Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hehr Mobile Home Windows Catalogue

Owners Manual Dodge Motor Home

Optional Equipment for the Dodge Motor Home - Models 210, 270, and The Dodge Mahal

The Model 210 Dodge Motor Home Brochure

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Myrtle is officially a registered Canadian!

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.

Camping summer 2010! Well... there is still the small issue of installing her new windshield and assorted other repairs like engine tune up and some interior work.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New seats installed

So much work was completed this weekend! For now I will just post a few pictures of the newly installed seats. Also the wood panels in the driver/passenger area have been installed.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Purrs like a kitten

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!

Hail Damage :(

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.

sigh.... we did manage to paint her last two wheels and put a final coat of bondo on the front grill. We hope to have her ready for windshield installation on Monday and safety inspection shortly after that. I remain hopeful that she will still be ready in time for our vacation starting August 28, 2009.

Check back for a more cheery update on yesterday's motor progress.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Bed and Bolts!

We removed the back little shelf that was in the bed area. This gave us an extra long bed space, totaling about 86 inches. We got a custom built extra soft, with pillow top, foam mattress that fits the length and the curved side. It made the most sense for us! The bed is from Labbe Bedding.

Now for the bolts... bolts of energy! We bought the entire solar power system today including two solar panels, inverter, remote control and two six volt batteries.

We also found two 212 oscillating AM Equipment wiper motors from Traction Heavy Duty Parts We'll see how they install!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Couch and Cabinets

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.