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    Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    Well...It's not actually the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle from the movie "Stripes" but it is a 1976ish GMC Eleganza 2. The only motorhome (that I am aware of) that was ever made by a major auto manufacturer. It features the same composite body material as used on the Corvettes of it's day. These were outfitted with the 455C.I.D. Olds Toronado engine and transaxle making it a 6 wheeled front wheel drive motorhome. While it's not the EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle some of us old timers know from the movie "Stripes", it does however look like it has battled many wars. The customer is having the stripes removed from the vehicle before bringing it to my shop to have the paint made as perfect as possible and a generous coating of Opti-Coat 2.0 applied to it.

    I did stop down at the marina where it's stored at and had a close look at it for estimating purposes but didn't get any actual photos of it yet so below is a stock photo from google images so the youngsters of the detailing community can see what it looks like.



    This should be fun bringing an important part of Detroit/RVing history back closer to it's original condition. While I didn't take any actual photos of it yet, I will be taking many before and after photos and will be posting the process/products used to restore the paint on this beauty.

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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    "THAT'S A FACT, JACK!"

    Can't wait to see the writeup Dave!
    I believe in becoming who I am (Translation: You learn everyday.)
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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by Becciasm View Post
    "THAT'S A FACT, JACK!"

    Can't wait to see the writeup Dave!
    That's some funny stuff there. I was walking around the house this morning yelling that exact same thing. My Dog "Jack" was getting all excited thinking it was treat time.

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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    If god wanted man to detail something that big, he wouldn't have given us automated car washes and the final wax rinse! Good luck. I'm interested in seeing the results. If it looks like any of your other work, it'll look great.
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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by tuscarora dave View Post
    That's some funny stuff there. I was walking around the house this morning yelling that exact same thing. My Dog "Jack" was getting all excited thinking it was treat time.
    i LOVE that movie..

    Just don't call me Francis...
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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by tuscarora dave View Post
    That's some funny stuff there. I was walking around the house this morning yelling that exact same thing. My Dog "Jack" was getting all excited thinking it was treat time.
    What kind of training, soldier?? "Army training, SIR!" Where IS your drill instructor?? "Blowed up, SIR!"

    Anyway, they used to use those for ambulances around here, as I recall, they couldn't get out of their own way, not to mention the air ride problems, but it was cool they were GMC, GM guy that I am (was?).

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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    "Our biggest and bestest buddy, and big toe, Sgt Hulka"

    Oughta be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Becciasm View Post
    i LOVE that movie..

    Just don't call me Francis...
    Lighten up Francis.

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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    Quote Originally Posted by golliger View Post
    Lighten up Francis.
    You just made the list, buddy. And I don't like nobody touching my stuff. So just keep your meat-hooks off. If I catch any of you guys in my stuff, I'll kill you. Also, I don't like nobody touching me. Now, any of you **** touch me, and I'll kill you.


    /endthreadjack
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    Re: Upcoming Detail EM-50 Urban Assault Vehicle

    Do wah diddy diddy dum diddy doo...

    You da man for the job, Dave!

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