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Title: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 19, 2006, 12:07:14 AM
It reached 99 deg. today, about 3:00 pm the bus overheated climbing a 7 mi hill on the P.A. T P. Broke out the hose and cooled down in 25 min.

8:00pm, we noticed smoke from the back, pulled over to inspect and saw the Grand Cherokee leaning. The front tire was GONE and the rim was distroyed!

Called Good Sam, on hold 35 min. Then tried AAA, 3min on phone and service truck arrived in 25 min. Installed the spare and back on the road by 10:00 pm.

Oh by the way, the tire distroyed thr front fender. [ It looks terrible ]

Ok, 3:00am, now stopped to snooze a couple hours, only 1 hr to StarJet.

Talk to ya in the morning!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: 86neoplan on June 19, 2006, 02:35:29 AM
glad to hear you got there. sorry to hear about the jeep. I know that big old hill on the turnpike...I once overheated a 9 on that hill and the shutdown system shut it down in the tunnel...what a joy that was! with the temp yesterday, nothing surprises me.

I am sure the end result will be worth it.

shawn



Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: TomC on June 19, 2006, 07:55:55 AM
Nick, sorry to here of your troubles.  Maybe your engine could use some of your expertise on keeping it cool (misters?).  I don't know if you have a rear camera, but sometimes that could help, but of course not stop the blow out.  Hope the rest of the trip goes well!  Good Luck, TomC


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: DebDav on June 19, 2006, 07:58:08 AM
Would tire pressure monitors help?


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 19, 2006, 08:04:01 AM
Ok,

Just dropped off the bus to Dick and Dee Cahill at StarJet. What nice Poeple! Dick left me feeling real good about leaving my baby there!

Now Bruce Knee and I are searching for a spare tire.

Nick-

Dick Cahill posing for the camra...


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: plyonsMC9 on June 19, 2006, 08:15:51 AM
Hey Nick - thanks for the updates - I feel like we're there with ya!  Hey - the bus is getting crowded now!   

MOOOOOOOOOO


Sorry about the tire blowout on the jeep - doesn't sound good.  I also had wondered about the remote tire pressure sensors.  And - we also don't have a rear camera, which may have spotted the smoke earlier as well.

Hang in there buddy!   It's going to be worth it!!!

Kind Regards, Phil




Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: pete81eaglefanasty on June 19, 2006, 09:07:44 AM
  hi nick
I know what it's like to loose a tire on the jeep. it happen to me last year in the black hills, i guess i was lucky a truck driver behind me called on the c b and told me that i had a blowout on the jeep left front tire, they were new tires but still had a blowout. it took out the inner fender well which was plastic, also the mud flap, and running board. and messed up the paint on the fender pretty bad, the steel belts in the tire got it. i could not pull over fast enough to avoid any damage i even had the rear camera on and still did not see it. there was no smoke. but a fine young man stopped and changed the tire for me. he was from ohio.when i was younger i would stop and help others, so i guess now it's my turn to get help along the way.

  pete
eagle fantasy


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Busted Knuckle on June 19, 2006, 09:50:12 AM
Nick, Sorry to hear about the troubles if ya need help locating a wheel & tire call me or just go to www.car-part.com and go thru the steps to what ya want it's easy ! BK 8)


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Eagle on June 19, 2006, 10:14:50 AM
Sure hope Dick does a better job for you than he did on my coach.  He really is good when he wants to but when I went to pick up my coach you could see the primer through the paint.  I was really ticked when I had to leave it for another week.  He had already had it for a month and I had to make two eight hour trips.  Hope you are close enough to pop in every once in awhile unexpected to check on your coach.


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Busted Knuckle on June 19, 2006, 10:17:11 AM
Nick if yer still at Star Jet ask if he still has the HT748 trans for sale and what he'll take for it? Thanks BK 731-885-7460


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 19, 2006, 03:50:45 PM
Hello guy's,

We found a spare near StarJet and entered I-70 east to come home. We than noticed a rumble noise in the front end and pulling to the left.

found a Jeep dealer at the next exit. they informed us the spare we installed was 5" smaller in diameter the the other 3 and caused the full time 4X4 to wind up!

We purchaced a new tire and front end allinement and we were on our way. Thanks Mc Hugh Jeep in Zanesville, O.H..

