Monday, January 31, 2011

Shop floor paying dividends already...

With the install of a portion of our restoration shop's concrete floor fall late last fall and with it fully cured now, the floor has already started to pay off dividends in terms of productivity.   Our backhoe has already been serviced, and now we are starting to work on some of our other support equipment.   First in is one of our '84 Chevy pickups.   It came to us with a pretty chewed up flywheel ring gear, and we finally decided it was time to fix the problem so the truck would start reliably again.   Last Saturday, January 29, down came the transmission so we could pull the flywheel for replacement.    It was so nice to be able to work out of the dirt and be able to roll jacks with ease.
We are planning to reinstall the transmission during our Tuesday, February 1, 2011, afternoon/evening work session.   Once this truck is out, our other truck will come in for starter work as well.   Once that truck is complete, we will bringing in our Trojan loader for brake work.  

We always welcome new hands to help continue the progress.   We will soon be kicking off our Pour the Floor annual fundraising campaign to raise the additional funds we need to complete the floor in the rest of the shop in 2011.   With the dividends we are already seeing from the pieces we have, a full floor will certainly have a huge payoff for us in terms of capability and productivity.   Please stop back soon for more details on how you can help us...

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