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01/09/04 Update - Happy
garage is a MESS!
It's going to be a great day when the bodywork is over and the garage can be
cleaned up and organized for final assembly. Being a neat-freak, I'm slowly going crazy.
My wife (Scooterina) is a real trooper - she hasn't mentioned a divorce yet! (though
I may be living in the garage soon ;)
Since this photo was taken, I've removed the
exhaust and steering column. While Bob works on the body, I'm finishing the rear anti-roll
bar, hood release mechanisms and emergency brake connections - none of which are finished
at this time.
Bob had a week off work over the holidays and he spent every day
of it working on the project. His attention to detail is impeccable! I've definitely
picked the right guy for the job. He's leaving no stone unturned and the car should be as
straight and nice as they get when he's finished.
The other night I was telling my wife that I'd
invited Bob and his wife over some night for dinner. My middle daughter asked "Who's
Bob?" and the youngest one piped up "The guy who lives in our garage"
We've decided on a slight color change
since we nave to repaint the frame anyway. It's close to the same color only more blue. I
think it will look terrific.
I've added a new "feature" to the site out of necessity. There were a few
instances where people linked directly to some images on this site from incredibly busy
web forums (non-car related ones at that!) and caused my bandwidth usage to soar - and
consequently my wallet to shrink.
I don't mind web traffic (and paying for
bandwidth) if it's visitors to the site. The more the merrier - I'll pay the bill, but
really dislike dishing out my hard earned cash to display an image from this site on a
non-related website. In an effort to *try* to discourage this, I've added a no-right-click
feature to much of the site.
You can still print and save pages using the
"File" command at the top of your browser but it's tougher to link directly to
an image (though not impossible). I hope this doesn't cause too much distress to the
right-clickers out there. If you want me to change it back... send money :)
There's also a new area on the
"View Construction" page that allows users to jump right to the article showing
the car outside (the best photos I have of the car so far). I was having a heck of a time
guiding friends and relatives to the page.
The FAQ page
keeps track of the number of Articles and photos to date. As of today, there are 3057
pictures in 632 Articles so far. It's been years since I've updated that page but it's
still pretty current except I no longer use a voice recognition program to enter the
Articles (haven't for about a year) due to problems with the software. There's a question
in there about duplication. I recently heard that there's a clone of Project33 being
built. They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery but I'm not very flattered.
It makes me reluctant to share some the information I'd normally share (like color numbers
and measurements). I guess that's something I need to work through.
|Until next time - Keep the
shiny side up and Happy Holidays!