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GM Futurliner Restoration Project
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2014 Work/Show Photos

Milford, MI - July18-20, 2014      

2013 Work/Show Photos

2012 Work/Show Photos

Auburn, IN (Winter Display)
Kool Chevrolet
Muskegon
Olds Homecoming
     

2011 Work/Show Photos

South Bend, OH
Muskegon, MI
Flint, MI

Lowell, MI
Norwalk, OH
Grand Rapids, MI

Dayton, OH
   

2010 Work/Show Photos

AACA Museum
Rhinebeck, NY
Dunkirk, NY
St Paul, MN
Iola, WI
Grand Rapids 28th Street
Glidden Tour
Somerset, KY

Kalamazoo AIR ZOO
 

2009 Work/Show Photos

Spring Preparation
AACA Millennium Park Show
Greenfield Village Motor Muster
Swedes Visit Futurliner
Cedar Springs Show
Woodward Cruise
Grand Rapids Metro Cruise
Martinsburg, WV
Carlisle, PA
Hershey, PA
 

2008 Work/Show Photos

Spring Cleanup
AACA Grand National
AACA Melbourne Show
AACA Southeastern Meet
NATMUS
CCCA National
Fleetwood
Dean Tryon Article
Sloan Museum
Traverse City
Pebble Beach
More Pebble Beach
Grand Rapids Metro Cruise
Grand Rapids GM Plant

Lansing GM Plant

2007 Work/Show Photos

New Tires
Auburn Show
Vicksburg Show

Ault Park Concours d'Elegance
Antiques On The Bay
AACA Grand National
Zeeland Parade
AACA Fall National Meet
DesMoines
Coker Tire
Book Printing
 

2006 Work/Show Photos

Futurliner Trailers
FIDO Sells at Barritt-Jackson
Headed to Amelia Island Show
Amelia Island Trip
Amelia Island Show
Rotating Display

Tire Shipped To Coker
Display Trailer Cover
5/20 Holland Show
6/14 Millennium Park Show
S.S. Badger to Iola, WI
Iola Old Car Show

Meadow Brook

Auburn
Star Trucking (Lansing)
Glenmoor Gathering
A Man & His Dream
Hershey AACA Museum
Hershey Pics
 

2005 Progress/Work Photos

Video Showing
Session 1/11/05
Session 1/18/05
Session 2/1/05
Session 2/8/05
Session 2/15/05
Session 2/22/05
Session 3/1/05
Session 3/8/05
Session 3/15/05
Session 3/22/05

Session 3/29/05
Session 4/19/05
Session 4/26/05
Session 5/3/05
New Flooring
Session 5/17/05

Benefit Show
Session 5/24/05
Summer Shows
Session 10/11/05
Session 10/18/05
Session 10/25/05
Session 11/1/05
Session 11/8/05
Session 11/15/05
Session 11/22/05
Display Trailer 12/16/05

2004 Progress/Work Photos

The Way It Looks 1/1/2004
Session 01/13/04
Session 01/20/04
Session 01/27/04
Session 02/02/04
Session 02/10/04
Session 02/17/04
Session 03/16/04
Session 03/23/04
Session 03/30/04
Windshield Install
Session 04/06/04
Session 04/13/04
Missing Steering Wheel
Session 04/20/04
Session 04/27/04
American Crossroads
Restoration Headquarters
Session 05/11/04
Session 05/18/04
Session 05/25/04
New Trailer 6/29
Fall Session 9/9/04
Doors Removed 9/14/04
Night Test  9/21/04
Session 10/19/04
Session 10/26/04
Session 11/2/04
Session 11/11/04
Session 11/16/04
Session 11/24/04
Session 11/30/04
Session 12/7/04
Session 12/14/04
Presentation

2003 Progress/Work Photos

The Way It Looks 1/1/2003
Bottom Half Painted
Work Session 1/21
Carbs
Session 1/28
Kalamazoo Swap Meet 2/1
Session 2/4
Session 2/11
Session 2/18
Session 2/24
Final Paint 3/4
Session 3/11
Session 3/18
Paint Progress
Session 3/25
Session 4/1
Session 4/8
Lady In Red
Ready for Trim
Adding the Trim
GM Letters
Session 4/21
Session 4/22
Session 4/29
Session 4/30
Session 5/5

Session 5/6
Session 5/12
Session 5/19-20
Session 5/24
Session 6/2-3
Test Drive 6/9
Wheel Falls Off 6/9
Prepared to Travel 6/16
Eyes on Design 6/23
Lowboy Trailer 9/30
Light Housing 10/21
Wiring 10/21
Weather Seals 10/21
Electrical 10/28
Session 11/4
Session 11/11
Tire Mold 11/18
Session 11/24
Session 12/8
Last Session for '03

2002 Progress/Work Photos

The Way It Looks 1/1/2002
Marge the Buffer
Lighting Fin

GM Operations & Card Case
Framework
Roof Arrives
Roof Is Prepared  

Roof Is Installed
Seats & Air
Big Generator  
Big Gen. 1 (7/29)
Big Gen. 2 (7/29)
Big Gen. 3 (7/29)
Structural1 (5/5)

Structural2 (5/5)
Structural3 (5/5)
Structural4 (5/5)
Parts1 (5/5)
Parts2 (5/5)
Parts3 (5/5)
Parts4 (5/5)
Parts5 (5/5)
Parts 6 (5/5)
Display Projects (5/5)
Autronic Eye (11/10)
Lighting Fin Installed (12/1)
Miscellaneous (12/1)
Trim (12/1)

2001 Progress/Work Photos

Parader & Other Visitors
Bodywork
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  Page 3
  Page 4
Frame

Door Completed 
Brakes

Completed Parts
Bench Work
Engine
  Overhaul
Transmission
Step Installed
Access Door
Wheelwell

Framework
GM Letters
Crew/Display
Nose
Hydramatic & Differential
Bendix Brakes Delivered
Grease Donated
Learning to Paint
Machining Parts
Donated Truck

 

1999
Locating a Futurliner to restore and beginning the disassembly.

Locating a Futurliner
Relocating it to Zeeland
Restoration Begins
Disassembly of Futurliner
Lots of Rust
Components of the Futurliner
Sand Blasting
New Barn

1999 - 2000
Components as they were disassembled.

Electrical
Engine
Transmission
Shifter
Hubcaps
Tires
Roof
Bumper
Body
Interior
Dash
Drive Shaft
Differential
Gas Tank
Brakes
Metalwork

Historical Background Information

'33 World's Fair
1936 Parade
1941 Parade
1953 Parade 
1954 Parade
Aero-O-Dome
Exhibits
Demonstrations

Appreciation Letters

Futurliner

In-Line Six
Other Futurliners
Paraders
Oral Roberts Cathedral Cruiser

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Contacts:

Don M. Mayton, Project Director
4521 Majestic Vue, Zeeland, MI 49464
616 875-3058

Dean G. Tryon, Newsletter Editor
2516 Laurelford Ln., Wake Forest, NC 27587
919 562-4660

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