A Vintage Mobile Sportsman Trailer

Information about my vintage 1948 Mobile Sportsman trailer.

Saturday, November 06, 2004

Using The Skin As A Template

Before removing what was left of the roof framing, I carefully leveled and blocked the frame, then installed "X" braces to hold the walls true.

The next step was to re-install the siding in preparation to replace all the bad wood, being careful to use the same screw holes both in the siding, and framework

As I discovered during the steel frame reconstruction, the workers who built the trailer either didn't know how to use a tape measure, were drunk, or perhaps both...The streetside wall was 1.5" longer than the curbside wall, the windows and door were not square, and a few other hints that it may have been built late on a Friday afternoon were present.


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