As Tim was putting away his coach heading home to the UK, I saw an interesting shot of it With this project being a full restoration with an interesting twist, I though I would take a few minutes and point out unique specifications we followed putting the coach together. Right off the bat having a customer from the UK have us build a coach is different right there. We’re doing another coach for the UK right now but until Cedricmade the move to go afterthe 1973, #41 coach , Tim was our first Brit.
So mechanically speaking Tim understood what it meant to update to a reliable use… He has the quad bag system and 16″ aluminum rims, a fresh 455 motor and transmission and all that like everyone needs but it’s also fitted with a dual fuel (gasoline or LP gas) fuel conversion system. As Tim explains it, old gas powered cars can be operated for much less using LP or natural gas. Gasoline is like $12 per gallon with all the taxes and stuff but natural gas is cheap!
Tim has a Mac Daddy dash, multiply camera AV system, copletly refinished front dash area and nothing else on the interior. Tim is a full timer in the UK and he’s outfitting the interior himself to his needs. The rear door gives him many unique interior options . Of course Kevin spread out the yellow paint to Tims liking… hey, you can’t miss it in a parking lot! The coach should be making the trip cross the pond the first quarter of this year. Until then we have a unique experience of driving a dual fuel Transmode GMC.
On thing that really gets overlooked around here are the recent purchase coaches getting mechanicals back on the road. The big restoration jobs hog the page here. It’s not like none of it is getting done it’s just it’s more exciting seeing the brightly finished stuff. Lemme give some time to those machines. Here’s is a good older restoration getting it’s propers The pretty busy paint job still looks pretty good . Under the hood it’s not pretty right now, Hank has the intake off going after the blockoff plates and the rest of themotor mechanicals to squeeze out reliability. As you can see our trim guys are doing the breakdown on the interior issues we are doing to it . We’re tearing up the interior of Janies coach to suite it’s new owners and a pile of other new purchase coaches… sorry I can’t show every one of them every day but stay tuned… if your coach is in here you will see work on it …. I promise…
Coming in this morning I found Chauncey’s furnace on with David and the dogs hunkered down . Yep, that’s my GL1000 in the background, yeah it was a chilly ride in this morning … makes you feel alive! Not snowing but 55 is low for me! Hey but our new electical expert Brandon looks OK with it. Gonna make him a name badge… “Keebler”
OK, it’s 9AM, kinda cold still out there but I need to go. Bunches going on… stay warm and lets go for it again tomorrow….