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Karmann Cheetah

Restoration

 

(a total reframe at the owners request)

by

Grenjs

 

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1. The Cheetah arrives at the same time as the bad weather!

2. Started by removing the bottom side panel

3. Back rear corner - pretty much as expected

     

4. The kitchen wall - better than most

5. Just this font vertical timber which is badly rotted.

6. The leading edge frame - rotted.

     
     

7. The bottom isn't much better either.

8. Woking our way upwards. The overhead cab framework is rotted.

9. The rotted wood crumbles to the touch.

     
     

10. Below the window..

11. The front overhead cab corner.

12. Overview of the entie side.

 

   

13. The Kitchen wall

14. Kitchen vent and fridge exhaust

15. Rear Upper Corner on the Passenger side

     

16. Passenger side rear lower wall.

17. Passenger side rear upper wall

18. Passenger side rear corner

     
     

19. Kitchen wall

20. Passenger upper side font.

21. The reframing begins...

     
     

22. The trim on the back end. This is normal awning

rail which has an additional bit of trim inserted

under the bottom to make it protrude outwards.

23. The awning rail has now been removed. Note the

wood has been wrapped in duck tape and expanding

foam has been used to fill the gap between the

roof timbers and the back wall.

24. Back edges cleaned up. Even like this it's

a vast improvement!!

 

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