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Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:22 pm 
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I recently picked up an old 1970s pop up camper to do a full rebuild on and mess around with some fancy suspensions stuff.

As it’s a bit too big for Zooks I was debating whether to do a build thread in here or not.
But I think some of you might enjoy seeing what I’ve got planned for this thing I figured I might as well chuck a few posts in here as things progress.

Besides, we can’t have that big fucking ugly thing of Sheps as the only active trailer build in here.... :P

So here’s my ugly old thing that someone else decided to name “Rusty Balls”.....

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The chassis is pretty clean, despite what the stupid name might suggest, there’s no major rust under here.

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Obviously the canvas is totally gone, no saving that stuff.
The interior had be redone sometime in the past.

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Not that this really mattered much to me..... :)

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And now after a wonderfully toxic bonfire we can start to make plans for this thing.

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:59 pm 
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Nice, keep posting mate!

I've been half heartedly looking for one of these to turn into a slide on camper for a ute. I reckon knock off one of the sliding bed things, build some doors into the sides so you can get to the storage that normally goes under the seats and have it so you can slide the fridge outside with it all folded up.

I camped in one once when I was little and I'll never forget the 6 zillion cranks to get the bloody thing set up. :lol:

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:04 pm 
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Cheers mate.
The plan is to do a slide out fridge from the side in front of the door and a slide out kitchen from the side panel behind the wheels.
But that’s all still a long way off.
First there’s a ton of rotten timber to be removed.

Basically what I bought here is the alloy side panels, bed slides and wind up system. Pretty much everything else will be changed in some way.

Some bits because I want to, other bits, like these because I have to...

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Post Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:18 pm 
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Looking at that wood might need to change the name to Rotten Balls :)

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:56 am 
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pete_79 wrote:
So here’s my ugly old thing that someone else decided to name “Rusty Balls”.....


Is that "Rusty Balls" or "Rusty Bails" - the image looks a lot like the bails off of a set of stumps.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:52 am 
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Joe wrote:
Looking at that wood might need to change the name to Rotten Balls :)

Haha, that’s gold. They certainly are some festy ones for sure... :)

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Is that "Rusty Balls" or "Rusty Bails" - the image looks a lot like the bails off of a set of stumps.


Yes they are a set of bails, with a cricket ball hitting them.
I guess the previous owner loved his cricket and judging by the antenna cable that was run though the roof, there was probably many mind numbingly boring hours spent sitting in this camper watching that game.... I hate cricket...

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:58 am 
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But this thread isn’t all about rotten timbers and boring sports, we’ve got more important things to discuss.

Like airbags....

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And remote control systems....

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And triangulated 4 links.....

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:29 pm 
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Nice also i reconigse this camper now its the 1970 finch you picked up and posted on myswag also in regards to the airbags that should make it neat.

Glad to see it arrive here.

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