Author Topic: 1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel  (Read 1018 times)

Offline otrt

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  • Member since: 2019
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1979
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge M500
  • Engine: 440-3
1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel
« on: May 19, 2019, 10:58 AM »
I just joined this site today and have been enjoying the info and stories a great deal. I have been documenting the restoration of my 1979 Winnebago Chieftain (WDN29RT Dodge M500 w/ 440-3) on another site for years. I think I and everyone here will benefit from me including this site in my journey. I will be posting many pics and helpful tips on every system I've touched so far, which is: cooling system, interior gut, roof restoration, complete fuel system replacement/refresh and more!
[/size]Cheers,
[/size]Paul

Online Rickf1985

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1989
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: 1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2019, 03:56 PM »
Welcome Paul, Nice looking rig you have there.

Offline c farmer

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  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1982
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Cheiftain
  • Chassis: Chevy
  • Engine: 454
Re: 1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 07:30 PM »
Welcome.   I am following your posts on another site

Offline LJ-TJ

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  • Year: 1975
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: D21
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2019, 08:40 PM »
Welcome aboard Paul. Always nice to have another lunatic on board. Now the rest of us don't have to feel so lonely. Nice looking rig.

Online ClydesdaleKevin

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Re: 1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2019, 12:15 PM »
Nice looking rig!  Welcome to the best vintage RV site on the interwebs!

Kev
Kev and Patti, the furry kids, our 1981 Ford F-100 Custom tow vehicle, and our 1995 Itasca Suncruiser Diesel Pusher.

Offline otrt

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  • Posts: 3
  • Member since: 2019
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1979
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge M500
  • Engine: 440-3
Re: 1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2019, 01:25 AM »
Thanks all! Now if I just had more time to work on it... Hm?

Offline Pvw

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  • Winter in Minnesota, 79 Chieftain
  • Member since: 2019-04
  • I own: a Motor Home
  • Year: 1979
  • Make: Winnebago
  • Model: Chieftain
  • Chassis: Dodge
  • Engine: 440
Re: 1979 Winnebago Chieftain Complete Gut and Remodel
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2019, 01:23 PM »
Very nice looking Winnebago. How many miles on engine? I am waiting on the mechanics verdict on my potential crack head casket. I have 62 thousand miles on my 79 chieftain.  Any thoughts about the 440 dodge?

 

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