I made a guitar repair shop inside a vintage 1973 SnapOn truck. I owned and ran Silverlake Guitar Shop from 1999 through 2006, and I have many great memories and friends from that time. Since then, I've been working on guitars for bands in the studio and on the road, and fixing gear for old friends. In 2010, between doing guitar tech work on a couple recording sessions, I was hired to set up shop in a studio and put all the instruments in proper working order. Working this way was such a positive and pleasant experience, I got to thinking about finding a way to service studios and collections with a mobile workshop, in which I could concentrate fully on the instrument without distractions. I started looking for a vehicle that would have the right amount of space and appliances, and I found this GrummanOlsen StepVan to be perfect for a shop.