John R. stayed over last night for me to fix his badly shutting door. I need to bang this out before I lay out some good stuff here. Was “fixed” before by someone who simply didn’t do it right! I hate that! Lets do lunch together…… talk to ya then… I’ll do pics on the doot job… stay tuned..
OK, I’m back … because of the “Midriff Bulge” these GMC’s get over the years, we had to relocate the striker pin …. no problem… sorry no pics.. it was done too fast!
Moving on a couple of months ago we got in this coach, a recent sight unseen purchase on Ebay motors. .
Hey, the thing looked really nice, the interior has a MacDaddy dash, some fine finighng inside and a great stereo…. My body guy kinda felt bad going after a descent finish… most of the stuff he gets is 40 years old Needless to say a nice coach like this had a fair price but still the light blue just had to go. Pulling the coach in we put a couple of guys on breaking down the lights, trim, mold and stuff and Jose went after sanding (DA) the blue paint to a good bite surface….. the sanding disc gummed up immediately! WHAT…. the blue color was the thinnest single layer of color Ive ever seen and the clear too… and the whole thing pealed off in sheets! No, I mean actually pealed off!
Insane! Obviously, the base didn’t stick to the primer, some places did stick…. which means the entire coach… roof, sides and every nook and kranna has to have that mess off and the old primer surfaced to accept and bond to out new paints
We have much of the old primer prepped and the old pale blue paint is disappearing through a massive effort
This pile of rotted sawdust was the floor inside the generator compartment…. couldn’t see the extend of the rotaway until we got the battery out . So we’re pulling the generator, cleaning it all up, replacing the floor the reinsulating the compartment… that original insulation is about gone
We have a 7 week timetable with Andy and his family flying in from Switzerland…. lets just see if we can make it…. stay tuned as the drama rises.
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