Yes Guy's, we have a camra system with night vision. But didn't notice the blowout.

Now on P.A. T.P.  near Pittsburg headed east.......

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: FloridaCliff on June 19, 2006, 04:32:08 PM
Nick,

Good news to hear you are on your way home safely.

Ya ever wonder if maybe that bus didn't like the idea of being left? ;D

Cliff


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 19, 2006, 09:45:00 PM
Cliff, Your Right!

I'm now back in Jersey, 12:45am. Time to get back to work and my family.

Wow, Two day's felt like a week!  I hate only having 3 hrs. of sleep.

In 2 weeks, I'll do it again!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 19, 2006, 10:04:16 PM
Oh,

Greg Roberts, I saw your Eagle on the wall at StarJet. KOOL.....

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Greg Roberts on June 20, 2006, 03:09:26 PM
Oh,

Greg Roberts, I saw your Eagle on the wall at StarJet. KOOL.....

Nick-

Very KOOL indeed! Dick does a good job especially when given artistic license. The Starjet paint job makes a huge difference in how the coach shape looks. My coach now looks taller from the front and longer than with the previous paint. Now if I can just get Dick to remember to send me the gold script "Private Coach" stickers so folks will stop  driving beside me and rubber-necking and stop knocking on my door to see who is on board.


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 20, 2006, 04:59:25 PM
Greg,

It sure make's me feel good knowing that how nice your coach looks, That I can mabe expect the same Quality!

I'm also glad your coach is a part of our Bus Pictures!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 20, 2006, 08:44:01 PM
Here's the sad pictures of the Jeep.  I guss it could have been worse!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Busted Knuckle on June 20, 2006, 10:18:39 PM
Ouch! I don't think valuim will help that bash! LOL! ;D BK


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Dallas on June 21, 2006, 04:03:37 AM
Hey Nick!
Reminds me of an occurance about 20 years ago.
I was working as a mechanic at a shop in Moscow, Idaho when this big motor home pulled in, This thing was the top of the line for 1987 with Doodads on the roof, awnings, diesel pusher, Allison, etc.
For a toad he was pulling an '85 Ford Escort with a stick shift.
When he walked in, he told us that the car ran fine when he hooked it up in Arizona, but whenhe tried to start it in Idaho, all it would do is go: ZZZZzzzziiiiinnnnnnggggg and the engine wouldn't turn over.
I got the joy of looking at it figuring the starter bendix was out, but when I tried to start it, I noticed that the gear shift was in first gear.
This didn't look good.
I had one of the other mechanics turn it over and sure enough there was no movement of the crank pulley, but the starter was turning and engaging.
I looked under the car and where the oil pan had been was just a bunch of holes with metal around it. No crank shaft, no rods, no bearings, no oil pump, nothin'!
The guy had pulled the poor little car from Arzona to North Idaho in first gear at speeds over 70 mph!
He said he never even noticed any drag from the toad.
The guy ended up buying a new long block, transmission, clutch, pressure plate, etc.

I still think of the guys face when I showed him the underneath of his car.

And Cackle!

Dallas


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Alan Baker on June 21, 2006, 04:33:43 AM
I have to aggree. Keep your eye on Starjer. The job they did on our coach had to be completely removed and replaced by others. The paint was so thin you could see through it and in certain light, you could see the spray strokes. Yes, I have seen some dynomite jobs come out of starjet. I guess its the moon or something.
Alan


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on June 21, 2006, 06:01:14 AM
Welcome aboard, Alan. have not seen your name for awhile.
Richard

I have to aggree. Keep your eye on Starjer. The job they did on our coach had to be completely removed and replaced by others. The paint was so thin you could see through it and in certain light, you could see the spray strokes. Yes, I have seen some dynomite jobs come out of starjet. I guess its the moon or something.
Alan


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Len Silva on June 21, 2006, 06:12:57 AM
Nick,

I had a different (lucky) experience some years ago.  I was towing a Suzuki Samuri behind my 4104.  When I arrived home from a trip, I found the right rear tire tread was completely gone but both the inside and outside sidewalls were still there.

The little car was so light that it rode for miles on just the sidewalls.  Didn't break the bead or hurt the wheel or anything else.

