I'm not sure how to explain this because I'm not sure how it happened, but happen it did. And although it is extremely embarrassing for Roger and me to confess, I feel we must. This blog is about "all things Daisy" and that includes the good, the bad and the ugly.
The above picture is of Daisy's dash. You may or may not know this, but the dash makes up one side of the gas tank or the gas tank makes up one side of the dash. However you want to look at it, it's all one piece of heavy Henry Ford steel! Get the picture?
Somewhere between our first attempt and our tenth attempt to drop the gas tank into the "slot" we managed to scratch.....no......scrape..... the side of the gas tank that is also the dash. Still with me?
When we discovered what we had done, it was painful. It was more than painful.
Roger and I spent the next half hour consoling each other.
We spent the next full hour consoling Daisy. She took it hard.
After the three of us stopped crying, Roger got on the phone to our body shop in Abilene.
Don sounded calm and reassuring when he told us everything would be OK. He said there was nothing we could do to her that couldn't be fixed. When he went so far as to say it happens to the pros, we started to feel a whole lot better. We regained the confidence we needed to get this job done!
Don told us to go ahead and get her completely put back together before we take her in to him for the repair.
He ended by saying it's highly possible we put another scratch or two on her before we get her completely finished.
It goes without saying, we are withholding that bit of information from Daisy.