Author Topic: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation  (Read 31648 times)

Offline rude-a-bego

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #25 on: April 28, 2013, 11:20 PM »
Slow weekend.
I pulled the LP tanks and the plastic shroud today.  1 tank is over half full!  Score!  The other is pretty low.
The plastic shroud has a few cracks and is warped from PO doing some kind of jacked up modification.  They trimmed a part of the door flange which allowed the water to soak into the piece of press board spacer that looked to be part of the original install.  6 inches of tin and 4 rivets will fix right up.

No damage to the metal base.  This will just be a mater of fixing the cracks, reinforcing the shroud and having the tanks tested.

TTFN
 
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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #26 on: July 10, 2013, 03:19 AM »
So, not heard from ya in a while, how goes the renovation??
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Offline Mytdawg

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #27 on: July 10, 2013, 08:05 AM »
Man that looks just like mine.  Except mine is probably in worse shape.   :-[   I'm just trying to make it mechanically reliable.  I have serious doubts that I'll ever get the urge to gut it and start over.  I'll probably take what works and live without the rest.  At least for the time being.  I believe the three interior "designer" colors in 76 were Mustard, Cumquat (that's the orange, I swear) and of course the old standby Avocado.  Don't know why they didn't have a Harvest Gold.

So I'm doing my refurb vicariously while you do yours.   W%
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Offline LJ-TJ

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #28 on: July 10, 2013, 08:48 AM »
 :)rotflmao I'm going to let you in on a little secret. There is no such thing as just make it mechanically reliable with these old girls because first you get attached to them. Once you get her mechanically reliable and are sitting around on a camp out with a cold beer the next thing you know you know you have to tinker. You have to fix this or modify that and the next thing you know your fix'n her up. There like hot rods. There never done. :)clap
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Offline M & J

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #29 on: July 10, 2013, 09:35 AM »
Well said sir. :)ThmbUp
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Offline rude-a-bego

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2013, 08:39 PM »
I have been on the road for quite a while; F-N job!
 
Anyway, I have most of the passenger side wall cleaned, patched and the wood replaced.
 
Additioanlly, I have been working on bringing the windows up to date.
 
Just posted a little bit about my latest efforts.  http://www.classicwinnebagos.com/forum/index.php/topic,7959.msg37876.html#msg37876
 
Peace,
Rudy
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Offline James E Vining

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2013, 02:06 PM »
Nice, this also gave me Topics I need to ask that I had forgotten about like window replacements, LPG tank Test inspection  yadda yadda yadda.
Great project I look forward to seeing more.
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Offline khantroll

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2015, 03:02 PM »
rude-a-bego,


Can you describe your wall repair? I'm doing research to before I tear into mine. The book says to drop the sides as it seems you have done. Any information you could offer would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks!
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Offline pmaclaughlin

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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #33 on: September 26, 2020, 04:30 PM »
anyone have the supplier of the seals around 1975 D21 windows? Reinventing a 1975 so far gutted the inside as the windows were open for 8 years. The paint is totally stripped, lovely aluminum underneath,
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Re: 1976 Winnebago D21 Brave complete rennovation
« Reply #34 on: September 27, 2020, 08:19 PM »
This place has them.
Message search "window replacement".
A slight modification is needed on one seal.  Just trimming.

http://www.steelerubber.com/camper-rv
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