Sunday, August 22, 2010

Moving Slow

It seems to me things have come to a stand still out at the shop, however, Roger assures me things are going on "behind the scenes."

Things like powder coating (whatever the heck that is), things like doors being straightened, things like transmissions being built.




I don't know.....

I was out there for a few minutes yesterday and all I saw was some hammering,




some grinding,





a little bit more grinding,




and then some heavy duty drilling.




From his facial expressions, it looked like really hard work.  

He wasn't fooling me though.




And he sure wasn't fooling Francis, the resident shop mule.




He got bored with things pretty quick, too!








Wednesday, August 11, 2010

A Dolly For Daisy



I don't know if you've noticed, but lately the parking lot at the Big Lots store at the corner  of College Hills and Loop 306 has turned into a used car/truck/RV/boat/motorcycle/trailer/jetski/barbequegrill lot. You can drive by there at any time of the day and people are out browsing around,  looking for a bargain.




I happened to be driving by last Saturday when out of the corner of my eye I spotted this dolly sitting there baking in the 100+ degree temperature.




Considering at that very moment, Roger was returning a dolly that we had paid cash money to rent and the fact we knew we were going to have to rent one again in a few days to transport Daisy to the body shop, I thought it might be a good idea to check into this further.




I got hold of Roger on my cell and he came over and we checked this little baby out.  There were a few dents and dings.  The straps were missing and the tail-lites didn't work, but all in all,  I think we found ourselves a bargain!





Roger has lost precious "Daisy restoration time" the last few days because he's been busy making the necessary repairs and doing a couple of little upgrades to the dolly.   






But as soon as we get a new tire put on it,  I think it will be up to snuff.


Let's just hope Daisy thinks so.









Saturday, August 7, 2010

Bare Bones

In the space of 3 months, Daisy has gone from this:




To this:







Somebody please tell me we are making progress.




Somebody please convince me this guy knows what he is doing.

Please.....

Somebody????

Tap....tap.....is this thing on?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Partner in Crime


This is Dave, a.k.a. The Instigator.



I blame him.  It's all his fault.
He's the one who led Roger down this path of Model A madness.



He's the one who built this trophy winning pickup from the ground up
and convinced my gullible husband he could do the same thing.



Yes, sir.  He instigated this whole thing.





Sshh, don't let him know I said this, but he's actually a really nice guy.

And when it comes to restoring Model A's, he's a master.




But one of the best things about Dave is
his generosity.
He's always willing to share his knowledge.
He's always willing to lend a hand.

 Dave and Roger worked together and smoothly lifted Daisy
 off her frame.  She never knew what happened.



Final Disassembly from Joy Banks on Vimeo.



If to "perpetuate" means to prolong the existence or remembrance of something,




then this is Dave, a.k.a. The Perpetuator

of Ford Model A's.