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    Australian No.5 1/2 ton Military trailer build

    Didn't mention it before, but you've done an excellent job. We may even get let out soon to go camping.
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    Australian No.5 1/2 ton Military trailer build

    Button head cap screws would look nice instead of the hex head bolts
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    Cub Kamparoo - Offroad Mods for 12-yr-old Trailer

    Transalper Please excuse the intrusion but old Cubs never die. I inherited a late 1980s Cub Supamatic from my brother. Didn't like the canvas so modified it in the style of a Track Trailer TVan with a hard top and rear door /deck. The back got an Oztent to cover the hole. It rides on 16...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Springs - Take 2 Don't you love it when you do a heap of work and at the end it just looks like when you started! I cut out the old spring and hangers and mounted the new setup. As these are rebound springs, there should be less body roll and better control when I am offroad. I had to pull...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Ready for Action The camper has seen a few adventures while it is being personalised. My favourite is when we took it the Speedweek at Lake Gairdner Salt Lakes in South Australia. Sort of a down under version of Bonneville. I didn't have the rear tent finished, had to use tarps, and the...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Wiring Semi-Hex The wiring is pretty basic. The camper came with twin beds which I lengthened to form storage boxes at the end. On the drivers side (Right side) I put in a battery box with a 110 amp.hr gel battery. On the back side of the box I have mounted (from the left) an isolation switch...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Springs The camper still had its original leaf springs from when it was manufactured back in the 80s. so is seriously in need of an upgrade. I bought a set of 5 leaf ALKO rebound springs rated at 1350kgs and had my trailer guy set them up on a piece of 50mm flat. I figured that it would be...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Rear Deck Thanks Rod, if only it was as clean as your build. I wanted to put on a fold down rear deck to provide a clean area and also form the floor for my rear tent. I fabricated an arrangement that would fold down flat on the ground (on supports) but would also tuck into the rear door for...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Rear Door Seal Again as this is such a large door, it is important to get good sealing around the edges. To the basic frame I first glued and rivetted an aluminium T section to the camper body. Over the top of that I glued and rivetted an aluminum angle on the outside. This gave me a clean...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Rear Door The entire back of the camper is covered by a rear door that elevates upwards to form a roof. I made a shallow box frame out 25mm RHS, braced it and covered it with aluminium checkerplate. The top hinge is a flexible plastic hinge that interlocks together when it is in the closed...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Change of Wheels The camper originally came with 14" wheels that sat inside the body. I decided to change them over to 16" rims to suit my tow vehicle and I had to open up the body to get the wheel in. First thing was to fabricate some guards to suit the wheel and line them up on the body. I...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Thanks Rbertalotto Just wait for the description of the rear door which turns into a separate room. As you say, there are heaps of old campers out there and can be modernised to suit your needs for not that much money. Building yourself is so satisfying. Stuart
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    Framing the Hard Top When I removed the old top (which becomes the floor when erected) and canvas, I built a 25mm RHS (steel) external frame that I infilled with pine studs. The standard sizes are 19mm x 42mm so I had to glue 6mm ply strips to the studs to make it the same thickness as the...
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    Cub Camper Rebuild

    I have been looking at this site for quite a while, getting ideas etc about changing my camper into something a little user friendly. Some of the builds undertaken on these pages have been inspirational and have helped me greatly with my build. I would like to share my build with the EP...
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