Looks like we’ve started something…….each time production finishes one, we take off to pick it upIrd time on the lift we also found frame rust under the battery which has to be attended to. 10threar “H” frame has some rust as well that will all be fixed and the steel POR-15 coated before the new tank goes in. Below u can see the frame pressure washed, resealed and the steel frame ground and prepped to stitch well the 2 frame sections together. Note how the frame is being pushed back together with the lift and held in place with vicegrips for weldingYoh can also see the section of the crossframe taken out for the tank install, supports will be reinstalled for the tank to pass thru the cross support. I’ll show more of this job tomorrow.
Ruby got all kinds of work yesterday.I’m installing a wireless control cruise control system today getting ready for their arrival on Friday. We’ve been doing a final 3000 grit paint buff….after curing a year, this cleat is harder than woodpecker lips! But the shine proves out the wait was worth it This one is next to take off so stay tuned. We have several other coaches moving toward delivery…….that’s good but still, they are not ready…….the annnnnnnticcccipatttttion I know is killing some of you……done is when its done….close is when its still not. After doing so much to an old vehicle 2 things must happen…..first you need to see if the fixed stuff actually works and then you need to see if there is anything else that wants to fall off at this time before the coach can leave. Many times we will find new issues on our test drive…..hey, we’ve got to know!
And even with all that some issues may get missed and even show up AFTER the drive………remember this machine is old and has the right to do that so you must be prepared. Its part of the experience……….
The EM-50 is coming together. With the body readty, sanded and fixed, the roof has its white color now we start in on some of the taken off pieces…doors, T skirts, etcif you look at the stripes Hot Wheels model, these are the colors it getsHere is the Co-op Hot Wheels collection, 36 of the reported 63 versions producedalong with a Hess training van, The “Ben 10” motorhome “rustbucket” and a Jones Soda commemorative pack acquired for me by a good friend in Phoenix ……my Hot Wheels connection….thanks Dean W..
So as you can see the guys are really in their groove this week and stuff is happening. Thanks for your support, we could not do this without you.
And reporting back on comments made to me about this blog here and our business in general……… I always the it all out there….the good, bad and ugly and I hope by now you have in your own way have found to deal with it. I’m pretty much an open book….been chided for that many times and I hear ya. I have also been told I’m way too altruistic for my own good and that too may be true. “You may be surprised on how little others put your problems in their minds and care” I know this and I know we are here to have fun, share ideas and simply mill around about the GMC Motorhome and brother that’s why I created this page a couple of decades ago. Its a view in….I hope…..on the goings on here and maybe give you a glimpse at your coach if it’s in here…….ding…ding…ding….yes, that’s why we are here and human attention spans being what they are today it would be good to stay on subject. I don’t want to get into the weeds of politics here….I’m really not smart enough to figure all that Out and there’s enough bad stuff on the news we really don’t need to talk about “dirty laundry” here either…..I’ve got that and agree.
It was suggested I get fixated on extractions like our latest Troll that’s attempted to steal from our happy neighborhood. One comment is I should just leave it alone…….no one cares about that stuff and for me to….move on.
Thanks for that and if it interrupted the labor flow and effectiveness of our business to our other customers I might agree….I have shown you over and over the strengths of our team, Jared and the guys have their job….mine is to keep this place running. I bet every small business man in this country that has been squeezed by unscrupulous customers have no problem understanding my frustration and maybe even preoccupation with people trying to take advantage of the small businessman. This Trill took over $12,000 from my ability to keep my company running. Hiding behind and abusing consumerism ….on THIS one its agreed it was fraud…….in not letting this guy go……I’ve been told I can be successful so for me and all of you just flat tired of these people taking advantage will NOT effect me customers and shouldn’t you feel at easy about that? Something will be done…..for once so close your eyes and pretend its you getting back at that guy who screwed you once and you had to just walk away and hope mama will prevail. This is for you too! Hey, I still have the statute of limitations on my side on the last 2 as well! Hmmmmm, lets handle this guy first……..
So yeah, you WILL see here from time to time stuff that effects our business and you as a customer and GMC enthusiast. If you don’t want to hear about it, skip it over but it will still be there. Just because no one else talks about these things does not mean they are not targeted too! No, they were also counciled like I was to pick your wounds, learn from it and move on. Tired of that, Don’t care anymore, I will not lay down anymore. Hey, a good notice…..if you want to get something from me for free…….don’t even pick up the phone. We are the fairest person that will touch these things you will find. I go out of my way to be fair and supportive…..maybe that’s why I get so posses off when someone on purpose takes advantage of me and this company…….no more! Thank you for your support, I have always tried to do my best for our customers and the community and we’re not about to start now!
Always, call me if I can help and we’ll see ya tomorrow…….