It's been a while since I joined and posted but I thought I'd give a quick update.


I spent every weekend of the 1st 3.5 months inspecting and repairing the Rolling Turd, (oh btw that's what the family named her), for the possibility of a trip from SLC to LV for the Bikefest rally.


Well, I got her done hooked up the bike trailer and off we went.


With the exception of no top end (maxed at 56mph) and a slight heating issue she ran down and back.


So I have mixed emotions about her but the wife has taken a liking to her, so I guess she'll live for a while more and I'll see if I can get her up to freeway speeds...


will be looking around to see what y'all have done to cure some of the quirks for my powertrain and will update some picks in a few days...


So far we've (ya right, ...I) rebuilt the front end replaced all the hatches sealed the roof ripped out all the shag and re carpeted, installed new hardwood flooring, installed a new hitch system, changed all the bias tires and 2 piece wheels with modern wheels and radials, rebuilt the steering bushings, replaced all the lighting with LED, rebuild all the plumbing and some of the fixtures and started some of the fiberglass body work.


most of the appliances are working but a couple are not so I'll have inside jobs through the winter.


about to get her winter parking for the year so more to come

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Comment by Rob Lentz on October 25, 2011 at 9:26pm

Sorry you don't appreciate our  surname for the RV it really is meant as a term of endearment.  I'm sure you've seen the movie, was the first reference that came to mind.


She'll prolley out grow the name as the nicks, burns and tired and sore muscles fade from memory.


We've all thought that for the time period she was one of the more stylish designs and as an old school Chevy guy I've already started to put some new technology into the old power plant. such as upgrading the the ignition from point to HEI and am working on converting the transmission from the Turbo 400 to a 700r4 overdrive.


It was interesting to find out that the windshields were brought over from the old C-95 Chevy Titan/GMC Astro semi tractors being in trucking I have lots of sources for stuff like that


Anyway thanks for the thoughts...

Comment by William Briggs on October 25, 2011 at 11:24am

I dunno about the moniker "Rolling Turd" -- I for one think the rig is as cute as can be! It will provide you many years of enjoyment.



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