Friday, April 30, 2010
We had a great experience with Doug at Rhino Linings of Jacksonville on Friday. We had the opportunity not only to get the bed of the Ranger coated, but to actually do most of the work! Doug explained to us the chemical properties of the liner and also the fact that it cures in 8 seconds! After prepping the truck bed, Aaron got the opportunity to practice before spraying our truck. We rolled the truck in the spray booth and the coating began. A short time and three coats later, the truck emerged with a beautiful hard finish. Thanks to Doug for his time and training.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Today we had two events to participate in, our raffle fundraiser at Ace Hardware, and Earth Day in Hampstead. Six students showed up at various times to help sell raffle tickets and to show off the car. People were very interested in the MR2 conversion and most were surprised that it was done by high school students.
We have passed the $1250 mark for raffle sales indicating were are half way to our goal. Next week we will be at Harris Teeter in Porters Neck from 9am-5pm. We also will be heading to the Topsail Kiwanis club on Tuesday to sell tickets before their program begins. All this and a truck to convert makes for a busy week!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, we all had shifts at ACE Hardware starting at 7:30 am through 2:00. We were amazed at the support and generosity of the customers. Each student needs to sell 200 tickets in order for us to reach our goal of $2500 and Saturday helped several of the students sell half of their tickets! Thanks you to Teresa and Tommy of ACE for letting us share the parking lot for our fundraiser.
We have begun our yearly fundraising effort to secure funds for future projects. The class goal is to leave the program in better shape than you found it. So, with that in mind, we have been working with Toni Castoro form Hampstead furniture and Jo Adcock from Modern Woodmen to create a fundraising package that help us achieve our goal of $5000. We will be raffling off tickets for a chance to win:
An Ashley rocker recliner
Kawasaki string trimmer
Napa $100 gift card
Framed autographed picture of Hurricane Eric Staal.
Tickets are 1 for $3.00 or 2 for $5.00
Woodmen of the World insurance company will match our efforts up to $2500!! So this could potentially be a very successful opportunity. We will hold our drawing on May 6th at our first annual EV open house.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
We bought wheels for the truck this week. Richard at Midway Tire was able to get them for us at his cost, plus he donated the tires for free. Thank you Richard!! We mounted the wheels and tires on the truck just to see how they look and the response is mixed. Some love them and others think the truck looks "thug". Well, when all is said and done, and the truck is lowered down a few inches, it will look just fine. Let us know what you think. Like them or not, they are staying!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
With the truck back from paint, we need to concentrate on getting everything put back together, painting the unfinished areas and also cleaning the over spray. We have a long way to go and a short time to get there!
Tasks needed for completion include, mounting motor, making battery boxes, installing control board and components and installing batteries. We are still waiting on our controller, which has been delayed due to manufacturing issues, so hopefully we will actually have a controller before the final competition in Raleigh.
Friday, April 2, 2010
With Spring break here and a week out of school, it seemed like a good time to get the truck painted. Harry Rowland at Rawls Customz agreed to paint the truck for a good price. Some minor body work needed to be done and a color change. Therefore, the door jambs, engine bay and under the hood required prepping and spraying. The truck was painted Chrome Yellow like our old Ranger, and it turned out great! I will let the photos speak for themselves.