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My 1986 Ford Bronco II Re-Paint Job Is Finally Finished…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here later this morning.

 

 

 

Several days ago I reported that I had made arrangements to have my towed Ford Bronco II repainted. It went into the shop Monday February 12th. It came put of the shop Tuesday afternoon…a total of 16 days. It took a little longer than I was hoping, but they did a nice job and it’s looking good!

 

Yesterday I returned to the shop for an engine wash and a wax job.

 

The photos below show the final product.

 

The colors are Medium Dark Fire Red (an original factory color) and Medium Dark Desert Tan (specially blended to match the spare wheel tire cover color).

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the really good new… the entire job costs only $1,000. Prior to committing to the project I had two additional estimates of $5,500 and $3,800 proving the most expensive is not always the best way to go.

 

I also had new shocks installed and greased the front wheel bearings.

 

Now it looks as great as it runs. Looking good for a 32 year-old vehicle!

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is sunny and 69 degrees.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Sealant And Roku…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here March 1st.

 

My Bronco repaint frustrations continue. Went to pick it up Friday night. It would not start. Put on battery charger. Shop closed for the weekend.  Yesterday morning, back to the shop. Still would not start. Later in the day I was told problem was a bad ground cable which has now been replaced.

 

If I had been able to get it Friday night, I had planned to bring it back on Monday anyways. I had told the paint technician to make sure he did a good job of sealing ,my moon-roof, as I had some occasional leaking problems in the past.. He did such a good job, that in the process he inadvertently sealed the window shut, BUT IT’S DESIGNED TO ABLE TO BE OPENED  BY AN INTERNAL HAND CRANK!…

 

 

 

 

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

So, now he has to remove the sealant on the window so it can be opened, which I use all the time.

 

In addition a few miscellaneous items, still need to be accomplished such as an additional paint stripe, installation of door edge guards and installation of my new nerf step bars. I was told on the phone at 2:30 PM yesterday, that it should be ready by 10 AM this morning. So, once again this morning and with all fingers crossed, hopefully will finally get my Bronco back today.

 

 

My friend Colorado who lives here in Yuma has been driving me back and forth to the paint shop. I got to telling him about my Roku device for your TV set where you can what you want, when you want, with no commercials…

 

So  we went to Wal-Mart where he bought that same unit as mine. We then went back to his place and I installed it at his home.

 

You can read all about my Roku install by clicking this link…

https://otrwjam.wordpress.com/2017/03/29/a-new-way-to-tv-for-me/

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos .

Forecast for today is partly sunny and 60 degrees. Cool for Yuma.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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Bronco Repaint Progress Day 9 & Still Searching…

Mary is no longer available for RV traveling, but we remain good friends.
Because we have 4,500+ postings, I’ve invited her to continue posting entries on this blog.
I’m currently in my 23rd year of full-time RVing and my lifestyle is changing, For more info click Here

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The motorhome is parked at American Legion Post #19 in Yuma, Arizona. I expect to depart here March 1st.

 

 

 

Several days ago I reported that I had made arrangements to have my towed Ford Bronco II repainted. It went into the shop Monday February 12th. Yesterday morning I went by to check on the progress of the work.

 

The photos below show the condition as yesterday morning. The red paint  and clear coat are on. The tan strip remained to be painted yesterday afternoon. Then all the parts need to be reattached to the vehicle. They told me that I can expect to pick it up later today…

 

Here’s the progress so far…

 

As always you may left click upon an image to see an enlarged view and then click once again to see an even larger view…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the mean time, I continue searching for a solution to the intermittent low power problem that I have been pursuing since October 2016. Four days ago I took the motorhome to go grocery shopping and there it was again…the intermittent low power problem.

 

Since my good Mexican mechanic is here in Yuma, so I had him replace the next probable component in the search for a solution… the mass air flow sensor connector. I saw a number of YouTube videos with others having the same problem and they claimed changing this component fixed their problem.