It was a pretty incredible site.

Len


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 21, 2006, 07:46:29 AM
Busted Knuckle,

Thanks for the Linkl, I found a fender for the Jeep at a yard real close to me.

And it's white too!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: kyle4501 on June 21, 2006, 09:34:42 AM
Nick, So glad to hear you are safe.

This is a great example of the damage a tire can cause, (even with constant inspections) & why they should not be taken for granted.

Is your rear vision camera color? I know it is hard for me to see things in black & white and I was curious if color would make a difference.

Thanks & good luck!
kyle4501


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Busted Knuckle on June 21, 2006, 09:52:50 AM
Nick, So glad to hear you are safe.
This is a great example of the damage a tire can cause, (even with constant inspections) & why they should not be taken for granted.
Is your rear vision camera color? I know it is hard for me to see things in black & white and I was curious if color would make a difference.
Thanks & good luck!
kyle4501


Kyle, I know on our Heavy Duty Wreckers the color cameras make a daylight to dark difference! I have a hard time seeing anything up close or judging distance with the black & white. But the color units make thinks easy too see and ultimately make me look so good when I can back up perfectly to the disable unit, unfold and lower the under reach and back it precisely where I need it under the front bumper all before ever getting out of the truck the first time then on the way back stop at the tool box grap the correct set of forks, take to the back slip them in the holder and use the remote to pick up the front end of the unit all in under 2-3 minutes! Then comes the time concuming parts of pulling drivelines or removing axles, chaining down the front axle, securining safety chains and running air and light bars! But with B & W I have to get out unfold the undereach lower it, guesstimate how much farther I need to back up, get back in the truck, back up and hopefully get it right the first time! With the B & W's it's almost as bad as not having one at all from our experiences of course the B & W's are old units and there have been many new advancements since they were new but in my personal opinion color is the best thing that happened to them!


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Busted Knuckle on June 21, 2006, 09:58:32 AM
Busted Knuckle,
Thanks for the Linkl, I found a fender for the Jeep at a yard real close to me.
And it's white too!
Nick-

Cool glad I could help! I use 'm all the time and yes we try to get the same color when replacing body parts too! I've as lucky a couple times to change a fender or door and have the pinstripe match up and nobdy ever knew it been changed! Now if we could just find a red Dodge P/U fender with custom canary yellow airbrushed pinstripes we'd be in great shape! LOL! Oh yeah when ya talk to Star Jet again ask if he still has the HT748 for sale? Thanks BK  ;D


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 21, 2006, 12:07:55 PM
Kyle,
Yes It's Color, and much better detail with it.  At night time it switches to black and white [night vision] unfortunataly, this
is when the tire blew!
Thanks-
Nick-


Nick, So glad to hear you are safe.

This is a great example of the damage a tire can cause, (even with constant inspections) & why they should not be taken for granted.

Is your rear vision camera color? I know it is hard for me to see things in black & white and I was curious if color would make a difference.

Thanks & good luck!
kyle4501


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Greg Roberts on June 21, 2006, 05:12:10 PM
Nick,
What colors and paint scheme are you going to use on your bus?


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 21, 2006, 06:48:16 PM
Hi Greg,

I wish I was able to scan the scetches Dick drew up, but my scanner is trash.

We are having a white base, the mask will be metalic charcoal,  and black and silver graphics and wrap, Full body.

Hard to discribe but, awsome I think!

Nick-



Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Rich (Prevost) on June 22, 2006, 11:26:13 AM
I have NEVER seen a bad Star Jet paint job................Dick & Dee are also thoughtful, very nice people. One of the best in the country in my opinion.

Rich
800-468-5287


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: coachcrazy on June 25, 2006, 12:43:27 PM
Nick
i hope you post up some pics as soon as you get your mci back, im sure more then just i are very curious to see how it turns out :)


Jeff


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 25, 2006, 04:07:28 PM
Jeff,

I sure will.  I'm due to head back to StarJet July 5th.

This is 6/19/06 when we dropped it off..

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Mark Scott on June 26, 2006, 06:33:54 PM
Nick, I had Dick & Dee paint my 102A3, its on their website. Its gold base, with stripes. They are nice people and you should be satisfied with their work. I was impressed with their work ethic, I think they'll work 7 days a week to accomodate customers.
Mark


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 26, 2006, 06:38:45 PM
Thanks Mark, Your bus looks Great!

