48 Cars In 48 States : Pre-Trip #001 Irene The Camper
A few months ago I announced to the world that I was going to do something big and awesome in 2017. The plan is simple, I’m going to hop in the Galaxie, with the canned ham camper on the back and I’m going to hit all lower 48 states in one monster road trip of a life time.
This weekend I finally got to tear in to the camper to fix some of the rotted wood. Most old campers have some rotted wood, this one had more than I bargained for…
When I bought the camper I did a completely inadequate inspection. Yes I saw the water damage, but I was already buying the camper for about half of what they had been asking for it so I figured that I was going to do some mods anyways, what’s the big deal?
This weekend I found out that the rot that I had seen was nothing compared to the rot that I didn’t see. 80% of the camper is garbage and must be replaced. Lucky for me it’s a simple procedure and I have a good buddy that’s handy with woodworking.
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The supports that go across the camper are now re-attached, but the outer plywood and skin on the top are loose because they are destroyed and need to be replaced. So that’s the story as of right now. The camper will be ready to roll on a shakedown trip to the Lonestar Roundup in April.
In February I’ll open up the spots for the photo shoots on the 48Cars in 48 States trip. Essentially I’ll be pre-booking 48 separate photo shoots, one in each state. There are a few spots already spoken for, if you’d like to see if your traditional hot rod, kustom or drag car is a good fit for this project please use the Contact Page to send me a note. For more info on the ins and outs of the plan go here.
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