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Old 04-02-2017, 06:47 PM   #1
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Looks like a lot of work!!!

I just brought home a "brand new" 1975 Soveriegn. LOL
This is something I have been wanting for quite a while and am looking forward to having it look like new. I actually wanted to get one already restored but they were a little out of my league! I have been in residential construction all my life (I'm 62) and figured my guys and I could surely handle a little trailer remodel! Ha Ha!!! Seriously, someone tell me where to start. Inside? Outside? Plumbing? Gut it? Restore it? Whew!!! Then I watched a video on how to polish it and now I think I better fine someone who does just that. So, first real question.....Anyone in the Houston area who can do a first class job for a fair price.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:09 PM   #2
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If you haven't read this thread, you might find it a good source of idea


I would think after your project scope assessment you will need to determine where you will be working and how the summer heat will impact your time table.

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Old 04-02-2017, 08:27 PM   #3
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Welcome to the Forums!

My advice is to put the polishing off until about the very end. There are a thousand little projects that need to be done before you get to the pure aesthetics. Start by going through the buyer's inspection checklist (search for it using google from outside the forums), and see what you are up against, and then make your plan from there. Usually trailers of this age in this area start with a sub-floor repair/replacement, and that usually presents a slippery slope that takes you into complete rebuild.

good luck!
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:39 PM   #4
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And in case you were wondering: they are a lot of work!

Here is the link to the inspection checklist:

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