WOW! Excited about being part of this group. The AS Caravel
that we have belonged to my father who owned it for about 20 years prior to his passing in 2003.
About six years ago I loaned it to a friend who was building a country home in a secluded area, so he could live in it during construction. So it has been sitting there ever since. He never finished the house, but I felt it was time to get AS back.
We are going to have to clear brush and small trees. But chainsaws are a lot of fun! Get some labor guys to cut a path about ten feet wide and 75 feet long and we will haul her out of there! I will use my Polaris 6 wheel drive ATV to get her to the road.
1. Get the wheels off and new tires. Check wheel bearings and (what else)??
2. New tires and repack wheel bearings if needed.
3. Cut the path.
4. Use Polaris to pull her to the concrete pad where he was going to build his house, jack her up and check the bottom side and make sure nothing is loose.
5. Bring her home, about 30 miles.
Would sure appreciate any advice about what to check and make sure she is road-worthy.
Our home is a warehouse. We built a house inside it and we have plenty of room to work on the Caravel. Don't have a clue about condition. Where should we start?
I read somewhere that it might be a good idea to put heavy tape over the wing windows to secure them to the body to be sure they did not come loose during our initial drive home. I don't know the condition of the rubber. Any thoughts on this?
I will, of course, take a lot of pictures and post them about our adventure!