Inside coming along nice!

Vicki just sent a picture of Joe’s progress. They received the fridge and microwave last week, and I brought in the little heater Vicki found on e-bay and I bought.  They have it over the new wave heater to hide it.  Decided to modernize it to make it comfy (and SAFE) to camp in.  This baby has to last another 67 years!  So a few more drawers, and doors, and some upholstery and THEN I get to take it for a spin….

Where too first?  Backyard camping?  Walmart?O_Dell_-_Fridge_In-942x1236

Lights for the inside

Well, tried for months to find the right lights to go inside.  E-bay-nope, Ruby Lane-nope, craigslist-nope, antique stores-nope, etsy-nope.  Either they had the wrong shape, wrong color, or only one available.

Finally found something and ordered four,

O_Dell_-_Light-937x1225And here they are, mounted to the wall with a switch attached!

I think they look perfect!

New Emblem

So there really isn’t an official camper manufacture design for the Curtis Wright Model 2 camper, so from the original advertisement on Tin Can Tourist, this label was born.  Gotta hand it to Dane B. Kustoms out of Crockett, CA, they really know how to design with paint, I think it turned out VERY nice!  (please excuse the funky photo…not really sure how to get a good picture of the stripe on the “mirror” surface…without showing everything next to the camper…HA!!).2013-05-06 13.20.43

Update for today

Ya, I’m making two entries for this.  I was there at Sierra Trailer Restoration picking up the vintage plates to go to the DMV and had to visit with the little camper and see what Joe was up to.  So here are some pictures!

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Joe tells me that he still needs to make the leg for the table.  Notice how nice the metal trim looks around the seating and table and counter!!!

This next pic shows the original sink and original water spout which Joe tells me about painstakingly polishing the brass, only to find out that it won’t let the water through very well.  Oh well, it LOOKS good! hahahaha!  Back splash has a pattern to it that doesn’t show in the pic but looks fabulous!!

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Joe and I are taking a break.

Joe and I are taking a break.

 

Hmmmm, what to do about the new heater...

Hmmmm, what to do about the new heater…

 

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Look how nice the above cabinets look.  LOVE the way Joe followed the ceiling with the curve!

Okay, now I just need to bring back the license plate and original hinges I found while cleaning out the garage to get ready for all of mom’s furniture which had to be moved because I moved her to a care facility and needed to clean out her apartment.  Life keeps getting in the way of me having FUN!!  (oh wait…this IS fun…)

Progress!

Got busy with care for mom and haven’t been able to get to see the little camper, but Pete is keeping me posted with pictures!  Here are the latest:

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cozy dining

Master bedroomStill looking for an ice box, or fridge….

Heater, and wall sconces….hmmmm

 

 

Flooring is installed

Even with the flurry of trailers coming in to be restored progress continues on our little one. The flooring has been installed and the walls are finished.  Gotta wait a couple days for the floor to set up and then back at it!  Happy Easter!

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Master Bedroom

Quick run to drop off samples

Made a quick run to drop off the flooring and countertop samples back to Pete. Look what was in the drive!

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That one on the right is the one that was found in a barn and featured on the “American Pickers” episode.  It rolled in yesterday for a complete rehab.

And this little one is owned by “the Ranger”.

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Check out his website on his art work!  http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/ranger-of-the-lost-art-wpa-nat-82375

I LOVE this place!!!