Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Scary Thought

I made a short visit out to the shop over the weekend just to check on how things were going.

Yep, that's me.  Just checking to see if the windshield is really gone or if it is exceptionally clean.

I couldn't help but notice there were even more pieces of Daisy lying around than there were before.

Big pieces.

Lots of little pieces, too.

And then I went home and walked into our bedroom (yes, I said, our bedroom).

There were lots pieces in there, too.  There were freshly painted fenders and running boards all shiny and black.

There were special new hubcaps chosen just for their bling!  They were all just laying there, scattered out across the carpet, patiently waiting for the time they'd be called upon to help put Daisy back together.

And then I had this scary thought.......

What if this guy can't put Daisy back together again??

I guess that's when all of these will come in handy.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mountain Time

We shut down the shop for a few days to enjoy a little time in the mountains.  New Daisy posts will be coming soon......

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Bobcat Pass 2010 from Joy Banks on Vimeo.

Monday, July 5, 2010

In Pieces

Horn, headlights......

Tail lights.......

Steering wheel.......


Roger has put in some long hours.

He's burned the midnight oil (10 p.m. to us old folks).  Daisy has been stripped down, taken apart and dismantled.  She's now in pieces scattered throughout the shop.  Just a little more to do and she'll be ready for the next step......

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Daisy in Pieces from Joy Banks on Vimeo.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Moving Day

Since Daisy came into our lives, I've developed a fear of opening the front door. Oh, it is not the boogieman I'm afraid of, it's the man in brown. He's been showing up 2 or 3 times a week and leaving boxes......lots of boxes. I get scared when I see more boxes.

Roger is always excited when he sees them. More Daisy parts, he yells! I just stare at him and scratch my head wondering how such a small pickup could require so many different pieces. After several weeks of carting boxes from the front porch to the garage and then on out to the shop, Roger declared it was time to move Daisy out to the shop.

A good friend of ours was kind enough to loan us the use of his shop. It's really nice. Daisy is going to have a good place to stay while she undergoes her restoration. The hard part was getting her there. She had developed a bad case of "I'm not going to start." Roger kept working on her and finally he thought he could make it the 5 miles out to the shop with her.

It was touch and go. The first break down was at the entrance to our alley. Roger raised her hood, did some adjusting and after a little "sweet" talking, we were on our way.

The second breakdown was just as we were pulling into the garage. She'd had enough. She wasn't going any farther.

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Daisy at the Shop from Joy Banks on Vimeo.