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Old 08-26-2014, 12:14 PM   #1
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Few years back I bought at 1965 Aristocrat Loliner. This summer I decided to start fixing it up starting with the little bit of dry rot I noticed.

One thing led to another and there is now no original wood left. All new and all rebuilt by me and my moms boyfriend. Surprised at how successful we were because some of the pieces of wood that we replaced were guesses based on the dust that remained from the original wood and the outside sheeting.

Long story short, I've managed to get it back together, put the original siding and trim back on with almost no modifications and have a beautiful empty box ready to bring to life.

You will notice me lurking around the corners of the forums looking for advice on how to replace the original siding and trim with new stuff. How to make sure it's as waterproof as possible and what awesome things I can buy and build for the inside.

Thanks in advance for everyone's help and interest.

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Old 08-26-2014, 01:51 PM   #2
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Glad to see you on the site. While I am new to motorhomes I am a referber and tinker at heart. I will be interested to see what you come up with. Not that I would do it myself, but I can appreciate the work and thought that it takes to tackle a project.

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Old 08-26-2014, 02:15 PM   #3
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Good luck with your venture.
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Glad you're aboard. Congrats on taking on the rebuild and sticking with it. Pictures are always good. Best of luck on finishing it. Enjoy your adventures and be safe.
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Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang here!

Hope the restoration goes well!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Welcome to the irv2 gang! You picked a great set of forums to find information and ask questions. Folks here are really helpful; they've been a resource for almost all of our RVing research. Good luck with you RV makeover!
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Welcome to the forum....feel free to post pictures of your work....we love pics.....Good luck

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Welcome to the Forum and what a great project. We hope you have many great camping adventures when you get your RV all fixed up. Best of luck.

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Welcome to IRV2 and congrats on the outcome of your project....
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Glad to have you here with us. You must have a great sense of pride for undertaking and completing such a challenge. Congratulations!!

If you have pics of your project I'm sure everyone would be interested in seeing what you accomplish.

Best of luck with the restoration and Happy Trails!!!!

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