Cool Transplant

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The propane fridge hasn’t worked and I am committed to keeping everything original. After much research, I found an original fridge from 1961 in Texas and Wisconsin. That is a little far from California, so I was pleased when a similar model came up on craigslist recently. Unfortunately the fridge burner didn’t work but the cooling unit did. So I removed the cooling unit from the new fridge and put it in the old one.

Take Me to the Moon

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The old hub caps from a Chevy

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New smoothie hubcaps, like moon hub caps only they cover the entire wheel (I didn’t make up the name)

Nothing says vintage on a car or trailer like moon hub caps. My wheels won’t take moon hub caps, so I got these “smoothies”for the trailer. They match pretty well!

You Meant Astrodome, Right?

imageThis is the old Astradome from the outside of the trailer

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imageNew Astradome from outside

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New Astradome from inside

No, it really is an Astradome. The large fiberglass roof vent was one of the few options on the Bambi. Luckily, my Bambi has one. Unfortunately, it was the original one that had seen better days. The new ones are made out of Lexan and supposedly are much better.

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Interior Done. Maiden Voyage

Looking from the Door

Looking from the Door

From the Kitchen Toward the Fron

From the Kitchen Toward the Fron

From the front to the Back

From the front to the Back

I have completed the interior – for now. But I do think it is done for all intensive purposes. I am taking the trailer to the coast this week and we will see how it does. We are also going to keep a list of things we need.

One Example of Improvement

There are a lot of things I am coming across that I can’t just pass up. That is why it is taking longer than I thought. One example is below. The first picture is the old shelf and the second is the new shelf. I had to buy the lumber, cut to fit, sand, and stain it with two coats. The floor is almost done also.

Shelf with water damage

Shelf with water damage

New shelf

New shelf