Admin, Admin, Admin.... I've finally broken down and decided to document my first build. I do so not to even remotely compete with some of the outstanding builds I've followed (e.g., Jay's builds and many, many others) but rather to give back for stealing others' ideas and methods and perhaps, just perhaps, to help someone out going forward. I doubt I can offer any earth-shattering or unique procedures/outcomes in this build, but I should be able to keep a few of you entertained! So first off, the gals need a quick introduction. And I should preface this by stating that some of the following discussion and/ or photos have already been posted in others' threads. The two Champagnes I own (the Bobbsey twins, Barb and Nancy) have very different histories. Barb has been in the family for 28 years now and is very complete. I purchased her from a friend of mine in 1990 and I'm the second owner. I have been working on "Barb" since last April but just now in documentation mode! Barb will be kept as original as humanly and financially possible. Nancy is a recent acquisition (summer 2017). I was wheeling in the San Juans and checked out a CraigsList add I saw. She too was rather complete but had essentially no rust (or a working motor for that matter ). As I seem to have a soft spot for Champagnes, she followed me home. I stopped by Coonrods on the way home and picked up a new tailgate window which was shot out. I installed said window and then the two door windows which were in the bed, then put a tarp on her for the next few years. Not sure how she will be restored, but with a bit of luck, she will see a second life. Only pic I have of the Bobbsey twins together (Barb on the left under construction and Nancy on the right as I pulled her home). BTW, the Bobbsey twins, in real life, were a couple of awesome twin sisters I grew up with so I thought I would pay homage to them! The rest of this thread will be devoted to Barb. Over the next few days or weeks, I hope to bring everyone up to speed on where I'm currently at in the build process.