I find sometimes a coach shouts its name to everyone as soon as you pass it by………I’d say the name of this coach is “Gabriel”……. This coach came in yesterday, Jason did the intake while I was knee deep in grass! Hey, we all do what we need to. Jason is the one I first get involved with each project anyway……he’s the guy who will have it all done…… I’m here too sort out our directions too but we get more done with our team involvement. Jason and his team are really on point, there was he and 3 others making up new cuss words at the shop this weekend…… I’m telling you, the guys Got Game!
So…… what’s going on and who is that risking their life watering that motorhome? Well, back up about 10 minutes, back from a Covid Mothball it’s Ruby taking a breath of fresh air…….Custom built for Cedric residing in the UK 🇬🇧 we’ve been trying to get some finals. Ruby has gotten its number come up☝….Another causality of this pandemic. Cedric and family were all set for a holiday in the states with their new toy this spring THEN ship it straight away to enjoy it at home this summer. Since that plan busted and a foreseeable end isn’t looking to happen soon, I think waiting close to 5 years to have Ruby at home, we’re waking her up for a ship cruise over the pond home to the UK. Jason took things in his hands to get the layer of dust for her ….for her time on the lift.After the 1000 round trip shakedown we found a few upgrade we’ve recently discovered. An outboard radiator for the diesel generator among some other things on the punch list.
Already a formidable beauty, Ruby is sporting a fresh 6.5 GM turbo-diesel. For some that can use it, Like Cedric in the UK, the drive train is part of Ruby’s beauty.A “Binford” drive train!……. A gas motor would melt your wallet overseas…… Like $12 a gallon… I’m probably off but it’s high so it was a no brainer to do this if the goal is to build up a Europe cruiser.
I see each project coach in our Q To include our new project …… Their heads out the window looking forward waiting their turn. NO, not you JayGee, you’re my shelter on site!
Ruby went through a 1000 mile shakedown more than a year ago. Folks at the Tallahassee GMCMI convention saw her.
She needs to go home now………stay tuned as we dress ruby up for her cruise home……………..So it’s time to end this day off post, I have 1 more yard to cut, the beat goes on at the shop…. We’ll see ya tomorrow
Bill Bryant says
Enjoy your prose and have a question on GMC MH history. I have been trying to save the first two GMC MHs sold to the public #21 & #22. I believe you have said Ruby is #41 and as an early coach has a few early differences from later coaches. I am trying to determine when the following change ended, thus my question about #41.
1- Open the front access doors, on the inside SMC of both “fenders” do you see patches of hand laid sections of fiberglass cloth mat applied over the SMC?
2- A reinforcement (buried in fiberglass) running from outside the left access door opening across the bottom of both door openings and up the right outside of the opening.
Thanks for any feedback,
BIBill, those are 2 good ones, I’ll look tomorrow. I also know where #24 is…..iis…..ill call and have him look. Thanks for a worthy mission