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Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 13, 2022 2:27 pm
by roypanfam (deleted)
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Hi I just bought this Eriba PAN FAM on ebay a few weeks ago


I should have walked away from it I know. The optimist in me thought it wouldn't be too bad. There is a lot of rust on the outer frame.
It looks like a job as described in the Steve Bradfield videos mentioned on here a lot


Any advice would be appreciated. What should I do, see if I can sell it as a project for someone.
Get some sort of repair done to make the legs secure and use it next Summer?
I am a bit upset at myself for buying a lemon

I have loads of pics, but too new to post links yet

Thanks

Roy

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RE: Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 13, 2022 8:48 pm
by sibillini | 236 Posts

Hi Roy



Probably the way forward is to have a professional take a look and give you an estimate of the cost of any remedial repairs. You can then take a view on the cost/benefit.

If you search the forum, particularly the section on Caravan Servicing and Repairs, you will find a number of companies that specialise in welding and chassis refurbishment. For instance, MPH in Congleton have a good reputation.

It rather depends where you live as to which is most suitable.

Good luck.

Charlie


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RE: Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:26 pm
by campnsnooze | 1.148 Posts

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RE: Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Thu Oct 13, 2022 10:48 pm
by ROYPAn (deleted)
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Thank you Charlie

I had an issue with my account, I registered twice, they deleted my first profile

I am based near Newton Abbot, Devon

Roy



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RE: Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Oct 14, 2022 8:59 am
by Islay Corbel (deleted)
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I have seen some beautiful restoration jobs. If you're feeling up to it, you could end up with a real treasure!


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RE: Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Fri Oct 14, 2022 9:52 am
by Randa france | 12.977 Posts

Hi Roy and welcome to Eribafolk

Looking at the photo, it does look a bit ropey around the cill area although you mention the legs. All may not be lost but it'd be good to see a few pics of the underside area you are worried about. Also does the floor feel spongy when you walk on it?

Randa


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RE: Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Sat Oct 15, 2022 8:50 pm
by sibillini | 236 Posts

Roy

Given Randa's suggestion in the Devon thread, why not try these people, Historic Motorsports Link in Clyst St Mary.

Charlie


2002 Eriba Troll 540 (Elsie) + Honda CRV 2.2 diesel
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RE: Rusty Sub-Chassis- bought a lemon

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Apr 05, 2023 3:30 pm
by Dingle Beare (deleted)
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Hi Roy
I hope you succeeded in resolving this. I too am now looking for someone to effect a small repair to puck chassis and I wonder if you have any luck with your search for same? If so please could you let me know?
Many thanks


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