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After 40+ years, a lot of our parts are showing their age! (I am referring to our trucks, here! What I wouldn’t give to be 40 again!) Anyway!
Nearly impossible to find SUPER CAMPER SPECIAL fender emblems are back! Mark Helmberger of www.onceuponapart.com has beautifully recreated the super rare fender emblems used on all 1973-1976 F350 140″ w/b pickups. He offers them is all three configurations. Super Camper Special, Super CAMPER, and Super HAULER.
I have seen these first hand, and they are beautiful. They are also affordable, especially if you’ve seen what NOS emblems sell for on eBay, (if you can even find them). Although dimensionally identical, there are a few minor differences from the originals. They are chrome plated plastic, as opposed to pot metal (which means they won’t pit, oxidize, rust, or stain). The insert isn’t embossed, and they’re held on by 3M emblem tape rather than studs (which also has its advantages). None of this is obvious once installed and I think even the most hardcore enthusiast should love these! Unless you’re striving for a 100 point show truck, these slight changes shouldn’t make a difference. It certainly doesn’t to me, and if I may risk sounding like a snob, I think our red/black truck looks pretty darned good. And it IS sportin’ a pair of Mark’s emblems. Just swapping out our originals with these (and ours weren’t all that bad, like the one shown at the top) made a dramatic difference. It really helped make our truck look like it did in 1973.
You can order a PAIR of these for a mere $59.99 + $5.99 priority S&H anywhere in the US. That’s only $30 apiece! Original emblems on eBay typically sell for $125+, EACH! Order a pair from Mark today. You wont be disappointed. He also has many other emblems available. check out his website below:
It’s been a productive week. The camper is starting to take shape. Most of the decayed structure has now been rebuilt. We’re now going back together with the rear floor area. The right and left side support areas are mostly back together. We still have a few more studs to replace and then fiberglass all of the areas where it’s required. Once we get to that point, we’ll address the inherently weak lifting points and beef it up with additional steel reinforcements. Stay tuned! Thanks for following along while we learn as we go. This really is a fun adventure! Really!
Tony & Michelle
The picture featured at the top shows Saturday’s progress. Still a long way to go, but it feels good to see the nasty, rotten wood, being replaced with new. The new panel shown in the feature photo at the top, is almost ready to be permanently glued, stapled, screwed, and fiberglassed to the shell. But before that can happen, the missing vertical studs and appliance framing needs to be created. Stay tuned!
Thank you for following along as we learn how to save our camper (and have an adventure before the real adventure begins!). Yeah, it might be easier to buy a new one, but what fun would THAT be?
’til next time,
Michelle & Tony
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Also new this week!
We were camping last weekend and had a great time! You may notice some new pics from our adventure.
The FOR SALE/WANTED page has been updated and polished. Any suggestions for improving this page are welcome.
Thank you for checking out americanroadcamper.com and for being a part of our camper community!
Until next time,
Tony & Michelle