So the gauntlet has been cranked up….. Bill D. has entered his coach in a special class set up in the infield next year at the Summit Racing Motorama car show at the Atlanta Motor Speedway! We started this project as a spruced up driver survivor!!! What happened? This was my wife’s coach… a rear bath 23′ Birchaven. A really well kept “survivor” with a Honda EV-4010… Mac Dash… Aluminum rims…. you know, good bones. Here is the coach when we had it Overall, a good looker…. my wife too…. so I think Janie found she liked having me as her limo driver and I always wanting to drive…. having the coach didn’t make sense cause I’m always with her and I love driving this little rocket… all good things must end so Bill picked up my dream. BUT… and I knew it was gonna happen…. see Bill is alote like many of us getting into something and immediately wanting the best….. So this project has been ramped up … Bill’s expectations have also now ramped up if this coach is “going under the lights”…. oh crap…. OK man, you guys watch this, we’re now building a George Barris one off.. original! Bill has had and is actually having as we speak having a concourse hot rod of some kind being built. One of his cars was in this Atlanta car show recently.. maybe THATS how the organizers figured there was enough interest in old rolling houses to put them in the center ring….. VERY cool! I’m gonna be there for sure!
Now Bill.. this is like drawing that line in the sand and saying you want it finished over that line! Yep…. I can feel the love……… and I can feel the pressure too! OK… I accept the challenge!!!! We are in concourse mode…. Hey Hans… Pull out that high priced wood finisher! Pop out the micrometer… we’re goin in hot-n-heavy. So here is the coach as of this morning Yep, those are the same coaches….. Most of the new quad bag system is in The frame and original suspension pieces painted with POR-15. The wheel liners are satin black. We’re ordering in a set of Frank Jenkin’s awesome open flare skirts so with the quad bag totally visible….. I like that resomod custom retro look too….. I’m going to see about incorporating the control valves into the quad bag anodized structure… in other words, “no seum”.
The attachment hole mod is done with the base leaching out solvents so it won’t fog up and have the same cure treatment the rest of the base had before it’s clear goes on Good thing, this paint has become one step more critical. Bill, I’ve gotta hand it to ya…. but I KNEW this was gonna happen. Bill & I are alike in that “if it’s mine” I want it ALL! Of course I can’t do that… I mean do I work on his stuff or mine? I need to keep the lights on so my coach has to take the hit. BUT… I can live out my passions on his coach and all the other ones we put out. Hey, that’s enough for me! OK man…. the stops are out, I mean you REALLY wanna be proud…. right?
So guys… as in the southern vernacular proclaims…”Hey, youall… wachis, hold my beer!! This project is getting thrown over the top! Go to that show next year, if I have anything to do with it you will be well represented…
OK.. gotta go…. the ants are being diverted to this cake …. your fudgebar will be safe for a bit…. See ya tomorrow…. .