View of the light bar that extends upward to light up the area
around the Futurliner for night shows.
Picture of the roof vent over the driver's head.
Dick and Marty continue to fabricate metal
and fit it into the cab. Dick found at the Kalamazoo Swap meet
period dome lights for the driver's cab. Today they were
disassembled and all the components sand blasted. Later these were
primed by Art.
In the past few weeks the four corners
have been wet sanded and painted target red. Today Fred, Ron,
Connie, and Art spent the day each working at a corner wet sanding
with 1200 grit paper and then buffing the sanded surface. The out
come is outstanding. They also wet sanded and buffed the upper part
of the right lower door. They will continue this process next week.
Connie & Fred water sanding front quarter.
| As we have discussed in the past we have a
major sag in our upper doors. Today, Sparta Sheet Metal visited our
work site at Ed's request to see if they had any ideas about how to
correct our door sag problem. Sparta Sheet Metal had built new lower
doors where we have no sag problem. After they spent about two hours
with Ed and his crew the only thing we can do is build two new doors
out of aluminum. This will not affect our commitment to have the
Futurliner at some shows this summer as we would not install the new
doors until next fall. However this does impact us financially as
two new upper doors were never in the $$$$ plan. I guess we will
cross that bridge later.
Sparks fly as additional bracing is welded in place.
Left and above: the air horns already have been replaced, now Al
Scholtens restores the electric horn.
Del and Stan continue to install insulation
to reduce heat transfer from the engine and exhaust system into the
driver's cab. This process involves fabricating sheet metal,
installing the insulation and then installing the sheet metal to
hold the insulation in place. Above, Stan fabricates aluminum skin
to cover insulation.
Paul Prinzing wiring for front door.
Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587