The 1000 or so mile seat time was great and all but I sure feel good back at the shop! Trying to wean off this a bit but it’s always gonna be there and as Billy Joel said,” These are the times to remember cause they will not last forever…..”. The team we have here…..I came back and stuff was moved….things had gotten done and there wasn’t a wadd of fires on the desk….. This one IS a well tuned machine!
So first some business…..Ruby’s interior is cut and fitted ready to talk colors.Cabinetsshaped and the Quisenart microwave/convention oven and grill fitted in the original position. Many times the cook may want the microwave raised to the overhead cabinet……we are going for original 1973 bit with a 2018 twist. No 8 track in the dash but now DVD bluetooth…….stove oven? How about induction cooktop and this Quesenart cooker-box! Ie. Original 1973/2018 accurate restoration…….restomod or Modesto? Whatever a few other things a rear cut away underbed compartment openly vented carrying a 54 gallon diesel….remember this IS the 6.5 turbo-diesel coach #2 finally seeing the light of day….it’s taken some work………anyway, a nice storage bay over the tank and an improved contoured full bed.and a 3.5 Kubota powered diesel generator back in the ear “airbox” too..No stinkin inverter wimpy wimpy hi tech thing-a-bob…….but a belt driven tractor.“Binford model 8000”. Its from Next Generation Power in Jacksonville Florida. I went over to pick this unit up and see their place. “Good ole boys” from my stomping ground North Florida……simply put they build an old school kick butt simple badass diesel generator .
Another serviceability idea, the air suspension compressor and air distribution system pulls out of a compartment on its “service loop and has space to accept most any of the new self contained small compressor systems we’re being bombarded with. Some are really nice and some are Crap…I’ll tell you more about this refitted system soon. Look at it this way ultimately serviceable and unchangeable! Stay tuned……
And then they also got the suspension under the new F150 project.That’s this 1 trick point’s…… trick .with the front end down…….the Lincoln front suspension rack on the ground Look at that! The late model rack and pinion Lincoln Town Car front suspension bolts into this 78 F150!
.Marco, you were right…there were too many fluid leaks out the bottom of your drive train it had to come out…. Sorry guys, the day is on and I need to get out in it. Talk Marco’s motor tomorrow……see ya then