Beautiful teardown and rebuild of a dilapidated 1975 trailer

Here's a long, long photoset of imakethenews and his girlfriend doing a complete teardown and rebuild of a seriously decayed 1975 Serro Scotty Sportsman teardrop camper trailer. The rebuild is clever, sensitive and ingenious, and the result is a an up-to-date but still nostalgic masterpiece.

1965 Serro Scotty Sportsman (via Digg)


  1. O.O holy crap — that is INCREDIBLE. did they say how long it took? i must’ve missed that.

  2. 100% impressed at these DIY badasses. I’m inspired and intimidated at the same time.

    1.  That’s the thing that stood out to me, too! The guy who did it posted it on reddit, which is where I saw it, the image hosting site was specifically designed for reddit IIRC. Who knew digg was even still a thing?

  3. Wow.  Aside from the lack of curtains across the bathroom and bedroom entrances, I wouldn’t want to change a thing about this.  Beautifully retro-modern.

  4. I am SO impressed by this.   Wonderful of them to share the process, too.  May they have great fun camping in it!

  5. That wasn’t a rebuild, that was a build.  Save for the skin and sink (anagrams, how fascinating), it looks like everything above the frame went in the trash.  Which really makes it all the more impressive.

  6. I want to know:

    1. How long it took.
    2. Total cost including cost for the old camper.

    Very awesome!

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