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Post by HappenMaker » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:13 pm

i am restoring my 1949 sportsman. I have all the material for a new 5200 bottom. new frames built. i am leery start as i dont want to make costly mistakes. does any one no of a person in southern California that is mobile that i can pay to help me to do the job right. Im not interested in paying to get it done im intersted in paying for the help of someone that has done it. i would like to do it myself but again id rather have the proffessional help if its available

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Re: looking for help

Post by iwally » Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:43 pm

Ah, go on .. if I can do it you can too (and misery loves company :D

Hope you find your helper. Meanwhile, this forum and
but you probably already know that.

good luck!

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Re: looking for help

Post by drrot » Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:51 am

And reading Don Dannenberg's books before will stop a lot of mistakes.
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Post by tblrklk » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:43 am

And be sure to spend some time watching Jeff Funk's videos that are on the Members area of the website. He takes you thru the process step by step.

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Re: looking for help

Post by tuobanur » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:33 am

Even though it has taken me 15 years I pulled it off and so can you,,,if you have the patience. :D Just don't be afraid to ask questions, and I can promise you, you can't go wrong here, this is a great bunch of people and without there help I would have gotten plenty wrong.
Remember, it's just wood and it can always be fixed if necessary, I will say this, when it comes time to to fasten your bottom and sides for the last time with your 5200 you will need some help, that's when your good friends will come in handy,,,,and a case of beer.
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Re: looking for help

Post by HappenMaker » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:47 pm

thanks, i have the book and the videos, so i will continue my journey in this restoration.

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