Over the past few weeks.... I have finally managed to get my 1968 Alaskan Camper (8' model - Non-Cabover) over to my buddies shop & up on the Chassis lift, for what started as a Floor Replacement Project. Simply, re-applying a 4' x 8' sheet of 3/4" Marine Plywood in place of the 40+ year old plywood that looked like wet, soggy, corrugated cardboard.
As with most projects & improvements, this one has now taken on a direction of it's own and evolved into an full blown "Make-Over". (Definitely, Not... "Flip my Alaskan" tho!) The wallet is being emptied, the UPS driver shows up almost daily & many hours being spent in the shop with power tools. Before I go much further, I would like to thank my long time buddy, Eric, for his skills, knowledge, & work space to proceed with getting this particular Alaskan set for 40+ more years of service!
A quick history and then.... On with the Build!
I purchased this camper over the Christmas Holiday 2008 out in Ventura California for $400. It's actually in great shape after spending the majority of it's time in Baja Mexico attached to a 1970 Chevy C20 Pickup as a mobile surfing home. I also believe it has spent some time up in Banff, Canada by the stickers on the back. I guess it's got Overland-ing in its blood!
Pulling the Alaskan out to the back of my First Gen Dodge/Cummins:
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The 40+ year old Plywood Floor/Bottom:
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More to come.... It's about to get ugly!