...she's definitely NFS! Nice try though ~

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Yeah, considering Maxwell found a new home once upon a time... I thought I'd better play it safe.
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Old 03-03-2012, 08:40 PM   #11
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Yeah, but this one will no way, no how replace Birdy - it's definitely a "one gal" trailer...it's going to be my little playhouse. Not big enough in my world for two ~

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Old 03-03-2012, 10:27 PM   #12
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Cool Shari! Can't wait to see the coolest Scotty out there
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Old 03-04-2012, 12:57 AM   #13
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The Scotty says . . .

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Old 03-04-2012, 05:15 AM   #14
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The aluminum bug has bitten you very hard Shari. I too was lured by an early Scotty. Because it is a personal project, it sit idol right now.
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Some insights I might share; You did not buy an Airstream, you bought a Scotty. They were the VW, no Yugo of the camper world. Not really meant to last too terribly long. Everything is nailed or stapled together, driving a screw took too long so they avoided them. At the Scotty factory, there was no waste. Every scrap that could be used was and often it was used even if it shouldn't. You will find many things that will have you scratching your head. After doing two Airstreams, you will really be questioning why Airstreams were built so tough and why after all these years, is this Scotty still holding up. Scotty's are not intended to be self contained. The area all around your rig is considered part of the rig. Outdoor kitchens under awning is most common due to the lack of actual galley space inside the trailer.
You will also find the Scotty Clubs(yes, more than one. Both exist harmoniously) to be a whole lot of fun. Scotty people are just like Airstream people with just a few $$$ taken off.
oh, and one last thing, unlike an Airstream, the dollars you put into restoring it, probably will never be realized once you sell it. The numbers just do not work, so you have got to love em and make that your investment.
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