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Aimee & Joe Beech's 1970 13' Gaucho Rebuild
Doorside - look at the Alaskan mountains in the background!
Original Scotty hubcap!
Under the front window rot
Under the gaucho by the access door
Dinette before pics
Previously repaired back - shelf is probably not original
Kitchenette and former ceiling repair before
Removing the interior
Aimee's dad - carefully removing the edge strip!
Carly is all ready to help!
Free wood Aimee's dad got from a new restaurant.
Aimee had to remove lots of screws, but free is good!
Tipping off the frame
The original roof - a pretty common seal job!
The original floor
Frame is exposed
New floor - 1/2" treated plywood and treated 2x2's
Joe is cutting a new side
Both sides are on - new flooring is in
New rear/top/front paneling going on - note the white welting
Sides, front, top & rear are done and window & door openings cut
New wheel well
New taillight support
New door - custom built by R and G Mobile Home Supply
View from the back window
New dinette - table fits!
New couch & furnace cabinet
What a view - if you come to Alaska, stop by!
Power converter under sink
Battery, water pump & water tank, under driver's side dinette seat
Two 20# gas rods installed to hold up gaucho storage lid
Front of converter
Insulation on; wiring complete
Propane lines done
Removeable storage bunk (made by dad)
New roof metal
Metal complete; openings cut
New edge strips (last of stock, obtained from local vendor)
New access door - modified by dad to match siding
New Boomerang (Classic) Formica - tabletop & counters
12 volt boat lights - throughout
New propane light
Mallory likes it!
New decal installed!
Dad, the autobody mechanic, painting the aqua
New 12 volt roof vent
New floor installed
Waiting for cooktop
Ready to roll!