Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
After an expensive overhaul of key safety and mechanical items Myrtle has passed her "out of province" inspection and is registered with her brand new plates. She required new 7 new tires (Yokohama Y785R), steering linkage, shocks, speedometer repair, new brakes, new drive shaft, new bearings & bushings, and assorted flushes. We had the repairs done at the wonderful Dale Adams Automotives They source all the hard to find parts and tires too.
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Before the big storm, we tuned up the engine and completed the following; new electronic ignition, new spark plugs, new carburetor linkage, new fuel lines, new fluids, checked the timing, cleaned carburetor, fixed the choke, fixed the heat cross over, hooked up the heater, replaced all the hoses, and a rad new paint job!
The awesome book on the Dodge 318 came in handy!
We had high hopes of finishing several things today but instead we had to repair the damage done by a wicked hail/thunder storm. She lost 3 orange front clearance lights and 2 red rear ones (the ones on the roof), some dents, one of the crappy plastic roof vents (which can be seen shredded in the picture), and a flooded side panel where the fridge is. It could have been worse and there was minimal water inside. We got a new crappy plastic roof vent that we will soon replace with a galvanized metal one from Vintage Trailer Supply. We did find 3 orange clearance light lenses and replaced those but we are waiting on 2 red ones coming in from vancouver. She has to have the lights to pass safety as well.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
We installed the rad retro couch today. We built it into a custom built under cabinet with everything securely fastened into the coach. The great couch folds down into a terrific bed as well. Across from the couch we have a wood bench, with under storage, that will have a seat and back cushion on top. We have also put the shelves into the closet and made a custom pantry with 2 doors. The steps are also done and have nice shiny metal caps. Also shown is an older photo, earlier in the restoration, with the couch folded down.