When there is no words exchanged, your mind runs away with all sorts of scenarios, at this point my worse fears have been satisfied and I hope you guys understand… with as much as I have vested into this community when I see a perceived threat I get very defensive and we all need to be that way… if we watched a little closer you would be surprised some of the things you might see. We had some sort of computer virus along with the racoon eating a hole in our EPDM membrane roof taking out our PC, back up supply, a printer and some other mess. One of my lap tops mysteriously blinked off and well having your passwords out of pocket is not the way to “secure the borders”.
We have a handle on that now so still don;t forget the “go to” web site www.gmcco-op.com but unless there is trouble it will stay dorment until we get the main site up and going. Hey, forgot the black print.. and there’s that black arial font…. need to get that set up as default… we’re working….
And I did figure out how to keep the entire print the same… seeee, so yeah we’re making progress. Maybe we’re at the point that we know now what we don;t know which is as you know the first step of knowledge… and the beat goes on…
Lets get on back to the motorhome, I would like to do a small commentary on some changes I’m seeing on Facebook but that can be later. Right now it’s nice sitting in the office watching the day come alive out the window and plunking here on the pose… a great way to start the day.
Once again, opening the gate Kevin beat me to opening the lock and as I walk over to his cocoon he’s in there sanding away like that cobbler tinking away on a shoe sole These are the new design bumpers we are supporting getting it’s pits filled. Any fiberglass part with shrink, distort and blow outs form as the resins cure. Depending on how nice you want the finished product, filling and smoothing out fiberglass parts is one of those prep steps folks who are not looking for a superior finish will skip BTW, it may look like it but this is not polyester based “bondo” being used. This is the epoxy based SMC plastic filler we use on everything. This stuff is designed to stick to the original plastic body panels which means it certainly bonds to fiberglass well.. there is no Bondo on the property. If you are looking for a painter to work with, ask him what SMC filler is and if he uses it. If there is a hesitation in his voice, don’t have him do body work on your coach. One thing about mechanics… don’t mess with 2 things…. their knowledge or their tools. Those are the things that has gotten him to where he is and he will fight you to stay with what he knows. If he knows the difference or is willing to listen and investigate maybe you have your m.
But anyway, Kevin really gets into this process doing 2 grits of sanding to get it to where he wants it to be . Oh, these are the new style bumpers going on Ron K.s coach “MoHo” Kevin will be doing the modifications to fit Ron’s thru bumper receiver trailer hith as he does this prep process Hey sorry for the grainy pics, it’s really early and it’s still dark. Kevin is like me, an early riser. He takes a break as everyone else is coming in…. heck he had been here several very productive hours in the morning cooler weather… a smart man! Both front and rear bumpers will get their prep at the same time , get fitted and all before they get their original color 1974 GMC orange color. MoHo here is going tword original with a new twist as the theme of the exterior. Original colors and style with todays updating features.. a very cool way to go.
Hank pulled in just as daylight hit, working out under the lift there’s no reason for him to get in before he has light to see. Hank & Kevin are brothers, bet their Dad was a son of a gun out on the farm in Michigan in the mornings! Up before the sun out on the farm is no big deal and wether they like it or not it’s now in there genes… me too. Not the farm thing, no way could I do that but the mornings are my best time and I appreciate their dedication to just get in here and get it done… thanks guys.
That’s what you need here… you have to commit, it’s a big difference in working these or battle wagons all day/ every day. There goes that font thing again…. I am not saying these old things are rocketship skunk works cruisers…. it’s sort of simple stuff but with just enough twist if you haven’t done it before you will find them challenging. Many will say they work on these and they may but human nature is you learn by repitition and failure. So the question is.. how long has your restoration specialist been working specifically with the GMC motorhome and how many restorations.. actual restorations have then truly done? I betcha Henry Fords first car wouldn;t run…. betcha you were better at dating the more gals you took out! Hey some marry thier first date and that’s great but it took me a couple of failures to find the one I wanted and you want someone caring for your baby that’s been to this dance before.
This is the way quality and expertice is, there are levels of understanding in this or any specialty business. If you coach is the first one someone paints my bet is the next one will be much nicer. I bet THAT would be the better paint job to have hey, but you’re stuck with his first one…. “Bob’s your uncle”. Please remember this as people move into our community preaching their religion. Don’t drink the punch because your coach will be the one they will be learning on and as you know we never stop learning so what do you look for in a guy to work on your coach?
Yes, I know this has turned into gratuitus advertising and I’m sorry but sometimes you just need to stand up and wave your flag once in a while. The Co-op has been in business here in Orlando for 18 years, before that I works 4 years with 2 other GMC specific parts and services dealers. I know this coach and I would like to be your next president… wait, looks like I soaked up too much of the debate last night! A actually had to go to bed, most of that mess was past my bedtime but I fell asleep listening to it. I think I’ve been effected… Everyone of those guys.. and Gal got on their box and belted out some great things for our country… who knows what the shakedown will be and I am keeping to my promise to not bring politics into this page… biggest reason for me is while I have dreams about dash AC bloer relay crossreference numbers I know everything about politics I learned in my 12th grade civics class or let me say at least I did understand it all at that level. Today… well lets talk more about GMC motorhomes…
If you picked up on that rear brake shoe epifany I wrote about yesterday man… that really was an eye opener. I’m changing our SOP to be sure anytime we change a rear shoe we will change them all AND they will be the shoes we found to heat up less… all 4! Yes, not just the 2 opposing shoe sets as we used to do… NO… they have to be a matched set of 4 and not shoes with black linings at least until I can find out why the black lined Car Quest shoes got 100 degrees hotter on the same motorhome. Man, that’s weird!
So yeah, the beat goes on… thanks for dropping by and being a friend, I appreciate it and to those that feel they just don’t like me guys, I have to say you need to look within… everyone here are trying their level best, call me.. I always want to and am willing to talk through an issue… except for those “talking heads” that can’t really listen being too preoccupied talking… yeah, I’ll leave it along…. see ya later.
So to end up your day’s GMC fix, you always want desert when you have brocolli for dinner, here ya go: