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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.
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.
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!