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Offline WillingtonPaul

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  • Posts: 7
  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Brave C20
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 350
just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« on: June 16, 2011, 11:55 PM »
hello all.  i have wanted an older 20' brave for quite awhile.  i found one in taunton, MA and drove her home to northeast CT this afternoon. she is all stock on the chevy platform, and in pretty damn good shape for a 1972.  she has the rear gaucho and apple green interior, all original. i am gonna go through the inside and have my mechanic go through the engine and drivetrain.  the roof appears to be really solid, but we will see; she was professionally re-tinned in 1987 but has the rooftop air conditioner as a possible weak point.  there is water damage in the front and rear under both the passengers and drivers side windows; the usual stuff that you see.  i might need to take the dash out and get after it properly; the damage in the rear is not nearly as extensive.

looking forward to learning and sharing here on this site.  i will post some pics in a few days.

paul
2010 Keystone Outback 301BQ behind a 2006 F350 CC Lariat 6.0L PSD is our other setup

Offline tiinytina

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  • Posts: 725
  • Member since: 2005
  • Year: 1987
  • Make: Tiffin
  • Model: Allegro 28
  • Chassis: Chevy P30
  • Engine: 454
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 06:55 AM »
Welcome! you have found your 100% resource for all things in your old gal.... great group of people.. use the search feature (upper right corner) to look for answers, there usually isn't a problem that someone else hasn't had and solved.. 
tina
Hi from Gone to the Dawgs! 1987 Tiffin Allegro in Deale MD. CW Rocks!!!

Online LJ-TJ

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  • Posts: 1597
  • Member since: 2003
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 08:14 AM »
Hey Paul welcome aboard. Can wait to see pic's of the old Gal. Lots of experience here and lots of help.

Offline WillingtonPaul

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  • Posts: 7
  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Brave C20
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 350
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 08:22 PM »
Hey Paul welcome aboard. Can wait to see pic's of the old Gal. Lots of experience here and lots of help.

thanks for the welcomes, and here is the link to my pics on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/52363259@N08/sets/72157626876435277/


as you can see, i have alot of work to do inside.  the water damage in the front is from the upper and side clearance lights leaking and also the drivers and passengers side windows.  a pretty common issue, i think....

the roof was re-covered with aluminum in 1987 and in very good shape i think.  it is a very heavy gauge aluminum sheet.  i may leave it for now, but will see when i take the interior roof down...


2010 Keystone Outback 301BQ behind a 2006 F350 CC Lariat 6.0L PSD is our other setup

Online LJ-TJ

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  • Posts: 1597
  • Member since: 2003
  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 09:38 PM »
Well done  :)ThmbUp. And I thought Jessy James was dead. Sweet looking ride. We have a 75 21footer and I know your going to have a ball with her. I'm sure you'll enjoy puttering with her.  :)clap

Offline WillingtonPaul

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  • Posts: 7
  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Brave C20
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 350
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 10:16 PM »
Well done  :)ThmbUp. And I thought Jessy James was dead. Sweet looking ride. We have a 75 21footer and I know your going to have a ball with her. I'm sure you'll enjoy puttering with her.  :)clap

thanks for the words of encouragement !  the hardest part is waiting until i can start working on it.....



2010 Keystone Outback 301BQ behind a 2006 F350 CC Lariat 6.0L PSD is our other setup

Offline Arberg0

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  • Posts: 118
  • Member since: 2008
  • Year: 1987
  • Make: Fleetwood
  • Model: Bounder
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: Chevy
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 11:02 AM »
Nice  looking Winny looks in very good condition and with only minor work needed to the panels you have made a good buy there welcome to the club  :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp :)ThmbUp
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Offline JohnnyD111

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  • Posts: 12
  • Member since: 2011
  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Vangaurd
  • Model: Wayfarer
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 318
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2011, 04:54 PM »
Hey awesome find.  Question : I see you got this is Taunton, was it the one listed for 500 on CL?  Cause if it was... Im kicking myself in the rear end!!!
New project: 1972 wayfarer

Offline DaveVA78Chieftain

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  • Posts: 2734
  • Member since: 2003
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1978
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge M400
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2011, 08:42 PM »
BTW your stats say you havea class C.  The Barave is a Class A.  The C-20 designation means you hae a 20 ft unit on a Chevy Chassis.  Nice rig.

Happy Camping
Dave

Offline WillingtonPaul

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  • Posts: 7
  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Brave C20
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 350
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2011, 08:04 PM »
BTW your stats say you havea class C.  The Barave is a Class A.  The C-20 designation means you hae a 20 ft unit on a Chevy Chassis.  Nice rig.

Happy Camping
Dave

you are correct, sir; a typo on my part.  i will go in and fix it !
2010 Keystone Outback 301BQ behind a 2006 F350 CC Lariat 6.0L PSD is our other setup

Offline ibdilbert01

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  • Posts: 616
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  • Member since: 2006
  • Year: 1970
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain Deluxe, D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 413
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2011, 08:20 PM »
Wow, someone who has a brave just like mine!!!    :)clap

(Except mines a dodge....)
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Offline tmackx

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  • Posts: 25
  • Year: 1972
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Brave 18ft
  • Chassis: Dodge 300M
  • Engine: 318
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2011, 12:04 AM »
Yours looks just like mine did when I got it.  Take a look at my pics to get an idea of what the sidewalls look like with the dash out.  Your mirrors are probably just attached to the siding and wobbly.  They should be solid and will be after the new wood goes in.

http://s561.photobucket.com/albums/ss60/tmackx/Winnebago%20Brave/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ24

Offline ibdilbert01

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  • Posts: 616
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  • Member since: 2006
  • Year: 1970
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain Deluxe, D27
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 413
Re: just bought a 1972 C20 brave
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2011, 07:25 PM »
Awsome Pics!

Na, my mirrors are attached to new wood.    D:oH!



Like you, I've replaced all the wood in the walls of my bago.   :D

A tree fell across my passinger side mirror this spring, bent the miror down, and the mounts are still strong enough you can hang from them. 
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