So, rallies are fun to attend wether they are sanctioned or not and in many ways those things that are not planned can be more exciting. It was this way last weekend, people came together all loving the vintage RV lifestyle. Rather than being the only machine there, it was sorta neat being just another SOB there (that’s some other brand).
The VW van guys were well represented as were the teardroppers . The small, cute little 60’s vintage stuff showed up . They are building new ones and several of those were there too There was a GMC there for sale Which BTW is a pretty good deal for $7900. He had it brought over to the shop Sunday so it you are looking for a coach gimme a call. I’ll do a little more on the coach later.
Like I showed before, the GMC was well represented one coach I did the interior on some 10-15 years ago showed up.. was a great reunion I had not seen the coach since then. These are pics from back then, that’s the coach to the right in this pic There was another coach I forgot to get pics of from the 90’s a full silver/black CLASCO style job finished off by Golby. Was good to see it again. All in all it was a great weekend and I can’t wait to do something like that again. Not a big group, you can fit in most anywhere. Large rallies are held back from some neat venues because of the number of coaches an all that. It was actually neat being one of a pile of other vintage RV’s. We all had something in common and all had a great time. They plays that Lucy/Desey Arnez movie “The long long trailer” what a hoot! Get out and do things like this with your coach, it will be a fun time for all.
Getting back to Ron’s paint job, I’ve sorta already let the cat out of the bag showing a few pics of the 3000 wet sand and buff. Believe me there is a pile more to getting a finish like that… Here are a few other pics I took yesterday. This morning I took a few with the coach wiped down… very impressive, I’ll maybe post those tomorrow … but for now here we go:
This is the back of the coach down to the final 3000 grit finish and no, it’s not wet or covered with grease! It’s kinda like watching Barrett-Jackson and the comment on a paint job is it’s so much better than the factory paint it’s almost tooooo shiney! Similar to this 1973 original color coach we did last year I tell ya there’s a big interest in original early coaches.