It is all in the Details……Painting and such


spartanette kitchen

Ready to cook dinner in the newly cleaned and restored kitchen.  As you can see,  we put in a  2 burner stove with a hidden microwave/convection oven in the cupboard below.  The original double sinks were not able to be saved so we installed one large sink in its place.  It had to be cut and re-configured and then riveted in place.  We then repainted the backsplash with auto paint and clear coated it to make it easy to clean.


Spartanette Exterior

Here is a picture of the  Trailer out in the open taken earlier today.  You can see the "nose cone" on the front covering the jackstand, battery and propane tank.  We got this idea from Phyl Noyes new book "Trailerama" on page 163.  The trailer shown has a similar nose piece with the black gromets for the wrinch handle to go into.  The Trailerama book is just a feast for any trailerite, hours of drooling.  Thanks to Phil for all the work that went into making this awesome book.

And again the Paint job was done by Ron Finch (pictured below), painter/artist /Mortorcycle fabricator extrordinair. He is one of the Most talented people we know.  This does not show the depth of his skills because it had to look like it belonged on a 1948 Spartan trailer.

Outsider - Standing

Ron Finch

 The inspiration for the paint job was from a fabulous artist Mr. Robert W. La Duke.  I just love his style and his paintings and the picture below was the inspiration for our Spartanette. We had never thought of painting a spartan trailer until we saw La Duke's  art.  I will have to see if he has a print of the "Portal" piece to hang in the trailer.  It will have to be a smaller scale to fit in the trailer.



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