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   02/23/04 Update

The garage is STILL a MESS!
Bob's making progress. The last time he was here he told me he has about 5 days (40 hours) more work to do and it will be ready to head out for paint. The only problem is he works on it one day a week, so 5 days = 5 weeks.

He's also sanding the car entirely by hand - no power sanders, so it's taking a bit longer than it normally would. I don't have 220 volt service in the garage and my small 110 compressor won't run a sander. It'll run a die grinder for a few minutes but that's about it. I suppose I could invest in re-wiring the garage and a new compressor but that would take money away from the car and prolong the project. There's only so much to go around.

Right now we're planning out how we're going to work on the bottom of the car. We'd love to have a roll-over like the one pictured here, used by Chip Foose, but again, time and money.

When you'll only use it once, it's pretty hard to justify the expense and it would be a good sized project in itself.

We're considering tipping the body (without doors) on its side. We could get an old mattress or use several layers of corrugated cardboard on the floor to cushion the body. We haven't decided yet. If you have access to a roll-over for a 33-34 ford body and are dying to loan it out, let me know. Other cheap and easy suggestions are welcomed too.

There's not much else to talk about except that I don't think I could get any busier and I'm sure once the car is back from the paint booth I won't get any sleep at all. I'll be living in the garage.

How's this for close parking?

My wife is either the best driver I've ever seen or I'm the luckiest guy on earth. She missed rolling over the cutting deck and front wheel of the lawn mower by only a few thousandths of an inch.

I had to get the feeler gauge out to check the distance. Amazingly she didn't touch a thing, even backing out, and I never said a word. I know better.

I keep the mower closer to the street rod now just in case she misjudges by a couple thousandths next time.

I think she missed her calling - she should have been a valet parking attendant! :)

If anyone tells her about this I'll cut off your access to the site and you won't get a ride in the car when I'm finished ;)


Until next time - Keep the shiny side up!


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