I will be the first to tell you I’m not an upholster……but I do stay at a Day’s Inn…….. couldn’t help it but really I’m not…..I can’t sew but over the past 20 years I have found the way to stretch vinyl over the dash in a GMC….on this stuff I’m a 1 trick pony so from the beginning of time I had to do the dash vinyl work…….. By this time it takes me a day to preparing myself because once you start it all has to be done in the curing time of the unique contact adhesive that’s used. I enjoyed doing it but in the past few years it’s take a little more out of me than I would like.
Take a look at Ruby’s new passenger side dash pad The pic is a little fuzzy but take my word for it…it’s nice! And going into Santos shop it’s as clean as a pin I showed him what I knew about stretching the vinyl and he took the job not only away from me but I think to a new level! What a relief I don’t have to stretch vinyl on every dash…by myself! Brilliant…. another prototyping a new way to do things on a prototype GMC…#41! I love it!
So on we go on the 3 dash AC systems…Texas Tux will be caught up to Ruby next……
The folks who are building their dream retirement unit with this Airstream trailer came in as expected yesterday Looks like this is going to be another fun project the way we hoped. It’s important to have a good relationship with your customer to do a project like this or any project for that matter. Everyone needs to be on board the right train……
You may remember this recent purchase coach we’re going through with the leaky water heater…… Well Junior went “diver down” on that project but while he’s in there upside down in the bathroom, Carman was working with me on checking out the air ride system.
The coach was fitted by the previous owner with a set of “Bobs”, hey galvanized rigplates…pretty cool! . What I call the backyard rear suspension rig using a big fat bag off of an 18 wheeler First off, the old original V2 compressor was only producing 35 pounds of pressure…… somebody give me a gun, we need to shoot that horse! Putting in a new Viair compressor the left side would go up but the passenger side stayed down…even using manual! OK gentlemen, lets work the problem…. take the air line off the bag…do we get pressure from the new compressor….YES. OK, in that we had also installed a shut off and filler valve on Bob there. I had them try and pump Bob up right there! NOTHING! What? can’t be….lets see that. Sure nuff, he was shooting 150psi right into the bag! Does anyone hear air escaping? NOPE! Whhhaaaaaattt…….. Hey Phillip, pick the corner of the back of the frame up with the fork lift……….. There it is…… the air bag had collapsed when we did the shut off valves and closed off the air inlet on the inside of the bag! Phillip lifted the coach a bit and the bag sprang to life! OK, good to know…… if you have a set of Bob’s on your coach you may not want to let it all the way down! I’m just sayin…. that’s a pretty odd “unexpected result”, can’t think of any other reason….can you?
The “restomod” big wheeled 79 Ford short bed is starting to look like a truck again. The new grill, fenders and the flip hood really makes a difference……..good job guys.
We had a new intake project for some mechanicals and a new holding tank. Purchased from a GMC club member this is a beautiful restoration. One thing that wasn’t changed was the holding tank…..that original poop hold now needs to go…stay tuned for more on this project.
Took a while but I got todays post strung together. It’s getting so busy around here…bear with us and stay tuned for more fun. Thanks for dropping by…..