We can see the end of the Great Dale Restoration project thanks to these fine people who helped with the interior and exterior.
The Great Dale front end was completely stripped before heading off to Larry at Retro Restoration http://www.retrorestoration.com/. Larry completely re-skinned the camper part and added a hidden bathroom before spraying the final paint job.
All of the trim was restored by Wade at http://classictrimco.com/.
The bumper was sent off to Georgia, and the guys at AMS Obsolete (http://mmpar.com) did an amazing job.
The Dale didn’t have any emblems and I managed to get the complete set of original emblems, one at a time, after searching on Ebay for months.
Ron at Auto Weave Upholstery (http://www.autoweaveupholstery.com/) did the fantastic car interior and hooked me up with a specialist who could give it the final shine it needed, and fix the drivers side door.
And I can’t forget the fine folks at Mopower Masters (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mopower-Masters/134126706638040)who are responsible for all the mechanical work that allows us to actually cruise down the highway reliably!
Here are the results:
Here is a chart to compare the changes
Larry at Retro Restoration (http://www.retrorestoration.com/) is finished and the Great Dale looks fantastic. The bumper (AMS Obsolete 706-337-5620) and trim (http://classictrimco.com/) are all back and look fantastic. Now it is up to Nick at Flatliner Rod Shop to put it all together (http://flatlinerrodshop.com/).
Here’s the pics.
Larry at Retro Restoration http://www.retrorestoration.com/ works amazingly fast and is ready to skin and paint the Great Dale.
Out new slide-out bathroom
Storage pod cover to keep the look and feel
Re-enforced gas filler
Removed and replaced the rotten wood
The skin is off and it looks amazing considering it is almost 50 years old.
Check out the pics:
Now that we’re mechanically sound, it is time to make her look pretty again.
Here’s some pictures in the middle of the surgery. She’s had surgery before and she’s got a new nose now.
We went to the 2013 Trailer Trash Bash The Starlite Classic Campground and are getting closer tot he final setup for camping.
Here’s some pictures.
Our Trailer Trash entry
New Awning and dog cage
The Great Dale is entered in its first car show if anyone wants to check it out.
The front window was leaking like a sieve and we had a new window put in the front. The window guy recommended a tinted window, and I think it looks great!
We went to the Rookie Roundup at the Starlight Classic Campground followed by a trip to Pagosa Springs.
We made it over Wolf Creek Pass and back again without a hitch, so I think we can call the Great Dale a mechanical success!
Here are some pictures from the Cool Pines RV park in Pagosa Springs, CO.
Lina and my parents worked tirelessly this week to redo the interior of the Great Dale.
Here’s the new interior:
View to the back
Sink and Stove.