After posting yesterday I went out to get going….it didn’t work. Apparently Sundays odyssey took it out of me, I went home, stuck my head under a pillow and didn’t come out till gosh 4pm? I’ll just leave it as too much fun……. cause maybe it took me but I had a blast. That’s like going on a rally, having such a good time you need to go home to get over it…….. well anyway that’s my story and I’m sticking too is.
And the great thing about the team we have here is doing a walk through the shop this morning I can see big progress…… it’s happening without me! Awesome, it should go forward that way. Used to be I’d not be at the shop and well things just didn’t get done. When you have a group that knows their job and does the work without being watched….that’s where things need to be.
So yeah, Jared poped the seal on another project startup just as we had planned. Not only having Marco on the lift pulling his motor, the other of the “Finland twins” got pulled in to startup on mechanicals A very special coach, I will know the coach through 3 owners over a good 20 year period. The first was a mentor of mine getting into the GMC business, the next turned out to be an awesome friend and customer and now we’re doing it’s big go through because soon it will be shipped to Finland and it’s new home there. Needless to say what we are now doing is extremely important….imagine how much it would cost for a wheel spindle from a burned up rear wheel bearing? A $20 part couple cause much trouble.
Not just because of that because any recently purchased coach should have the “B’s&B’s” gone though first and that’s what is happening. In hover mode….wheels off (will get new tires) Katlyn, our (B&B guru) has everything broken down already First the original air bag system hasta go. Imagine finding one of those in Finland. Firestone Ride Rite air bags (the ones used in the quad bag system) are world wide. Shocks are great but everything relater to the brakes( hardware kits, shoes, wheel cylinders, Emergency brake system (they need a good system to pass their DOT) wheel bearings, seals all will be renewed.
From there we will move on the undercarriage, drive train and suspension work…….stay tuned.
The guys pulled out more of the interior panels on this Airstream “gull wing” project
The big problem running interior wiring is the interior walls being integral to the body structure must be taken out to run the wiring thin reinstalled with the Olympia rivet system which has to center hole in the rivet head. Man what a pain! Of course all of the original panels (with the fiftymillion holes) all have to go back in………….
And if THAT wasn’t enough to get done in a day, closing in on finishing up Texas Tux, Jared pulled the trigger on the flooring. The front carpeted area goes first…..looks good with the reworked new dash…AC system and all
And you never know til it goes in but the color look good guys….as the Italian waiter says after you place your order…..”That’s my favorite”. It’s not that kinda (looks good), the colors DO go well. Stay tuned for more on this one too.
Like I said…stuff is a happenin……….and I didn’t do it! Perfect!
On the Marco project on the lift, I’ll show you more on it…we’re pulling the motor for a “freshen up” and a transmission. Good compression and oil pressure, we’re pulling the motor to reseal everything, maybe install our valve train set up and Kryptonite cam, it’s getting FiTech so the intake will come off for all that……block-off plates and more. This will be a neat project so stay tuned for it too.
After sleeping most of yestersay, I got in early…plunked all this down and as long as I can keep the pressure up we’ll get even more accomplished today….that is I will until I crash. Hey, I’ve proven I’m not a spring chicken…probably pretty strigy by now…….. I do what I can and the guys cover me back, what a good thing!
See ya tomorrow…enjoy the day…it’s raining here….bye