Toots the Boler before the overhaul. This little guy is called Toots – mainly because he had a bit of a toot-y smell to him when we picked him up in British Columbia a while back.
Toots the Boler Before
Toots is a 1971 Boler. He came with a stove, and ice box and a sink.
Oh, and our favourite part – the driver’s side is originally vent and window (the little one by the stove) free!
Looks like a sweet little project. Well, this beauty towed the 1500km home like a champ. Now, let’s take a closer look inside!
The ensolite is quite dirty, yet it cleaned right up with some Vim and a power washer. Plus, we’ll paint it with mould resistant paint and fill a few of the imperfections.
Look at that floor! This 1971 beauty has a wood floor that needs full replacing.
You can also see in the photo above that we took off all the seam tape for the ensolite. Seam tape is growing on us, so we might use it in future.
Check out this 1971 Boler kitchen – you can see that this beauty didn’t have a furnace. Nope, just an ice box, stove and a sink. Oh, and a bit of storage on the lower part. The uppers have 3 cabinets, too. We did think about keeping the avocado green, yet decided against it down the line.
It’s floor gutting time. Look at all that rotten wood. Yuck!
The lights – these cake toppers are adorable, yet we’ll upgrade to fully LED school bus lights and smooth over the light covers for a cleaner more modern look.
This original window will get some disassembly, polish and gaskets and trim replaced. It’s all about those little details.
We’ll also sandblast the frame, reinforce it and paint it a nice bright white. White frames do require a bit of maintenance each year, yet they look so good!
Well, there you have it – Toots the Boler before. Stick around and visit next week when we share the after photos.
Toots takes on quite the transformation! See you again soon.