This last bit of updating Breeze was all mine, and it was actually the first thing I did of the four. Give me a few days, a couple cans of spray Rustoleum, and a blue tarp, and well…
And I’ve saved the biggest piece of work for last (well, almost last…): the addition of two rectangular tail lights and the replacement of the existing tail lights and running lights on the back. I knew this would be a big job, and beyond my rudimentary skills working with wires and splices, so I was happy that my friend Jim volunteered for the task. (He might be rethinking our campfire conversation that started out as “hmm, those big tail lights sure look nice…”
Ok, this is definitely a post that only Alto owners will want to read… When I finished writing up my notes on why and how to change the screen/shade components in my Alto, it was too long to put into a post on the Facebook owners group so now it’s a blog post. And you can skip it completely if your reaction is “what the heck??!” and I won’t be offended 🙂
The next exercise in sprucing up Breeze was replacing one of the windows that had suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous things like manzanita branches and cracking corners.
For the last year and a half, the screen and shade combination in my Alto’s big front window (BFW) has been broken. I made a series of cloth covers for nighttime, held in place by velcro, finally settling on a two-sided, double-thick quilt-type cover (thanks, Peg, for sewing the binding and velcro on that beast). Finally, this summer, when I got to Quebec and the Safari Condo factory, I would pickup an actual new screen/shade for it, and for the other three windows.