Things will be happening sooo fast today, 2 actual deliveries… out for long trips…. a Revcon that’s been limping in 1 problem after another but I think that Eagle will call for us to foam the runway. I have 6 tires to true to get Justin out and on the road for their first big trim in the coach
So let me just talk about a fun thing that’s going on right now to help me get my mind where it needs to be this morning.
Yesterday morning when I got to the shop I find Phillip (1 of our mechanic duo) has been playing out in my back lot with his Dodge diesel making room to move their 5th wheel in as my security First he had to get one of my “on hold” projects moved. 2 back wheels were locked up, no motor with flopping drive shafts and the air lines on the prototype for the quad bag system UV melted and on the ground and the Pershing Missle trailer hitch dug deep into the ground…….. but Phillip had to move the “flat bed” Careful guys, she can be a beauty….. wait, your not gonna tug-turn it with the stump truck are ya? Hang on there baby, this won’t hurt a bit……. Oh and now you’re gonna yank it the other way to finish the job? Guess welding that second 2×6″ steel rail to the original worked…. BTW, the twin generators bolted to the back are “ballast” to hold the wheels on the ground when you hit the brakes! Hey but it’s moved… look behind the flat bed tucked next to the wall. A Palm Beach with no nose… actually no face! My plan is to make that into a 5th wheel to hold the back of the flat bed down when we unbolt those generators……… if we’re drawing pictures in the clouds… this would be one of those big fat rain clouds …. here’s the machine when I had it running with it’s full 7′ deploy ZipDee awning connected there would be a covered breezeway between the cab and the coach……. Good thing that thing is far away from my reach…. for now!
Moving all this around also made it possible for us to extract another brainfart skunkworks from the past.
The “Little Tin Soldier” lives and breaths again A 1973, 23′ coach found in a junk yard in Denver Colorado by my good friend Larry C. He and Dick S. worked on the beast in their garage in the winter to get it possible for me to drive to Florida
Larry agreed to the trip as copilot and on to Florida we trudged “Kick the tires and light the fires Big Daddy” ……. “we’re on a mission from God” ……..
Other than drinking a gallon or so of 40 wht oil it was a smooth ride. NOW WHAT! We changed the name from the “Bad Banana” cause it acted like the Little Tin Soldier in the song…… We got that protected and safe……
So Tin soldier became my resident lab rat back then…. I tried stuff, lets just leave it there……. as you see it today the test for the Duplicolor spray on rubber is still good on the properly applied sides but the top where re played a bit has shrunk off….. lesson there, follow the instructions . Yes, that’s rubber covering… the process first used by Bob H. in camo (looking for a pic, sorry) but also you see 12″ wide, 16/5″ off road tires for pulling The first 350 Olds motor still kickin with Jim K. 4:10 gears …. it’s a runner……. gotta go it’s 8 and I’m on…. wish me luck….