……………….Yep, I have my mouth overloading my shop again! Hey, I WANT to say yes…….but I’m in recovery…..the guys have helped alote but still I like to use the Y word and here’s what happens………still another proud soldier coming in wounded on a stretcher
So the tractor drops the trailer, the tongue fold down and the coach pulls off under it’s own power Another successful transport
So I can hear it now from you nay sayers……..it’s OK and I understand. “Why would someone spand good money to tow their coach cross country?” Look guys it’s simple, if a coach needs help to get highway worthy it’s completely understandable. We’re here to fix that and if it can’t make it in or if you just don’t want to take the chance of a breakdown and you really don’t want to go out there on that thin limb until things ARE ship shape……..it’s much cheaper to not break down….have all that hassle and to be honest, I love to get a coach without the trauma of running cross country and fall across the gate by it’s fingernails. What is our end goal? To have a reliable coach…if you wanna use it that should be the goal anyway……..nuff said.
So now, another “Elvis” enters the building………. and that’s it! No more room, “She can’t take any more Captain” and so we cannot take any more projects on until something else leaves………
Well, haw could I turn THIS down How can we turn a cool ride like this away but rigs like this have their own problems and that’s why it’s hereWhat you see are smooth lines, Frenched headlights, filled in fender welts, no door handles this thing is a “bondo bandit”. Any car like this is…to smooth out the historic body ornaments of this fat fender freakazoid you will never have an “all steel” body. Just know that when you look at one of these and admire the sculpting………..Problem is, water gets behind all that filler…starts rust in the original metal which allows the filler to let go and you have stuff like this happen One small crack in the surface is caused by the metal way under there getting wet. So we’ll grind down to good metal, grind out the rust and refill the cavity with epoxy filler…..they didn’t have that stuff when this thing was created….maybe it will stay together longer….lets see, follow this project as things go on.
So now we’re REALLY shutting the gate! No More! We’re making progress, I have David’s new double DIN radio hot, in the dash with that panel wired into the system. Slowly, everything is waking up from it’s electrical reconstruction This is my chicken to pluck while the guys do all the other stuff Firing up the lights and talking a walk through the big house this morning…..Wow, we look like a Hot Rod shop! Hey, nothing wrong with that…..this along with the GMC’s are things my guys like to do.
And so while we’re out there dancing around like a pack of witchdoctors, my conservative “Valiant Tailor” sews up JD’s windshield drapes. Again working up the set made for this machine
JD’s coach goes out next week…stay tuned for it’s finals.
So I did it…got out everything without a page 2……are we slowing down? Not even, too much work to slow down…..hey and I’d like to say hello to all the guys over at the work rally at “Bean Station”. This is an annual get together for all the GMC enthusiasts who can’t help but fiddle with their coaches. Hey, that’s why I got involved….such a cool machine. But I can’t do some of the things I’d like to with trying to keep the motorhome hospital going. There’s a GMCMI Convention coming up next year in Talahassee as I’m told…I’d love to make that get together…if all these pesky customer (just kidding) would gave me some time outa this place. Just tuff to get out there so guys..here’s to ya and having fun with your toy………Keep her goin!
OK, a few minutes before today breaks loose. We’ve got 1 coach that just hasta go out Friday…wish us luck…..see ya and thanks for dropping by…….