10/14/2011 01:13 PM
After delivery painted
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Delivered to Paint Shop
Finished, Ready to be delivered
Checking everything one last time .
New Door Hinge cover
Labeling the circiuts
Luggage bay ceiling lighting..
Note, right beneath the light fixture... may look like corrosion or
rust but it's solid stainless Steel
Just got in the new parts to update the speedometer
We removed the front left Brake drum so we could install the pick up
bolts on the outer rim of the drum.
The new pick up sensor will count each time one bolt passes it
and that's how it works
Installed a step
Went for another test drive until the rain came back again.
TEST Drive Day ........
Coming out of the building ... going
down to the bowling alley and turning around to get a good hard
running start and coming by our office ..
.. seems to be running good,.... Making a list and checking it twice
Installing the striker plate
The front of the latch is mounted but the rear door
panel is not installed yet,
plus we need to find out why the door is
dragging against the "A" pillar too ...
Updated and Corrected the issue with the rope lights
Next we will work on the test driving list and install
the lifts for the bed.
Not to mention, if we have the time it would be better for us to
work on the non curved area of the front of the door as seen below
We couldn't understand why the seals wouldn't line up
correctly on the front side of this door near the front bumper ..
Then we noticed door appears to be not bent like the others on the
back side. It's a MCI part but not made properly . We can repair...
Replacing old latch with the new DOT approvable one
.Inside the back of the door frame
All departments had to be called in to do there thing today ,
we had cabinetry , welding, structural, and Chris to install trim
and door latch
Installing stainless steel plate to mount DOT latch
Note: Sparks will ruin glass by pitting it but wont
damage a plastic trash bag at all .
More finish grinding and sanding to come
Along with the aluminum door seals and trim having to
be re installed, we also are making the oak trim to go over the edge
of the entrance door side wall.
Making the Oak trim,......
Splitting the board
Routing an edge
Sanding the edge ,
Soldering, repairing and replacing damaged rope
lighting wiring from earlier short circuit
Installing head board over bed ,
Working on DOT RV lock
It takes about 5-6 hours to install this style lock
It's raining today ...maybe we can test drive later today or
tomorrow. But we need a lock first .
New D.O.T. Safety Lock, Note size difference along with the safety
pins over the other lock .
Upper door trim made and sized
Lower door rub rail designed and made.
40% Larger handle and throw with stabilizer pins
DOT Approved door won't try to open on it's own
Door rubbing ..Door needs to be realigned, It is too tight against
the front end...
Note rubbing on aluminum rail
Bumper is not aligned correctly and is scrubbing against
stainless steel .
Lower ribbed stainless steel entrance door panel mounted ..
Note blue panel to the left . This is the upper panel after cutting
for the RV lock, waiting to be installed.
Had to build a plate for the bottom of the wiper motors.
Console trim pieces made and ready to install .
Air Breather on top of muffler
Co-pilot seat mounted to the floor
Very heavy Co-Pilot seat mounting,
Designed, built and installed
Mounting Table with new brace
Rope lighting had a short failure
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