Thursday, February 24, 2011

Seeing is believing......

Don DePew at A Touch of Color has been a busy boy the past few weeks.  He's made lots of progress on Daisy and he's taken lots of pictures to prove it!

This is Daisy just a few days after she got to Don's body shop.   She didn't stay like that for long until Don smoothed out some rough spots, patched some holes and got her in primer.

After priming the cab and the doors, he sent her over to Joe's Upholstery Shop so Joe could do some preliminary measuring for the inside of Daisy's cab.

In the meantime, Donny kept plugging away on the rest of Daisy.  And now, after hours of hard work, he's got lots to show for it.

A "before" shot of Daisy's pickup bed covered with primer.

The "after" shot of fresh, Rally yellow paint.

The "before" shot of a door.

"After" the door has been painted a bright, shiny yellow.

Five brand new wheels "before" paint.

Five brand new wheels "after" paint.

Cooter, Daisy's ever vigilant body guard, "after" a hard morning's work.

Donny has been great about keeping us up to date on Daisy's progress. We've really appreciated that since we are over an hour away and just can't drop by at anytime to check on things.

If you'd like to see more pictures of Daisy's progress and a couple of other projects Donny is working on, check out his website at: 

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Brake Check

I'm worried.  It seems like every time I see Daisy these days, there is less and less of her. I thought we had turned a corner when Daisy got her new transmission.  From that point on, I thought we would continue to "add to" Daisy's frame, not take more away.  When I was out at the shop last week, I swear, her chassis still had some wheels on it, but not now!

Now, poor Daisy can't even stand on her own anymore.  She's being propped up by four orange and white jacks.

Just when I thought there was light at the end of this restoration tunnel, Roger informed me he and Dave were going to check Daisy's brakes out.  And when he said, "we are going to check her brakes out," I heard, "we are going to replace anything and everything that has to do with a brake."

Dr.Yates Smith happened to be in the shop when Roger made that ominous statement and I quickly turned to Yates and pleaded, "say it ain't so."   Gracious, I should have known I wouldn't get any help from him.   He very matter-of-factly informed me Model A's basically need to do two things:  they need to start and they need to stop.

That was enough.  I know when I'm outnumbered. I grabbed my bottle of water and my camera and told them I was headed for the house. Sometimes I'm not sure if I need to thank Dave for helping Roger with this restoration or if I need to punch him in the eye!