Not a lot to report but I heard the body may be back from the
sandblaster next weekend. Then we'll start seeing progress.
Today I re-cammed Elwoods old 338 Y, cleaded it up and painted
it so it's ready to go into the A. I hope to have the C-4 back
this week too.
More stuff while waiting for the body. 16x8 "Cheater Slicks"
from Hurst and a 2500 stall converter from Hughes.
Went to the "Bloing Bros. 7th Anniversary Open House" today
and dropped the engine and trans into my frame. Looks pretty good
Now that the first El Mirage meet has come and gone it's
time to get some work done on the "A". Derrek picked up the body
from the sand blaster yesterday so when I got off work the work
The body is in pretty good shape bur as with anything 80+ years
old it has a little rot and has been repaired a few times. With
most of the metal bare I had to get in there with a wire wheel and
take out all the Bondo. there was two patches on the body, some on
the firewall and a little on each door. I now have a new hatred
for this stuff.
Grinding the shit
out! What fun!
Now blowing all the
sand and dirt out.
Body ready for primer and all the little pieces laid out.
Got all the pieces primered last night.
Derrek will fit the body to the frame next and then the chop.
Derrek took this "high angle" shot so you guys can see my bald
All ready for the next step.
Body is down on the chassis now.
Chop comes soon.
Some work got done yesterday.
Arrived at Derreks Shop and found the A all marked out for
Then it started
We're commited now!
Set back down, looks
about right to me.
It was nice of the guys to let me help cut the top of my car
off but when it came time to re-attach Derrek and Jerrod (aka J
Rad) are the pros. They do the important work.
Not quite finished but you can get an idea how it will look
I get the "bone head" award for the day. While de-burring with
a wire wheel it got away from me and and took a nice piece of skin
More to come....................