Yesterday was a good day but before I get into that pulling in to the shop this morning I find they made it. Broken down for 2 days, Jim C. finally got someone with a flat bed to pick him up. You ask why did it take so long? First he obviously lost something on his rear wheel.. it doesn’t normally stick out like that As you saw in the pic above… a pretty nice looking coach… hey he has good taste he has a set of our front full sliders! But buying it with a big bag rear suspension since something was new it was reused… well loosing a rear wheel like that on a single bag system not being that able to do any heavy work the coach had to be moved on a Landall rollback flat bed. You could not pick the front up and tow with a back wheel out. Thuse big rigs stay busy so finally he got the right gear and here he is. We need to help with his on the road issue…. so guys, put a little more water in the soup, we have another guest… This is the reason we install the quad bag system on our restorations… 1 wheel goes out in the back… you can move. heck 2 wheels back there could loose out and you can STILL move. Yes, it costs more but I bet the cost would have been nothing to what it took to get this coach moved…. On the ongoing saga about all the rear suspension air bag systems out there… your honor I rest my case…. hey but we’ll get him goin…. stay tuned
With all of the windows on Fandango rubbered, refinished and sealed, today we install the all black Zip Dee awnings I can’t wait to see what THAT looks like…. you stay tuned too.
On a different project in here, a 1976 Ford 4wd pickup… the trans and transfer case are always tough getting out of this model truck. Jared made the main crossmember removeable … see it the in the foreground and the reseled transfer case on the cart….. Before the recored radiator goes in, we can get a last look at Ross’s refreshened motor complete with his new Thorley headers, water and fuel pumps. Next time you see this coach it should be running….
. Picked up the fan and clutch from the coach…. you can see the fluid dripped out of it making a puddle on the ramp…. Ross, we need a new fan clutch…. and the oil cooler hoses are original… we’ll swap those out too.
Finally, Nelso dropped by for a battery check before taking his coach over to Tampa for a regatta. Always covered we did his rxterior some years back… still looks great.. enjoy the trip…. Gotta go… those awnings going on is a biggie today. Nic’s coach is getting it’s punch list… punched out and the world keeps turning… thanks for dropping by and we’ll see ya again soon…. thanks for the support…