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Old 11-12-2015, 04:06 PM   #1
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The Beast

I started out 2 years ago when I got my 1993 7.5 petrol automatic ford fleetwood Bounder little did I know what was in front of me now I live in Ireland so getting the parts is hard but here's the work I have done up until now.
I started of with 6 new tyres £650
Then I converted it to LPG £1500
The roof was next I got a company to reseal it at a cost of £1000 I was ripped of inside a year and the roof was leaking again this time I done the work myself at a cost of £150 my time was free.
On the inside the roof was black where it had leaked I got a nail brush and it took me about 3 months evenings and weekends.
The back panel and the galley panel where replaced,
All the windows where took out and resealed,
New carpet and Lino,
Underneath the beast took me 3 weeks to clean paint and seal,
All The break lines had to be replaced
And the toilet, heater, and boiler all had to be fixed
New head lights and high level break lights across the back
Awning was fixed
New decals oh and the step,
And the last thing now (touch wood) and that's the power steering
It was a real money pit every week something else and then having to do some of the work twice as the work that was done just wasn't good enough.
But I got there
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:46 PM   #2
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I would have taken it behind the Barn and shoot it.
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Old 11-12-2015, 04:57 PM   #3
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Times I was thinking ...

There was many a time I was thinking that I would look at the beast and say your not beating me lol but my pocket took a awful beating
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:50 AM   #4
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Having it done and with most I'm sure done, now you get to enjoy it. It didn't beat you.
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Would love to see a photo of the new and improved "Beast"

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Old 11-14-2015, 01:46 AM   #7
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Thanks to everyone who took the time to put up a post, when my Son comes home I will get him to upload photos I should of took photos before I started but I didn't. My next job is to paint from the bumper down that's the whole way around it am just trying to give it a wee face lift, and inside I would like new wall lights.
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