My wife and I bought our 1962
Bambi off E-bay last summer. It was born in the same year as each of us so seemed perfect. We live in Manhattan but keep the trailer at a small cottage in Montauk where I've commenced a full restoration project on it. I've never done anything like this so am probably in way over my head, but so far I've been enjoying the demo process and reading all kinds of forums and websites for advice and strategies.
I removed all the interior structures, carefully saving and labeling all the parts and taking lots of pictures and making diagrams of things etc. I've removed the interior skin and all the insulation (was surprised to find that the curved end dome pieces were fibreglass and not aluminum!). I'm planning to lift the shell and then completely beadblast, repair, restore, and repaint the chassis. I'm going to get a new axle and brakes as well. Then slowly build it all back up from here.
I hope when done to have a trailer that appears totally original except better and with the best systems I can find in it. I also hope to include solar or wind power systems to make it totally self sufficient. Sound like a couple years of work? I figure it is. I hope it all works out. Fingers crossed.
Your forums have already provided many, many, excellent ideas and insights. Thanks for your generosity of mind and spirit!
Steve Hamilton and Jocelyn Joson