I'm waiting for Dee Cahill to send me progress Pictures to post for all you guy's.

This is the longest two weeks ever!


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 27, 2006, 01:43:50 PM
Here are some pictures from StarJet

Ready for Primer today.



Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ Pics. too.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 29, 2006, 06:43:39 AM
Ok, The Jeep is now fixed. Not bad for a $125  fender thats almost the same color!



Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update
Post by: brojcol on June 29, 2006, 10:28:49 AM
Here's the sad pictures of the Jeep.  I guss it could have been worse!

Nick-

Hey Nick,

That'll buff out!

Jimmy


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ Pics. too.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 30, 2006, 07:42:10 AM
Dick Cahill,  Laying Out stripes on my baby!

Wednesday


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: coachcrazy on June 30, 2006, 08:52:17 AM
cool, is that silver the base color?  im sure its gonna look real nice once its all buffed out


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 30, 2006, 09:08:53 AM
Hi coachcrazy,

Silver is the color of one of the stripes, the other being black. the base will be white, and the mask, charcoal. Base Coat/Clear Coat Urathane.

Dick starts with the strips first, than works back from there. It's kinda kool how he does that.

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: phil4501 on June 30, 2006, 09:16:02 AM
Is there a gambiling pool that we can enter as for the exact hour or day Nicks coach is ready for pick up?


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on June 30, 2006, 10:03:07 AM
And the winner gets free use of the coach for 30 days as the main prize. I feel certain Nick would not object to that.
Richard

Is there a gambiling pool that we can enter as for the exact hour or day Nicks coach is ready for pick up?


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 30, 2006, 10:41:28 AM
Ok, 

I'll start.  Annie Up...     Wed. 7/5/06  5:00pm

No Richard, no use of the bus But, I'll let ya see it when it's done.

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on June 30, 2006, 10:46:46 AM
AW. Shucks!
Richard

No Richard, no use of the bus But, I'll let ya see it when it's done.
Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Dallas on June 30, 2006, 11:25:45 AM
Hey Nick, If you won't let your baby be used, how about a free A/C check at the winners convenience, as long as it's at Bruces Rally?

Also, On another note, Al Roker of "The Today Show" fame, mentioned Cape May in his forecast today. I thought that was pretty cool!

I actually know some one, who is on the internet, that lives in the area, that was mentioned by someone, who is a national figure, that may actually know where Cape May is! Wow!

Dallas


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 30, 2006, 11:35:35 AM
Ok Dallas, You Twisted my arm......

Free A/C check up it is. LOL

I know someone that know's someone's friend who knows where you live too!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Dallas on June 30, 2006, 11:41:22 AM
Ok Dallas, You Twisted my arm......

Free A/C check up it is. LOL

I know someone that know's someone's friend who knows where you live too!

Nick-

Hey Nick, I was just tryin' to help!


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: phil4501 on June 30, 2006, 12:59:56 PM
Usually first prize includes a free A/C check and some new tires. 2nd prize would be the A/C check and 3rd prize would be a dinner gift certificate or somthing like that.

edit: unless we get to use the coach for 30 days of course


edit by DML: 30 days is 3rd prize. 60 days is 2nd prize. 90 days and all fuel expenses for first prize.
Richard


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: phil4501 on June 30, 2006, 03:09:41 PM
DML, It was very generous of Dallas to offer the tires, A/C check and the gift certificate. Maybe we shouldn't push it.


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: NCbob on June 30, 2006, 05:50:20 PM
Actually, Dallas...Capy May was grafted onto NJ after a big storms some years ago.  It was really a part of DE that blew across the Bay after a big storm.  That only value of the place is the Coast Guard Training facility. ::)

Oh, Oh, Now I've really pissed Nick off! :P

Bob


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on June 30, 2006, 05:53:54 PM
Ok Guy's,      Do ya think ya can afford to fill er up after the 8v92 pushes ya down the road a while?

We are starting to sound silly  Right??? Maybe not....

Booked a flight to Columbus on the 4th of July  night. [that auta be fun, I'll be a flying target for pyro's]

I'm getting nervous, I've gone too long without my bus. She's become a part of the family now......

