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Author Topic: Trip to StarJet update/ More Pics. It's DONE.....  (Read 24685 times)
Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
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« Reply #15 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!

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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2006, 08:44:01 PM »

Here's the sad pictures of the Jeep.  I guss it could have been worse!

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« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2006, 10:18:39 PM »

Ouch! I don't think valuim will help that bash! LOL! Grin BK
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« Reply #18 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!

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« Reply #19 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.
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2006, 06:01:14 AM »

Welcome aboard, Alan. have not seen your name for awhile.
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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.
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« Reply #21 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.

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« Reply #22 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!

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« Reply #23 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!
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« Reply #24 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!
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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!
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« Reply #25 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  Grin
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Nick Badame Refrig/ACC
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« Reply #26 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!
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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!
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« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2006, 05:12:10 PM »

Nick,
What colors and paint scheme are you going to use on your bus?
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« Reply #28 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!

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« Reply #29 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.

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