Del Carpenter pulls the Futurliner out of the warm work bay for a
mid-December photo shoot.
Jeff works on wiring the light bar. When fully raised it illuminates
the entire Futurliner and surrounding area. The light bar is powered
by a 110 volt generator which runs off the engine.
A view of the partially raised light bar.
John Betts (pictured above) from Retro 1-2-3, and an associate,
visited the Futurliner and took extensive photographs and
measurements. John sells high quality, scale model toys and is being
asked to manufacture a model of the Futurliner.
These are armrests on the driver's seat. They will undergo
Much work remains to finish the wiring and interior.
The Futurliner is like building a house -- there is just as much
work to finish the interior as there was putting the outside shell
Jerry Sigler cuts re-enforcing bars for the gull-wing doors.
Del Carpenter and Stan Bowers hand-fit pieces of the exhaust system
together for final installation. The exhaust runs a circumventing
course through the Futurliner and exhausts out the roof on the
right-hand side of the vehicle.
Del would like us to think he and Stan are bending and shaping the
pipe by hand -- not!
Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587