……….though laying in a hospital bed getting poked and prodded all weekend, they couldn’t kill me!
Yeah, racking up years ain’t for wimps, just a little tweek of the peck of pills they’re giving me, If it wound back up and I’m back vertical.
The guys at the shop didn’t miss a beat, I bet things ran smoother without me there, they’ll have to put up with me again today!
Our mold scan project went well last week getting about half of those molds that made our coach scanned, there were a couple of videos put out on Facebook of the process when we finish our 45 year old coach will have its body parts digitized and floating around in the cloud like all new vehicles are designed and produced today.
Its said and so true that our GMC was way ahead of its time is so true….no need to tell you that but today, technology and new manufacturing and design processes were developed to make vehicles safer and stronger, its about time that the GMC once again comes up to today’s technology.
What will be the fate of these molds and these scans is anyone’s guess but from the day the GMC platform was introduced, it set the standard and style for the future. Once again our iconic vehicle shape will be give a lease on its life. What’s going on? Stay tuned……..It’ s going to take me a couple of days to crank my old bones back to the grindstone but it’s something I love to do so that’s no problem.
The transformation of a 77 Palm Beach to a 73 Sequoia should be getting its new birch wood wrap, the changes to the countertop and galley cabinet were finish just before I checked out for my hospital holidaywe actually found 2 sheets of the original laminete used in 1973 AND the birch woodtone. Headed for Europe, no one will know there this coach is a 77. This week the transformation continues so stay tuned…..
Ok, choked down my new plethora of brightly colored pills, some awesome French Toast made by my Janies hands, a boiled egg and I’m off before dawn heading to the shop………MAN, I’m a creature of habit! I do have my uncles funeral to attend, Uncle Nerl is listed in the tire industry’s Baal of fame, he’s the one who told me Michelin tires are made of gold! He was a tire man for 50 years and brother HE knew tires!
I called him Uncle Nerl (James Earl) retiring from American tire, every time I would go in to pick up tires I would say in a loud voice “I’m JIM BOUNDS with Co-op Motor Works and even after being retired over 8 years inveribally a couple of heads would turn around in the cubicals …….we was THAT known. He called me Jimmy, nobody calls me that…..I told the new American Tire vp to call him “Uncle Nerl” next time he visited him………now they call me Jimmy there too!
A great man and the greatest uncle one could have. I was so proud of him and he was proud of me which made me feel a proud in turn.
Co-op Motor Works is a labor of love to me just as tires were for him. I’ll be back at the job but first I must respect a respected man once again. I’ll be at the shop fielding calls again this afternoon……and the beat WILL go on.
Thanks for dropping by, I’ll catch you up with the guys progress tomorrow so we’ll see ya then…………and thanks for your support……