 

Here you can see the component in place…

 

 

 

 

Here’s the old connector…

 

 

 

 

Here’s the new connector…

 

 

 

 

In place…

 

 

 

Those who replaced their connector indicated the problem was an internal electrical contact. Here’s hoping this resolves my problem!!!

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed the photos.

Forecast for today is mostly sunny and 62 degrees. Cool for Yuma.

Enjoying nice weather is another joy in the life of a full-time RVer!

The red dot on the below map shows my approximate location in the State of Arizona. You may double left-click the map to make it larger…

 

Enjoying 65-75 degree temperatures with low humidity most of the year is a primary joy in the RVing lifestyle!

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”…Albert Einstein

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My current travel rig is a 2006 Fleetwood 26′ Class A Motorhome and a towed 1986 Ford Bronco II, Eddie Bauer Model. This photo was taken at Rogue River, Oregon, October, 2017…

On October 27, 2012, I created a two-minute video titled America The Beautiful. The music America The Beautiful is by Christopher W. French. The photos, which I randomly selected, are from the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia (not shown in that order)…are mine. Yup, That’s me standing in front of the Post Office in Luckenbach, Texas…Y’all!

Click this link to start the video. Make sure you have your speakers turned on and go to full screen asap.
http://youtu.be/FfZUzEB4rM8

If you would like to see my YouTube videos, click this link… http://www.youtube.com/user/JimJ1579/videos

There are more than 600 photo albums in my Picasa Web Albums File. To gain access, you simply have to click this link… https://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver

If you have not checked out my Ramblin Man’s Photos Blog, you can do so by clicking this link…http://ramblinmanphotos.wordpress.com/

For more information about my books, click this link:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/panamaorbust

All original works copyrighted – Jim Jaillet -2018

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A WEEK IN OREGON.

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Decisions were needed on my building project in Oregon. Doug was working on the first coat of primer when I arrived on Friday the 13th, after a five hour drive. Cement doesn’t soak up paint as easily as wood. Weather is cool and damp, but luckily no rain.

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Doug declined my invitation to take him out for dinner but promised me he’d be dragging my butt out at 6:30 a.m. to pick out paint colors at Home Depot. Headed for the hotel, I stopped at the VFW where they were celebrating Valentines Day with a special dinner of Cornish game hens and a luscious, chocolate cherry dessert. They invited me to stay since a couple of reservations had canceled.

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Making new friends and a toast to Valentines. The Rogue River Post is very active and supportive of their vets. Two young men from Rogue are serving on foreign soil and they’ve adopted their whole unit, sending cookies and letters from home.

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Saturday was Valentines day and we left Home Depot with the wrong color paint. I picked  sunshine yellow, she wrote right under the paint swatch, the formula, but she had mixed the color beneath it, something called Terra Sol. We were asleep at the switch and didn’t realize the mistake until we went to open the can. We decided to live with it since she might get fired over 20 gallons of oops paint. At lunch I picked up some yoghurt, chips and fruit at Ray’s Market. A woman and child were handing out Valentines to every one. What a smile starter. Later, I found a heart shaped pebble on the ground near my building. Sweet.

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Catching up with neighbors, Jenny & Phil. Phil is always surrounded by his fur children.

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Jenny was preparing to go horseback riding. New horses since my last visit.

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She has a paint looking pony. A new breed called gypsy.  While there, Jenny recommended the local Tarassco’s fish tacos.

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Every restaurant in town was loaded on Valentines day. A forty-five minute wait for a pizza. I went home with my favorite dish from Tarassco’s,  a take out bowl of Albondigo soup.  I had the fish tacos on Sunday. Everyone knows I’m a foodie.

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The terra sol wasn’t too bad. I made headway with bids on heating and air from three companies. Got a dumpster ordered. Picked out and ordered my cabinets and vanities at Lowes. Bought a new washer dryer that Lowes will hold until needed.

