Phillip has the rear suspension bogies on with donor bogy boxes, pins and bushingsCall them the coach “knees” if you do not live the pins along with your regular maintenance tour pins may end up looking like theseand see here’s the kicker on this, for SURE the folks who love their Baby Blue would NEVER neglect maintenance……it was somewhere in the past 45 years the owner then didn’t lube the early smaller pins which wore out and probably living near a blacksmith they fixed it “best they could”. Hey, that fix lasted but the ultimate fallout was everything had to be replaced. Hey but now….take a look at those new kneesalong with the quad bag system, KYB shocks, ALL new stuff in the brakes with all that old iron coated with POR-15 and the wheel liner bases sealed then undercoated……if you have a wet hallway after driving in rain, suspect the seal at the bottom where the wheel liner sits on the plywood floor…yes, inside the wheel well…….that seam is a leaker AND keeping water from wicking into the plus of your floor CAN’T be a bad thing!
Working until 7pm 4 days makes the end of the day feel like midnight but to make it work everyone has to push til the whistle blows. Condensation coming from Baby Blue’s exhaust means that “THOR” the Allison style, double row, beaded fin, balloon plate torque converter is being wound up by the pump in the fresh Monster transmissionwwhich means…………soon we ride! Probably needs its back shoes on before but Stay tunedMan, I can’t wait to see the outcome on the interior tho as 72′ Revcon will end up with……not a GMC but it’s got the same drive train and again not a GMC but still a sweet rideThe new water tank is in Marco’s ride. If any of you have done this before you will think this tank being on the back wall in a GM floor plan is odd…….well it is……see the 1973 floor plan chart, the bed in the back was made from an L shaped sofa back there with the fresh water tank along the back. And here I always thought that cutaway corner on the backside of the tank was for water lines…..it’s original design was to match that up sweep floor in the back! Whoodatthunk………..So finally today I wanted to leave you with a few teasers from a skunk works project that’s something of a bucket lister for me……THIS 89′ P30 Chevy truck chassis harvested from a 37′ Pace Arrowwill soon be saddled with this shortest GMC body……..Where is the door?and that’s a full, 7′ deploy ZipDee awning over the door for a rear patio and dove tail, tilting car trailer……Stay tuned, like I said …….they took away our sand box!
See ya tomorrow