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Chinook Scaffold is very proud and excited to be a part of this project for our Vancouver Island branch - Martin MARS - Coulson Flying Tankers hoarding!
Chinook creates a custom hauler for our scaffold components:
In January of 2015, Chinook Scaffold's owner - Mike Moore initiated a challenging project - create a custom hauler for our scaffolding components that will turn heads as it travels to construction sites, hydro-electric projects, pulp & paper mills, oil & gas projects, petrochemical sites and more, throughout Western Canada.
We want to put smiles on all those who get a glimpse of it as it travels the highways, loads and unloads on job sites, and makes the occasional stop or two for photo ops for the kids. This undertaking has been a challenge for the Chinook Team and our suppliers. The extraordinary result is a testament to all who went the extra mile every step of the process to bring this project to life.
In March of 2015, our "just off the line" 389 is delivered to Prince George Peterbilt for the start of its transformation
Once in their shop, the Prince George Peterbilt Team
work their magic, pulling apart our brand new truck in
order to customize and install all of our specially
chosen pieces transforming it into our unique hauler.
Paying strict attention to all the details, both big and
small, this soon to be Chinook workhorse is well on
it's way to perfection.
With all the new shiny bits 'n pieces
in place, the truck is buttoned up. All
shined up and looking great, it is
made ready for a quick blast down
the highway to the custom paint
shop in Surrey, for some sprucing up
of the factory paint.
All shined and looking great - our new Pete arrives at Rags To Riches and is promptly attacked by their skilled team. All the new shiny bits that were so
painstakingly added are now pulled off. All the shine is stripped away and the truck is now looking like a sad wet cat.
Johhny shows his glassing skills, transforming our after market front fenders into something even cooler - bobbing the tails to give them that ol' skool look and making them flow with the body.
Once the body is prepped, Marty gets to work on the flames. Pulling out his fine line tape and years of experience, he curls the tape around our custom
graphics like a painter with a brush, flowing with each curve. Now the hard part - doing the EXACT same to the other side!
"Instead of the standard brush and paint method, let's add a little more challenge to take them up a notch - let's airbrush them in". And not just the standard sign paint, "let's use a pearl to make it pop"! Marty is show'n the skills with a little lick of pearl here, there and everywhere, outlining our killer flames.
After all the striping work, the flames are reverse masked to protect the stunning pearl blue from the next stage - the gold. Making the candy paint dance in the light is all about the base colour. Coat after coat of the rich metallic gold is carefully applied to these huge panels, ensuring it goes down even and consistent
With all the gold laid in and flashed up, now the finesse work begins. The exacting process of building up the many passes of transparent candy colours. This shows the many years of experience behind the paint gun. The even blending of the candy red to orange to yellow/gold in just the right amount of paint and speed requires a master's touch, and Marty steps up to the plate.
One too many passes - the red goes too dark. Uneven pattern and the paint will show "tiger stripes". Oh, and lets have the nose of the truck blend through 3 colours… and transition from one to the next and on all 3 sides perfect. "No problem"!
After many, many hours of sanding, painting, masking, more painting, more masking and yet more painting, the moment of truth arrives. Pulling all the tape and paper away to reveal that all that effort is rewarded
Nailed it! Colours are perfect, blends are absolutely amazing and the candy dances and changes hues in the light. A little more dry time and the multiple layers of clear coat can be applied. Once fully cured, the whole truck is sanded once again and buffed out to a perfect shine.
With all that fancy paint, we can't just settle for the stock hood ornament! From a solid 6"x 6"x12" block of aircraft grade aluminum and a rough pencil sketch, the truck's crowning jewel is CNC milled to perfection. All 4 separate pieces are machined, fitted and finished.
With all its paint polished and finished, shiny bits back on, and detailing complete, our custom Pete 389 is brought out into the sun. The entire team is blown away by the results, and a job well done. The truck is readied for the trip back to Prince George for the final touches. Oh, and several stops along the way for a some photo ops.
Our new Pete made its debut at the Pro-Trucker Custom Truck Show in Chilliwack, and took home two 2nd place trophies. One for lighting and the other for "Best truck non-working".
Next show, it will have some grease on the fifth wheel, some miles on the tires and be gunning for more trophies in the "working" class. After all, ours is not just a show queen - it is a working rig! Pretty good for first time out.
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Our Education Department has been busy traveling around to job fairs promoting our training programs. Our booth has been set up in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Victoria, Nanaimo, Williams Lake, Prince George, Burns Lake, Fort St John (where this picture was taken), Surrey and Chilliwack. Chinook has been pleased with the response!
In September Chinook's training department signed a memo of understanding with CNC for CNC to provide advertising and administration for some introductory to scaffold, scaffold awareness and inspection courses. CNC will advertise and register students and Chinook will provide the training either at Chinook's facility, the mobile training classroom or another location if specified. CNC is planning to offer the awareness and inspection course this fall as part of their mining program. CNC has satellite campuses throughout the northwest where we are offering courses now.