Spartan Manor #3, it’s ON, baby!

Posted: September 20, 2015 in spartan trailer, Vintage trailers
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IMG_6062I promised my wife I wouldn’t work on the ’34 Roadster until I had the Manor done, so, in order to get that out of the way, I’ve been working on the ’47 Spartan Manor.  I’ve got it up by the garage, the interior is stripped, the old, deteriorated Kimsul insulation is (mostly) gone, and the floor repairs are done.  The original 5/8″ plywood floor was delaminated in front of both doors, and soft under the curb side rear window.  I found the drain tube plugged in that, which explains the damaged floor.

A 4×8 sheet of 3/4 exterior grade plywood was enough to do all the needed repairs.  I went to the new Menards store in Kalamazoo this morning and bought 7 sheets of 1/4″ underlayment, and 17b sheets of really pretty birch 1/4″ plywood. The underlayment will go on the original floor to give me a clean, level, smooth surface to put the vintage 9×9 asphalt floor tiles on, and the birch will do the walls and cabinets.

Looks great, it’s fun to get started on it!


  1. Tom Payne says:

    I think some 100 grit and you’ll be looking good.

  2. Sheryl Drenth says:

    I will enjoy seeing this project get started…Will you have an extra bed for Milo?!

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