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Old 07-12-2019, 11:39 AM   #253
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We both went back and forth about the bigger American Racing Torg Thrust wheels, but the original 14" SS wheels are not in great shape and the only 245/60-14 tires available any more are BF Goodrich Radial T/A's. Local shop was going to charge us nearly $900 for 4 of them mounted and balanced, so for a few hundred more I bought this larger set all mounted and balanced w/ free shipping. I do not care for the even larger 20" wheels some guys are putting on these now, but I thought the 17"s wheels were a good compromise. We will obviously hang onto the original SS wheels, but IMO, the car looks a little spiffier now even with the old faded paint.
A lot of my vintage Corvette friends are going to 17 or 18" wheels because you just can't get good high performance tires in 14 or 15".
I've always like the Torq Thrust IIs in 17".
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Old 07-17-2019, 08:53 AM   #254
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Still super busy, but I ended up in Georgetown Kentucky the last two days for work and was able to contact Visone and have them cut me out a piece of roof. I had my car so I had them cut it to exactly 3' x 5' so it would just barely fit in the trunk with the back seat folded forward. I was lucky that they were able to get it cut for me with such short notice but being so close for my work trip I had to ask...

My coach was found to have a shoddy patch covering some apparent tree damage just above my bedroom drivers side slide. I was going to build a patch using Luan and then cover it epoxy/fiberglass/paint, but I would have lost the anti skid pattern molded into the original roof. By having this new section, it will be pretty easy to splice it in and will be barely visible. Visone charged me $225 for the chunk of fiberglass. It will save me a bunch of time when I get around to repairing it.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:19 AM   #255
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That work thing gets in the way of everything. In this case you were able to benefit from it. Good thought. Would love to go through that place but I hope I never have to because of damage.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:07 AM   #256
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Here is a picture of the damaged area along with the picture I sent to Visone showing what I needed from them.... I will post more detailed pictures of repair when I get around to working on that part of the coach.

I will still likely need to repair the busted up foam and maybe the ceiling and reattach the head liner properly when finished.
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That might be a little tricky since it extends around the edge of the coach. There has to be structural members inside the corner.
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That might be a little tricky since it extends around the edge of the coach. There has to be structural members inside the corner.
Projects that are a Little tricky" are my life story Ron.

I am guessing that I will have some internal damage to repair, but the slide that is under it works perfectly and once I get the roof opened up in that area, it will likely be pretty clear on what is damaged and needs repaired. Wood, foam, glass or metal.... at this point it does not really worry me as I will simply fix whatever is damaged using epoxy, 2 part foam, wood, glass or a welder.
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Old 07-18-2019, 10:21 AM   #259
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Because I am bored sitting here at work... Here are some pics showing last winter's big project showing how I removed a rotten floor from my newly acquired boat and replaced the stringers, bulkheads,foam and deck. In other words, skills I learned during the boat repair will serve me well when patching my fiberglass roof on the Monaco.
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Got the camper loaded and fridge running in my camper.... Leaving tomorrow for nearly a week at Oshkosh Airventure. Will be parked in Camp Scholler just north of camper registration and just west of Stitts. If any of you are going, stop by and say hello!

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Below are pics of what my wife and I will be camping in and if you see two small red Honda 50 clones parked in front, that means we are home. lol
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Have fun! Last time I was at Oshkosh was 1985. I flew a Comanche 260 in from WVI airport in California. It was either ‘84 or ‘85 that the Concord did a touch and go there. It was awesome! After the T&G, Capt Cook, from British Airways, lit the afterburners and it shook the Earth! The roar was so loud that you couldn’t hear yourself scream!
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Have fun! Last time I was at Oshkosh was 1985. I flew a Comanche 260 in from WVI airport in California. It was either ‘84 or ‘85 that the Concord did a touch and go there. It was awesome! After the T&G, Capt Cook, from British Airways, lit the afterburners and it shook the Earth! The roar was so loud that you couldn’t hear yourself scream!
Pretty good hike in a Comanche....

I have gone every year since about '93. About half the time I have flown in and slept under the wing mainly with my Piper Pacer. I have however flown my MiniMax ultralight in twice.

I won't fly single engine over Lake Michigan so we fly the Chicago shoreline under 3000' or go around Chicago class B in the ultralight.... 3hrs +/- in the Pacer... 6hrs in the ultralight (3 legs...fuel)... 7-8 hours car/rv.

Having a wing to hang out during the airshow and evenings is great, but with the RV having AC, shower, fridge, a comfortable bed and minibikes for transportation is pretty nice too.
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Looks like you need to build a second floor with an elevator. Can never have too many toys
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Looks like you need to build a second floor with an elevator. Can never have too many toys
That is an old picture... I have since built a pallet rack based mezzanine, hung the ultralight and the aerobatic plane project. I also built a 56' long lean-to for a camper. Plus more toys... My wife thinks I have a problem... lol
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I could use a nice barn like that. And I do not even have any planes. But I did have a 1958 Cushman Eagle like in the picture.


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I could use a nice barn like that. And I do not even have any planes. But I did have a 1958 Cushman Eagle like in the picture.


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