In this update: We say goodbye to a man’s best friend: New welders and sheet metal tools arrive!
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After taking a week off for a major snowstorm in the Pacific Northwest, a sizeable group showed up this weekend to work on the North American Eagle® Present was Von Armstrong, Marty Jackson, Andrew Kirk, Steve Wallace, Cory Mitchell, Omar Chramosta, Chris Banks, Lars Pedersen, David Martinson, Zac Hopkins, Jason Mitchell, Patricia Wood, Les Holm and Keith Zanghi. Working from home this week was Corey Dawson.
We say goodbye to Bonnie(ville). We’ll meet again at the Rainbow Bridge
Bonnie seemed to know when the cameras were on
Bonneville or Bonnie as we called her at Bonneville
Bonneville at a Shelton engine test
Bonneville helps Jessi make a snow angel in the dirt
She was a fixture at nearly every test session and a magnet for people who needed a friend. Sadly this past week, Eric Wittler’s dog Bonneville, or Bonnie for short, came to the end of her days of adventure. She could always be counted on for a hug! She was a man’s best friend, and she made new friends where ever she went. El Mirage, Black Rock, Alvord, Mojave, Diamond Valley, Bonneville salt flats, and some other secret test locations are where she has roamed. It is safe to say Bonnie had been to more fast tracks than any other dog. Last year she was seen on the History Channel Show, Speed Demons, and was a hit with the production crew. SCTA El Mirage attendees would often be seen looking for Bonnie. She will be missed but fondly remembered.
Tom Conger from Pacific Welding showing David the new Lincoln Wire Feed
New Welding Tool Center
The new Lincoln 256 is a great addition to the shop
Ready to go to work!
Pacific Welding, a retail outlet of Central Welding Supply, is upgrading our wire feed and plasma cutter. The new machines will arrive by next weekend. In the meantime, David Martinson is revamping the entire welding department. A new toolbox solely dedicated to welding is in place and being filled.
Von Armstrong taking photos for the website
Newly painted door installed for a fit check before riveting
This week was a continuation of an effort that began over a month ago. We have been revamping the shop and getting things more organized. Concurrently, we have been working on the car. The new hydraulics bay door is in place and in line for painting. Cory Mitchell replaced the o-rings in the fuel filter. Lars Pedersen and Les Holm drew up a design and Lars took some measurements and will build a mounting bracket during the week. We should be ready next weekend to install the fuel filter.
New Sheet Metal Tools
Chris and Matt get ready to unload
Chris, BJ, and Matt moved the heavy sheer and brake into position
The shop is looking great!
Chris Greene and his friends, Matt and BJ, brought by a couple of heavy tools. The heavy-duty sheer and finger brake is a great addition to the shop
Zac Hopkins captured a coffee cup reflection with the Buggy Whip® Photo Shoot
Ed Shadle’s memorial sticker is flying in Eric Wittler’s shop
Our favorite photo of Ed Shadle
Ed loved animals and he shared some of his greatest moments with Bonnie. (Bonneville) The photo above was taken at Alvord Lakebed during our 2013 test session. Bonnie, no stranger to the camera, was ready for her pose and looking fine. You got to believe Ed made a trip to the Rainbow Bridge to pet his old friend and to assure Bonnie that her master would one day appear.
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