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: NCbob on June 30, 2006, 05:55:15 PM
Then they cut a canal through the south end in the hope that some of it would drift back...but it didn't! ???

But they do have some great seafood restaurants there and there's alway Tony's Marine Railway!

 ;)  See, Nick...I've been to your wonderfully hopspitabal part of the world!  Ate some great food there too! ;D

Bob


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: NCbob on June 30, 2006, 05:57:02 PM
Know what you mean, Nick..been without mine for 3 weeks  but will pick her up tomorrow.  Anxious to see what your's is going to look like when it's finished.  I'm really jealous! ;D

Bob


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 02, 2006, 08:20:04 PM
Anyone else have StarJet Paint Job's?

Please post your picture of it here! I'm putting together a story for future publication.

Thank You
Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 03, 2006, 12:27:43 PM
Another pic of my bus from Saturday


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 04, 2006, 04:43:50 AM
Tonight,

I start my trip back to Columbus OH. StarJet say's we will be ready wednesday to take her home.

I'll keep you guy's posted!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: NCbob on July 04, 2006, 05:01:28 AM
It might seem like an eternity to you Nick, but is sure looks like things are coming along quite well.  Am anxious to see the final pics.

Just have a safe trip ....both ways.

Bob


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 04, 2006, 11:05:39 AM
Thank's Bob,

like I said, I might be a target for the Pyro's, Ya know [fireworks]

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 04, 2006, 06:45:54 PM
Just arrived in Columbus,

Talked to Dick Cahill, He informed that my bus is done and absolutely Georgious....

I don't think I will be able to sleep tonight.....

I'll fill ya in tomorrow morning

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: 86neoplan on July 04, 2006, 07:10:06 PM
Nick,

I really cant wait to see it!

post pics asap!


shawn


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 05, 2006, 11:13:01 AM
Ok Guy's,

Here it is.......


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 05, 2006, 11:15:39 AM
MORE


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: 4104bigred on July 05, 2006, 11:26:57 AM
I LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CHRIS


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Ace on July 05, 2006, 12:00:51 PM
Nick I was waiting patiently to see what the outcome was and it was well worth the wait! Looks good! Not too much and not too little! You should be proud to drive it down the highway!

Ace


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: coachcrazy on July 05, 2006, 12:43:42 PM
looks great, im impressed


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: larryh on July 05, 2006, 12:49:16 PM
 ;D NICE your getitdone, done got it done enjoy

Larry H


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: NCbob on July 05, 2006, 01:17:51 PM
Kudo's to Star-Jet.  It looks like you picked the right place, Nick! ;D

It probably rides better now too! ;)

Bob


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: phil4501 on July 05, 2006, 02:23:14 PM
Nick, I am very impressed wit your paint. I am even more impressed that they kept thier promise date, and called you on the 4th to confirm.  Hero status on this board sure does have it's privilages


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 05, 2006, 04:09:54 PM
Thank's for the nice comment's Guy's,

At KOA Pittsburg, I 70 for the night



Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: Christyhicks on July 05, 2006, 05:41:07 PM
hmmmmmmm,   awwwwwwwffffuuuulll  Pretty! ;D

Guess I'll go out and work on my, sniff, sniff :'(.   . .ugly old bus. . sniff, sniff :'(.

Hahaha, looks great Nick!  Congrats!  Christy


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: t power on July 05, 2006, 06:25:21 PM
nick the paint job looks pretty awesome. the coach dosn`t look as tall as it did in black. you should get lots of looks from people now. ted power


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics.
Post by: DrivingMissLazy on July 05, 2006, 07:00:10 PM
KOA? WalMart not good enough for you now? LOL

BTW, she looks beautiful.
Richard


Thank's for the nice comment's Guy's,

At KOA Pittsburg, I 70 for the night




Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 05, 2006, 07:07:32 PM
Hats Off To Dick & Dee Cahill at StarJet!

Even though I don't have a Million Dollar Coach, Theese People made me feel like I do........

Hands Down, They are the best value for the buck!

Thank You StarJet!          http://users.cwnet.com/~thall/starjet.htm

Here's some pics. of Dick, Dee, and Crew.


