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Old 05-23-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
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rebuild 1988 ford conquest

so i have a leak, its coming from the roof. its kinda obvious to me that i will have to rebuild the trailer from the ground up. the floor is moldy & sinking in and the roof is [moderator edit] to bits. where do i start? do i start with the floor, the walls, or the roof?
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[moderator edit] I have no idea. What is a 1988 Ford Conquest?
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this is a ford conquest

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I think a buddy of mine has one of those.
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Old 05-23-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Wow. You've got a huge job ahead of you. Bad roof, bad floors and from the looks of the pictures the wall is collapsing on the driver's side. Might I suggest a can of gas and a match?
I'm guessing you'll need to start disassembling from the top down until you have a bare chassis. IMHO, not worth it. However, if you do a complete rebuild you will have a coach just as you want it and probably better then new. Depends on your skill level, bank account and patience.
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is it possible to just rip the coach off? id really like to make the truck a flatbed for towing
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restoring coach

Sounds like you could rip the Rv apart and use the frame to make it for flat bed towing. Save any parts you can and sell them .
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so ive decided...wait wha

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so ive decided that i wanted to kinda need to keep the sleeper on top of that cab. Im going to rip off the motor home & leave that peice+ some more space for crawl & storage. The Bed is going to be flat until we can get some better weather. Ill eventually lay down a floor & a frame but i think im gonna keep the bed flat for now. I reckon i can make a few bucks running around town chasing scrap metal to pay for the house.

I need advice. How should I enclose the Cab/ Sleeper. Will the sleeper need support? How should I support that Sleeper? Half of it is welded? There isenough space to crawl up if i would close it at the yellow mark??

does anyone understand what im saying?

a friend of mine is helping me demo the house in a few weeks. I plan to keep the Plumbing.
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