I’ll give you a secret… see the title today…. when you see “The Co-op” it’s usually going to be stuff “you and I” would relate to rather than morning posts titled “GMC Motorhome”…. that’s more formal or tips and stuff that I think all the rest of the world may be interested in. This allows the web crawlers to take you guys to “our stuff” and the rest of those seeking knowledge to another action packed place. SSSHHhhhhh, thatl be our secret!!!
So texting this pic to Nic on his coach “Sundae” I’m sure caused at least a smile…. the Sundae has made it under it’s own power to the gas pump…. I milestone! If you may remember, this is the “full mechanicals” project bringing the coach reliably back to the road. Along with some exterior spot repair and blending on the exterior Nic knows the power in that pic… we did the quad bag, fuel, brake and suspension systems, rebuilt his 403 to roller cam, installed a fresh rebuilt tranny, cruise control, Mac dash, carper, … what else there Nic and all shooting at a 90 day timeframe. We got very close so this shows you all with a strong team much can be done! Today is tinting and an alignment, tomorrow charging the dash AC and a final punch list. SAY…Ah-Men Brothers and sisters!!! The wicked witch is dead…
After getting the 3000 finish on Fandango, it’s time to refinish and seal the windows Yes, I’m actually painting the frame on one of our new full front slider windows installed in Fandango. Here’s a tip, using SEM brand “trim black” satin finish self etching paint on the frames and the rubber components of the window will help protect the rubber from UV slowing them from shrinking so much. All rubber does that in the sun…. After this process on each window, I’ll seal the frame to the body with a bead of black structural RTV…
We got back all the hardware for the 2 Zip Dee awnings on Fandango…. check it out…. black powder coated awning hardware…. ever seen that? very cool….
Here’s one that you should all consider looking into: Chuck brought his coach back in to us after working on some interior on his own. Whe did a total mechanical and exterior restoration on the coach maybe 2 years ago. It’s here to get his Honda generator in and some other normal punch list stuff.
Pulling his ole Troll Onan, we found mounds of acorns on top… a real cumfy nest Further looking around we found chewed wires and another nest inside his dash Question 1 on stuff like this is “how did they get in?” OK, looking up front there is a square opening at the top left of the black heater box That is your fresh air intake… it’s also a way into the dash AC ducting system. Take all the stuff off the front of that box, remove the 5/16 perimeter screws… a fun job… and “Bob’s your uncle” we found their muck room and nest center next to the blower in that box
See the rusty color baffle inside the box on the next pic heater core at the top and the dash AC evaporator at the bottom… the heater control cable attached to this baffle selects how much heat and cool you get. The gasket on this baffle door rotted off somewhere around 1989. If you can replace the gasket with a layer of headliner material your heater will work better…. and you may be able to bust up a squatters camp to boot! Go take a look at YOUR coach
OK, my day is on… no tinter yet.. Sundae’s alignment is at 9am… tint will have to be tonight…. come back tomorrow and lets see how it goes…..