So now I have some of that other mess out of my head, lets get back to some fun.
BTW, this weekend is the GMC Sunshine Statesmen Christmas rally close by in Kissimmee. I’ll be driving the Explorer 6.5 GM HumV turbo diesel for the first time starting it’s shakedown. Saturday we’ll have a Q & A tech session Saturday morning. If you would like to see the coach and have a discussion about the future of this sort of thing come on and we’ll see ya there. There are 5 of these machines on the west coast, this is the first documented installation to find what total cost of the project would be. It will be great to see my club friends… see you guys then…
It’s off to breakfast… you should too. See ya in a little bit….
OK… back… Lets catch up on “Savoy Brown” here:.
Today, their sheet good floor is going in Cut in, with weights on the loose floor over night allows it to relax before being secured down. Ine piece from the bedroom to the front step Whilr the adhesive cures, we won’t be able to walk on it so we’ll be connecting up the new LP system in preparation to have the system pressure tested and certified All new copper is run and connected then everything will be certified by a licenced LPG inspector…. honestly, this is important, if you install or build an LP system that fails…. you had better have a recent certification or your insurance company will walk away! . This 2 DOT tank system is used almost exclusively in the Marine industry. The switching device in line kicks onto the second tank when the fisrt is exhausted. Replace the empty one and it will feed back in to the system when the other tank is exhausted. Pretty cool and you can bring the energy source to your coach as opposed to the other way around. Not for everyone but good in this application… we’ve done many of these systems…. Just another look on how Nancy’s kitchen is coming together Meet Andy T and his son Tim… proof there are more people in Switzerland than bankers and watchmakers….. Andy is a clothing designer.. here is a T shirt made for us American speaking folks introducing his line of clothing Andy drank the punch and picked up a GMC to travel here in the US on vacations, etc. He’s stoked about how well it fits their life and his first ride Andy was like a school kid! And the greatest part is we were able to get them a metal Florida tag for their dream machine…..
Bill’s floor is going in… the front is carpeted. Now check out the seam nor the engine lid…. can’t see it? Yep.., we have out awesome binder Steve P. (does custom binding solution for the local attractions…. a great guy he’s got a way to bind our rugs to fit like a glove . The hardwood floor is also being pieced in . Bill’s kitchen is also coming together Cleaned up, the original stainless steel sink works out great with cool new single stem pull out faucet. The countertop is laminate with a contoured wood bullnose edging Not a good pic but we have the Quesenart Microwave/convection/grill in under the original 4 burner stove top Hey, I’m not saying they’re gonna cook a turkey in there……. but they can!
His seating is coming together. Purchasing new nice front seats and fit NITSA exact to the original swivel seat pedestals we rebuild the original dinettes and sofa in house with new foam, new padding and similar pattered to Willie & Nancy’s seats shown here . Stay tuned for more….
Julie and Ty leavy out for some warm weather down south after getting a Honda EV-6010 completely installed and their Alcoa rims swapped on the recall in 2 days. Hey try THAT at a one man shop, overworked and backed up with work!!!!! Thanks guys for dropping by and we’ll see ya when the weather warms up… Guys seriously… there is just so much excitement with the GMC motorhome, I see it every day! I hope you can get even a little of the excitement coming here. It’s the truth….. these are great machines made even better when recycled. This is not a declining business based on a long gone American monster machine. It’s EMERGING because the young folks can see clearly the potential.
So this is our market and this is what we’re here to do. That doesn’t mean we only build high quality motorhomes only but because we can… we can do many other things now. So what’s cheaper… having someone do something that “they think they can….” or do you want your baby treated well? Up to you…
As Larry the Cable Guy would say… “sorry bout that Lord, I know I should be more modest and all” but guys really, that’s where we’re going… Keep watching, maybe even YOUR coach could be one of these…… that’s also up to you. Thanks for the visit, sorry for the rant but I hope there was still something interesting…. see ya tomorrow…. .
Andy Tanner & Timmeeh says
Hey Jim and all of you people at Coop motor works Orlando.
It was just great to see and meet you all. We are pleased with our GMC coach and we liked very much what we saw at your shop. We are very confident in your knowledge and the work that you are performing on GMC coaches. Looking forward to get our coach once you have finished all the work and changes we have asked you to perform.
Thanks for all of your efforts and help
Andy & Timmeeh Tanner
Ed Kahn says
I just purchased a 1976 GMC coach and would like to know if you could tell be where to purchased a dash (that is the plastic parts of the dash) to make the coach look nice. I plan to do all the work seeing I have worked on automobiles all my life and built cabinets. I would appreciate your help in telling me the best place to purchase items for the upgrade.