PPG Paint Joins As New Sponsor!
I am pleased to announce that PPG Paint has agreed to sponsor Project Vintage Thunder, by supplying paint and related materials!
The distributor has informed me that a truck shipment of our paint will be on its way today or tomorrow. I expect it to arrive sometime next week. Meanwhile, Colin's guys at GSM Vehicles will get started on prepping the body soon. Right now they are working to get a backlog of trailers out of the way. The shop is too crowded to get Vintage Thunder under roof for a few days.
We are counting the days. Vintage Thunder MUST be on the road to Airstream Homecoming by May 25. I don't want to tip our hand on all the plans just yet, but there are several other things we need to do on the trailer and if we don't meet that deadline all the other plans are going to be screwed. So the guys at GSM Vehicles are sweating it, and so am I (again).
Today's minor annoyance is the propane tank cover. We had salvaged a propane tank cover from an Excella with the idea of painting it the body color, but unfortunately we can't get it mounted rearward enough to clear the tongue jack handle. The combination of the Reese hitch and the tank cover creates a conflict. So, we either need to dump the idea of a tank cover, create a custom tank cover which somehow allows for the Reese hitch parts, find a plastic cover that will fit, or install a power hitch head. I'm considering the options now.