Still not quite sure why I can’t pick fonts…..this is what we have today….oh well…….
So what’s our plan, where are we in production, inquiring minds and all that right?……. we have 3 assembly lines (interior, exterior and mechanical). The process that will soon need to shed some projects to get more in is interior. You can see 1 side of the big house flex space open for fresh projects
and the other way jammed with the 3 dash AC/head projects This is a gracious plenty for now but we have more in the “Q”. Trying to have the best of the best over there on Ruby, we were trying to prototype a new steering column….Ruby’s original one was rusted top to bottom With projected costs topping $1000, we’ve opted to pull the steering column out of the “Tin Soldier” which is also an early 1973 coach Got the speakers cut into the repaired and textured side panels for project 3 that’s dust making it look splotchy…didn’t see that until I looked at the pic…oops! Now with both side panels in, new 4″ spks up top and the 6.5″ pair in the panels connected to the new double DIN dash radio, project 3 plays the music for the shop I need to get off my butt….these are my projects!
On out exterior “Q”, we’ve about got the Argosy trailer chemically stripped which will give us room to bring in this coach to start it’s “new clothes” project Stay tuned for the launching of that project. We have 2 complete restorations in house which will go to mechanical first as soon as we have Marco’s mechanicals are done. We have 2 motors at our machinist with this 455 will be the next motor out Our pressure point there is we only have 1 lift…..bummer. Our mechanics Phillip and Katlyn is coming back to work after a couple of days off…hey, they deserved it……but we’ll be back in the game today.
The original intent for this “Daily Pose” page WAS to give customers with their coach here a few pics and a feel of what it’s like to be a part of this whole thing. Over the years I’ve found it useful to me as well as a great way to discuss issues and shoe you guys stuff. Today, we have actually more projects in here that these…there’s more waiting in the wings with folks breaking down all over the place! It’s how it is with old machines…they need love. Some more than others but they all need and deserve all we can do for each one.
So welcome to my world…..it’s been this way for over 20 years, heck I had brown hair once! and didn’t have 2 pair of glasses but hey, it’s been a fun ride.
Trying to plan a drive to Tallahassee to bring Baby Blue home, stay tuned…I can see some more seat time coming for me..Oh Boy!
And for you guys who say, “I don’t care what it costs, get it!”, while over at our local automotive upholstery supplier……looking at all of the samples
I’ve always been pulled to the stack of original OEM fabric sample books way back into the 70’s I mean check out the 1979 book and the weave of the seat samples Hey, you know me…I asked the gal if she thought any of these were still available. She smiled and said that pile of books is very important…they have a weaver..with old material or can get anything that will make (weave) anything for $250 a yard! For a motorhome interior (@ 20 yards) would be somewhere around $5000 but hey, how accurate do you wanna be! Pretty scary but it’s true…with “cubic dollars” anything is possible! The next question was, “Does anyone do that?” Again she smiled and said you would be surprised! There’s a backlog……… There it is!
OK, finished before 8am….I can get out there and work…yeah, that’s what we all need to do. Thanks for dropping by, hope there was something interesting…see ya later