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I painted as far up as I could reach on the trim. Doug was using the ladder.

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I moved rocks and placed them in a circle around this lovely old tree in my front yard.

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Doug had to open up the Tyvek for bidders to get inside the house. I swept and cleaned a bit inside knowing it will be even dustier when the sheet rockers get finished.  Doug loves to clown around. We had a good time, made a lot of progress.  I’ll have to return when we ask for the electrician who is next in line after the heating an air guys do their preliminary, in the wall, install.

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It was nice to see snow on Mt. Shasta. I couldn’t resist yet another picture of this beautiful mountain.

 

 

 

 

 

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From A Distance The Flaws Were Not Apparent…

No…I’m not talking about a woman…but, my 1986 Ford Bronco II. As a matter of fact…it looked pretty darn good even though it had not had a good washing, other than rain, since April.

But…once you got closer you could see them…such as the clear-coat flaking on the hood…

and the driver’s door damage and mis-alignment…

And up on the roof where I’m too short to see my somewhat second-class paint job to stop rusting…

Also difficult to see were the other minor flaws and the in-general, fading of the over-all paint job. Not to be unexpected for a vehicle 25 years old and now considered to be a “classic” vehicle.

While none of these flaws were earth-shaking to me…I figured the moment would arrive when the time was right to take care of them…and that happened about a 10 days ago. While at the auto parts store where my local friend and mechanic Mike bought the parts for my other Bronco recent repairs…I asked the counter-man if he knew someone who might be right for the job. I didn’t want to pay the outrages fees charged by an auto body shop…such as an ad I saw on Craigslist where the guy wanted $500 just for the hood repair!

Ask and ye shall receive! The counter-man gave me the phone number for a guy he’s known for 30+ years…who has been doing body work for 33 years professionally in local body shops…who does just this kind of work in his home workshop. Just the situation I had been seeking! I called him..he came by to see the Bronco…we negotiated…struck a deal.

I delivered the Bronco to him last Friday evening around 7:00 PM and he called me Sunday at 2:30 PM telling me the job was done. He repaired the physical flaws…touched up paint rock chips…buffed the fading paint and applied a coat of carnuba wax…and now for $350…the Bronco is really looking good…the way a “classic” should.

Here’s Gary, the body man, standing next to my refurbished Bronco II…

Commercialism is not allowed Blog entries…so I  cannot give you his name or telephone number. But…if you live near Monroe, Washington and have a similar situation for a vehicle you want spruced up…email me at jimjrver@gmail.com. Put “Shine” in the subject box and be sure to include your name and telephone number and I’ll pass them on to Gary and have him call you.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2011
For more information about my three books, click this link:
http://lulu.com/panamaorbust

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS

From Mary’s Desk:

That old song has many ramifications, but at home, its a myriad of tasks. Spring chores and spring cleaning have always been a pleasure for me. Getting up on the roof, uncovering the swamp coolers, hosing pollen off the solar panels, blowing the leaves off the roof, feels good. I don’t enjoy cleaning gutters or rattling the chains in the chimney. Planning and planting a garden have always been high on the list.  In the house, taking curtains down, washing windows, cleaning fan blades, and in general, refreshing everything and maybe changing the furniture around, puts a spring in my step.
None of those things happened this year. Not only was the rain incessant, the weeds tall enough to cover the windows, and my time at home temporary, but I’ve passed into another life, ramblin’ in a Motor Home. My friends and family don’t really understand that I’ve discovered the benefits of living small, and seeing it all.

Even so, its was nice to get the ceiling repaired and repainted.

It took two days to vanquish the weeds and chop down trees threatening to fall. Everything had to be done between the storms.

Instead of helping,  I spent my time playing cards with my sister and brother who don’t visit very often.

It makes sense to concentrate on the important things like the wonderful new card game, Quiddler, and company. The rains are coming back tomorrow and I’m in no hurry to do battle with the elements. Must be time to squeeze in a gathering of the neighbors.

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