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Old 03-06-2009, 07:17 PM   #1
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I am going to be helping repair the cab over portion of a 1988/89 Jamboree Rallye by Fleetwood. Is there a web site that shows a schematic of the construction of that coach? I would like to have a general idea of how it was constructed before we start taking things apart.

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Well, if its a standard cabover, it'll be built a couple different ways.

First off, you're going to need to strip all the interior paneling off in any case, which will allow you to see the remains of the existing frame to rebuild it.

Usually, the material is 1x2s, 1x3s, or 1x4s. Fleetwood might have gone to 2-by material, but I'm not certain.

Since its showing rot by the sounds of it, I'll lean toward it being built of wood. So, the above still applies.

The deck the bed rests on I believe is just a sold sheet of underlayment, possibly two glued together.
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Well, if its a standard cabover, it'll be built a couple different ways.

First off, you're going to need to strip all the interior paneling off in any case, which will allow you to see the remains of the existing frame to rebuild it.

Usually, the material is 1x2s, 1x3s, or 1x4s. Fleetwood might have gone to 2-by material, but I'm not certain.

Since its showing rot by the sounds of it, I'll lean toward it being built of wood. So, the above still applies.

The deck the bed rests on I believe is just a sold sheet of underlayment, possibly two glued together.
The underlayment for the bed over the cab is rotted. We will start on the inside. What I was trying to find out is if there is a metal framework that we can work with. Or is it wood framing.
We will take it a piece at a time.

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The easiest way to determine if there's any steel substructure is to remove the wall paneling in the cabover, as this will be necessary to facilitate the rebuild in any case. This is the work of a good utility knife and a couple scraping tools.
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