This week I am not visit the workshop as I am away from the town to Yogyakarta to gathering with some of friends from Java and Bali which held in Grand Aston Jl. Urip Sumoharjo, Yogyakarta for three days. I miss the work of the project.
Seventeen weeks, 29 March 2014.
I have no chance to visit the workshop to an eye watching the progress since I am away from the town.
After I am back from Yogyakara for the job task journey and landed in Bali on 24 of March 2014 and on Monday I have to go to the office for a duty, therefore I have no time to see may babe for two weeks.
21st weeks, 12 April 2014.
As usual, after office hours on Saturday by 2 pm, I driving my vehicle home, but before home I will go to the workshop to inspect the development of the project. I hope there is a lot of progress on my da Trooper. But un fortunately because of the traffic jam, I could not reach the workshop during the office hours and just arrived after 7 pm, where the workshop is closed and the technician are home already. So I only can check and review some progress. like the new Grill is in progress and the work just fitting the face of the grill, while the house of sign on lamp still not make up. Just a form of the position of the headlamp is made.
So I am back home with a slight disappointed. Two weeks only making the headlight form, which in my opinion should be more work are fixing.
22nd weeks, 19 April 2014
I am visit the workshop to see the last progress of the project and to check if there is some new ideas coming.
I am happy that the progress quiet much as seem all of the physic welded are finish and the work start to hamper the surfaces of the body and some of them already applied with putty to close the damage surface. Now start to apply putty to make the surface of the body smooth and fair. It will take about two week and after all the surface are fine, will spry by foxy and generaly check the condition of the surface to make sure all the points of the surface are really fine.
Mr. Dodi is the man who will take care of the work. He explain to me that could be the next week will apply the putty again and after all part are applied with putty will smoothing with papersand for approximately for time than will spraying the primary black paint, he said after this part, the work will continue to rubbed smooth with sand paper no. 2000 and after that will check again to all of the surface to make sure that not any point of the surface are damage.
23rd weeks 26 April 2014.
I am came to the workshop to have a look the progress and found that Mr. Dodi who handle my Trooper is not in duty since he went to his home town which is in South Malang, East java due to a family matter.
So I meet my black trooper and found that it is now have been applied by a primary black paint and in some part seem just rubbed again due to there is a small spot seem occur on it. Then I left the workshop after have a look.
24th weeks May 2014.
I came again at 15.45 Bali time to the workshop and found that Mr. Dodi is still work rubbing the roof and inform me that there is some spot of the putty in the surface and must rubbed to make it smooth. He work and watering the surface while rubbing it.
I am inspect the whole body and found that it seem all the surface now is fine and ready to paint, but according to Mr. Dodi, it should be put a putty and check all the surface to make sure that no spot or a slight damage. It is very important to have a best quality result. It could be take another 2 till three weeks to do so.
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Eight weeks, 1 February 2014.
I visit the work shop at 15.15 Bali time, but quiet surprising as there is no development at all. And the owner of the workshop greet me and inform that Mr. Demung the mechanic who work on my da Trooper is absent since last Monday as his mother being hospitalized, and telling me that he have been replace by Mr. Eko, the lovely man who I discuss at the first and asked his opinion about the condition and the plan of the over fender I wish.
I straight away came to the hangar where my da Trooper placed I meet Mr. Eko still measuring the wide of the fender. He greet me when I closer to the da Trooper. He inform me that he has appointing to continue the project replacing Mr. Demung as he still keeping his mother in hospital. But by joke he also telling me that Mr. Demung could not continue to build the over fender as he does not have an idea, although I always discuss and give the direction what I wants on the fender. But it’s okay, as now I can develop my idea and realizing on Mr.Eko hands as he seem so enthusiasm to build the fender as he also very much interesting on how will my da trooper look upon the fender finish and fit on it’s body.
Mr. Eko now measuring the wide fender and the wide of it’s molded. According to him this is the difficulties work to build a fender. To make it fit and looks great. So he will work and finish on the one side till the end of the rear bumper to make it nice looking. And for sure will do try and error until we see it nice and perfect.
The rear fenders are now already find the size and the design and it’s fit on the body, and now to finishing to be more perfect and seem smooth before coating by primary anti rust paint. Mr. Eko finishing the rear fender smooth and very diligent.
After rear fenders finish, he will build the rear end bumper fender and replaced the original one. It is will face the rear of the da trooper more wide and big because of the wide body.
Nine weeks, 8 February 2014.
Rear fenders now finish. Mr. Eko now start with the rear end bumper to measuring the plat and designing the model of the side rear end. We discus about the molded on the bumper, it will be good or not if the molded go around the bumper till the end on the side beside the fender. I still not so sure that it will be nice looking if the molded go through the side rear end bumper. Meaning the molded will be ended on back side only. While the side beside the fender will be without molded, but again I also not so sure will be nice looking or not.
But in my mind, the bumper and the fender and also the side body molded will be finishing by the rough texture paint or like a plastic surface. But again I am still quiet doubt. Anyway, finally I decided to wait after all of the fender finish to built. And we will concentrate with the finishing after all the welded process are finish and start with the finishing process.
I left the workshop by 4.14 pm Bali time as I must go to home village as usual.
I am back again to visit you in this new year 2012, of course with a great hope and wishes. Today already been three weeks we spent in the new year of 2012, it could be a lot of new experience we’ve got and in the same time a hard work we must doing to achieve our goals in this new year. I believe that all of our firends will have a best oportunity in this new year as it is.
For all of friends who celebrating, Gong Xi Fat Chay…!! Happy Chinese New Year 2563. Hope this Dragon year will bring us prosperous, a joyfull peace and happiness.
Once again we would like to say
“Gong Xi Fat Chay to all of you……!!!
23 January 2012
Warm regards from al of us in da Trooper Indonesia, Bali