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Bosshosssport96 on July 05, 2006, 07:17:04 PM
Ya......it looks good,is that a GMC.....*smiling*....Now the rest of us have got to tidy up our paint jobs, .Ok,so whats next ,whats in store for her now.Bottom line,.you outdid yourself........Frank with an old GMC Cruiser


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 05, 2006, 07:24:10 PM
Ya......it looks good,is that a GMC.....*smiling*....Now the rest of us have got to tidy up our paint jobs, .Ok,so whats next ,whats in store for her now.Bottom line,.you outdid yourself........Frank with an old GMC Cruiser

Frank,

I think next will be Stretch it to 70 feet and make it amphibious....
Nick-       Just dreaming....


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: NJT5047 on July 05, 2006, 07:27:46 PM
WOW!!      
Looks like a  million dollar item now!  Wait'll the tax man finds you!
UMMmmmmm...I do see a problem with the roof...Starjet forgot to put your ACs back on..... ;)
Best, JR


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 05, 2006, 08:24:45 PM
Come on....JR,

The roof Air's are there,   Can't you see them?  All eight of them,   R U Blind?     LOL

BTW   Thank All of you   For all your nice comments!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: mikeH8H-649 on July 06, 2006, 03:12:19 AM
Nick it looks great,seems like Dick and his crew are very customer oriented and take alot of pride in what they do as they must have put in overtime to get it to you so quickley,now you can enjoy it and have fun good luck Mike


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 06, 2006, 04:52:19 AM
Mike,

StarJet advertizes  2 WEEKS!  Now, my bus needed no body work.  So I'm sure it would take longer than 2 weeks needing body work

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: brojcol on July 06, 2006, 04:57:41 AM
Nick:

In a word, incredible!

That's what a bus conversion should look like!  You make us all proud ;D!


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 06, 2006, 05:38:03 AM
8:30am, Hitting the PA TP heading home!

Thanks brojcol and mikeH8H-649

Nick


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: bigtim44 on July 06, 2006, 04:44:23 PM
Damn thats a sharp looking bus,what are you going to do, now that it's finished ;D


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 06, 2006, 08:33:29 PM
Thanks Tim,

Gotter Home Safe and Sound!

Man thats alot of preassure, trying to make it home without a scratch on a brand new Paint Job......

640mi's and she purred like a kitten. Thank You Bus God!

Nick-


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 06, 2006, 08:44:41 PM
I got home today and saw my new copy of National Bus Trader on the table.

Guss what coach was on the cover? The Prevost that I saw in kissimie Florida in February that gave us the idea for our paint Job. Hummm?

Thats Freaky....


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Busted Knuckle on July 06, 2006, 09:00:32 PM
Wow Nick that's awsome! Now are ya gonna have the Jeep painted to match it? I mean since yer done with the coach an all! LOL!  ;D Guess who ? ;D

::) :o ;D The TN Fall Bus Bash at Knuckle's is gonna be a Howling good time with a Holloween Party too! October 26th thru the 31st :) ;) :D


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Greg Roberts on July 10, 2006, 12:12:41 AM
Outstanding!! Your coach looks awesome!!


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Chariotdriver on July 10, 2006, 06:03:14 AM
 Now go out there and put a little scratch on it so you can go ahead and get some sleep. :D

 


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: FloridaCliff on July 10, 2006, 06:22:27 AM
Nick,

Looks really nice.

Your going to have to post guards on each side when you use the ferry to keep people from getting to close now ;D

Cliff


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Greg Roberts on July 10, 2006, 08:32:34 PM
Looking at your pictures again I have to say that your coach is probably the best looking MCI I have ever seen and maybe even the best looking and cleanest modern looking coach period. I like your design and scheme even better than the coach that inspired you. It is just hard to bet black and white in my book and your coach will be ageless over the next years!


Title: Re: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....
Post by: Nick Badame Refrig/ACC on July 10, 2006, 08:40:40 PM
Thanks Greg and Cliff,

Greg, we will have to try and get together in the future. Let me know what kinda trips you have planned in the future.

This fall is still up in the air but, we are still planning.   Most likely Arcadia at the end of Dec. for sure!

I have to show my wife your coach up close, she likes Eagles and we also admire your paint job.

Nick-