Now into this project pretty deep seeing what we find and what we do to fix it may help some. As I pointed out yesterday, this coach had been well kept and loved for many years… even though being up north there is some damage. How to recognize issues and what to do about it…… I’d love to just say “Put in a new frame” …. real world? That’s too much work for a survivor like this…. so what can we do to arrest the damage and offset the damage for the future. You have to keep things in reality… right?
Breaking things down a bit the frame damage becomes more apparent ……Rust through at the rear clip The sub frame still has paint but the rails are rusted and deformed So this is not the only issue when you see this. Cleaner you can see how the badly pitted brake lines began leaking after the cleanup This means all steel lines will be replaced. But wait, there’s more……. The exhaust system while still mostly working has been rusted like it was on a fishing boat! We have a recent starter replacement, probably from being oil soaked… This is a common problem for starters…….. we need to pressure wash all this off to see what we have…. stay tuned. Now don’t freak out on all this…. it is what it is as they say and there can be fixes to this. There are descent coaches that have frame rust like this. In a way you call this a “deal breaker” but wait a minute… there are things that can be done short of complete frame or rail replacement. This is a main reason…. another being letting Steve follow us as we do this work…… but don’t just pitch a bad frame…. there will be labor needed which relates to cost but hey…. lets talk…… stay tuned…..
Have some things going on with some other projects. I’ll try and show some of that tomorrow… and more on this frame repair project…. see ya then….