We are still lacking one hubcap to complete the four required.
Stan Bowers is fixing lunch. Actually, his wife Carol prepared the tasty
Stan merely transported it from Kalamazoo.
I never noticed this before but in the corner of Don's garage is
this perfectly good lamp, quite suitable for display and use in any
upscale living room. It appears to be quite shapely, I mean in good shape, and one
has to wonder why it was banished to the garage and not prominently displayed in
the living room window?
Dick Saddler doing some work on a drill.
Tom Kuhlman and Del Carpenter mount a tire in preparation for the journey
to Valley Truck Body Shop.
Cockpit and vents are covered up with plastic to keep the snow out.
The Futurliner is hitched up to Tom's pickup and, with Del Carpenter steering,
pulled out into the crisp Michigan winter. Del had previously charged the air brake
system with air to test them. It stopped Tom's pickup
faster than his pickup has ever stopped before. We now feel good
about the effectiveness of the brakes!
Merle's trucking brought in a large commercial tow truck with which
to pick up the Futurliner and off it went to Valley Truck for its
final body finishing as well as final exterior paint.
The large tow-bar is is extended under the front of the Futurliner for
While not looking very attractive yet, the Futurliner has come a
long way since the project first began. It is now solid metal and
quickly becoming functional. This is where the project
really starts to get exciting.
The Futurliner is being towed down Don's driveway to Valley Truck
where it will be given its final coat of paint. You can see some of
the trim completed on the left hand side.
It's a tight fit at Valley Truck but the driver for Meril's towing
slides the Futurliner inside with no problem.
Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587