……im doing that…..kicking and screaming a bit but there’s one point I feel I need to make right now……its always been a problem on restoring something as involved as one of these only Motorhomes but seriously….right now….with our world economy quaking from the effects of Covid……. Parts has overshadowed everything having to do with something…..anything as niche, specialty and unique as the vintage RV community….parts are going away!
It is effecting our production. We cannot start another project until we have the main components in house! There are cams or specialty lifters for our motors. We are not in the top 20. This means if you’re in a pinch foe a part you’re actually in a REAL pinch! You may need to change your entire time line if say you need a pair of lower ball joints. Full stop of the project!
16.5″ tires are gone! No more Motorhomes with a set of hub caps….and no more 255 psi torque on those lug nuts. In fact no more hub centric rims other than special.
Guys the world parts distribution and manufacture is changing. Steering shatter are going after market, relay levers, drag links and idler arms have been there for decades!
PARTS is a big deal. Just fielded a call the guy needs a cam NOW. There are no cam blanks to make custom cams….theres only enough for again “the top 20”. All of us are in this bucket together. Had a guy who got mad at me because I wouldn’t put him at the from of our Q. Truth is even if I HAD of done that all the unique parts he wants need to first be ordered. Hey….you guys out there with money and you think you can throw some around and get people to hop……….go away!
Right now and for the foreseeable future I will tell you to relax, time is not on our side. One critical unique part and the project is on hold.
Like I said my mission right now is to relax and let things flow………. Ok so the ride to the beach in Ralph….sub woofer blistering the air……a cold air conditioner at 60mph….my life was goodand yes, that IS my spare tire on the hood……… So a good looking weekend at the beach. I’m feeling better already.
Oh…..btw, there are a couple of new videos up on “Motorhome Rehab Ranch”, Google it…….
See ya later…..