They DO fit nice and have that look if that’s what you want. I’m sure the price will be Came in specifically to post but got caught up in all the fun and only got the pics processed. That means today I’m not moving till I get you guys caught up.
First though let me ask you a question, I had a post from one of those lurkers who loves to make wave tell me I am a self centered egotistical so and so for always talking about all the neat stuff we do around here. This page was put here over 15 years ago to be able to show folks who had their coaches in here how progress was going. It was all of you other guys who may look at this as boasting… if it comes off that way to you please go do something else with your computer time. This page is primarily here for those who support us here, you other guys I would have to say are encroaching on our fun so I have no problem in the stuff I put here. This is for all of you who enjoy this stuff and as for the rest of you well I guess you’re here because you are jealous or something.
Other than when I rant a little there should be no reason for folks to criticize this page. Some folks may be offended on some of the goofy things we do here because they see the GMC as only in the light of a fully restored, classic, top of the shelf vehicle. Hey, that’s exactly what we build but also there is room in this world for wacky things like my motorhome “JayGee” If my coach offends you sorry but it’s for fun and… because I can. There is room forall of us in this community … well except for those “takers” out there for which I have no use for. We are a community of folks excited about our fascination with this machine and are all eager to help eachother. Those “takers” see us as easy targets for their abusive nature. Please watch for those people… don’t let them sour our enthusiasm and certainly don’t let them prey on our good nature. Stay true to the motorhome which means enjoy all aspects of the thing and what folks do to them. Facebook is a great place to share ideas and enjoy eachother but it’s also a place where takers can hide behind theit keyboards and it’s our responsibility to keep them out of our world. These new communication forms keep us away from being able to look a man in the ryr and do a personal vetting. Today I hate to say a handshake is worth less to some than it used to so please be very careful you are not taken the way I was.
OK see, this is the verbage that is no fun but must be said… I’ve said it but just remember make sure you are the one that will freely say “The emperor is wearing no clothes…”.
I’ve been so mean to Bill D. not catching him up on progress on his coach so lets give him what he comes here for. Bill is in process of his exterior refinish and last week the guys were hot on his coach. We had applied the red base color onto his coach then covered it to let the solvents leach out while we did some other stuff That done progress continued on laying out and bagging the red striping. The red is “bagged off” so no other color hits it as we lay on the rest of the colors . With the red bagged off it will protect the red from the rest of the base colors
Next the black “raccoon” mask is sprayed
with the red protected
This allows the red and the black to be at the same level on the surface of the body. We will do 3 coats of this black base then the black will be allowed to breath out it’s solvents before it’s bagged and the next color can be applied. This curing time is very important. Some paints say the colors must be applied right after each… I feel those paint types don’t allow the paint layers to properly cure. You must select a paint brand and type that allows for longer cure and application times. Those paints are OK for single color application but you must use other paint types for multicolor applications. Read the can and select base/clear paints based on this if multicolor is what you want. When we’re done, the look we seek will be something like RC’s exterior finish Colors and layout will be very similar and these are the steps you must go through to get the final outcome. Stay tuned and see how we do Kinda funny how things go full circle…. here is a coach I restored in 1995 when I took some time away from the GMC. This coach was run through the ambulance manufacturing plant I was with after leaving CLASCO…. look familiar?
This pic was taken at a Western States Rally in California. back in 1999. I was at the rally when folks came over to my booth at the rally saying “Hey, there is a coach coming in that looks like something you would do. I walked over and exclaimed “I DID paint that!”. RC found the pic on the internet, brought it to me and said that’s what he wanted. Once again I had to say “I painted that”. The first what I named the “Full Tilt Buggy” looked similar too So yeah, I’ve got the general idea.. oh and does this pic look familiar So yeah, I think I have the paint scheme down… So Bill, have no fear, I think your coach is gonna come out great!
Bruse, just wanted to let you know we gave your original holding tank it’s proper burial. AND with a proper military escort!. RIP …
And Nancy, Willie has turned into a real GMC technician, here is some of our progress…
Here Willie is helping us pattern the side wall panels and here is your interior raw then fitted Then broken back down ready to go to the vacuum form folks Stay tuned for more….
Ben… 2 more seats and your upholstery is in. Peter and illie try out the seats in this 12 passenger wine tour bus for upper NY. Those holes in the seat backs are for the wine chillers… yes, there are seat backs….
FOR SALE: Not taking anything from Frank… Cal decided to go “skirtless on his coach he nas a set of Frank’s awesome wheel flares They are an awesome fit if that’s the look you want. I’m sure the price will be fair. If you’re interested give me a call…..
Tom, your roof job is complete and the coach should be ready for pickup on Wednesday. See u then Wow Tom, that “creams Brulet” almost matches that original Emron paint!.
Now… if all of this is bragging I stand before you guilty….. If you enjoy watching all of this unfold… poke those naysayers in the eye! Like the GEICO commercial says…. “This is what we do”….. and I don’t really care if you don’t like it…. I do and I AM proud of the work we do and of my guys. We are here for you and for the GMC community…. built to the T’s or just for fun there’s room in this group for everyone. Thanks for your visit and your support and for those that think we’re nuts….. so what’s your point?