Mark & Kathy Bailey's 1966 13' Gaucho Rebuild
This is the 1st day home with
our new Scotty, in 2000. We didn't realize
the damage was at the time...ugh.
is a before picture of the inside. Someone tried to doll it
up a bit
but, well you be the judge!
we saw this, we knew there was trouble but we didn't
just how much...
afraid, be very afraid...this is what is under the wrinkled
wood galore...oh boy!
has started the new framework, replacing the walls this way
as not to lose the shape.
it looks intimidating at this point, but you have to keep on
worked from back to front.
Now its beginning
to look like a Scotty again. Or a woodie!
The white is insulation.
Inside we put 1/4" plywood over the framework.
Then gave up
for 4 years ... burned out.
view of the roof before putting the inside paneling up.
back inside before paneling.
I used the silver TekFoil in the lower area
because I may need to get to the
lights in the rear eventually and
didn't want to use the 3/4 " thick styrofoam
I used between the rafters
in the roof and on the sides.
is our happy little Scotty - the wall covering (fiberglass
has been put up. The electrical is done, dc and
And, the benches up front have been rebuilt and painted!
is my splatter work, It really wasn't hard but VERY MESSY!!
New fridge, electric, new cooktop, gas, new faucet. Original
It cleaned up well..
closet was painted a long time ago, but kept safe and
New light fixture. I like it. This also shows
the fiberglass wall board.
It cut so easily with a rotozip
tool. It took 3 of us to install the ceiling though...
benches are painted and in place. I have a swatch of the upholstery
I have on hand from the shop and thinking about putting this
in it. Tucks and rolls,
but won't start sewing it until we
get the couch built and installed.
is the hole which hopefully will soon be filled with couch!
I am waiting for the quarter round special order
Its rubber to conform to the curves on the wall
The wood and the styrofoam type round did not work!!
They cracked and split.
I will be installing it around the
is this guy???? Years ago I was told it was Pedro from South
of the Border in NC
but I'm open for more suggestions. It
was on Scotty when we bought it.
So cute I decided to strip
and repaint him too!
is a decal my oldest daughter Caroline restored on the computer
and we had a decal made in vinyl from a sign company.
front one is awesome too.
this was a thought of my Dad, the DC light was needed to replace
Humphrey light. I really didn't want another gas line
routed there and so I
installed this good looking light from
my Dad's model T Ford.
He ran the car with these on the back
as taillights for about 25 years.
The car now has teardrop
lights and he still owns it! Originally they were on the front
cowl of model T's. In 1926, he told me they were lit with
kerosene!!! Well now its DC powered! Get this, the lense is
cut from a milk jug. Street Rodding at its best!!!!
look at the light...
up against the rear taking this pic of the front!
till the qtr round comes in!
looks of the kitchen cabinet and cook top.
have gotten 3 out of the 7 cushions done.
I ran out of material
and am now waiting on it! I like it the Tuck n Roll!
is the gaucho completed. Now I have to wait
am also waiting on my turquoise and pink flamingo curtains
to come in--tacky tacky!!
is the gaucho open into bed style (w/out cushions)
closed for couch style...
is showing the top drawers slid out
removed to show how the sliders are built.
is a close up of the top runners. The bottom drawers slide
on 1x2 screwed
into the floor. I really do not believe this
was original. The original spatter paint
was not at all on the drawers but there was original paint
on the face board
where the board was cut out for the
drawers. I liked having more storage so kept the improvement!
We renewed the face board. It was pretty bad from the tear
The gaucho has been covered and these are the flamingo pillows I made to
match the curtains. They have pink "dingle balls" around them.
The black square on the wardrobe is a television!
Another interior shot showing the other side
A little lamp I found on ebay, and the tv is on.
Putting up the awning. Glad we have this--its very useful for extra square footage!
All set up and waiting for Mark to get out of work!
Daughter and camping buddy Katie and our 1st official camping Scotty style lunch.
We finally took old Nellie my '55 Chevy and Scotty to "Pirateland"
in Myrtle Beach. Both did fine. Old Nellie pulled Scotty great,
spark knocked a little over the new Cooper River Bridge, but She made it fine
the 200 miles round trip. Would you believe it didn't cost me
anymore gas than the car usually takes?
Night shot, note the flamingoes. I almost forgot to put them out! Heaven forbid...